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Proof! Posting Quality Matters

By Peter Weddle, IAEWS



Ask 100 recruiters why they don’t write better job postings and 98 will say they don’t have the time.  They’re responsible for too many reqs, too many interviews, too many hiring managers with the communication skills of a brick.  The truth, however, is that they don’t think it matters – there is no difference in terms of candidate yield between a mediocre job…

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Added by Peter Weddle on April 15, 2015 at 6:03am — 1 Comment

The Conference 4 You

The IAEWS Spring Congress will be a huge gathering of executives from:

•    job boards,

•    social media sites,

•    association career centers,

•    aggregators,

•    mobile app developers,

•    job ad distribution companies,

•    career content providers,

•    recruitment advertising agencies and

•    employers.



From

•    Monster and ZipRecruiter.com to Simply Hired and Juju.com,

•    from Jobr and appcast.io to Morris Publishing…

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Added by Peter Weddle on April 14, 2015 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Get Out of the Office. Now!

By Ane Ohm, CEO Harqen



It’s springtime in much of the northern hemisphere, when getting out of the office has a few different connotations. Let me be up front: No, I’m not talking about golf, although maybe I should be.



I’m talking about how you connect with your clients. With virtual communications so accessible, do you ever actually see them, in person?



We send email, we talk on the phone,…

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Added by Peter Weddle on April 14, 2015 at 5:06pm — 1 Comment

Peer Networking Without Peer

The IAEWS Spring Congress is famous for networking.  It’s the quintessential forum for meeting new people and greeting old friends.



The Congress will be held on April 25-26, 2015 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California USA.



It will be one of the largest gatherings of the movers and shakers in the digital employment solutions industry.  The agenda…

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Added by Peter Weddle on April 9, 2015 at 6:09am — No Comments

Why Craigslist May Be Your Most Expensive Recruiting Tool – Part II

By Tony Lee, Chief Alliance Officer Adicio

When asked to pinpoint their most significant threats, respondents to the 2014 IAEWS-Job Board Doctor Global Benchmark Survey didn’t rank Craigslist in the top three.  However, they did list the commoditization of job postings and the growth in “free” job sites as key areas of concern, and Craigslist has certainly had an impact on both.  The following is the second in a…

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Added by Peter Weddle on April 9, 2015 at 6:02am — No Comments

Do Well Written Job Postings Matter?

The following is a transcript of an American Express Open Forum interview with David Lewis, CEO of AllCountyJobs.com, and David Jones, author of a recent research report on the impact of job posting quality on recruiting results - ed.



OPEN for Discussion: How Can You Write a More Effective Help Wanted Ad?



By Mark Henricks

Appeared March 30, 2015



According to these experts, job applicants may be way more interested in what you can do…

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Added by Peter Weddle on April 9, 2015 at 4:31am — No Comments

Don't Be Conspicuous By Your Absence

The IAEWS Spring Congress will be held on April 25-26, 2015 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California USA.



It will be one of the largest gatherings of the movers and shakers in the digital employment solutions industry.  



The agenda alone includes the following:

•    Terry Baker, President RealMatch

•    Carl Braun, CEO Cross-Post.com

•  …

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Added by Peter Weddle on April 6, 2015 at 5:05pm — 1 Comment

Why Craigslist May Be Your Most Expensive Recruiting Tool

By Tony Lee, Chief Alliance Officer Adicio

When asked to pinpoint their most significant threats, respondents to the 2014 IAEWS-Job Board Doctor Global Benchmark Survey didn’t rank Craigslist in the top three.  However, they did list the commoditization of job postings and the growth in “free” job sites as key areas of concern, and Craigslist has certainly had an impact on both.  The following is the first…

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Added by Peter Weddle on April 6, 2015 at 4:56pm — 2 Comments

IAEWS Spring Congress Speakers

The IAEWS Spring Congress is coming up on April 25-26, 2015 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California USA.  It will be a huge gathering of the movers and shakers in the digital employment solutions industry – job boards, social media sites, mobile app developers, cloud-based solution providers, aggregators, recruitment advertising agencies and the companies which partner with…

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Added by Peter Weddle on April 1, 2015 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Betting on Brand Ads

