Fall is most definitely in the air, as in leaves falling to the ground and making it hard to mow. But fall also means conferences for job board folks and (of course) deals, deals, deals! So without further ado, here is the latest news: migrates into North America:, an international recruiting startup created by Rillieux-La-Pape, [...]

Filed Under: Industry news, Mobile devices

At the end of the month, I'll be heading down (over?) to Las Vegas for the Fall 2014 IAEWS meeting. There will be networking, eating and drinking, and a pretty interesting lineup of speakers and topics. Plus, of course, I'll be there  - what more could you want? Andy Hibel of HigherEdJobs has put together [...]

Filed Under: Employers, Financials, Industry news, Job board problems, Research
2014 Aggregator Usage survey

About a month ago, I asked you to participate in the 2014 Aggregator Usage survey. This study asked about how job boards really use aggregators, which ones they actually use, and what their plans were for future use. The response was phenomenal - 179 respondents from around the globe! To everyone that participated, a big THANK YOU. [...]

Filed Under: Research

It's happened again - I've let the better part of a year pass since I took a look at some of the new and interesting sites and services out there. Last time it seemed career hubs were thriving. This time? Well, hard to see the trends. You tell me: SkilledWizard: A job board that looks a bit [...]

Filed Under: job seekers, Site design
2014 Aggregator Usage survey

Take the 2014 Aggregator Usage Survey!

Almost everyone in the job board industry either uses aggregators - or has in the past. It's just a fact of job board life. But recent developments (LinkedIn and Monster aggregating job postings) and the ascension of Indeed to the #1 job board spot got me thinking: how are job boards really using aggregators now? And which [...]

Filed Under: Research

Hey folks! It's summer! Laying back, sipping a cool drink, going barefoot. But apparently in our industry, summertime means 'deal time'. Check out the acquisitions and funding action below. My head is spinning. I think I need a vacation!: LinkedIn can't stay out of court: LinkedIn must face a lawsuit claiming the company violated customers’ privacy [...]

Filed Under: Industry news

There is just nothing like late June in Orlando (unless perhaps you prefer mid-July): 95% humidity, temperatures hovering in the low 90s, and drenching thunderstorms with sheet lightning. Oh, and don't forget the tourists! So I was initially not so excited when I learned that the JobG8 Summit followed SHRM - in Orlando, in late [...]

Filed Under: Industry news, Job board problems, Metrics, Mobile devices, Site design, Social media, Technical

Once, in a world far, far away (i.e., the 1990s), Monster beat its chest and claimed to be the biggest and best source for online jobs in the world, bar none. Then, last week, Monster - diminished, no longer for sale, and facing significant declines in revenue - once again beat its chest and said [...]

Filed Under: Industry news, Job board problems, Sales, Services

Some interesting developments over the past month, including a new round of financials from the publicly-held job boards and some VC money going into the market. Let's take a look: Work4 nabs some serious cash:Work4, the Facebook-oriented recruiting platform, has picked up $7 million in Series B funding. It is also now integrated with Twitter [...]

Filed Under: Industry news

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