Toll-Free Teleconference on IAEWS Membership

For those who might have missed the e-blast yesterday, please join us for the free teleconference described below.

The International Association of Employment Web Sites ( is the trade organization for the global online employment services industry.  Collectively, its members power or operate over 60,000 sites worldwide.  Its mission is to help improve the operations and the bottom line of its members.


The IAEWS is hosting a toll-free teleconference on the benefits of membership in the association.  The call will take place on Wednesday, December 14th at 11:30 AM Eastern time, 8:30 AM Pacific time, 4:30 PM GMT).


Among the topics the call will cover are IAEWS conferences, member working groups, research and publications, peer-to-peer networking and governmental consultation.


To reserve a seat for the call, please email Peter Weddle, the IAEWS Managing Director, at  Please include your name, title, organization and location.  A return email will provide the toll free number for the call.


Seats are limited so reserve a spot right away.

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Comment by Steven Rothberg on December 6, 2011 at 7:51am
It doesn't appear from your comment that your beef is with the job board industry generally or even some job boards specifically so am I correct in inferring that your criticism is about the only association st internationally for job boards and other career sites as well as some niche sites?

Also, your comment indicates that it appears that the members of IAEWS are 60,000 spam sites but you don't explain why you feel some sites are spam sites and, apparently, some are not. What makes one job board a spam site and another not. Could you provide a test or list of factors you use when analyzing a site to determine whether it is a spam site? The membership is quite varied and includes the large, general boards as well as new, niche sites as well as well established, niche sites like ours,
Comment by Ted Daywalt on December 6, 2011 at 7:52am



I have been watching your various posts for some time and this one seems to be the worst. From your writings, you seem to have a grudge against employment sites and IAEWS. Do you own one or are you in the job market?


You are absolutely wrong in your assessment of IAEWS, which has become the leading industry organization for employment sites. As a long time member of IAEWS and as president of VetJobs (, I have learned a lot from the association. To wit,

-IAEWS set a standard of conduct by establishing a Code of Ethics. Our COE actually stopped some sites from being able to join!

-IAEWS conducts seminars and has speakers at the Congresses that impart very valuable information to the owners and operators of employment sites.

-IAEWS has conducted valuable surveys on trends taking place in the industry. This type of industry intelligence is valuable and helps employment site owners plan their strategies.

-IAEWS has been an advocate with government agencies on behalf of employment web sites.


I could go on and on, but I would hope you get my drift. Your statements are totally unfounded. Please research your facts and opinions before making slanderous comments.


You are welcomed to contact me if you want to discuss this issue. Send an email to


Ted Daywalt




Comment by Matt Hoffner on December 6, 2011 at 7:54am

Not sure why anyone would find the IAEWS "offensive"?  It is the only organization that serves our industry and I feel it is doing a pretty good job.  Obviously, there are large boards and smaller boards that are members, but I don't know why they would be called "Spam" sites?

I enjoy the IAEWS meetings and the chance to talk to other boards about the issues facing our industry.  This   ".org" has real value and I would encourage all job board owners to join and become active members. 

Comment by Joe Stubblebine on December 6, 2011 at 9:04am

Great idea on the toll free tele-conference.  I hope it is successful. has been a long-time member of the IAEWS and we've found it very useful.  I have connected with vendors that evenutally became successful partners.  It has also allowed me to meet others so that I have a sounding board for my own perspective on what's happening in the space, and keep a pulse on what others are doing.  

This year, I participated in the Member Survey roundtable discussion at IAEWS Hollywood prior to the conference, and the discussions I had with other owner/operators was very enlightening.  I don't attend the West Coast IAEWS conference, but I make sure to always attend the fall conference.

If you're a job board who may be considering membership:  do it.  You will get value out of the IAEWS, especially if you attend the conferences.

Comment by Ken Levinson on December 6, 2011 at 9:14am

Mike Carl, you do not bother to post who you are affiliated with, which might be helpful in trying to understand your prospective. I have been a member of the association since the very beginning, have worked with Peter Weddle on a number of issues, and have attended a number of conferences. I have personally found the association to be very helpful to me. I have met some wonderful peers. The association has gone to bat addressing issues that could negatively affect my job board (which I sold in July with Peter's assistance), and has been very helpful to my daughter who is starting a business that will service the job board community. There has NEVER been a time that I've called Peter about anything, where he has not tried to help me. I have no idea of how you can comment about the worth of the association, if you've never been a member, and have never personally experienced. In closing, I know Eric Shannon, have done business with him, and have the utmost respect for him.


Ken Levinson
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Comment by Tony Lee on December 6, 2011 at 9:30am offers a highly valuable, unique contribution to the job-board industry in that it allows sites that otherwise compete with one another for employer revenue to share best practices, smart ideas and networking in a very productive environment. Pete Weddle is to be congratulated for creating and building the organization to its present successful level.

The criticism posted clearly is unrelated to the actual work  of the IAEWS, and I invite that critic to attend our next gathering to see for himself the value of the organization.

Comment by Todd Goldstein on December 6, 2011 at 11:35am

We have seen this before from Mike Carl who by the way was banned earlier this year under another name for ranting about Indeed. Mike or whoever you are it is very clear to everyone hear that you have no real intention of contributing to our community in any positive manner. Your rants are nothing but that. Come clean, tell us who you really are. Post one of your sites, let us be the judge of your work. You have claimed in past posts to being here to offer stimulating conversation but really what you are doing is degrading and getting quite personal. Don't continue to hide behind this made up name, tell us who you really are. You now have the attention of a pretty impressive group responding to your lame remarks. Now is your chance.

Comment by Ken Levinson on December 6, 2011 at 11:38am

Bravo Todd!   :-)

Comment by Ted Daywalt on December 6, 2011 at 11:44am

I second Todd's suggestion. Mike, who are you, really?

Comment by Don Firth on December 6, 2011 at 12:08pm


The criticism of the IAEWS is obviously unfounded. The membership includes the leading job boards. The benefits of membership are well worth the expense. Peter Weddle has been the voice of the job board industry for many years and has been instrumental in adding value to our profession. The conferences, in particular, are of great value to  exchange ideas, review new trends and meet colleagues in the industry.
I have been associated with Eric Shannon for more than 10 years. We both participated in the NicheBoards Group to exchange ideas in the early days of job boards. Eric is a friend and highly respected throughout the industry and his job board, Latpro, is first class.
Don Firth


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