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Juicing Up Job Boards

Juicing Up Job Boards

The job market, the workforce, technology, the competitive field, employer expectations, the global economy – all of that and more has changed. And so too must job boards, at least if they want to be sustainable businesses.

What should the change look like?

Take at look at my new book, The New Golden Rules for Job Board Success: Four Principles for Optimizing Operational and Bottom Line Performance in the 21st Century. It’s a quick read – just 120 pages or so – but will definitely provide some food for thought.

The book comes off press in three weeks. However, you can pre-order it now by calling 203-964-1888. It retails for $24.95.

All the Best,

Peter Weddle

Comp Registration to Spring Congress

Thanks to the generous support of IAEWS members, those organizations which are not yet IAEWS members may attend the association’s Spring Congress at no charge.

The IAEWS event is partnered with the SHRM Talent Management Conference & Expo so will be held the day before that conference, on April 14th, and in the same location, the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.

Here’s a brief look at the Congress agenda:

  • A panel-plenary discussion on Big Data – what is it (really) and why should job boards care? Panelists include senior executives from eQuest and Monster and an SVP of Recruiting from a Fortune 500 company.
  • An exclusive presentation by Cybersleuth Shally Steckerl on what sourcers and recruiters are learning about recruiting online with methods other than job postings.
  • A panel of case studies in the development and application of mobile technology on job boards. Panelists include senior executives from Madgex, RealMatch and Beyond.
  • A keynote presentation on the latest talent acquisition strategies and investment decisions at a major global enterprise by the Director of Global Recruiting at Coca Cola.
  • Plus

  • An update on the 2013 IAEWS Global Benchmarking Survey, sponsored by Madgex (please see below for additional details)
  • And, plenty of time for networking and deal making.
  • To take advantage of this complimentary registration offer, organizations must register not later than March 29, 2013. To register, please call the IAEWS Executive Director, Peter Weddle, at 203-964-1888.

    The IAEWS Benchmark Survey

    Your site will definitely benefit from participating in the Global Benchmark Survey.

    But don’t take our word for it. Listen to what Steven Rothberg, President of, and Andy Hibel, COO of have to say. Click here here to reach the IAEWS home page and scroll down to the video recording.

    So, register now. It’s free, confidential and easy to complete. Click here to reach our registration portal.

    Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind survey. See how your site stacks up vis-à-vis its peers in the industry. Register today.

    The 2013 IAEWS Global Benchmark Survey is sponsored by Madgex.

    Talk to Other Job Board Pros

    Open to all job board owners and operators, the IAEWS Group on is an easy way to present your own views on key industry issues, keep tabs on other job boards and build your personal brand among 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.

    Is It Worth It?

    Is it worth the time and effort to attend the IAEWS Spring Member Congress?

    Here’s what Joe Stubblebine, a longtime job board veteran, had to say:

    “As an owner/operator of for over 12 years, the IAEWS events were a way to meet and connect with other people who–although they may be competitors–were thinking about the same things I was. I looked forward to attending the conferences as a way to catch up, see what’s happening in the space, and to get a more global sense on where the online recruitment products and services space is headed. …


    … was acquired by a subsidiary of in 2012 as a direct result of a conversation initiated at the cocktail hour at IAEWS. I look forward to including IAEWS conferences in my roster of must-attend events.”