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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

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 .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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