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  • Is Your Job Board a Good Recruiting Vehicle?

    April 14, 2015

    Running an online job board can be very rewarding, but only if you have a steady flow of traffic to your site. Unfortunately, data aggregators and social media are expanding the job recruiting market, which is a growing threat for many online job boards.
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  • A Farewell To Jobs

    April 14, 2015

    US courts are wrestling with whether Uber and Lyft drivers are contractors or should be considered employees. (It’s a hard case: I can see both sides. It seems to me like an issue the Supreme Court ought to ultimately decide.) And they’re just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
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  • Tech deluge: do we need so many tech-focused sites?

    April 14, 2015

    A long time ago, I worked at the granddaddy of all tech recruiting sites, Dice. It started as a bulletin board in 1990, then migrated to the web in 1996. To this day, it is the largest tech-focused job board, both in terms of revenues and candidates.
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  • Searching for work via online job boards

    April 14, 2015

    I walked into a Service Canada the other day, looking for work. The last time I did such a thing, I believe the government department was called Human Resources Development Canada. This has since become “Service Canada.” My first question was, “Where are the job boards?” There are none.
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  • A Brief History of Online Job Boards since 1995

    April 1, 2015

    It’s hard to believe I started in the online job board industry almost 20 years ago–back when job boards were literally boards tacked with paper job descriptions, hanging outside college career offices and staffing agencies. Or binders full of faxed job postings. Or classified ads in the newspaper. A lot can change in 20 years.
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  • Job board revenue streams (other than jobs)

    April 1, 2015

    In the golden days of job boards you could get away with just making money on job postings. Not anymore. Here’s a list of other revenue ideas that will help you add to the bottom line. Multiple revenue streams will help your business stay aflot in good times and bad. Today’s job board NEEDS multiple revenue sources to survive. My favorite is Adsense but here are 6 more ways to increase your bottom line.
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  • Online Recruitment Marketing – The Basics

    April 1, 2015

    Over the last number of years, the world of recruitment marketing has taken a shift. Now there is a high dependency on the Internet and recruiters must be aware of how to optimise their use of this service. Here I will explain the basic tips which I think are essential in becoming an online expert.
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  • LinkedIn Class Action Settlement: What You Need To Know

    March 15, 2015

    If you’re a recruiter or employer, there’s a good chance that when you opened your inbox last week, you received an e-mail from LinkedIn announcing a class action settlement. Here’s what the suit is about and what you need to know.
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  • Job Board Or Recruiter: Which Is Right For Your Company?

    March 15, 2015

    If you run your own business or work in a HR team, sooner or later you’re going to need to hire some new staff and when you do, you’re left with two options; advertise your vacancies on a jobs board (like Bubble) or use a recruiter to conduct the hiring process for you.
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