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Rethinking Mobile Recruiting

By Jared Elder, Director of Marketing Brazen



Mobile recruiting will most definitely be one of the biggest buzz words / phrases for recruiters and job boards in 2015.  Brazen Careerist has a large stake in the way that mobile recruiting will be defined.  As a mobile hiring and recruiting events platform, our language to prospects and customers is largely driven by the concept of 'mobile.'  Mobile recruiting means…

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Added by Peter Weddle on June 29, 2015 at 3:31am — 1 Comment

Good New for Jobboarders

The latest Peer Poll had plenty of good news for Jobboarders.



We asked “Now that we are almost halfway through the year, what level of growth do you expect to see in your business in 2015?”



The largest single response – reported by almost a third (30 percent) of the respondents – indicated that growth this year would be “Greater than 30%.”



Exactly half of the respondents said they expected growth of 15.1 percent or…

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Added by Peter Weddle on June 29, 2015 at 3:26am — 2 Comments

CyberSoapbox June 29-July 13, 2015

Have big data and analytics made a significant difference in the way your mid-sized and smaller employers recruit?

What are your thoughts?

Added by Peter Weddle on June 29, 2015 at 3:04am — 2 Comments

The Genesis of Agency Relations

By Cindy Songne



“People do business with people they trust.”  It’s not just a saying - it’s a fact.  And, it’s especially true in the ad agency industry.  A good agency relationship doesn’t happen overnight.  An Agency Relations program is a strategic commitment, which requires constant care and nurturing in order to thrive and have a positive impact on your company’s bottom line.



Agency relationships can be challenging, but they can also be critical to…

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Added by Peter Weddle on June 24, 2015 at 5:28pm — No Comments

So, What Shall We Write About and Discuss?

 By Ken LevinsonEnchanted Careers



As a JobBoarders.com Columnist, to me, it’s always a challenge to figure out what to write about. I have 36 years of experience in the talent acquisition industry, including 12 years of experience running an 8 time WEDDLE’s User’s Choice Award Winning employment web site/job board.



Since I sold that…

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Added by Peter Weddle on June 24, 2015 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Just 1 Week Left to Register for Ad Buying Summit

There’s still time to register for the Ad Buying Summit … but not much.



The IAEWS Leadership Summit on Programmatic Ad Buying kicks off in just 1 week.



Whether you’re working for a job board or a social media site, an aggregator or an association career center, an employer or an agency, if you create, post or distribute online recruitment advertising, you can’t afford…

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Added by Peter Weddle on June 22, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Buzz

By Jennifer Baker, Director CareerHQ.org



Inbound Marketing. Content Strategy. Holistic and Integrated Communications. Engagement. This was the buzz at ASAE’s recent Membership, Marketing, and Communications Conference (affectionately known as MMCC) that took place earlier this month. From my perspective, this buzz is a…

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Added by Peter Weddle on June 22, 2015 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Record Set for ReSI Nominations

A record 85 nominations were received for the 2015 Recruiting Service Innovation Awards.  They came in from Australia, Canada, Hungary, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States.  Every category from cloud-based solutions to niche job boards, from mobile apps to social media sites is represented.  Hence, the ReSIs have truly become the global recognition and…

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Added by Peter Weddle on June 17, 2015 at 4:58pm — No Comments

2015 Source of Employment Survey Results

The IAEWS has announced the publication of the 2015 Source of Employment Survey (SOE) Report.  Published since 1999, it is original and empirically-based research that is unique for several reasons:



•    By simultaneously questioning both job seekers and recruiters, the SOE Survey provides a 360-perspective on the state of job search and recruiting, primarily in the United States;



•    By soliciting job seeker and recruiter responses throughout an entire…

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Added by Peter Weddle on June 17, 2015 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Just 2 Weeks til Summit on Ad Buying

There are just two weeks left until the IAEWS Leadership Summit on Programmatic Ad Buying.



It is the first conference to tackle the technology, the business and the marketing of this revolutionary approach to selling and distributing job postings.



If you’re in the business of online recruitment advertising, you can’t afford to miss this ground-breaking…

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Added by Peter Weddle on June 15, 2015 at 3:48pm — No Comments

CyberSoapbox June 16, 2015

How will employers' current focus on improving the candidate experience affect job boards?

What are your thoughts?

