If you use Watu, you have access to your own private job market, a place to publish upcoming work opportunities where your staff can log in and review all open opportunities, check that the dates and job particulars are to their liking, and then apply for that work. This publishing and application work flow is popular and, according to our data, delivers a slightly better performing booking than those bookings that are generated in the old fashioned way of outbound phone calls.
Today we’ve made a significant upgrade to the job board feature: Being able to modify the publication of jobs on a role per role basis. This included several other changes that improve how staffers see jobs, so let’s go through them one by one.
Better job information
Now when you create a new job, you will see two new fields: Staffer Title and Booked Description.
- We have separated “Activity name” from “Staffer Title”. Activity name is the internal name of the job, only seen by managers. Staffers will never see the Activity Name, they will only see the Staffer Title.
- Another highly requested feature, the “Booked Description” will only be seen by staffers who have been booked into the job, so you can put in more detailed information here that doesn’t need to or shouldn’t be known by people that haven’t been booked. Remember that Watu automatically populates location, dates, shift times and money in to the auto generated booking confirmation.
You can now also change these for each role in the job. By default, all roles in the job have the same description and booked description, but when editing the job information, you can change them on a role by role basis:
Publishing to the Job Board
After publishing the job, as usual, you can set the Advert Title and Content. As opposed to before, these now only show when looking at the list of all jobs in the job board. If a staffer is looking at the details of a job, they will see the descriptions mentioned above, instead of the Ad Title / Content.
But now you can also choose to not publish one of the roles (using the blue toggle to the right of each role). This has been a hugely requested feature, since a lot of agencies have a problem where most of their staffers will apply to the Event Manager role even if they’re not qualified to do the job, which generates a considerable amount of noise in the applications. If this is your case, you can now choose to not publish the Event Manager position, and just book it on your own.
You can also, just like for job descriptions, modify the Advert Title and Content to be different for each role in the job.
And last but not least, you have the option of only showing the advert to people that have that role in their profile. If you experience the situation mentioned above, but you still want to have Event Managers applying to the job, you can use this option. If you check this box, only people that you have manually marked as having this role (or that acquired the role automatically by being booked in a job in that position) will be able to see the advert. Everybody else won’t, so you won’t get job applications from people that are not qualified for the job.
On to the next update! Onwards and upwards.