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2013 IAEWS Survey Questionnaire Distributed

2013 IAEWS Survey Questionnaire Distributed

The questionnaire for the 2013 IAEWS Global Benchmark Survey was distributed to registered participants on Monday, June 3rd. If your organization has already registered and you did not receive your copy, please contact IAEWS Executive Director Peter Weddle at right away.

A couple of additional points:

  • Registrations to participate in the survey will continue to be accepted until August 18th, so if you haven’t yet registered, there’s still time to do so. Here’s the link to the registration portal.
  • To make it as easy as possible to complete the survey, it’s been designed so you can answer questions as your schedule permits and save your responses. Completed questionnaires are due by August 19th.
  • Two Survey Discussion Forums will be held: one in-person forum prior to the IAEWS Fall Congress on October 15th in Chicago, IL and a second virtual discussion online later in the fall. More details will be released later in the summer.
  • Finally, please remember that no one will see your site’s data except the outside, independent research firm from The Ohio State University. The only data that will be seen by any organization is that for its own site and the aggregated responses from all participating job boards.

    The Source of Employment Survey

    The Source of Employment Survey is a 360 look at the job market. Unlike the IAEWS Global Benchmark Survey – which collects operational and investment data from job boards – it probes the attitudes and behaviors of both active job seekers and passive prospects and large as well as mid-sized and smaller employers.

    The 2012 survey questionnaire was open all year long so as to collect the largest possible number of responses. Among the individual respondents:

  • 47.2 percent were currently employed and either thinking about making a job change this year or actively looking for a new job.
  • 38.4 percent were not currently employed and actively seeking a new job.
  • 10.0 percent were reentering the workforce after of absence of two or more years.
  • 4.3 percent were committed to staying with their current employer.
  • When the respondents were asked what they liked best about today’s job boards, the top three responses were:

  • The caliber of job postings on-site (e.g., employers represented, salary levels).
  • The number of job postings on-site.
  • Ease of access to the job postings.
  • When the respondents were asked which new features or services job boards should offer, the top three responses were:

  • More accurate job agent technology.
  • Assessment instruments to pinpoint their interests and/or work-related preferences.
  • Video profiles of employers and their facilities.
  • When employers were asked which new capabilities job boards should offer, the top three responses were:

  • Staffing firm-like services (e.g., a slate of 8-10 best qualified applicants).
  • Aggregator-like services (e.g., job posting to other job boards).
  • Social networking-like services (e.g., the ability to connect and interact with candidates on-site).
  • When employers were asked which new services they would be willing to pay for, the top three responses were:

  • Better matching technology for candidate-to-position and/or candidate-to-organizational culture.
  • Job ad distribution to social media/social networking sites.
  • Alternative job posting formats to include embedded pre-screening questions.
  • Job Board Best Seller

    The IAEWS is pleased to announce the publication of The New Golden Rules of Job Board Success: Four Principles for Optimizing Operational and Bottom Line Performance.

    Here’s how one industry executive described the book: “The book is a great, quick read for all job boarders and I highly recommend it.”

    Presenting previously unpublished research and with thought-provoking observations and commentary that’s sure to get you thinking outside the box, this is one book every job board professional should read!

    So, don’t delay. Click here and order your copy today.

    The IAEWS Group on LinkedIn

    Open to all job board owners and operators, the IAEWS Group on is an easy way to connect with other job board professionals, keep tabs on other job boards and stay on top of key issues and trends in our industry.

    Sign on today and take part in the dialogue. Sure, you’re busy, but a 15 minute investment at the IAEWS LinkedIn Group every couple of days could pay an immense return in new ideas and insights, competitive intelligence, strategic business relationships.

    Join the IAEWS Today

    Why bother?

    Because we are a community of job board professionals. In addition to our twice-a-year conferences, we offer an array of other peer-to-peer networking opportunities as well as proprietary industry research and the market differentiation that comes from being part of an organization with the only Code of Ethics in our industry.

    In addition, we are always introducing new initiatives to serve our Members better. For example, we’re launching the 360 Perspective Discussion Tour, a series of local meetings among IAEWS Members and their guests. These sessions will provide an opportunity for networking and the discussion of the IAEWS Source of Employment Survey, which explores the attitudes and behaviors of both job seekers and employers.

    So, join the IAEWS today. Click here to reach the Membership Info page on the IAEWS site. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and use the link to the appropriate Prospective Members Packet for your organization.