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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

Is There Anyone Out There?

By Ken LevinsonEnchanted Careers



I belong to a number of recruiter groups on Facebook, and there is usually lots of interaction between group members. People post things, they comment on posts, and they build personal relationships through interaction. Yet on the Facebook group for the…

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Added by Peter Weddle on February 18, 2015 at 5:05pm — 12 Comments

Interviews in Fuzzy Slippers – Part II

By Jennifer Baker, Director CareerHQ.org



Really cool @ASAEcenter Virtual Career Fair.

Great platform, and came away with good leads. #ASAE



I wrote about how we here at ASAE CareerHQ.org were planning to hold our first virtual career fair back in September of last year. …

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Added by Peter Weddle on February 17, 2015 at 6:38am — 1 Comment

Are You an Innovator or Has Your Organization Created an Innovation?

If so, then nominate yourself, your company or its product or service for a 2015 Recruiting Service Innovation Award (a ReSI).



Whether your organization is a

•    job board,

•    mobile app,

•    social media company,

•    cloud-based solution

•    or any other kind of enterprise engaged in delivering employment related products or services over the Web,

it or you can be recognized as one of the world’s Innovators or Innovations in “optimizing…

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Added by Peter Weddle on February 17, 2015 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Global Publicity & A Way to Stand Out

That’s what the Recruiting Service Innovation Awards (the ReSIs) provide.



Whether your organization is a

•    job board,

•    mobile app,

•    social media company,

•    cloud-based solution

•    or any other kind of enterprise engaged in delivering employment related products or services over the Web,

it or you can be recognized as one of the world’s…

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Added by Peter Weddle on February 12, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Is your job board solving problems – or creating them?

By Jeff Dickey-Chasins, Job Board Doctor



Everyone has problems. Some are big, some are small, but at any given moment, a particular problem can seem overwhelming and incapable of being solved.



If your site can solve someone's problem, you become a lifesaver in their eyes. This no doubt seems incredibly obvious - but in the midst of day-to-day business, this 'obvious' statement can get…

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Added by Peter Weddle on February 11, 2015 at 5:37pm — 2 Comments

Being Honest or Being Quiet

By Peter Weddle, Executive Director IAEWS



It’s the age-old problem with job postings.  A customer posts an ad that only a brick could love.  It’s so poorly written even the most desperate of job seekers wouldn’t consider it.  So, what do you do: Be honest or be quiet?



Granted, some customers don’t want to be apprised of their shortcomings as job posting authors.  They either don’t care or they’re too…

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Added by Peter Weddle on February 9, 2015 at 4:35pm — 1 Comment

Lessons from Cigar City

By Jennifer Baker, Director CareerHQ.org



At the end of last month, I got a much needed shot of sunshine and a bunch of interesting insights as I traveled to Tampa (a.k.a. Cigar City) for the annual conference of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Known among its members as…

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Added by Peter Weddle on February 9, 2015 at 4:32pm — 1 Comment

The ReSIs Are Roarin’

The Recruiting Service Innovation Awards area all new and all about you!



That’s right, the ReSIs have expanded the competition to recognize:

•    Talent acquisition providers

and

•    Talent acquisition partners

as well as

•    the individuals who work for those organizations

and

•    the products and services they provide to their customers.



In short, we’ll now be celebrating both the Innovators and the…

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Added by Peter Weddle on February 9, 2015 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Giving Away Your Job Board Business One Click at a Time

By Manuel Francisci, CEO jobWings Careers, Inc.



In the beginning, job aggregators (called job search engine at that time) were either sued for stealing content (Keljob.com vs. Cadremploi in 2001) or bought out to avoid their potential disruptive effect on the market of well-established players (Monster buying FlipDog in 2001 after it ranked #5 in less than a year).  A while later, job boards started to enjoy…

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Added by Peter Weddle on February 4, 2015 at 5:46pm — 11 Comments

Are We Facing the Uber-ization of Employment Sites?

By Ane Ohm, CEO HarQen



Who loves the “next big thing?” I’m so tired of hearing about mobile, cloud, big data. And yet… it’s true these have all had a profound influence on us. So what’s the next “big thing?” I’d argue it’s the On-Demand Economy and it’s coming, fast.



Uber launched its first car service five years ago with a few cars in San Francisco. Today it has a valuation of $41.2 billion. Let me pause a…

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Added by Peter Weddle on February 4, 2015 at 5:42pm — 4 Comments

What If Your Best Employee Quits? Should You Counteroffer?

By Tony Lee, CAO Adicio



Losing a key employee can spell misery for anyone who runs a job board. It can be a nightmare to try to replace that person's knowledge and skills. But beware the temptation to make a counteroffer to keep that employee on board, since that approach often backfires.



The typical scenario is that your employee hears about a job opening that includes a large pay hike, applies for the…

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Added by Peter Weddle on February 2, 2015 at 5:13pm — 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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