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All New Jobboarders.com Launching on May 1st!

The all new Jobboarders.com will be launching on May 1st.

 

The new site features:

  • Daily blog posts by some of the smartest folks in our industry
  • Biweekly columns on key topics essential to job board success
  • A job board for job board professionals
  • A classifieds marketplace for advertising products and services
  • A global news feed of developments in our industry
  • Individual blog posts by members of the site
  • Forums…
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Added by Peter Weddle on April 18, 2014 at 2:29pm — No Comments

The Most Hated Term in the Job Market

Amidst all the chatter about this new technology or that new functionality, it’s all too easy – but extremely dangerous – to overlook the one aspect of your site that most determines its appeal: Words.  And, while many employment sites now feature an engaging vocabulary, they continue to rely on a term that is anathema to the very talent that establishes their business.



Words have meaning, of course – they convey information – but they also elicit responses – they touch nerves –…

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Added by Peter Weddle on March 10, 2014 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Nominations for the Recruiting Service Innovation Awards

Nomination forms for the 2014 Recruiting Service Innovation Awards (the ReSIs) are now available.



Established by the International Association of Employment Web Sites (IAEWS), the ReSIs recognize ground-breaking sourcing and recruiting products or services that optimize the recruiter’s experience.  For more information, please click here.



To get…

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 6, 2013 at 12:37pm — No Comments

The Recruiting Service Innovation Awards - ReSIs

The IAEWS is proud to announce the launch of a singular new accolade for our industry – the Recruiting Service Innovation Awards or the ReSIs.  These awards recognize innovative sourcing and recruiting products and services that help to Optimize the Recruiter’s Experience.



The annual competition is open to any organization that offers recruitment-related products or services to employers.  Awards will be made in the following five…

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Added by Peter Weddle on November 20, 2013 at 1:16pm — No Comments

IAEWS Fall Congress Sneak Preview Tomorrow

Join IAEWS Fall Congress Chair Steven Rothberg and IAEWS Executive Director Peter Weddle for a free Webinar on Tuesday, September 17th at 1:30 PM ET (10:30 AM PT, 6:30 PM GMT) about the program for the IAEWS Fall Congress.



They’ll share the list of speakers, the topics they’ll cover and some of the other plans that make the IAEWS Fall Congress the most original, most daring event ever in the online employment services industry.  



The Webinar is sponsored by the…

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Added by Peter Weddle on September 16, 2013 at 10:32am — No Comments

IAEWS Fall Congress Sneak Preview Webinar

The IAEWS Fall Congress will be an event like no other in the online employment services industry.  Formatted as an “unconference,” it will offer both speakers you can’t hear and networking opportunities you can’t get anywhere else.



Whether your site operates in the U.S. or Canada, in the UK or the EU, in southeast Asia, China, Japan, India or Australia, this is the one conference you won’t want to miss.



The Congress will be held on October 14-15, 2013 in…

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Added by Peter Weddle on September 10, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments

The Most Original Employment Site Conference Ever!

That’s no exaggeration.  The 2013 IAEWS Fall Congress will be an industry conference like no other you’ve ever attended.



What makes it so different?



The format.  Organized as an “unconference,” the Congress has coupled every presentation and panel with an equal period of time that offers you two options: you can join a discussion of the presentation/panel topic or you can network with colleagues and business prospects.  In short, you’ll…

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Added by Peter Weddle on September 4, 2013 at 6:53am — No Comments

Still time to sign up for the free Webinar on The New Golden Rules of Job Board Success

Over the last two decades, job boards have transformed the way employers find workers and workers find jobs.  Now, they must transform themselves.



Changes in the world of work and the global job market, the Internet and the cloud, cell phones and smart phones and other technology – all have combined to create a new talent acquisition ecosystem.



Prevailing in this new environment requires the adoption of alternative visions, business models, operational strategies and even…

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Added by Peter Weddle on July 24, 2013 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Free Webinar: The New Golden Rules of Job Board Success

Over the last two decades, job boards have transformed the way employers find workers and workers find jobs.  Now, they must transform themselves.



Changes in the world of work and the global job market, the Internet and the cloud, cell phones and smart phones and other technology – all have combined to create a new talent acquisition ecosystem.



Prevailing in this new environment requires the adoption of alternative visions, business models, operational strategies and even…

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Added by Peter Weddle on July 11, 2013 at 4:38pm — No Comments

TalentNapkin Has Arrived

The first edition of TalentNapkin, the IAEWS e-magazine, is now on the virtual newsstand.  To get your free copy, just click here to reach the IAEWS home page and then on the TalentNapkin button near the top on the left. 



Written by your peers, this edition of TalentNapkin includes informative and occasionally provocative articles…

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Added by Peter Weddle on July 9, 2013 at 6:49am — No Comments

The All New IAEWS Employment Site Resource Directory

If your organization is selling a product or service to job boards, the IAEWS Employment Site Resource Directory is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to promote it.



