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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%…


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…


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,…


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 –…


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…


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

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 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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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

Job Board Journalist: 1 + 1 = 3

Sure, the Microsoft acquisition of LinkedIn will affect our industry, but an earlier announcement will likely have a greater impact on job boards.

Last month, Entelo announced the closing of a $12 million Series B round of funding.  The news was interesting on two counts.  First, it signaled that venture money was still flowing into online talent acquisition solutions, providing the fuel for continued innovation and development.  And second, the bet by the company’s investors…


Added by Peter Weddle on June 21, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Why Job Boards are adopting Programmatic Job Advertising:

By Rene Bolier, Co-Founder & Sales Director OnRecruit

More than 75% of advertising budgets in the US is spent programmatically. This is because using technology to manage advertising cuts costs and enables advertisers to get much better results. Recently job boards have started adopting programmatic job advertising and this is why:

1.    More revenue

A lot of job boards sell part of…


Added by Peter Weddle on June 21, 2016 at 6:36am — No Comments

Can You Name the Conference?

There are dozens of recruitment conferences, but only one that is truly unique.

It’s the only conference that focuses 100 percent on the talent acquisition solutions industry – its people, its products and services and its good work.

It’s the only conference where job board leaders are positioned as subject matter experts who have wisdom to share and a willingness to listen to feedback.

It’s the only…


Added by Peter Weddle on June 21, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Why Should You Bother With the TAtech Conference & Expo?

There are a gazillion recruitment conferences these days, so why should you attend, exhibit and/or sponsor at the TAtech Conference & Expo on September 19-21, 2016 in Las Vegas.

Here are 5 reasons why this event has a one-of-a-kind value proposition for you:

It’s the only conference totally focused on talent acquisition technology and solutions.

It’s the only conference…


Added by Peter Weddle on June 7, 2016 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Job Board Journalist: The Once & Future Job Board

The clarion cry – “job boards are dead” – has itself expired.  Exposed for what it really was – a marketing ploy by a handful of social media consultants eager to pump up their own business – the term is now about as relevant as a gum eraser.

What does that mean for job boards?  It’s time to stop playing defense and start playing offense.  Now’s the time to step up and step forward.  Not with the tactics of 1998 or even 2008, but with those appropriate for today’s (and tomorrow’s)…


Added by Peter Weddle on June 7, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Are Recruiting Technologies Broken?

A Message to Recruiters from Ane Ohm, CEO HarQen

Wait, what? Isn’t HarQen a recruiting technology? You might be thinking, “What are you trying to say about what you do every day?”

Don’t get me wrong. We care deeply about what we do for you, and you tell us daily that we provide great value for you and your organization. This is incredibly important to us, both personally and professionally.

At the…


Added by Peter Weddle on June 7, 2016 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Quantity of Quality

By Gal Almog, Founder RealMatch

Job ad posting is becoming a commodity. Borrell and Associates predict that by 2018, 72% of recruitment advertising revenues will come from services and only 28% from postings. This is up from a breakdown of 50% / 50% in 2014.

Why is this shift happening? The main reason is the growing prevalence of job search engines like Indeed. Job search engines scrape jobs off…


Added by Peter Weddle on June 7, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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

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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