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IAEWS Launches IAEWS Huddle-Up and More

The International Association of Employment Web Sites announced the launch of the IAEWS Huddle-Up – quarterly virtual networking events for its Members.  The meetings are a unique way for employment site professionals to stay connected between the association’s two leadership summits each year AND to do so without having to leave their offices.



The four 2015 IAEWS Huddle-Up events will be held…

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Added by Peter Weddle on January 22, 2015 at 7:29am — 1 Comment

Good News: Your Job Isn't the Most Stressful

By Tony Lee, Chief Alliance Officer Adicio



There are days when running a job board can generate way too much stress. Fortunately, it still isn't enough to qualify for one of the nation's most stressful jobs. In fact, the most stressful jobs of 2015, according to www.CareerCast.com, can be physically dangerous, psychologically taxing—and a great match for those with the passion…

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Added by Peter Weddle on January 22, 2015 at 7:15am — 1 Comment

Welcome To 2015! Now What?

By Ken LevinsonEnchanted Careers



So 2014 is in the rearview mirror, and a new year with a fresh slate is upon us. I know many people use a new year as a time to reflect, adjust, and try to improve. Then there are others, like me, who constantly reflect, adjust, and try to improve throughout the year, so the turning of the calendar really means to simply continue the course.



Either way, may we…

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Added by Peter Weddle on January 19, 2015 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Wisdom for a New Year

By Jennifer Baker, Director CareerHQ.org



“The more that you read, the more things you will know.

The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

Dr. Seuss



I was reminded of Dr. Seuss’ wise words about the power of reading and learning as I was doing my year-end review of posts by my fellow Jobboarders columnists. I talked…

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Added by Peter Weddle on January 19, 2015 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Improving Online Recruitment Content Is Simply Common Sense

So Why Don’t Recruiters Get It?

By Ken LevinsonEnchanted Careers



In my October 2, 2014 article, Motivating Recruiters to Improve Their Online Recruitment Content!, I wrote about the problem with job postings today, questions for recruiters…

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Added by Peter Weddle on January 15, 2015 at 6:20am — No Comments

The 2015 IAEWS Spring & Fall Congress

Leadership Summits for Employment Web-Sites



Each year, the IAEWS conducts two global summits for the CEOs of employment Web-sites and their direct reports.  These meetings offer the leaders of the online employment services industry a unique opportunity for networking, discussion, learning and doing business.



The 2015 IAEWS Spring Congress

The 2015 IAEWS Spring Congress will be held on April 25-26, 2015 at the Manchester Grand…

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Added by Peter Weddle on January 15, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Why Is the Recruitment Advertising Industry So Slow to Change?

By Gal Almog, Founder & Group President RealMatch

I often compare the recruitment advertising industry to the traditional online advertising industry.

The comparison is interesting because of the questions that come up such as: Why is recruitment advertising not more like regular advertising? Why do we look at recruitment advertising as “classified” advertising? Why don’t we see technology players like…

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Added by Peter Weddle on January 12, 2015 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

The Accidental Houseguest

By: Clive Quarmby, Job Board Owner

We hope you enjoy the following excerpt from the new novel, The Accidental Houseguest, written by a job board owner and available in the IAEWS Bookstore.

After a promising start, the day turned to rat shit. In fact, this became the worst day in Gerald Owen’s life. Worse days would follow in rapid succession,…

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Added by Peter Weddle on January 12, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Friction isn’t good for candidates

By Jeff Dickey-Chasins, Job Board Doctor



Programmers often expect people to act linearly – going from point A to point B, logically and inexorably marching forward, until they reach their goal.



People don't act that way (unless they are mathematicians!). They use weird search terms. They randomly click on ads. They open new browser windows and forget what they…

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Added by Peter Weddle on January 8, 2015 at 6:12am — 1 Comment

The Best of the Rest

By Jennifer Baker, Director CareerHQ.org



The Jobboarders editor played hooky over the Holidays so this post is getting published late.  Our apologies to both Jennifer and her readers.



