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Job Board Journalist:  Not Your Grandmother’s Job Board Anymore

There’s been way too much worried speculation recently about the future of job boards.

Yes, Indeed and Monster have been acquired by huge staffing firms.  And yes, Dice and CareerBuilder are reportedly for sale.  And yes again, Google and Facebook have been seen sniffing around the recruitment space.

But, job boards haven’t exactly been sitting still either.  Plenty of sites have introduced new products or services that make them more competitive than ever.  Here are just a…

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 7, 2016 at 6:57am — No Comments

Job Board Journalist: Add CCM to Your CRM

Randstat’s acquisition of Monster Worldwide has once again raised the question: Will job boards be competing with staffing firms in the talent acquisition solutions market?  The short answer is “of course.”  In fact, they already are.  And have been for some time.

Job boards have been filling contract and part time employment openings – the meat and potatoes of staffing – since I first published my …

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Added by Peter Weddle on November 29, 2016 at 6:56am — No Comments

Niche Job Sites Still Valuable as Legacy Boards Fade

By Roy Mauer, SHRM.org

Smaller, atypical job boards segmented by industry and region help target relevant talent but require more proactive work from recruiters to be truly effective.

Staffing firm Randstad's 2016 acquisition of an ailing Monster—one of the original behemoth online job boards—and indications that the sole remaining…

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Added by Peter Weddle on November 28, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Job Board Journalist: Add CAS to CRM for Bottom Line Success

A recent survey of HR professionals confirmed what job boards large and small already know: corporate recruiters are a transient lot.  For many, recruiting is simply a way station on the road to other (seemingly more attractive or maybe less demanding) HR functions.  It’s not a career or even a lengthy commitment.  So, how’s a job board to practice effective CRM?



All job boards recognize the importance of good customer relationship management, so it’s no surprise that each turnover…

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Added by Peter Weddle on November 15, 2016 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Job Board Shuffle

By John Sumser, HR Examiner



Currently, both CareerBuilder and Dice Holdings are being shopped. With the recent acquisitions of LinkedIn, Indeed, Monster, and SimplyHired, all of the big…

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Added by Peter Weddle on November 15, 2016 at 9:40am — 2 Comments

Talent Bagel

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If you’re a TA tech company looking for capital, there’s a new source to consider.

Corporate participation in deals to HR tech startups is at a record high, with 46 deals totaling $781M in funding in 2016 (as of 10/27/16).  Read more here.  



Getting great content is tough; getting that content to your…

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Added by Peter Weddle on November 15, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Job Board Journalist: Job Boards Aren’t Dead, But Are They on the Ropes?

Recently, there have been a number of thoughtful (and thought-provoking) posts about the competitive position of job boards in today’s ever morphing talent acquisition marketplace.  One post in particular reported recent events at Dice and its parent company DHI to illustrate some of the challenges.  I thought it would be helpful to get DHI’s perspective, so I asked Mike…

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Added by Peter Weddle on November 10, 2016 at 9:20am — No Comments

2017 ReSI Nomination Forms Now Available

The Recruiting Service Innovation Awards (ReSIs) celebrate the sites, organizations, individuals, products and services that deserve to be recognized for Optimizing the RECRUITER Experience.™



The ReSIs have been established by TAtech: The Association for Talent Acquisition Solutions, the trade association for the global talent acquisition solutions industry. Participation in the competition is open to all…

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Added by Peter Weddle on November 9, 2016 at 1:57pm — No Comments

The Technacious Recruiter: The (Artificially) Intelligent Hiring Manager

Tech Insights for the Savvy Recruiter



For many recruiters, the most excruciating part of the talent acquisition process is what’s called the “requisition intake meeting” – you know, that session where the hiring manager allegedly provides a clear and detailed description of the talent required for their opening.  In reality, it’s what Dante was imagining when he invented his nine circles of hell.  What might square the circles?  An (artificially)…

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Added by Peter Weddle on November 9, 2016 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Job Board Journalist: The Cure for Common Commoditization.

