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Monster: not with a bang, but a whimper

So, finally, it happened. Randstad, the international staffing behemoth, bought Monster last week for $429 million. Yep, million. As in several hundred million less than Monster's 2015 gross revenues. Ow. There was a lot of analysis, some of it quite good.…

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Acquisition mania!: news of the job board industry

It's that time again - time to round up what's happening in the job board and online recruiting industry. No summer doldrums here, though - things continue to move apace. So let's get started: JobAndTalent lands massive investment: Atomico has just…

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Life after job postings

I was discussing Indeed with some other folks at the JobG8 conference (what a surprise, right?), and one person made a comment that really stuck with me. "Google can wreck Indeed's business anytime they want, simply by changing their search…

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What the LinkedIn sale means for job boards

Last week was a big week for industry news - and pundits. Everyone had something to say about LinkedIn and Microsoft. Except...me. Why did I wait? Well, I was getting ready for this week's JobG8 conference (branding and sales workshops,…

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The letter

It's the kind of letter you don't want to send or receive: "First, on behalf of the entire Simply Hired team I would like to thank you for your partnership. We have appreciated working with you and your clients.  I am writing…

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