Rumors, innuendo, and (yes) job board news

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So much for the doldrums of summer. You’d think that record heat, drought, and the impending Olympics would result in a boring news slump for the job board world.

You’d be wrong.

Let’s see what’s heating up the tubes of the internet, shall we?

  • LinkedIn fumbles: Social job board LinkedIn managed to expose at least 6 million user passwords to the outside world. Perhaps it should buy Monster after all, if only to learn more about site security? In other news, LinkedIn is hit with a $5 million lawsuit related to this security breach.
  • FlexJobs buys another site: The candidate-pay site FlexJobs purchased T-Jobs, a telecommuting site, for an undisclosed amount. FlexJobs currently has 23 employees and 25,000 users.
  • SimplyHired hiring again: The aggregator site SimplyHired, which had recently cut sales positions, hired two additional executives. The site now exceeds 30 million unique visitors per month. In sort-of related news, the site also added a one-click apply feature, following the lead of LinkedIn. Is a security breach soon to follow?
  • Big big job board data: eQuest announced that they are collecting 1 million job board performance records per day. Customers use the data to evaluate job boards and in some cases automate where their jobs are posted. Heads up!
  • IAEWS conference coming soon: Although originally rumored to be moving to HR Tech and Chicago, the fall IAEWS conference will once again couple with the ERE conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
  • eFinancialCareers revenue slides 15%: Despite Dice Holdings showing an 8% increase in earnings year over year for Q2 2012, results were dragged down by the financial sector. It will be interesting to see what effect Dice’s recent purchase of FINS has on this.

What’s next? Who the heck knows!

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  1. Erik

    Hi,
    “The site now exceeds 300 million unique visitors per month. In sort-of related news, the site also added a one-click apply feature, following the lead of LinkedIn. Is a security breach soon to follow?”

    2 questions.

    1. 300 million unique visitors per month? Where did you get that stat?
    2. You mention their one-click apply feature, but don’t mentioned Indeed’s – http://blog.indeed.com/2012/07/26/indeed-apply-boosts-applications-on-web-and-mobile/ – which was facilitated 5 million applications already. Why would you mention SH’s and not Indeed’s?

  2. JobBoardDoctor

    Erik,

    Thanks for catching the typo – SimplyHired has 30 million unique visitors per month – NOT 300. As per the one-click apply for Indeed, 2 reasons why I did not mention it: a) it’s old news (introduced in January), and b) this news roundup is just that – a random gathering of news that catches my eye. It doesn’t pretend to be comprehensive in scope (or fair and balanced, for that matter).
    Thanks- Jeff

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