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Job Board Journalist: A Lesson in History

I once took a course in grad school called Lessons in History.  The premise was simple enough:  for whatever reason, we humans pay less attention to history than we should and as a result, often repeat the mistakes we and others have already made.  It’s an insight that many very smart business people and economists in particular still seem unable to grasp.

Recently, the business gurus at MKM Partners grabbed media attention for their decision to downgrade the firm’s rating on…


Added by Peter Weddle on May 25, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Registration Still Open for TAtech Programmatic Summit

There's still time to register for the TAtech Leadership Summit on Programmatic Ad Buying on June 1st in Chicago.

Don't be left behind as this powerful capability expands among recruiters and employers. The Summit will feature some of the leading business and thought leaders in programmatic technology, strategy and business practices.

And, if you're new to programmatic, attend the…


Added by Peter Weddle on May 24, 2016 at 6:31am — No Comments

The ReSIs Polling Station is Now Open

The 2016 ReSIs Poling Station is now open.

Make sure your site and your team get the recognition they deserve.

Email to get your nomination form.  It takes less than 3 minutes to fill out.  Then, return the form to TAtech and start firing up your fans.

There are 12 competitive categories.  Whoever can get out the vote and has the most loyal…


Added by Peter Weddle on May 18, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Job Board Journalist: Job Boards or Careersteads?

In these days of traffic arbitrage, one of the strongest factors in differentiating a job board’s brand is the talent it offers that no other site can.  Sites with look-alike talent have little to compete on but price – which isn’t sustainable – and customer loyalty – which isn’t dependable, given the pace at which recruiters come and go.

Now, I understand that building unique talent flows is no mean feat, especially given the Tinker Bell-like behavior of active job seekers.  They…


Added by Peter Weddle on May 18, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments

How Will Programmatic Ad Buying Affect Your Job Board?

Will Programmatic Ad Buying help or hurt your job board’s business?

That’s the question you’ll be able to answer after attending the TAtech Leadership Summit on Programmatic Ad Buying in Chicago on June 1st.

And if you not even sure what programmatic ad buying is, attend the afternoon pre-con on the basic concepts and principles on May 31st.  It will give you the…


Added by Peter Weddle on May 17, 2016 at 6:33am — No Comments

Job Board Journalist: Bots Are Bad for Boards

Some bots are good, of course.  Take Googlebot – it ensures your site can be found by job seekers and recruiters alike.

Other bots, however, are not so good.  In fact, bad bots can ruin a job board’s brand and undermine its business.


Recruitment advertising is based on trust – employers and recruiters trust that a job board will deliver the candidate traffic for which they’ve paid.  Bad bots act like humans, but aren’t.  They are candidate…


Added by Peter Weddle on May 12, 2016 at 6:15am — No Comments

Business Model Disruptor or Dynamo?

Over half of all ads on the web are now sold, placed and optimized programmatically.

If you’re a:

•    Job board,

•    Digital publisher,

•    Agency, or

•    Data & analytics company,

do you know how this new technology will affect your business model?  Will it add a powerful new capability you can offer clients or undermine the products and services you currently rely on?

Find out at the …


Added by Peter Weddle on May 9, 2016 at 9:10am — No Comments

Are You a 2016 ReSI Nominee?

Give your team the recognition they deserve!

Submit your nomination for the 2016 Recruiting Service Innovation Awards (the ReSIs), and shine a global spotlight on:

•    Your site

•    Your product

•    Your service

•    Your organization

•    Your blogger

•    Your colleague

•    Your thought or business leader

The Details

For the past two years,…


Added by Peter Weddle on May 5, 2016 at 9:57am — No Comments

Job Board Journalist: Forging Smart Partnerships

Partnerships are all the rage these days among job boards.

More than 700 meetings were held during just a day-and-a-half at the recent TAtech Industry Congress.  Most if not all of those discussions were predicated on a growing perception among job boards that employers now want more than just a single shot solution, no matter how good it may be.  They lack the time and patience to work with several…


Added by Peter Weddle on May 3, 2016 at 4:41pm — No Comments

A Trifecta of Recruiting Blockbusters

The TAtech Leadership Summit on Programmatic Ad Buying

June 1, 2016 | Chicago, Illinois USA

Some say programmatic ad buying is the future of online recruitment advertising.  Others say it will simply be another product for job boards and agencies to sell.  Whatever your view, this is the only conference dedicated to showcasing the potential power and emerging best practices of…


Added by Peter Weddle on April 27, 2016 at 6:43am — No Comments

Why Bother?

