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RecruitTech/Leaders

That’s what you could call the IAEWS Fall Congress. It’s the largest gathering ever, not of recruitment technology companies, but of recruitment technology company executives.



Over 100 CEOs, General Managers and Directors. And an equal number of their direct reports.



Meetings are going to happen. Deals are going to get done. Alliances will be formed. And companies will be bought and sold.



Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind chance to be…

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Added by Peter Weddle on October 20, 2014 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Recruitment Advertising: We’re the Cool Kids Now!

By Joe Stubblebine, Vice President-Alliances & Outreach Beyond.com



Every year, I have the pleasure of attending HRTech.  It is by far my favorite show in the HR\Recruitment space.  Technology is the foundation that  supports the innovation in our industry.  As new products and services emerge, employers are provided with even more tools to automate sourcing, provide deep visibility into their spending, and…

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Added by Peter Weddle on October 20, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Doing Well by Doing Good

By Tony Lee, CAO Adicio



Recruiters have a responsibility to help the candidates they work with make the best decisions about new job opportunities. Sometimes, that means helping them fulfill their need to be more socially responsible and giving suggestions on how their new employer can do the same.



Doing well by doing good is a goal aspired to by many socially conscious people. But those who act on this goal…

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Added by Peter Weddle on October 20, 2014 at 4:59pm — 1 Comment

Are Aggregators Awesome or Awful?

According to the 2014 Job Board Doctor IAEWS Global Survey Final Report, over 60 percent of the respondents now user a job aggregator and 90 percent said they expect to continue to do so over the next 12-24 months. Yet, when asked which sources of traffic produce the best candidates, aggregators were ranked among the worst.



That’s exactly the kind of paradox, the 2014 IAEWS Fall Congress will explore.



It will examine the rise of job and people…

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Added by Peter Weddle on October 16, 2014 at 8:06am — 2 Comments

Is Your Sales Process Getting Stopped by These 4 Hidden Buyers?

By Kara Yarnot, CEO Meritage Talent Solutions



This is the first in a 2-part series.



Do you ever feel like you’re not selling to the true decision maker?  In the case of talent acquisition (TA) technology and services sales, this is almost always the case.  The truth is, even for relatively small purchases, agreement with a number of internal stakeholders is required before any purchase can be…

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Added by Peter Weddle on October 16, 2014 at 6:55am — 2 Comments

All Hail the Lowly Job Alert

By Jeff Dickey-Chasins, Job Board Doctor



Not long after job boards were unleashed on an unsuspecting world, the folks managing these sites noticed an interesting phenomenon: job seekers would spend a considerable amount of time on the site during their first visit - but then very little after that, and often they didn't return at all.



As you can imagine, this was distressing to…

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Added by Peter Weddle on October 16, 2014 at 6:47am — 5 Comments

Job Posting Commoditization

Job Posting commoditization.  Not exactly a term that trips lightly off the tongue.  It is, however, a real issue – a critical issue – for job boards over the next couple of years.



Job postings are increasingly seen as a commodity which means there is little differentiation (in the eyes of the customer) between a posting on site A and a posting on site B, at least in terms of their ROI.  And with no differentiation, the only way to compete is on price – the lower…

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Added by Peter Weddle on October 14, 2014 at 6:45am — No Comments

Part II: The Shape of Recruitment to Come - The tech, the trends, the human touch.

By Darren Brown, CEO of LogicMelon



This column is the second in a 2-part series.  The first part was published on Thursday, October 9, 2014.



We’ve all come to see tech and recruitment as two peas in a pod. Where there’s one, there’s the other. Tech has definitely earned its place at the popular table, making recruitment processes easier, faster and more engaged. Thanks tech.



As recruiters, we…

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Added by Peter Weddle on October 14, 2014 at 6:40am — No Comments

Interviews in Fuzzy Slippers

By Jennifer Baker, Director CareerHQ.org



Ray Giordano was able to land a job as a chef for a major food services company by not being himself.



In real life, the nearly 40-year-old Giordano has thinning hair, is 5 feet 6 inches tall, slightly overweight and sometimes stutters during job interviews. In the virtual world of Second Life, he’s a…

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Added by Peter Weddle on October 14, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments

The Largest Gathering Ever of Employment Site Executives

The number of registered delegates at the IAEWS Fall Congress has now blown past 150 and is closing in on 200+ attendees.  That will make it the largest gathering ever of employment site executives.



Why is there such a huge turnout?  There are several reasons:



The program – The Congress will examine the Megatrends of the online employment services industry, today and into the future.  (Hint: they aren’t social media or mobile.)



