Peter Weddle's Blog (88)

How Baked is Your Cake?

By Jennifer Baker, Director CareerHQ.org



Conventional wisdom says that search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) is essential to “cooking” a good career site. There’s a great illustration of this idea in…

Continue

Added by Peter Weddle on September 18, 2014 at 6:41am — No Comments

How to Jobboarders

How can you make Jobboarders work for you and your organization?



Take advantage of these resources and features:



•    Read the Board Biz Daily columns so you’re always on top of developments in our industry.



•    Comment on Board Biz Daily columns and start a discussion with your peers – only those who work for and with employment sites are permitted to join the…

Continue

Added by Peter Weddle on September 16, 2014 at 6:17am — No Comments

Don’t Gamble With Your Future

… by missing out on the IAEWS Fall Congress on October 27-28, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.



This time, what happens in Vegas, definitely won’t stay in Vegas.  The discussions, contacts and deals that are done will likely shape the industry for months, maybe even years to come.



What’s there to support such a contention?  Employment site executives from Canada, Finland, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey, the UK and the US have already registered and more are signing…

Continue

Added by Peter Weddle on September 15, 2014 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Job Board Personalities: Does Yours Have One?

By Jeff Dickey-Chasins, Job Board Doctor



Have you ever met someone whom you can’t remember just minutes after the introduction? The common reaction is often, ‘well, they just didn’t have much personality’. In reality, of course, they have plenty of personality – but they aren’t communicating it to you, for whatever reason.



Guess what – job boards…

Continue

Added by Peter Weddle on September 15, 2014 at 5:21pm — No Comments

The Association Career Center Seminar Redux

If you missed it this spring, here’s another chance to take in the seminar on Best Practices in Association Career Center Management, brought to you exclusively by the International Association of Employment Web Sites.



In these days of constantly changing employment prospects, a well designed and operated career center is a key value of membership as well as a significant potential source of non-dues revenue.



How can you avoid the pitfalls and capture the…

Continue

Added by Peter Weddle on September 11, 2014 at 8:24am — No Comments

TalentBin Founder Joins IAEWS Fall Congress Panel

The lineup of speakers and panelists was already star-studded for the IAEWS Fall Congress on October 27-28, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, but now it’s even more extraordinary.  Pete Kazanjy, founder of TalentBin who now also serves as VP of Product & Technology at Monster, has joined the People Aggregation panel.



He joins Mike Durney, CEO of Dice Holdings; Gal Almog, CEO of RealMatch; Ian Siegel, CEO of ZipRecruiter.com; Euan Hayward, CEO of Juju; Steven…

Continue

Added by Peter Weddle on September 11, 2014 at 8:21am — No Comments

Is Job Board Talent Unqualified?

By Peter Weddle, Executive Director IAEWS



Beyond.com recently conducted a survey of 4,000 job seekers and HR professionals and found that 75 percent of the HR folks who responded felt that job seekers were unqualified.  I’m not surprised.  Employers have changed the definition of…

Continue

Added by Peter Weddle on September 11, 2014 at 6:40am — 2 Comments

3 Ways Job Boards can Use Pinterest

By Sara Fell, CEO Flexjobs.com



We’ve been using Pinterest for a couple years now at FlexJobs, and it’s definitely been an evolving process. We started out slow, posting pictures from our blog post with links to the related articles. Over time, we’ve seen it turn into an interesting source of visitors to the FlexJobs website, but with very little time and money investment on our part. You might be asking why a…

Continue

Added by Peter Weddle on September 11, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Megatrends of Online Recruiting

If you look at the conference presentations and blog postings over the past eighteen months, you’d have to conclude that social and mobile are the key challenges facing online employment Web-sites in the next couple of years.  They aren’t.



In most cases, the commentary about mobile has been about transferring traditional functions to a new, albeit more convenient platform – not a trivial task, to be sure, but hardly an existential challenge – while most of the commentary about…

Continue

Added by Peter Weddle on September 9, 2014 at 6:17am — No Comments

Can Your Association Career Center Measure Up?

Association career centers have never been more important, both to an association's members and to the association itself.



In these days of constantly changing employment prospects, a well designed and operated career center is…

Continue

Added by Peter Weddle on September 3, 2014 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Niche Job Boards – Boom or Bust?

By Gal Almog, CEO RealMatch



I recently spoke with the manager of a job board that belongs to a large association. We were courting them to join our job network and to use our job board platform.



