We have been looking to fill an assistant manager position in a computer software department for four months now. We have advertised the position on our internal and external web site along with some free job posting web sites (Google, State Web sites, Community Web Sites, etc). We have only had two people apply and neither were a good fit. The town the job is located in is a smaller city (65,000) and most people in the area visit our employment web site when looking for a job because we are the largest employer in the area. For this reason i have held off from advertising in the local paper. Also my company does not like using recruiters.
I have a fairly limited budget for "HR" related items, and I was hoping some one may have some advice. Are there any more free or low cost ideas? Is a news paper add in a near by (2 hours) city or online better?
Thank you in advance for any assistance or advice.