Added by Peter Weddle on June 15, 2015 at 3:35pm — 5 Comments

Results of Last Week’s Peer Poll

The growth in the number of free employment sites and the sheer number of competitors in the industry have fueled the notion that job postings are increasingly commoditized – meaning there is little or no distinction in the perceived value of posting on one site versus posting on another.  According to this view, job postings are like hamburgers – it doesn’t matter whether you get yours from McDonalds or Burger King or Wendy’s – they all taste the same.



Now, the surest sign…

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Added by Peter Weddle on June 15, 2015 at 3:19pm — 1 Comment

Prove the Self-Appointed Pundits Wrong!

•    We know you’re juggling a ton of #1 priorities, not to mention those that are #2, #3, and #4.



•    We know you’ve been on the road so much the flight attendants call you by your first name.



We get it – you’re REALLY busy.



So, why should you attend the IAEWS Leadership Summit on Programmatic Ad Buying?



Because you’re…

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Added by Peter Weddle on June 10, 2015 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Let’s Talk Revenue Streams!

By Jeff Dickey-Chasins, Job Board Doctor



First and foremost, job boards are businesses. Businesses require revenue to sustain themselves. And that’s where revenue streams come in.



There’s been a significant shift in the importance of job postings and resume access as sources of revenue over the past 5 years. Sure, most job boards would still claim job postings as…

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Added by Peter Weddle on June 10, 2015 at 5:21pm — 1 Comment

Awesome Two-fer Announced

Save $250 when you register for the Programmatic Ad Buying Summit and the Fall Congress.  Details follow.



The IAEWS will present the first in a new series of 1-day, 1-topic Leadership Symposia called Programmatic Ad Buying – The Coming Wave in Recruitment Media.  The event will be held at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center in Chicago, IL USA on June 30,…

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Added by Peter Weddle on June 9, 2015 at 6:17am — No Comments

The Employment Solutions Ecosystem

By Peter Weddle, Executive Director IAEWS



Lots of people are using the term “ecosystem” to describe the players in the talent acquisition marketplace.  It’s a word that trips lightly off the tongue, but what does it actually mean?



For our purposes, the term must be modified into the phrase, “employment solutions ecosystem.”  Unlike the talent acquisition ecosystem which encompasses the players…

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Added by Peter Weddle on June 9, 2015 at 6:13am — 1 Comment

The Recruiting Shop: An Interview with Jessica Levinson, CEO

By Ken LevinsonEnchanted Careers



Jessica Levinson is the CEO of Enchanted Careers, LLC, which is in the process of launching The Recruiting Shop. She sat down with me to answer some questions about this exciting new resource for the human resources/talent acquisition industry.



Q: Jessica, what is The Recruiting Shop?



A: The Recruiting Shop will…

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Added by Peter Weddle on June 3, 2015 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

CyberSoapbox June 4, 2015

Will the increase in employers’ use of contract and contingent labor destroy the full time recruiting market?

What are your thoughts?

Added by Peter Weddle on June 3, 2015 at 6:03am — 4 Comments

ReSI Deadline Extended

Great News!



After MANY requests, we’re pleased to announce that the deadline for the submission of Recruiting Service Innovation Awards (ReSIs) nominations has been extended until 5:00 PM U.S. eastern time/9:00 PM UTC/GMT on Friday, June 5th.



You can nominate:



•    Yourself or another colleague or thought leader in…

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Added by Peter Weddle on June 1, 2015 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Why ATS’s May Make or Break Our Business

By Gal Almog, Founder & Group President RealMatch



As always, the most recent IAEWS Congress in San Diego provided a great opportunity to hear new ideas, meet new and old friends and spend quality time (under perfect weather conditions) thinking about the future of job boards including my company’s place in it.



The focus of this conference was the “employer experience”. A very important topic given the…

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Added by Peter Weddle on June 1, 2015 at 5:27pm — 5 Comments

CyberSoapbox

Here's your chance to sound off on the key issues, ideas and innovations affecting job boards and other employment sites.  Every other week, we'll post a new topic and set up the soapbox.  That's your invitation to step up and let your industry colleagues know what you think.

This Week’s Issue
Have big data and analytics made a significant difference in the way your mid-sized and smaller employers recruit?

Share your thoughts in the Board Biz Daily post.

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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