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Job Board Journalist: Customer & Competitor Rolled Into One

A lot of people lost the first and second layers of skin recently with all their hand-wringing about the prospect of Google entering the job board business.  I have no idea whether that will come to pass, and neither do any of the pundits opining on the subject, so I think a better use of our synapses would be to think about what Google is doing in plain sight.



A recent report noted that Google is experimenting with the way it indexes job postings.  Apparently, it is now featuring…

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Added by Peter Weddle on August 23, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Job Board Journalist: Fishing in a Barrel?

A recent announcement by Bullhorn, a cloud-based relationship management platform, caught my eye.  It’s partnered with Herefish, a company that uses machine learning to turn a database of past applicants into relationships that can be leveraged for future openings.  In effect, the joint Bullhorn-Herefish capability lets staffing firms create talent pools out of what used to be resume…

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Added by Peter Weddle on August 19, 2016 at 9:22am — No Comments

TAtech Conferece 3-fer Gets Even Better

You’ve heard of a two-fer, right?  Well,…

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Added by Peter Weddle on August 17, 2016 at 6:28am — No Comments

Job Board Journalist: Two Dynamics for Job Board Growth

Like all industries, the job board business is powered by the ebb and flow of dynamics.  The dictionary defines that term as “the forces or properties that stimulate growth, development, or change within a system or process.”  Dynamics are organizing principles that gain the power to shape the present (and often the future) by becoming generally accepted pathways to success.



In our industry, dynamics are usually categories of recruitment products or services that attract investment…

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Added by Peter Weddle on August 9, 2016 at 5:04pm — No Comments

An Awesome August Deal

You’ve heard of a two-fer, right?  Well, the TAtech Conference & Expo is a three-fer!



First, you can get a $150 discount when registering for the TAtech Conference & Expo, IF you register by August 31st.  That’s right, you can attend the only conference totally dedicated to showcasing the products and people of the talent acquisition solutions industry and save $150 on what is already the lowest…

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Added by Peter Weddle on August 9, 2016 at 9:59am — No Comments

Job Board Journalist: Capitalize on the Barbie Effect

It didn’t exactly set the recruiting blogosphere on fire, but there was big news from Mattel recently that offered an important lesson for job boards.  The company reported that Barbie sales surged 23 percent in the second quarter of this year thanks to its introduction of a more diverse and distinctive set of figures.  In other words, having more options, especially those that are clearly differentiated, can actually increase the size of a market, a phenomenon that deserves to be called the…

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Added by Peter Weddle on August 3, 2016 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Global Recognition in 3 Minutes

There are all kinds of awards programs out there.  And most of them rely on a selection committee to pick the winners.  



Not the Recruiting Service Innovation Awards (the ReSIs).  They’re the only awards where the winners are determined by your customers – the recruiters who use your site.



How does it work?



Simple.  Sign up your site, your product or service,…

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Added by Peter Weddle on August 3, 2016 at 10:51am — No Comments

Last Chance for Comp Hotel at TAtech Conference & Expo

The TAtech Conference & Expo

The State-of-the-Art in Talent Acquisition Technology & Strategy

Free Hotel Room Offer Ends on July 31st – Don’t Miss Out on This Incredible Deal!

The TAtech Conference & Expo has a single and unique goal.  It is 100%…

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Added by Peter Weddle on July 29, 2016 at 6:41am — No Comments

Job Board Journalist: Add Change, Stir, Pour

Note: The deadline for a free hotel room at the TAtech Conference & Expo is this Sunday, July 31st.  Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind deal.



The job board marketplace is attracting the attention of the big boys and girls.  Yes, I know the conventional wisdom is that Microsoft bought LinkedIn as a CRM play and not to get into the job board business.  But, the fact is that a $94 billion company just…

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Added by Peter Weddle on July 26, 2016 at 1:43pm — No Comments

The Accolade Only Your Customers Can Award

There are all kinds of awards programs out there.  And most of them rely on a selection committee to pick the winners.  



Not the Recruiting Service Innovation Awards (the ReSIs).  They’re the only awards where the winners are determined by your customers – the recruiters who use your site.



How does it work?