They were in a specific professional niche and felt very confident that their niche job site was shielded from the dramatic changes that are happening in the recruitment advertising industry. After all,…

Continue

Added by Peter Weddle on September 3, 2014 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Labor Day Reflections

By Jennifer Baker, Director CareerHQ.org



Ah Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer and a perfect time to reflect on the state of work in our world. Here are a few bits of flotsam and jetsam on the topic that drifted through my mind this recent holiday weekend.



•    It’s the “workingmen’s…

Continue

Added by Peter Weddle on September 3, 2014 at 4:57pm — No Comments

When Job-Hopping Makes Sense

By Tony Lee, Chief Alliance Officer Adicio



With the economy improving every month and unemployment continuing to fall, the temptation to jump ship for more money or a better opportunity is great. In fact, the job boards we power benefit directly from this trend, as more candidates are searching online for that perfect opportunity.



Yet career counselors often advise that job hopping isn't a wise career move…

Continue

Added by Peter Weddle on August 27, 2014 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Free Seminar on Best Practices in Association Career Center Management

Association career centers have never been more important, both to an association's members and to the association itself.



In these days of constantly changing employment prospects, a well designed and operated career center is…

Continue

Added by Peter Weddle on August 27, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

IAEWS Fall Congress Registration Discounts End August 31, 2014

By Peter Weddle, Executive Director IAEWS



Don’t be that person who misses out on THE conference of the year for job boards and other employment sites.  The IAEWS Fall Congress will be held on October 27-28, 2014 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.  It is open to IAEWS Members and non-Members alike.



The conference will…

Continue

Added by Peter Weddle on August 27, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Best Practices in Association Career Center Management

Association career centers have never been more important, both to an association's members and to the association itself.



In these days of constantly changing employment prospects, a well designed and operated career center is a…

Continue

Added by Peter Weddle on August 25, 2014 at 4:49pm — No Comments

A Counterpoint to “Job Ads and Candidates: the Great Disconnect!”

By Ken Levinson, Senior Consultant, The Post Perfect Training Program



Jeff Dickey-Chasins recently wrote an excellent article, which appeared on Jobboarders, entitled “Job Ads and Candidates: the Great Disconnect!” 



In the article, Jeff said:



“First, most hiring involves some…

Continue

Added by Peter Weddle on August 25, 2014 at 4:33pm — No Comments

One-of-a-Kind Lineup at IAEWS Fall Congress

Don’t be that person who misses out on THE conference of the year for job boards and other employment sites.  The IAEWS Fall Congress will be held on October 27-28, 2014 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.  It is open to IAEWS Members and non-Members alike.



The conference will feature many of THE most successful players in our industry.  Ian Siegal, the CEO of ZipRecruiter.com, will give the Opening Industry…

Continue

Added by Peter Weddle on August 21, 2014 at 6:27am — 1 Comment

Career Advancement Center Success

By Jennifer Baker, Director CareerHQ.org



It’s official. I have survived another association annual meeting – woo-hoo!



As those of you in the association world can attest, this is no small feat. ASAE’s 2014 Annual Meeting & Exposition wrapped up last Tuesday, and…

Continue

Added by Peter Weddle on August 21, 2014 at 6:22am — No Comments

Average Candidates Make the Best Employees

By Manuel Francisci, CEO jobWings Careers, Inc.



People aggregators are the big thing this year. Instead of having candidates come to you, you hand pick candidates using people aggregators. The same promise was made more than a decade ago with the advent of the online résumé database. Recruiters had to pay to access a private résumé database and in return they could select candidates from a catalog.  Now…

Continue

Added by Peter Weddle on August 18, 2014 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Agency Acumen

By Cindy Songne, Simply Hired

Recruitment advertising agencies remain a valued partner of many corporate recruiting teams and continue to play a significant role in the development and implementation of their sourcing and recruiting strategy. Cindy Songne, Senior Director Agency Relations at Simply Hired, has served as the liaison between job boards and these agencies for many years. Her biweekly column will explain the role, practices and business model of agencies and the best approaches to developing a sound business relationship with them.

View Blog

Dissecting Big Data

By David Bernstein, eQuest

While metrics and analytics have always played a role in recruitment, it wasn’t until the advent of Big Data that recruiters and employment sites began to consider how best to acquire and exploit the huge volume of data now available.  David Bernstein, Vice President of the Data Analytics Division at eQuest, has been at the forefront in thinking through these issues.  His biweekly column will examine emerging opportunities and best practices for leveraging Big Data to make decisions and take actions that are better informed.

View Blog

 

© 2014   Created by Peter Weddle.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service