Why bother to attend the TAtech Industry Congress on April 16-17, 2016?

Simple – it’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network, forge business partnerships and do business.

Don’t believe it?  Consider this:

Congress Delegates have already set up 100+ meetings with each other and another 164 meetings are pending.…


Added by Peter Weddle on April 12, 2016 at 5:26pm — 1 Comment

My Three Promises to You in Doing Business

By Ken LevinsonEnchanted Careers

In business, as in life, I think it's important to set standards for yourself. How you wish to handle yourself and treat others? I always try to take the “golden rule” approach, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

These are the three things I promise in dealing with you:

1. I will always be 100% honest with you, as well as keep my…


Added by Peter Weddle on April 12, 2016 at 5:23pm — No Comments

A Great Opportunity With a Startup

A great opportunity is awaiting you....

We are in the process of launching STAFFING ONLINE in 4 weeks in South Florida a national job board site with many of the features of top national job board sites & more. We are looking to hire top notch skilled/experienced individuals for many key positions in the front and the back office, such as:

•    Office/Operation Manager

•    Digital Marketing Manager

•    Technology Advisor

•    IT…


Added by Peter Weddle on April 6, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

THE Online Recruitment Event of the Year

The TAtech Industry Congress coming up on April 16-17, 2016 in Orlando, Florida USA is THE industry event of the year for job boards.

Featuring 3 concurrent education tracks and one-of-a-kind Keynotes and Panels, it’s the perfect way to gain information and insights that can help you stay ahead of the competition.  In addition, the Congress also offers the TAtech Center for Deals &…


Added by Peter Weddle on April 6, 2016 at 3:39am — No Comments

A Sneak Peak at the TAtech-reThink Data ATS Survey Results

The results of the inaugural TAtech-reThinkData ATS Survey will be published at the TAtech Industry Congress on April 16-17, 2016 in Orlando, FL.  The report provides a unique window on system development plans and business priorities and practices among ATS companies as well as on their views of ATS market dynamics in 2016.  Here’s a sneak peak at some of the data.

Respondents’ top…


Added by Peter Weddle on April 6, 2016 at 3:19am — No Comments

Thoughts for the Season

By Jennifer Baker, Director Association CareerHQ

Ah spring. Leo Tolstoy described it as “the time of plans and projects.” Another author, Christopher Morley, said it this way, “April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks - Go.” It’s so true isn’t it? Spring is a season of plans and projects like how to get ready for bathing suit weather or plotting out the garden. It’s also a time when…


Added by Peter Weddle on April 6, 2016 at 2:50am — No Comments

What You Don’t Want to Miss at the TAtech Congress: A WEBINAR

You are cordially invited to attend a webinar on

•    Tuesday, March 29th @ 1:30 PM ET


•    Monday, April 4th @ 1:30 PM ET

to hear about what you don’t want to miss at the TAtech Industry Congress on April 16-17, 2016 in Orlando.

Set aside just 30 minutes to hear:

•    What you can learn from the presentations, panels and keynote…


Added by Peter Weddle on March 23, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Recruiting Shop: A Lesson in Patience and Perseverance!

By Ken Levinson – Enchanted Careers

When IAEWS became TAtech, it was about a year after I thought of a concept called The Recruiting Shop. I so appreciated what Peter Weddle had decided, because why should you limit an association to one type of solution, when there are now more types of solutions available for talent attraction than at any time I can remember in 37 years of working in this industry.…


Added by Peter Weddle on March 22, 2016 at 5:17pm — 2 Comments

Time is Running Out for TAtech Congress Registration

It’s now just 1 month until the TAtech Industry Congress, so if you haven’t yet registered, now’s the time!

The TAtech Industry Congress will be held on April 16-17, 2016 at the Swan & Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida USA.  It provides an extraordinary ROI:

•    You’ll meet more of your industry peers than at any other conference.

•    You’ll have a choice of not…


Added by Peter Weddle on March 15, 2016 at 5:23pm — No Comments


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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 YM Careers, Jennifer Baker, Director of 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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