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Quantity of “Quality”

By Gal Almog, Founder & Group President 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…

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Added by Peter Weddle on February 10, 2016 at 6:37am — 1 Comment

What Does LinkedIn’s Massive Market Drop Mean for the TA Industry?

On Thursday, February 3rd, LinkedIn execs disappointed analysts in their quarterly earnings call.  On Friday, February 4th, its stock plummeted by 44 percent, effectively wiping out almost $11 billion in value.



What does that mean for the rest of the talent acquisition solutions industry?



Here are two very different points of view.  One’s short, the other is much longer, but read both.  And then, you decide.…



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Added by Peter Weddle on February 10, 2016 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Award Winning Job Board for Sale

A well-established job board specializing in IT, engineering, and admin skillsets for part-time, full-time, temporary and contract opportunities is currently looking for a new home. We receive more than 150,000 visitors/month of which over half are direct. The resume database comprises more than 100,000 resumes posted within the last year, with an additional million+ resumes in archives. The job search and resume databases are very user friendly and include many advanced features. The…

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Added by Peter Weddle on February 4, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Curation is the Cure for Deadly Site Content

By Peter Weddle, CEO TAtech



LinkedIn’s Elevate raises the bar on site content.  It enables employers and their workers to curate content and share it with their social networks.  It’s a move all employment sites should take a look at.



Unfortunately, the state-of-the-art in publishing on many employment sites these days is to simply act as a dumb newsfeed.  It’s the lazy person’s approach to generating…

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Added by Peter Weddle on February 2, 2016 at 4:31pm — No Comments

A Free Hotel Room, Super Low Registration Rates & Lots of Customers





That’s the value proposition of the TAtech Conference & Expo on September 19-21, 2016 in Las Vegas.



Register by the early bird cutoff date and you’ll save a ton of money AND get your hotel room for…

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Added by Peter Weddle on February 2, 2016 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Back to Basics

By Jennifer Baker, Director Association CareerHQ



The “snowpocalypse”; perhaps you heard of it?



Over the past two weeks, it’s been the subject of much conversation here in the DMV (a.k.a. for those readers outside the Beltway, the newest shorthand for the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region). Leading up to it, we were picking the shelves of our grocery and hardware stores clean and debating what…

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Added by Peter Weddle on February 2, 2016 at 3:50pm — No Comments

What Will the API Ceiling Mean to Us?

By Peter Weddle, CEO TAtech



While the glass ceiling has had a pernicious effect on women, “the API ceiling” has the potential to undermine the careers of an even larger population.  There is now a growing consensus that the layer of software between makers and doers – between those who create, develop and implement instructions and those who follow or implement them – is the new divide between…

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Added by Peter Weddle on January 27, 2016 at 6:25am — 1 Comment

Solving the Real Problem in Recruiting

By Ane Ohm, CEO HarQen



Do we have too many or too few people to fill our available jobs?



There are many different perspectives on this. Some will graph demographics and others will talk about…

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Added by Peter Weddle on January 27, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Only Event For, By & About You

Why bother to exhibit at the TAtech Conference & Expo on September 19-21, 2016 in Las Vegas?



Because TAtech Conference & Expo is THE ONLY EVENT that is exclusively:



•    about talent acquisition, not talent acquisition as a subset of HR;



•    about putting the real experts – the people who design & develop TA solutions – on the podium;



•    about…

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Added by Peter Weddle on January 27, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Physician Job Board Organization for Sale

Opportunity to purchase a turnkey and profitable Physician Job Board company with an integrated group of niche specialty focused job boards. Very stable and profitable revenue stream. Large following of in-house and out-house Healthcare recruiters. Significant growth year over year since inception. Full team of sales representatives, in house provider account managers and full support staff which can be included in acquisition. Job Board network is primed for continued growth and easy…

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Added by Peter Weddle on January 25, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Cybersoapbox - Let's Hear Your Views

What's the best way to deal with the continuing pressure on job posting prices?

