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IAEWS Survey Questionnaire to be Released in Two Weeks

IAEWS Survey Questionnaire to be Released in 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.

Click here to reach the registration page.

What happens when you register?

” First your name and contact information will be sent to Dr. Lindsey Chamberlain and Dr. Andrew Martin, the lead analysts for the survey from The Ohio State University.

” On June 3rd, they will send you a link to the online survey questionnaire. You can complete the questionnaire in one sitting – it takes about 40 minutes – or you can start the questionnaire and then save your work and come back and finish it later.

” Surveys will be returned directly to The Ohio State University and nobody but Drs. Chamberlain and Martin will see any one site’s data. All surveys must be submitted by August 19th to be included in the final report.

” The data from all of the sites will then be aggregated, sorted according to key comparators (e.g., site size, location, market) and the results analyzed by the research team at Ohio State. Findings will be developed and integrated into a final report.

” On September 13th, final reports will be distributed to each participating site that completed the survey (those answering 75% of the questions).

” And on October 15th, a Discussion Forum will be held exclusively for survey participants prior to the IAEWS Fall Congress on that date. It’s a one-of-a-kind chance – not to discuss the data for your individual site – but rather to explore the implications of key findings, trends and opportunities from the aggregated responses. It’s a little like attending your very own futurist convention for the online employment services industry.

So, there you have it! Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to see how your site stacks up vis-à-vis its peers in the industry and do so with complete confidentiality. Here’s the link to the registration portal, once again.

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.

Join 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, present your own views on key industry issues, keep tabs on other job boards and build your personal brand among your peers.

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.

Introducing TalentNapkin

TalentNapkin is a new e-magazine that will be published by the IAEWS and feature original writing by members of the global job board community. It’s a chance to see yourself in print and shine a spotlight on your insights and ideas.

Why call the publication TalentNapkin? Because many of the best ideas in our industry began on a cocktail napkin in a watering hole somewhere.

The first issue of the magazine will come out in June, and our editors are now accepting draft articles and proposals for other original content. Whether it’s the excerpt from a previously published white paper or a piece you’ve written on the impact of mobile technology in our industry, everything is welcome.

Please email your submissions or questions about submissions to Peter Weddle at