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Job Boards Aren’t Dead, Just Changing

No doubt you have heard doomsayers predicting the death of job boards. You also likely realize that the boards are still an important part of a diversified recruitment strategy. However, while the boards may not be dying, the landscape definitely is changing. If you are responsible for recruitment strategy ROI, it’s important to…

The Top 16 Articles of 2016: #2 – Randstad To Acquire Monster For $429 Million

Editors Note: For the last 16 days of December, SourceCon will be resharing our most popular articles from the year. Yes, each time you’ve turned around this year, there has been more big news in the recruiting field. If you didn’t get whiplash from the news we broke in May that SimplyHired was…

The Top 16 Articles of 2016: #5 – Go Beyond Job Postings: 3 Effective Ways To Attract And Hire Top Talent

Editors Note: For the last 16 days of December, SourceCon will be resharing our most popular articles from the year. Research shows that job boards on average gather 43% of all applications companies receive for new job openings. But while job boards may have the highest number of applications, their conversion-to-hire rates fall…

ZipRecruiter Testing an Interesting ‘Check Salary’ Feature on Job Ads, Including Its Own

ZipRecruiter is testing a new feature on its site that it hopes will get more employers to provide salary information about a job. On some job ads on ZipRecruiter, the feature I noticed last week gives job candidates the choices of either applying for a job or pressing a button that says “check salary.”…

CareerBuilder Put in Play By Its Broadcast Owner

When Monster announced a few weeks ago that it was being bought by Randstad, the only surprises were the buyer and the price, $429 million. But this morning’s announcement that CareerBuilder is in play was a surprise. “It’s stunning,” said Peter Zollman, founding principal of AIM Group, a global consulting group to the…

Monster to Shareholders: Sale Opponent is Reckless, Inaccurate

When Monster’s largest shareholder last week tore into the planned sale of the company calling the price “selling at the bottom,” the response was an official “no comment.” Today, Monster fired back. In an open letter to shareholders, Tim Yates, Monster’s CEO and CFO and a company director, called last week’s detailed challenge…

Monster Calls Opposition to Company Sale “Reckless”

When Monster’s largest shareholder last week tore into the planned sale of the company calling the price “selling at the bottom,” the response was an official “no comment.” Today, Monster fired back. In an open letter to shareholders, Tim Yates, Monster’s CEO and CFO and a company director, called last week’s detailed challenge…

A Recruiting-technology Company Is Testing Unusual ‘Early Admittance’ Job Posts

In searching for its own employees, SmashFly is dabbling in “early admittance” — something many of us have seen done similarly in the college-admission process, but not in recruiting. Michael Hennessy, SmashFly CEO, and Tracey Parsons, director of the recruitment marketing practice, came up with the idea a couple of months ago. The two wanted…

Your Job Postings Aren’t Attracting Top Applicants, and a Simple Test Will Prove It

You simply can’t catch trophy fish with weak bait, and similarly, you can’t attract quality candidates with dull and ineffective job post descriptions. But most corporations simply post their descriptions without design criteria or any pretesting. This is a serious error because a simple side-by-side comparison test approach (borrowed from advertising) can reveal…

Not Mobile Friendly? You’re Doomed

If your website isn’t mobile friendly and word of mouth is your marketing plan, then you may be doomed, at least as far as attracting candidates. A study by the Pew Research Center says family, friends and connections are important to jobseekers, but not nearly as much as is the internet.. You can…

Employer Payrolls, Online Job Postings Grew In August

Shrugging off the turmoil in the world’s financial markets, U.S. employers continued to hire in August, adding 190,000 new jobs to the national economy. The monthly National Employment Report from HR services and payroll processor ADP came in somewhat lower than the 200,000 increase economists expected, yet it was an improvement over the…

Writing Better Job Ads Will Attract Better Candidates

The advent of the Internet has vastly simplified the process of getting your job advertisements in front of thousands of jobseekers in just a matter of minutes. However the ease with which job advertisements are now distributed means competition for jobseekers’ attention has never been so high. Jobseekers are overwhelmed by the vast…