We are continuing to listen to your feedback on Talent Hub, and are excited to announce a few features that have come out recently!
By default, all search results for Jobs and Creators are now ordered by relevance. This sort takes into consideration multiple signals from across the Roblox platform and bubbles up content that is more likely to be relevant for you. We recommend using this with the filters panel to maximize finding what you’re looking for! If you would like to use the previous sort, you can now also choose to order the results by newest first.
We are going to continually improve the relevance sort, so please give any thoughts or feedback in the comments below! If there was a search result you think should be higher or lower than it was, we’d love to know about it and what you were searching for. For example, we will be imminently making a change to ensure that Job Posts being pulled up to the top are being actively checked by Job Posters, and do not have many pending applications - this will increase the refresh rate of the first page, and help ensure that Jobs you apply for are more likely to still be actively hiring.
Age-restricted Job Posts
We know that depending on the nature of a Job, it may require a contractual agreement or need to adhere to local employment law for the Job Poster - in these cases, you may want to ensure that you’re only getting applicants who are at least 18 years old.
Because of this need, we have now added the option to mark your Job as 18+. By doing this, you can rest assured every applicant is age-verified by Roblox as 18 or older.
Job Seekers who do not fulfill this requirement will not be able to view the Job Post, or apply to it. For Job Seekers that do, they can filter their Job search to show 18+ Jobs only.
We are continuing to invest in Talent Hub, as we know how important and challenging finding good collaborators is. Please let us know about the issues you face today with Talent Hub, and we will continue adding and prioritizing these things into our roadmap.
The wording on this topic is incredibly out of context really, but I understand.
It’s really nice to see that we’re getting further with talent hub’s limits and that it gets new features.
I’m pretty sure a lot of people will use this feature since I’ve seen a lot of users looking for developers who are mature and most of mature ones are precisely somewhere on that age range after 18.
In terms of feedback, TalentHub is incredibly hard to use due to the fact of how late the responses get or either that you don’t get a single response whatsoever.
Good to see that relevance search is finally on the Talent Hub, what analytical data does this used to determine what to show the user? Also being able to restrict jobs to users that are only adults is probably a good idea as well to filter out people who probably cant legally work in their country
Is there any chance that other ages may also be added as an option? Many companies provide contracts in collaboration with a parent (as a co-signer) to allow 16+ developers to still carry out work under some contracts (in countries where it is legal for such developer to work). Currently, the only way for these companies to ensure that applicants are 16+ is to manually ask each applicant or to set their job as 18+ (with this new feature), therefore locking off the 16-17 year old developers who may still be eligible.
I see the convienience yet low customisablity of this feature hurting younger developers who may be technically eligible for jobs yet not able to apply due to the company taking the ‘convienient option’ and increasing the minimum age just to fit in-line with this feature’s age requirement.
This sort takes into consideration multiple signals from across the Roblox platform and bubbles up content that is more likely to be relevant for you.
What exactly are you using to determine if a post is relevant to me? I fail to see how 3-month-old posts that don’t align with the skills specified on my creator page are the most relevant posts for me.
As Reditect was mentioning, I think job posts “expiring” would be a nice addition–at least if the poster doesn’t actively check them.
We will be imminently making a change to ensure that Job Posts being pulled up to the top are being actively checked by Job Posters, and do not have many pending applications
This could be really helpful, but I still don’t think relevant should be the default sort until it actually works.
Why only 18+? Let us filter by more ages, custom age input would be great. 13+, 16+, etc.
When reading applications to begin with, the list of them disappears when switching between tabs. Would be nice to see existing bugs be worked on, especially one like this which affects the user experience of actually using the Talent Hub. I’ve already listed the bug here.
I still don’t understand why Roblox phased out using the devforum for job posting. Switching to a home build platform full of bugs, malicious posts, and bad searching algorithms was very underwhelming and disappointing. Discourse (devforum software) worked mostly fine and does not have nearly as many bugs or issues as the talent hub has.
having custom age input like that is a huge safety risk for underage users. Having 13+ and 16+, it could be used to maliciously target underage developers. Only 18+ makes sense, there is a valid reason to know if a developer is 18+ and it’s to verify that the developer can sign contracts.
I would argue that our struggle to communicate professionally on the Talent Hub due to the chat filter still being applied when talking to potential clients severely restricts its potential. This is the leading cause for why within the first 10 messages, a party suggests to move the discussion off-platform (most commonly, Discord).
Discussing business appropriately and professionally just seems to difficult without having half the conversation turned into hashtags for no apparent reason. Good communication is the foundation of co-operation and a good working ecosystem. Until this is addressed, I don’t think the Talent Hub can be taken very seriously as a platform. Which saddens me deeply, as I would love to see the Talent Hub thrive and live up to its potential.
Age-restricted Job Posts are a great feature to have, but can we please be able to post our own brand’s domain? If Roblox can’t trust someone over 13 to go to my own brand’s domain, or even over 18 now, that seems like a pretty silly restriction.