Getting jobs from an employer and onto a job board has been a challenge from the earliest days of the industry. Initially, the only way to do so was manually – the employer filled out a web form and submitted the job ad to the job board. Needless to say, this method (which, of course, is still widely used) was time-consuming and provided many opportunities for typos, dropped information, and other inaccuracies.
Needless to say, job boards didn’t like this arrangement – the harder it was to post jobs, the less likely their customers were to buy more job ads than absolutely needed. Employers didn’t like it, for it was tedious, slow, and yet another task for their (under-staffed) HR departments.