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Job Board Company for Sale

Opportunity to purchase a turnkey and profitable physician and advanced practitioner job board company. Organization has 7 highly integrated niche specialty focused job boards and 2 separate publication affiliations. Very stable and profitable revenue stream. Large following of in-house and out-house Healthcare recruiters. Significant growth year over year since inception. Highly experienced sales representatives , in house provider account managers and full support staff which can be…

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Added by Peter Weddle on September 26, 2016 at 5:06pm — No Comments

4 Reasons to Attend a New Recruiting Conference

The TAtech Conference and Expo is a brand new recruiting conference that is different in many ways, but 4 stand out:



One, this Conference is committed to tearing down walls.



Other recruitment conferences segregate solution providers in Exhibit Halls and shut them off from the rest of the conference content.



The main Conference Hall at the TAtech Conference & Expo is embedded in the…

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Added by Peter Weddle on September 14, 2016 at 8:09am — No Comments

Job Board Journalist: A Viable, Plausible Alternative

Have you heard of Brandy Young?  She’s the Texas school teacher who banned homework in her second grade class.  I have no idea if that’s a smart move for kids in elementary school, but for job boards in the highly competitive talent acquisition solutions industry, it’s a hall pass to failure.



Take WrkRiot, a Silicon Valley start-up that recently collapsed.  According to a report in The New York Times, the former chief marketing officer for the company has publicly stated that the…

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Added by Peter Weddle on September 7, 2016 at 8:23am — No Comments

2016 ReSI Finalists Announced

Awards recognize organizations, sites, individuals, products and services

that are Optimizing the RECRUITER Experience™

Stamford, CT September 1, 2016 – The votes are in – thousands, in fact, from all over the world – and the Finalists for the 2016 Recruiting Service Innovation Awards (the ReSIs,…

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Added by Peter Weddle on August 31, 2016 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Job Board Journalist: Forging Smart Partnerships

The Job Board Journalist is taking a little R&R this week, so providing a previous column that struck a chord with many readers.



Partnerships are all the rage these days among job boards.



More than 550 meetings were held during just a day-and-a-half at the TAtech Industry Congress this past spring.  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…

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Added by Peter Weddle on August 31, 2016 at 5:48am — No Comments

MONSTER Issues Open Letter to Shareholders

MediaNews Group Letter Based on Flawed and Uninformed Assumptions;

Attempts to Put Randstad All-Cash Offer at Risk Without Offering Superior Proposal



WESTON, Mass., August 24, 2016 -- Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), a global leader in connecting jobs and people, today issued an open letter to stockholders in response to MediaNews Group, Inc.’s letter dated Friday August 19, 2016. Following is the full text of the letter:



August…

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Added by Peter Weddle on August 24, 2016 at 4:31pm — No Comments

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 6:00am — 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

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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