By Peter Weddle, Executive Director IAEWS



Employment sites – job boards as well as social media sites acting as job boards – have made their bones with online classified advertising.  Despite the growing availability of alternatives (from old fashioned career fairs operated online to black belt Boolean searching), survey after survey confirms that the job posting remains the single…

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Added by Peter Weddle on April 1, 2015 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Tsunami Preparations

By Jennifer Baker, Director CareerHQ.org



Earlier this month, Starbucks was skewered by many in the press (here’s one example) for attempting to tackle racism via in-line conversations on the topic instigated by their…

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Added by Peter Weddle on April 1, 2015 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Industry Vet to Launch Own Firm

Industry veteran Ethan Bloomfield announced today that he's leaving ZipRecruiter.com to form his own consulting firm, VitalFew.  According to Bloomfield, he'll focus on providing counsel to start-ups and established companies that have stalled in the digital employment solutions space.

Added by Peter Weddle on April 1, 2015 at 6:31am — No Comments

How Are Craft Beers, Enterprise Recruiters & Agencies' SMB Clients Related?

They’re all part of the IAEWS Spring Congress!



The conference will be held on April 25-26, 2015 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California USA.  It will feature:



•    A panel of enterprise level recruiters and a panel of agency executives talking about their SMB clients.  Both panels will focus on…

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Added by Peter Weddle on March 30, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Chase!

By Ken LevinsonEnchanted Careers



I’ve now worked in Talent Acquisition for over 35 years, and I can tell you without question that one of my biggest pet peeves in business is what I call the chase.



I think about how much easier my job would be if more people returned my solicited phone calls, responded to my…

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Added by Peter Weddle on March 30, 2015 at 4:25pm — 5 Comments

Keywords Are Killing Us

Ane Ohm, CEO HarQen



The term "keyword" has taken on an almost mythical status. Those exploring new employment opportunities are told they'll rise up as a top candidate by properly using keywords in a resume and cover letter. A quick search for "resume keyword" on Google identifies over forty million hits and a front page of results filled with titles like "8 Keywords That Set Your Resume On Fire" and "Tuning Your…

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Added by Peter Weddle on March 30, 2015 at 4:23pm — 12 Comments

Get the Recognition You Deserve

The ReSIs are looking for a few great Innovators and Innovations.



The Recruiting Service Innovation Awards (the ReSIs) celebrate the individuals, organizations, products and services that optimize the recruiter’s experience.



Whether your organization is a:

•    job board,

•    mobile app,

•    social media…

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Added by Peter Weddle on March 26, 2015 at 6:52am — No Comments

ABCs of Efficiency – Great companies make things more efficient.

By Ethan Bloomfield, SVP ZipRecruiter



Our industry has been through a lot over the past 20 or so years. We have seen companies come and go. We have seen some great ideas fail and some simple ideas succeed. As I continue to work in this industry, I am often reminded of what makes the best companies in our space stand out as “winners.” It all comes down to efficiency.



At least once…

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Added by Peter Weddle on March 26, 2015 at 6:43am — 1 Comment

The Proactive Job Seeker

By Peter Weddle, Executive Director IAEWS



In December of last year, the U.S. Labor Department reported that voluntary separations – the number of people quitting their current job to move to a new one – were at the highest level in five years.  These individuals are not your typical active job seeker, however.  They are better described as “proactive job seekers,” and they offer job boards and other…

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Added by Peter Weddle on March 23, 2015 at 5:07pm — 4 Comments

Pollination

By Jennifer Baker, Director CareerHQ.org



First the bad news. ASAE’s 2015 Great Ideas took place earlier this month and, darn it, I missed it. I had intended on going because over the years it has evolved into a meeting that people buzz about. Why? Because attendees find themselves “pollinated” with great ideas from a variety of current thought leaders, and they have the opportunity to engage…

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Added by Peter Weddle on March 23, 2015 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment

Discount Registration for IAEWS Spring Congress Ends in 1 Week

Registration discounts for the 2015 IAEWS Spring Member Congress disappear in 1 week, on March 25, 2015.  The Congress is open to all, so don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind leadership summit for the digital employment solutions industry. 



We’ll be tackling a key challenge as recruiting picks up worldwide: how do…

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Added by Peter Weddle on March 18, 2015 at 5:43pm — No Comments

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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