Big change is so sudden. Remember how LinkedIn came out of nowhere and revolutionized the recruiting industry? Oh right – they started in 2004. Well, how about Indeed and the rush to PPC? Oops – they launched in 2005. Maybe big change isn't that sudden after all. Maybe disruption is overrated. Maybe innovation happens around [...]

Filed Under: Job board problems, Site design, Social media, Technical, User experience

Pay for performance: is it in your future?

Since I began working in the job board industry in 1997, I've heard many discussions about pay for performance {PFP} (as opposed to pay to post or pay to access resumes). At one point, CareerBuilder launched a PFP service, but over time it disappeared. In fact, the only companies that have succeeded with PFP have [...]

Filed Under: Employers, job seekers, Site design

Webinar on the way: Job Board Judo

Hey everyone - I will be conducting a webinar next week (courtesy of Job Board Digest and Madgex) called 'Job Board Judo'. (Ironically enough, I used to do Tae Kwan Do - but that's another story). I will be talking about how you can compete successfully in the current complex online recruiting market. I will [...]

Filed Under: Job board problems, Marketing, Sales, Site design, Social media, Technical

The first hints of fall are in the air - unless you live in south Texas or Florida, that is. The world of online recruiting, however, has not taken either a summer or fall break. LinkedIn in particular seems to be having exciting times. So without further blather, here is your latest installment of what's [...]

Filed Under: Industry news

A new resource added to Job Board Doctor

One of my goals at Job Board Doctor is to provide resources for job boards. My first attempt was the listing of job board software (which has been updated many times!). I also hope that my blog posts serve this function - at least some of the time. But I've also know that there are many other types of [...]

Filed Under: Job board problems, Research, Services, Site design, Social media, Technical

What the 2013 Job Board Trends Surveys tell us

The results are in from the latest Job Board Trends and Online Recruiting surveys - and they're interesting. This year 319 job boards, 79 HR and recruiting professionals, and 108 job seekers participated - that's a lot of responses! It also took a while to gather up the data and put it into report form - but [...]

Filed Under: Industry news, Mobile devices, Research, Social media

A brief history of job boards (infographic)

This isn't complete by any means, but thanks to John Sumser, Eric Shannon, Wikipedia, Chris Russell, and others, it covers the basics (I hope!). Amazing how far we've come in 22 years!

Filed Under: Industry news

Facebook launched its long-rumored job board offering last week. It was a bit rocky: " It’s buggy and kind of janky looking.” - FB user Mike Chapman (and thank you, Mike, for introducing me to a new, useful word!) "The entire platform is stalled before it even got started. In many ways, it doesn’t function properly at all. There [...]

Filed Under: Industry news, Job board problems, Site design

As noted in previous posts, I've been thinking lately about what makes a job board good - or not. Below are a few questions to that effect - and yes, some employment sites have these features, but most do not. Maybe there absent features you've wondered about? Voice input for search: Hey, if you're like [...]

Filed Under: ATS, Employers, Job board problems, job seekers, Mobile devices, Technical, User experience

The latest and greatest in the job board world

The online recruiting sector continues to change and grow (and sorry, Nick, I don't think it 'sucks wind'). Monster is still up for sale, start ups are sprouting like last spring's vegetable garden, and I'm heading to HR Tech in a few weeks. So what better than a  quick round up of the latest news? [...]

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