If you put 100 job board execs in a room and ask them to name the single greatest threat to their business, 99 will say it’s the commoditization of job postings.  And with good reason.  The market price of an online recruitment ad is sinking fast, thanks in large measure to traffic arbitrage which makes every site’s talent inventory look just like every other site’s.  In such an undifferentiated marketplace, price is the only way to compete, and that puts inexorable downward pressure on ad…

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Added by Peter Weddle on November 2, 2016 at 5:56am — 1 Comment

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A Growth Strategy for Job Boards: Be Niche & Be More

Contrary to popular opinion, job boards are far from dead. It all comes down to what job boards can offer to job seekers and recruiters. 2016 has marked the age of the niche job board, where increasingly individuals are looking to target a certain subset of people, whether that’s people who live in a certain county or are looking for a job in a certain industry, …

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Added by Peter Weddle on November 1, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Technacious Recruiter: Add Employee Reflections to Employee Referrals

Tech Insights for the Savvy Recruiter



Done well, employee referral programs leverage the social media and other contacts of an organization’s workers to connect with high caliber, passive prospects.  In most cases, however, the resulting outreach is narrowcast to the specific subset of individuals appropriate for a particular opening.  While this approach does often generate applicants, it significantly underutilizes employee connections.  Using a…

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Added by Peter Weddle on November 1, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Talent Bagel: October 26, 2016

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A Way Outside-the-Box Idea – Robots as Recruiters

Robots aren’t biased – even unconsciously – and they can crunch a lot of biometric and other data, so are they about to supplant humans as recruiters?  Read more here



Turning the…

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Added by Peter Weddle on October 26, 2016 at 9:07am — No Comments

Job Board Journalist: The Other Half of a Niche Job Board

The conventional definition of a niche job board is a site that specializes in a specific career field, industry, geographic area, affinity or some combination of those attributes.  That’s certainly true, but it’s only half of what a niche job board has the potential to be.  



The term “niche job board” typically refers to a site that focuses on a clearly defined cohort of either the workforce or the workplace.  It is, for example, a site that only posts jobs in human resources or…

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Added by Peter Weddle on October 26, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Technacious Recruiter: Engage in Re-recruitment

Winston Churchill once opined, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”  That may now be the mantra of top talent, as they increasingly change their minds and go elsewhere after accepting an offer.  How can you protect yourself from this new recruiting plague of now-you-have-them, now-you-don’t?  Engage in re-recruitment.



Back in the tight talent market of the dot.com bubble, as many as four-out-of-ten new hires failed to show up on their first day of work. …

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Added by Peter Weddle on October 25, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Job Board Journalist: Help Career Activists Be Active Successfully

Earlier this year, before the job board itself was acquired by Randstad, Monster gobbled up Jobr, a job search app for those in transition.  Shortly thereafter, Jobcloud AG, which operates job boards in The Czech Republic, partnered with a job search app called Truffls and released a white label IOS version of the app called Talentfly.  That deal was hard on the heels of an investment in Firstbird, an employee referral start-up, by the Swiss…

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Added by Peter Weddle on October 18, 2016 at 1:32pm — No Comments

The Technacious Recruiter: Post-Social Recruiting

Social recruiting is over.  It was a nice idea – social media would make candidate networking easier and more effective – but it fell apart in the face of human nature.  Most people can’t be bothered to network unless they have to, and will only do so if there aren’t other and easier ways to connect with employers.  So, we’re now in the era of post-social recruiting where the key to success is to skip all the unproductive networking and focus, instead, on creating and engaging…

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Added by Peter Weddle on October 18, 2016 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Talent Bagel – October 19, 2016

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New Research – Job Seeker Practices

New research by Beyond has produced an infographic on how job search behaviors are changing and what recruiters must do to compensate.  Byte…

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Added by Peter Weddle on October 18, 2016 at 11:19am — No Comments

LinkedIn "Open Candidates" Is Going to Get People Fired

By Tim Sackett

By now you’ve heard the news coming out last week’s LinkedIn Talent Connect where LI announced a new feature called “Open Candidates”. Here’s how LinkedIn explains Open Candidates:



Open Candidates is a new feature that makes it easier to connect with your dream job by privately signaling to recruiters that you’re open to new job…

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Added by Peter Weddle on October 11, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Job Board Journalist: Recruiter Whispering

Will machines continue their relentless push into human work or will humans hold onto a piece of the action?  That seems to be the pressing question on many people’s minds, whether they’re manufacturing workers at rallies in this political season or discouraged job seekers visiting our sites.



There have been countless blog posts, magazine articles and books written about the mechanization of work.  Machines now perform tasks that attorneys, bank tellers, airline ticket agents, and…

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Added by Peter Weddle on October 11, 2016 at 10:23am — 2 Comments

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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 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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