Published by : Peter Weddle

The Machines Are Coming (and that’s a good thing)

Have you ever asked yourself: • Which job boards should you use to get the best candidates for each of your open jobs? • How can you avoid overspending for applicants when you have enough for an opening? • When should you invest more in order to attract more candidates for a critical vacancy? Well,

The Rise of Fake Applicants

The Web is teeming with fake applicants. According to a report this month by DeviceAtlas, a software company, almost half of all Internet traffic (a whopping 48 percent) is now generated by bots and crawlers. A bot or Web robot is a piece of software designed to visit online sites and perform a specific activity

Two Dynamics for Job Board Growth

Like all industries, the job board business is powered by the ebb and flow of dynamics.  The dictionary defines that term as “the forces or properties that stimulate growth, development, or change within a system or process.”  Dynamics are organizing principles that gain the power to shape the present (and often the future) by becoming

Capitalize on the Barbie Effect

It didn’t exactly set the recruiting blogosphere on fire, but there was big news from Mattel recently that offered an important lesson for job boards.  The company reported that Barbie sales surged 23 percent in the second quarter of this year thanks to its introduction of a more diverse and distinctive set of figures.  In

The TAtech Conference & Expo

The State-of-the-Art in Talent Acquisition Technology & Strategy Hotel Room Offer Ends on July 31st – Don’t Miss Out! The TAtech Conference & Expo has a single and unique goal.  It is 100% dedicated to Optimizing the RECRUITER Experience™. To be held September 19-21, 2016 at The Palms Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, this

The TAtech Conference & Expo

The State-of-the-Art in Talent Acquisition Technology & Strategy Hotel Room Offer Ends on July 31st – Don’t Miss Out! The TAtech Conference & Expo has a single and unique goal.  It is 100% dedicated to Optimizing the RECRUITER Experience™.  With that kind of focus, you can be sure it will attract talent acquisition and HR

Tech Insights for the Savvy Recruiter

Next Practice: Add Employee Reflections to Employee Referrals 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

Job Board Journalist: Add Change, Stir, Pour

Note: The deadline for a free hotel room at the TAtech Conference & Expo is this Sunday, July 31st.  Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind deal. The job board marketplace is attracting the attention of the big boys and girls.  Yes, I know the conventional wisdom is that Microsoft bought LinkedIn as a CRM play

The Most Hated Term in the Job Market Redux

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

Job Board Journalist: The Power & Peril of a Legacy Brand

From Monster’s first Super Bowl ad to CareerBuilder’s Monkey Business campaign, from Dice’s street art ads to today’s airport billboards, taxi rooftop placards and plain, old direct marketing emails, job boards have invested millions of dollars in building their brand.  Not every site has become a household name, but many are now imprinted on the