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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.

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Leading the Pack

By David Lewis, AllCountyJobs.com

 

There are plenty of folks writing about best practices in management, but few who cover leadership, and no one but David Lewis tackles leadership in the online employment services industry.  Drawing on his experience as the CEO of both a job board – AllCountyJobs.com – and a human resource consulting firm – OperationsInc.com, David will post a biweekly column that explores the issues and dissects the challenges of leading a job board or other employment site in today’s demanding economic environment.

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The Tool Guy

By Dean Da Costa, Lockheed Martin

There is a large and growing number of online recruitment-related apps, software products, systems and services, and nobody knows them better than Dean Da Costa.  A recruiter for Lockheed Martin and the author of one of the Top 25 Must Read Blogs for Recruiters, he is widely regarded as the leading authority on tools being used by job boards and other employment sites as well as their customers.  His biweekly column will review the best for sourcing, screening, candidate communication and management, and more.

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The .Org Board

By Jennifer Baker, ASAE CareerHQ

Thousands of professional societies and associations now operate online career centers and job boards.  While many of the best practices for their management and operation are the same as those for commercial employment sites, the unique culture and values of the .org community create a distinctive set of challenges and opportunities.  Jennifer Baker, Director of ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership’s Career Headquarters (CareerHQ.org) will pen a biweekly column focused on how best to optimize the member service and non-dues revenue of an association job board.

 

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The Numbers Are In Your Favor

We now you’re busy, but the IAEWS Fall Congress is a rare opportunity to connect with dozens of your peers all at one time.

So far the following have registered:

54 CEOs

34 individuals working for niche employment sites

30 individuals working…

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

By Kathleen Smith, Chief Marketing Officer ClearedJobs.net

Engage your audience is a frequent battle cry of marketers and many organizations start pumping out content thinking that this will be engaging.  Content is engaging if it provides value to an audience; unfortunately many don’t understand their audience before pumping out the content.

As job boards, engaging our jobseeker audiences allows us to…

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The Numbers Are In Your Favor

We now you’re busy, but the IAEWS Fall Congress is a rare opportunity to connect with dozens of your peers all at one time.

So far the following have registered:

54 CEOs

34 individuals working for niche employment sites

30 individuals working…

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

By Kathleen Smith, Chief Marketing Officer ClearedJobs.net

Engage your audience is a frequent battle cry of marketers and many organizations start pumping out content thinking that this will be engaging.  Content is engaging if it provides value to an audience; unfortunately many don’t understand their audience before pumping out the content.

As job boards, engaging our jobseeker audiences allows us to…

Price Commoditization

Price commoditization.  Not exactly a term that trips lightly off the tongue.  It is, however, a real issue – a critical issue – for job boards over the next couple of years.

Job postings are increasingly seen as a commodity which means there is little differentiation (in the eyes of the customer) between a posting on site A and a posting on site B, at least in terms of their ROI.  And with no differentiation, the only way to compete is on price – the lower the…

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Agency Acumen

By Cindy Songne, Simply Hired

Recruitment advertising agencies remain a valued partner of many corporate recruiting teams and continue to play a significant role in the development and implementation of their sourcing and recruiting strategy. Cindy Songne, Senior Director Agency Relations at Simply Hired, has served as the liaison between job boards and these agencies for many years. Her biweekly column will explain the role, practices and business model of agencies and the best approaches to developing a sound business relationship with them.

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Dissecting Big Data

By David Bernstein, eQuest

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.  David Bernstein, Vice President of the Data Analytics Division at eQuest, has been at the forefront in thinking through these issues.  His biweekly column will examine emerging opportunities and best practices for leveraging Big Data to make decisions and take actions that are better informed.

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