Recruiting

Facebook’s New Job App will Eat Monster!

With the recent announcement of the long-awaited “Facebook Job App”, and having read some pretty negative reviews, I started wondering what kind of impact will Facebook really have in the “recruiting industry”. First off, everyone wonders… “Will this kill LinkedIn?” Not at all. I think LinkedIn will benefit from the competition. In the recruiting world...

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Jobvite 2012 Social Job Seeker Survey – Is it accurate? I don’t think so.

Jobvite, an applicant tracking software firm that helps employers post jobs and track candidates during the hiring process, recently released it’s annual “Social Job Seeker Survey”. While I normally enjoy reading through this and other Recruiting and Job Search Surveys, especially the annual “Source of Hire Report” from Gerry and Mark at CareerXRoads, I don’t...

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LinkedIn Acquires Indeed – The deal that never happened.

Joel Cheesman always has the scoop in the Internet Recruiting industry. As a subscriber to his blog, I got a late-night email with a tip stating that LinkedIn might be buying Indeed. That got me thinking… ‚ÄúWhat a brilliant move by LinkedIn!‚Äù Unfortunately, ‚ÄúThe deal that could have been‚Äù wasn’t. Instead, Indeed is being acquired by Recruit Co, from Japan....

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SimplyHired Layoffs – What does it mean to the job board industry?

This morning, March 23, I learned that SimplyHired went through a round of Lay-offs on February 2, 2012, as announced on Venture Beat. When I first heard the news, I did a search on Google, Ere.net, and Jobboarders, and didn’t find any news of the SimplyHired Layoffs. That’s pretty strange to me, considering that SimplyHired is one of the most heavily Venture Capital funded job boards...

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ICANN victory for .Jobs Charter Compliance Coalition and HRSEO.

ICANN Decision Supports .JOBS Charter Compliance Coalition, stating that .JOBS Domain Cannot be Used to Operate Job Boards, which means universe.jobs must be shut down. Congratulations to the .JOBS Charter Compliance Coalition! This is a big win for the IAEWS, employers, HRSEO advocates, and vendors. SPECIAL BULLETIN • ICANN Issues Notice for Employ Media to Cease Operation of “Dot...

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The tipping point for social recruiting… Adecco slashes spending on paid job boards.

If you are currently looking for a job or considering a career change, please consider the news below… On September 24th, 2010, Addecco, the U.S. arm of staffing giant Adecco SA, announced that it slashed it’s spending on online job boards by from $6 Milllion to $2 Million between 2007-2009. Addecco is the first major company, in my knowledge, who has publicly stated they have been...

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