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The Recruiting Service Innovation Awards – ReSIs

The Recruiting Service Innovation Awards – ReSIs

The IAEWS is proud to announce the launch of a singular new accolade for our industry – the Recruiting Service Innovation Awards or the ReSIs. These awards recognize innovative sourcing and recruiting products and services that help to Optimize the Recruiter’s Experience. They are open to IAEWS members and non-members alike.

The annual competition is open to any organization that offers recruitment-related products or services to employers. Nominations will be accepted in the following five categories:

External Sourcing

  • Candidate identification & communication
  • Candidate credential presentation
  • Recruitment marketing platforms
  • Employment branding

Internal Sourcing

  • Employee referral program management
  • Talent community development/management
  • Internal mobility


  • Interviewing
  • Interview scheduling & management
  • Assessment

Candidate Management/Selection

  • Applicant tracking
  • Background checking
  • Compliance

Wild Card

  • Outside the box innovations

The association has empanelled a group of blue-ribbon Talent Acquisition executives for its 2014 Selection Committee. They include recruiting leaders from the following organizations:

  • Hewlett Packard
  • Hyatt
  • Meritage Talent Solutions
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • Outerwall

Award nomination forms will be available on December 1st; submissions are due by January 31, 2014. Companies may make more than one nomination. To get your form, please contact the Executive Director at

Benchmark Survey Spotlight

This article is the second in a series to explore the implications of the results from the 2013 IAEWS Global Benchmark Survey. The first article can be found in the newsletter archive located in the Employment Site channel on

This year’s survey found that fewer than one-out-of-five of the respondents (18.8 percent) currently offer a recruitment option other than job posting (e.g., a short list of pre-screened applicants for an additional fee). Is that a problem? Possibly. Is it shortsighted? Definitely.

Every IAEWS Congress opens with an Industry Keynoter and concludes with a Keynote by one of our customers – an employer’s talent acquisition executive. We’ve heard from the VP or Director of Recruiting at ADP, Coca Cola, McGraw Hill, SAIC, Hyatt, Scripps Health and many others.

While the vocabulary and emphasis in the presentations of each of these executives has been unique, their message has been remarkably similar. As one of them put it, they want us to “stop selling subscriptions and start selling solutions.”

What do they mean by that statement? They believe there are two irreducible truths about their talent acquisition challenge:

  • First, it is too complicated to be solved by recruitment advertising alone.
  • and

  • Second, their challenge is unique and unlike that of any other employer.

In order to meet their challenge, therefore, they are seeking multifaceted recruiting and sourcing resources. They want to work with organizations that can be a one-stop source of a range of talent acquisition tools which they can tailor into their own unique solution.

Achieving that capability isn’t a trivial challenge, but the reward for doing so can be significant. Our Industry Keynoter at the IAEWS Fall Congress was Mike Durney, the new President and CEO of Dice Holdings, Inc. He estimated the 2013 online recruitment advertising market as follows:

  • US: $2.4 billion
  • International: $2.4 billion
  • Total: $4.8 billion, up 2 percent from 2012.

Becoming a talent acquisition solution provider puts employment sites into that market AND into an even larger one – the staffing market. And, Staffing Industry Analysts has estimated that market at $100 billion.

Now, obviously, employment sites are unlikely to compete in all segments of the staffing market, but certainly they can compete in several, and doing so dramatically expands their potential revenue and increases their bottom line.

Be At Your Best With the Best Tools

Customers often ask employment sites either to recommend additional tools they can use for sourcing and recruiting or for the sites to provide them with additional sourcing and recruiting support. What’s the best way to answer these questions? Recommend or use WEDDLE’s Books – the only resources published specifically for the online employment services industry.

WEDDLE’s Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet. This is the 11th edition of the Guide the American Staffing Association called the “Zagat” of job boards and social media sites.

The Talent Sourcing & Recruitment Handbook. This is Shally Steckerl’s tell-all guide to his sourcing secrets and cybersleuthing for hard-to-find talent.

WEDDLE’s Guide to Association Web Sites. This book details the recruiting resources and capabilities that are available at the Web-sites of over 3,000 professional and technical associations.

Finding Needles in a Haystack. This one-of-a-kind guide lists over 25,000 keywords and keyword phrases, across 5,400 job and position titles in 28 industries and professions.

New Employment Site Channel is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new channel of information and resources designed specifically for employment sites.

Here’s what you’ll find on the site:

    Books & Tools for improving site operations and the bottom line
  • Site Success Resources including webinars and an unique industry award program
  • Plus much more!

There’s something there for everyone, whether your site is a startup or a seasoned veteran of the online employment services industry, whether it’s a niche job board or a general purpose sourcing and recruitment site.

So, drop by and check it out. Visit today!

IAEWS Employment Web-Site Resource Directory

If your organization is selling a product or service to job boards and other employment sites, the IAEWS Employment Web-Site Resource Directory is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to promote it.

What makes the Directory special? It connects with your prospective customers in not one, but two ways:

  • First, the Directory will be linked from the Home Page of the IAEWS Web-site so it’s front and center with both IAEWS Members and other site visitors; and
  • Second, a hard copy version of the Directory will be distributed to delegates at all IAEWS Congresses.

In short, you get a two-fer: both virtual and real world visibility.

In addition, the Directory will be featured in regular e-blasts to the IAEWS membership and to the employment sites on the mailing list maintained by WEDDLE’s Guide.

The Employment Web-Site Resource Directory will go live in early January 2014, so don’t delay. The closing date for insertion orders is just around the corner. For additional information and to place your insertion order, contact the IAEWS at today.