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Jobboarders.com is a professional community for those working in the online employment services industry.  Operated by the International Association of Employment Web Sites, it offers daily articles and biweekly columns written by thought leaders on key topics related to the operation, products and services, management and business success of job boards and other employment sites.

Big Data & Analytics

By Ken Clark

While metrics and analytics have always played a role in recruitment, it wasn’t until the advent of Big Data that recruiters and employment sites began to consider how best to acquire and exploit the huge volume of data now available. Ken Clark, CEO of Recruitics, and his team examine emerging opportunities and best practices for leveraging Big Data to make decisions and take actions that are better informed.

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Niche Sites

By Ryan Healy

Niche employment sites are the growth engine of the online employment services industry.  Their size and specialized focus create both special opportunities and unique challenges.  Ryan Healy, the Co-Founder of BrazenCareerist, and his team explore the key strategies and tactics for building a successful niche employment site.

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The Global Perspective

By Darren Brown

The Web is a global platform, but each region of the world has its own best practices and developments.  Sharing such insights and news advances every job board’s performance.
Darren Brown, Managing Director of Logic Melon, and his team explore key strategies and tactics as well as well as the impact of new ideas and trends in the world’s major markets.

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Competing for a Larger Slice or a Larger Pie

By Peter Weddle, Executive Director IAEWS

It’s a question that gets asked regularly whenever we stop to think about our opportunities for revenue growth and improved margins.  What business are employment sites in?

Many sites would say they’re in the online classified advertising business or, in our parlance, the job posting business.  That’s where we began as an industry, and…

Social Recruitment – What’s the Real Story?

By Gal Almog, Founder & Group President RealMatch

There has been a lot of noise lately revolving around the concept of “Social Recruiting” – the ability to hire candidates through your company’s established social media channels. However, it’s puzzling to see such buzz around the topic of social recruiting with little data to support its effectiveness.

CareerXRoad, the prominent HR…

Smart Email Subject Lines Increase Profitability

By Chris Forman, CEO StartDate Labs

In the job board space, a strong email campaign can make all the difference. How?  With a good email campaign, you improve engagement and in turn, profitability. In my last column, I addressed the importance of using the right email service provider. This week, I’m focusing on how StartWire A/B tests to improve engagement.

The key to StartWire’s strong email…




Industry Leadership

By Gal Almog

Conventional wisdom is … well, conventional.  There’s not much original to it.  And, rising to the top in the online employment services industry requires something more.  Gal Almog, the founder and Group President of RealMatch, offers his unvarnished views on where the industry is today and where it will likely be down the road.

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The .Org Board

By Jennifer Baker

Association career centers face both formidable challenges and extraordinary opportunities thanks to the unique culture and values of the .org community. And yet, it’s never been more important to optimize their Member value and non-dues revenue potential.  In a column brought to you by Boxwood Technology, Jennifer Baker, Director of CareerHQ.org from ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership, explores what it takes for career centers to overcome the challenges and capture the opportunities.

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Customer Confidential

By Kara Yarnot

Business success has always been predicated on knowing your customer. Kara Yarnot, former VP of Recruiting at SAIC and now the CEO of Meritage Talent Solutions, provides a unique perspective on how to communicate with and sell to the HR buyer.

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