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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

5 ways to improve your job board

By Jeff Dickey-Chasins, Job Board Doctor



Running a business is never static – there are always challenges, and there are always ways you can improve what you do. That’s why I offer the 5 suggestions below - because I know you don't want an average job board, you want a great one!



1.    Ask questions.  You can never know too much about your job seekers and…

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Added by Peter Weddle on March 18, 2015 at 5:33pm — 2 Comments

Spend a Weekend in Sunny San Diego & Save Money

Registration discounts for the 2015 IAEWS Spring Member Congress disappear in less than two weeks, on March 26, 2015.  Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind leadership summit for the digital employment solutions industry.



The Congress will be held on April 25-26, 2015 in sunny San Diego, California USA and is open to all employment solutions companies worldwide.  We’ll be…

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Added by Peter Weddle on March 16, 2015 at 5:12pm — No Comments

A Brief History of Online Job Boards since 1995

By Sara Sutton Fell, CEO FlexJobs.com



It’s hard to believe I started in the online job board industry almost 20 years ago--back when job boards were literally boards tacked with paper job descriptions, hanging outside college career offices and staffing agencies. Or binders full of faxed job postings. Or classified ads in the newspaper. A lot can change in 20 years.



After starting two job…

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Added by Peter Weddle on March 16, 2015 at 5:01pm — 3 Comments

Helping Clients To Improve Their Results!

By Ken LevinsonEnchanted Careers



In my recent article, Who Killed Job Boards? – My Perspective!, I gave four tips to improve the results from any job board:



1. Read the article that I…

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Added by Peter Weddle on March 12, 2015 at 6:13am — No Comments

Programmatic Ad Buying or Why Does My Head Hurt?

By Peter Weddle, Executive Director IAEWS



A recent article in AdWeek started out as follows:



“You know that it’s really important, and that it uses computers. That young, ad tech-obsessed guy at your office talks about it incessantly, throwing around acronyms and speaking of the dire need to plug into multiple platforms. You’re pretty sure…

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Added by Peter Weddle on March 9, 2015 at 5:29pm — 2 Comments

Integrate or Die???

By Kara Yarnot, CEO Meritage Talent Solutions



The first question most recruiting leaders ask when approached with a new product or solution is, “Does it integrate with my ATS?”  If your answer is no, or not yet, often the door is figuratively slammed in your face.



These recruiter leaders ask this question because they are trying to protect their recruiters from having yet another tool to manage in the…

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Added by Peter Weddle on March 9, 2015 at 5:26pm — 14 Comments

Optimizing the Recruiter’s Experience

The Recruiting Service Innovation Awards (the ReSIs) celebrate the Innovators and Innovations that “optimize the recruiter’s experience,” but what does that mean?



If you’ve had a pulse over the past several years, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the campaign to get employers to pay more attention to the candidate experience.  Treating prospective new hires as customers makes all the sense in…

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Added by Peter Weddle on March 5, 2015 at 6:22am — No Comments

Death of the Snow Day

By Jennifer Baker, Director CareerHQ.org



Over the past several weeks, the Washington DC Metro area has been enduring freezing temperatures, snow, and the infamous “wintry mix” of sleet and freezing rain. This has resulted in schools, governments, and organizations calling for delayed openings or shutting down entirely to avoid the notorious traffic snarls that result when DC-area drivers…

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Added by Peter Weddle on March 4, 2015 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Opportunities & Deadlines

The IAEWS has a packed agenda of activities already lined up for you this year. Some are Members-only and others are open to any organization in the online employment services industry.  All are one-of-a-kind opportunities to network, gain business insights, do deals and get the recognition you and your organization deserve:



Open to All:

The Non-Procrastinator Discount for the IAEWS Spring Congress ends on March 25th.

Why…

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Added by Peter Weddle on March 3, 2015 at 4:05am — No Comments

Stock the Barrel With the Right Fish

This article by ClearFit Founder Ben Baldwin originally appeared in the WSJ.



Improving employee performance is a rough and risky business. Sometimes an employee leaves before the company sees any return on training. Or, even if the employee stays, their performance can remain subpar in spite of the company’s efforts to elevate their skill…

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Added by Peter Weddle on March 3, 2015 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

What do job seekers really want?

By Gal Almog, Founder & Group President RealMatch



Job sites are designed based on the assumptions that job seekers know more or less what they are looking for.  They assume job seekers know the job title they are looking for and the preferred location, and all they need to do is enter them into the search boxes on the job site home page and sift through relevant job openings.



In a previous blog…

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Added by Peter Weddle on February 25, 2015 at 4:45pm — No Comments

2 for 1 and 100% in the Sweet Spot

Place an ad on the Jobboarders job board and get a second ad for free.



For the next 30 days, you can post two openings aimed right at the sweet spot of your target demographic and pay for only one.



Jobboarders has the only job board where 100 percent of the registered users work with job boards, job board partners, social media sites, aggregators, job ad distribution companies and mobile app developers.



There’s no better way to reach people who…

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Added by Peter Weddle on February 24, 2015 at 6:22am — No Comments

Video Job Postings

By Peter Weddle, Executive Director IAEWS



Whether your business is located in Atlanta, London, Toronto, Chicago, Singapore or Sydney, its job search customers are probably increasingly captivated by visual content and reliant on search engines to find it.  How can your employment site leverage these dynamics to improve its bottom line?  One way might be to promote the use of video-based job…

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Added by Peter Weddle on February 24, 2015 at 6:19am — 2 Comments

The Gap Between You and Your Team

By David Lewis, CEO AllCountyJobs.com



As a first time business owner, I have learned a great deal over 13 years…and counting. One of the more important lessons has been to not let the gap between me and my staff grow too large. Specifically I find it important to regularly connect with members of my team, business wise and even with casual banter, as a way to keep my finger on the pulse of my operation.…

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Added by Peter Weddle on February 18, 2015 at 5:16pm — 1 Comment

2015 User's Choice Awards Winners Announced

The User’s Choice Awards are the only accolade in the online employment services industry where the winners are picked by actual users.  Forget the opinions of self-appointed pundits, in this program, job seekers and recruiters determine which job boards and other employment sites are the elite of the industry.



As with All Star balloting in major league baseball, the selection process is not a scientific…

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Added by Peter Weddle on February 18, 2015 at 5:12pm — 1 Comment

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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