Hard as it is to believe, 2015 is just around the corner. If your association is like most associations, I bet this is a pretty quiet time for you; it certainly is…

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Added by Peter Weddle on January 6, 2015 at 6:18am — 1 Comment

Are Job Boards Becoming UX Dinosaurs?

By Gal Almog, Founder & Group President RealMatch



To be honest, I do not like the way most job boards look – or act for that matter. My company, RealMatch, makes a living from powering job boards. We power hundreds of them and generate millions of dollars for digital publishers whose job boards we run.



Still, I think that most job boards woefully lack attractive design, most importantly an engaging…

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 23, 2014 at 6:16am — 1 Comment

Using Intuition To Guide Your Actions

By Tony Lee, CAO Adicio



As the job market continues to improve, the possibility that the candidates you work with could receive more than one job offer often is a reality, especially if you're recruiting in a field where the demand is rising fast and the supply of attractive candidates in your market dwindles daily.



Of course, if you're also looking for a new position, this may describe what you find as well.…

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 23, 2014 at 6:08am — 1 Comment

HR but not as we know it - Tech and recruitment’s transformation - Part 2

By Darren Brown, CEO of LogicMelon



This column is the second of a two-part series.  Part 1 is available here.



To say that digital tech is shaking things up is a slight understatement. It’s dug in its heels and is reshaping the whats, hows and whys of…

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 18, 2014 at 6:45am — No Comments

Optimizing the Candidate Experience Is Only Half the Challenge

Go to any recruiting conference these days, and you’ll hear a lot about optimizing the candidate experience.  It’s a noble cause and long overdue in recruiting.  However, it’s also only half the challenge.



The simple truth is that you can’t optimize the candidate experience if you don’t first optimize the recruiter’s experience.  You can’t expect recruiters to treat job seekers with the courtesy and respect they deserve if you don’t enable and empower those…

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 15, 2014 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Book of the Month: The Accidental Houseguest

A Novel About Job Boards & Other Stuff



It all starts at WarmBodyJobs.com – the job board for losers, "Where 2nd Best is just too Good."  Written by job board owner Clive Quarmby, this tongue-in-cheek caper spoofs the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, the Drug Enforcement Agency and what he calls the “Flamboyant Miami Lifestyle.”



If you’re looking for an outside-the-box Holiday gift for your staff, this is it!  Order it from the …

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 15, 2014 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Fill Your Mouth With Eggnog & Fill Your Bank Account With Money!

By Ken Levinson, Enchanted Careers



My experience, with both Absolutely Health Care and Health Jobs Nationwide, has shown me that December, along with January, are the two biggest billing months of the year.

 

Companies need to spend any money they have left in their budget, or else they’ll often lose that money. They are also making purchases or planning for purchases to be made for the start the new year, with…

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 15, 2014 at 5:29pm — No Comments

HR but not as we know it - Tech and recruitment’s transformation

By Darren Brown, CEO LogicMelon



This column is the first of a two-part series.  Look for part two on Thursday.



To say that digital tech is shaking things up is a slight understatement. It’s dug in its heels and is reshaping the whats, hows and whys of recruitment. Technology is no longer reserved for one-off tools, it’s littered throughout the traditional recruitment practice.…

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 15, 2014 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Jobboardering Made Easy

Jobboarders.com is the only site designed specifically for the global job board industry.  How can you make sure the site works for you and your organization?



Take advantage of these resources and features:



•    Start your day by reading the Board Biz Daily columns so you’re always on top of developments in our industry.



•    Comment on the Board Biz Daily columns you read and start a discussion…

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 11, 2014 at 6:40am — No Comments

Should job boards ever charge candidates?

By Jeff Dickey-Chasins, Job Board Doctor



TheLadders is the most visible of those job boards that charge job seekers – and this is what two prominent writers say about them:



“… when I see the new commercials for The Ladders, I want to puke on my shoes...the jobs on …

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 11, 2014 at 6:27am — 1 Comment

Reality Check

By Jennifer Baker, Director CareerHQ.org



There’s …

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 9, 2014 at 6:21am — 1 Comment

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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