Simple.  Sign up your site, your product or service,…

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Added by Peter Weddle on July 26, 2016 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Job Board Journalist: The Most Hated Term in the Job Market Redux

Amidst all the chatter about this new technology or that new functionality, it’s all too easy – but extremely dangerous – to overlook the one aspect of your site that most determines its appeal: Words.  And, while many employment sites now feature an engaging vocabulary, they continue to rely on a term that is anathema to the very talent that establishes their business.



Words have meaning, of course – they convey information – but they also elicit responses – they touch nerves –…

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Added by Peter Weddle on July 20, 2016 at 7:01am — No Comments

Who’s Coming to the TAtech Conference & Expo?

Well, there’s the huge site that began by selling books and now sells just about everything.



And, then there’s the global consulting company whose work accents the success of their customers.



And, the company that will pick you up when you rent a car.



And, a U.S. Government agency that works in the area of trade.



And, a prestigious hotel chain for all seasons.



And, a company that helps kids learn how to learn.



And, a major…

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Added by Peter Weddle on July 20, 2016 at 6:48am — No Comments

2017 TAtech Industry Congress

Join the largest gathering of industry execs and pros for learning, networking, and doing deals.  Job boards, ATS companies, recruitment marketing platforms, aggregators, social media sites, cloud-based solutions providers, data and analytics companies and more - they'll all be there and you should be too!  April 22-23, 2017 in Chicago.  Details to be published soon at TAtech.org.

Added by Peter Weddle on July 19, 2016 at 6:08am — No Comments

2016 TAtech Conference & Expo

Don't miss this mega event that will connect you with leading talent acquisition execs as well as corporate, staffing firm and RPO recruiters. September 19-21, 2016 in Las Vegas.  Visit TAtechConference.io for details.

Added by Peter Weddle on July 19, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Job Board Journalist: Be All You Can Be

All of the breathless discussion about how the world of work is being transformed into a “gig economy” may sell books and provide fodder for cable news blather, but in reality, working short term assignments is nothing new.  In fact, job boards were advertising such “gigs” before the term was even coined.



As many of you know, I started publishing guides to the global job board industry in 1999.  Over the years, we researched and profiled thousands of sites, and the books became the…

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Added by Peter Weddle on July 13, 2016 at 6:48am — 1 Comment

Large Niche Job Board for Sale

•    US-based company serving the US and Canada.

•    Visited over 1 million times in 2015.

•    $1000+ average revenue per client per month (mom/pop to Fortune 500 employers).

•    Competitive niche with significant growth opportunities.

•    Includes portfolio of 100+ niche/industry related domains and registered trademarks.

•    Proprietary modern job board software includes integrated CRM, marketing/billing tools, and inbound XML feed processing…

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Added by Peter Weddle on July 12, 2016 at 7:02am — No Comments

Job Board Journalist: The Power & Peril of a Legacy Brand

From Monster’s first Super Bowl ad to CareerBuilder’s Monkey Business campaign, from Dice’s street art ads to today’s airport billboards, taxi rooftop placards and plain, old direct marketing emails, job boards have invested millions of dollars in building their brand.  Not every site has become a household name, but many are now imprinted on the prefrontal cortex of employers and working people alike.



Whether they’re huge companies with global brands or niche sites with a strong…

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Added by Peter Weddle on July 6, 2016 at 10:03am — No Comments

Free Hotel Room Offer at TAtech Conference Ends This Week

The TAtech Conference & Expo will be held on September 19-21, 2016 at The Palms Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.  And those who register before July 15th will get their hotel room for free.



That’s right – take advantage of the lowest registration rates of any major recruitment conference AND you can stay at The Palms at no cost … but only if you act now.  The deal ends in just 2…

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Added by Peter Weddle on July 6, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Job Board Journalist: The Math of the Quality Candidate

More and more employers are evaluating job boards on the quality of the candidates they deliver.  As we all know, however, there is no generally accepted definition of quality; it is a metric that is wholly idiosyncratic to each organization.



For a job board, therefore, the key to success is to increase the odds of delivering candidates who will be perceived as high quality, no matter what definition an employer is using.  And the best way to do that is to do the…

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Added by Peter Weddle on June 29, 2016 at 6:38am — No Comments

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 YM Careers, 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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