The…

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Added by Peter Weddle on October 9, 2014 at 6:46am — No Comments

Why is the Job Market Still So Sluggish – one perspective from a high perch

By David Lewis, CEO AllCountyJobs.com



I get the question from all sides. My small business clients ask, as do those posting on our job boards. Everyone wants to know more about the condition of the job market. It’s clear that the questions flow more freely in the wake of positive news about the level of unemployment. The callers hear the news showing a falling level and a better economy, as well as the…

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Added by Peter Weddle on October 9, 2014 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

The Shape of Recruitment to Come - The tech, the trends, the human touch.

By Darren Brown, Director LogicMelon



This column is the first in a 2-part series.  The next will be published on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.



We’ve all come to see tech and recruitment as two peas in a pod. Where there’s one, there’s the other. Tech has definitely earned its place at the popular table, making recruitment processes easier, faster and more engaged. Thanks tech.



As…

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Added by Peter Weddle on October 8, 2014 at 5:37pm — 1 Comment

Change in the Air at Jobboarders.com

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve redesigned the Jobboarders.com experience with the launching today of six new regular columnists.



They are:



•    Gal Almog, the CEO of RealMatch, who will write a column on Industry Leadership.

•    Jennifer Baker, the Director of CareerHQ for the American Society of Association Executives, who will continue to write The .Org Board column for professional societies…

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Added by Peter Weddle on October 7, 2014 at 6:59am — 1 Comment

Why Keyword Searching for Jobs is Broken

By Gal Almog, CEO RealMatch



Back in March of this year, Indeed.com published a fascinating study named “What Job Seekers Want”.



In the conclusions of that study, Indeed says: “Surprisingly, we find that over 80% of people will look for jobs outside their own broad occupation category during a job search. And less than 50% will search at all in their current occupation”.



This must be a shocking…

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Added by Peter Weddle on October 7, 2014 at 6:31am — 2 Comments

What’s Different About the IAEWS Fall Congress?

Here are just some of the highlights:



The ability to talk about the Megatrends of our industry

From the Keynotes by Ian Siegal, CEO of ZipRecruiter, and Arte Nathan, the most famous TA executive in the gaming industry, to the panel discussions on job and people aggregators and new business models, you’ll focus on the issues that will make a difference in your success.…



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Added by Peter Weddle on October 2, 2014 at 8:10am — No Comments

Motivating Recruiters to Improve Their Online Recruitment Content!

By Ken Levinson, Enchanted Careers



In my last article, Our Job Postings On Your Site Are Not Working For Us!, I wrote about the positives that can come to employment web sites by working to motivate your clients to improve the quality of their online recruitment content. However, this…

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Added by Peter Weddle on October 2, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Numbers Are In Your Favor

We now you’re busy, but the IAEWS Fall Congress is a rare opportunity to connect with dozens of your peers all at one time.



So far the following have registered:



54 CEOs



34 individuals working for niche employment sites



30 individuals working…

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Added by Peter Weddle on September 30, 2014 at 6:58am — No Comments

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

By Kathleen Smith, Chief Marketing Officer ClearedJobs.net



Engage your audience is a frequent battle cry of marketers and many organizations start pumping out content thinking that this will be engaging.  Content is engaging if it provides value to an audience; unfortunately many don’t understand their audience before pumping out the content.



As job boards, engaging our jobseeker audiences allows us to…

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Added by Peter Weddle on September 30, 2014 at 6:16am — No Comments

Price Commoditization

Price commoditization.  Not exactly a term that trips lightly off the tongue.  It is, however, a real issue – a critical issue – for job boards over the next couple of years.



Job postings are increasingly seen as a commodity which means there is little differentiation (in the eyes of the customer) between a posting on site A and a posting on site B, at least in terms of their ROI.  And with no differentiation, the only way to compete is on price – the lower the…

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Added by Peter Weddle on September 25, 2014 at 7:05am — No Comments

Already Know What Your Clients Think? You’re Probably Right – And You Might be Missing Critical Insights

By Ane Ohm, CEO HarQen



We recently hired a third party to conduct several dozen in-depth interviews with our clients. We’re always interested in improving our service, so it seemed like a reasonable thing to do.



When I first reviewed the raw interview data, I had two primary reactions: 1) it confirmed that we have positive client relationships (hooray!), and 2) I felt that I already knew about most of what…

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Added by Peter Weddle on September 25, 2014 at 6:38am — 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 CEO 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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