What makes the Directory special?  It connects with your prospective customers in not one, but two ways:

•    First, the Directory will be linked from the Home Page of the IAEWS Web-site so it’s front and center with both IAEWS Members and other site visitors.

•    Second, a hard copy version of the Directory will be…

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Added by Peter Weddle on June 20, 2013 at 8:34am — No Comments

TalentNapkin, the e-magazine of the IAEWS, will be coming out next week.

This issue will feature the following peer-written articles:



Thinking Outside the Contract Box: New Contract Agreement Strategies That Could Lead to Stronger Business Partnerships

By Kara Yarnot, former VP-Recruitment, SAIC



Employers Count on Employment Web-Sites: Big Data Matters to Employers – Why It Should Matter to…

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Added by Peter Weddle on June 17, 2013 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Site-to-Site Comparisons

A form of competitive intelligence, site-to-site comparisons enable business leaders to determine their areas of strength and vulnerability in the marketplace. It is the antithesis of flying by the seat of your pants.

The challenge, of course, is how to make such comparisons without revealing your own site’s data to the competition.

The 2013 IAEWS Global Benchmark Survey solves that problem. It enables you to submit your site’s data to an independent, outside research firm from…

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Added by Peter Weddle on June 10, 2013 at 9:45am — No Comments

You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure

Everybody knows that, right?  But what good does it do to check your Google Analytics or other Web metrics source, if you don’t know whether it’s telling you good news or bad?



That’s what the IAEWS Global Benchmark Survey is all about.  It enables you to:

•    COMPARE your site’s performance to others (of similar size) so you know where it stands

and

•    do so with complete CONFIDENTIALITY.



It’s free, it’s easy-to-complete, and it gives you the insights you…

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Added by Peter Weddle on May 28, 2013 at 3:19pm — No Comments

IAEWS Global Benchmark Survey Starts June 3rd

Open to every job board on the planet, the 2013 IAEWS Global Benchmark Survey will be releasing its questionnaire in just two weeks.



With a Steering Committee drawn from sites all over the world, the IAEWS Benchmark Survey is the only survey designed by job boards for job boards. The questionnaire will be delivered to registered sites on June 3rd.  So, if you haven’t yet registered, NOW is the time to do so.



Use the following link to reach the registration…

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Added by Peter Weddle on May 22, 2013 at 6:42am — No Comments

What Makes the IAEWS Global Benchmark Survey Unique

There are, of course, other fine surveys in our industry, but the IAEWS Global Benchmark Survey is the only data collection effort designed by job boards for job boards. A Steering Committee of your peers has now finished updating and improving the survey questionnaire to ensure it captures information that is important, accurate and useful to you.



In addition, we have retained a research team from The Ohio State University, one of the leading academic institutions in the world, to…

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Added by Peter Weddle on May 1, 2013 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Last Day for Discount IAEWS Congress Registration

The IAEWS Spring Congress will be the largest gathering of employment site executives in the world.

The registration desk opens at 9:00 AM on Sunday April 14th, the conference starts at 10:00 AM and closes with a Networking Reception from 6-7:30 PM, followed by several "after parties."  It is being held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.

It is truly an extraordinary event.  And, today is the last day for…

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Added by Peter Weddle on April 10, 2013 at 8:25am — No Comments

Comp Registration for IAEWS Spring Congress

This year's IAEWS Spring Congress will be the largest gathering of employment sites executives in the world. 

That means you get:

  • peer conversations you can’t have anywhere else,
  • content you won’t see anywhere else,

and

  • connections you can’t make anywhere else.

Thanks to the generous support of its membership, the IAEWS is offering complimentary registration to non-IAEWS organizations.  We want you…

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Added by Peter Weddle on March 29, 2013 at 11:53am — No Comments

Mobile 411

The 2012 IAEWS Global Benchmark Survey found that almost 10 percent of respondents’ traffic came from a mobile platform.



•    Despite that significant (and fast growing) trend, just 17 percent had an iPhone app and just 8 percent had an Android app.



•    Almost four-in-ten (39 percent) had a .mobi version of their site, yet just 11 percent were using their mobile platform to send job alerts by text message.



What can we learn from this data? …

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Added by Peter Weddle on March 14, 2013 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Juicing Up Job Boards

The job market, the workforce, technology, the competitive field, employer expectations, the global economy – all of that and more has changed.  And so too must job boards, at least if they want to be sustainable businesses.

 

What should the change look like?

 

Take at look at my new book, The New Golden Rules for Job Board Success: Four Principles for Optimizing Operational and Bottom Line Performance in the 21st Century.  It’s a quick read –…

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Added by Peter Weddle on March 12, 2013 at 3:48pm — 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.

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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.

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