What's your view?

Added by Peter Weddle on January 20, 2016 at 8:31am — 4 Comments

4 Tracks, 1 Giant ROI

The TAtech Industry Congress on April 16-17, 2016 in Orlando, Florida USA will offer more educational opportunities and more networking/biz dev opportunities than ever before.



Keynotes, panels and discussion groups will be interspersed with 4 concurrent tracks: 3 for educational sessions and 1 for networking and biz dev meetings.  Together, they offer an unprecedented ROI for attending the…

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Added by Peter Weddle on January 20, 2016 at 8:21am — No Comments

Results of the Latest Peer Poll

We asked fellow Jobboarders to answer the question, “What will the talent acquisition solutions business be like in 2016?”



There was only good news in their responses.



Almost half (47.1 percent) of the respondents said 2016 would be a little better than 2015, while almost a quarter (23.5 percent) said it would be about the same.



One person even said 2016 would be “a lot better” than last year … but didn’t identify themselves, so there’s no way of…

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Added by Peter Weddle on January 20, 2016 at 6:37am — No Comments

What About the Job?

By Ken Levinson, Enchanted Careers



In talking with people about the Post Perfect Training Program, I look at company web sites and job postings all day long. I’ve actually been encouraged recently that more companies are getting their marketing team involved in making an effort to sell why a job seeker should be interested in working for their…

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Added by Peter Weddle on January 20, 2016 at 6:20am — No Comments

You Can Claim It, But Can You Prove It?

Lots of companies claim to have the most innovative product or service in their segment of the talent acquisition ecosystem, but few can prove it.



Now, however, they can … and so can you!



Compete for a 2016 Recruiting Service Innovation AwardIt’s the only award program in our industry that celebrates the Innovators and Innovations in talent acquisition – the…

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Added by Peter Weddle on January 11, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Seeking the Signal

By Jennifer Baker, Director Association CareerHQ



I hope all of you enjoyed the 2015 holiday season. It can be a wonderful time of year. It can also be noisy.



I’ve been thinking about noise lately because I’ve been reading The Signal and the Noise: Why so many predictions fail – but some don’t by Nate Silver.…

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Added by Peter Weddle on January 11, 2016 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Acquisition Opportunity: Project Oriole

The owners of a well-established and profitable provider of internet based recruiting solutions and job-board listings are looking to sell their business.

The Company can easily be relocated and key personnel are willing to remain (even working remotely) after a sale. The Company sells job listing services to employers, and promotes job openings to job seekers via a national network of websites and services.

The Company's primary website receives an average of approximately…

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Added by Peter Weddle on January 9, 2016 at 12:05pm — No Comments

The End of Business As Usual

By Peter Weddle, CEO TAtech



My crystal ball is often cloudy, but I believe that when we look back on 2015, it will be seen as the year when “business as usual” ended in the online employment services industry.  Among the many changes that will unfold, four developments portend to reshape the landscape of our business in dramatic fashion:



New customers.  Although they have…

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Added by Peter Weddle on January 5, 2016 at 5:37pm — 2 Comments

White Knights Don’t Exist in Business, Either

By Ane Ohm, CEO HarQen



“When we hire our new sales leader, then we’ll grow.”



“A headhunter will find the right operations leader, then we’ll be more efficient.”



“Let’s bring in that consultant to develop our brand identity.”



You know the White Knight Syndrome, right? It’s waiting for a white knight to ride in and save the day. “I don’t know how to accelerate sales, or run our operations…

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Added by Peter Weddle on January 5, 2016 at 5:25pm — 3 Comments

BIG Changes for TAtech Conferences in 2016

Hold Everything!



Don’t lock in your conference budget for 2016



until you answer these questions:



Are you looking for a conference where you can offer products, services and affiliate programs to the movers and shakers in the talent acquisition solutions industry?



Are you looking for a conference where your organization will be treated like a first-class citizen so you…

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 15, 2015 at 5:37pm — No Comments

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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 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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