Results of the 2016-17 Recruiting Site Trends Survey are here!

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It’s been a record-breaking year for our annual industry survey – response is up 21% from last year, and we received responses from almost every part of the globe! Do I sound enthused? Well…I am!

This year’s survey – sponsored by  Jobg8 (thanks!) – was taken by 266 job boards, aggregators, recruitment platforms, agencies, and other types of recruiting sites during October thru December 2016. As with last year’s survey, we asked about all aspects of the business – from site revenue and traffic, to plans for new technologies. We also asked what you thought were the key opportunities and threats facing you in the coming year. Here are some key findings:

  • 51% of respondents described themselves as some type of niche job board; 11% were recruitment platforms; and 16% were general recruitment sites
  • 38% of respondents are planning to increase rates in the next 12 months
  • Almost half of the respondents reported that their job postings received 16+ application clicks on average
  • Job alerts provide the highest quality of job application traffic for employers
  • 44% of respondents reported that their sites are getting at least 40% or more of their traffic from mobile
  • Top threats: Indeed and other job aggregators (44%); economic slowdown (37%); and new competitors and/or old competitors with new capabilities (36%)
  • 31% of respondents are planning to exhibit at a trade show in the next 12 months
  • 81% of respondents have a dedicated internal sales staff

There’s much more – so click here to download (free registration is required). And again, to those who participated – thanks!

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