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What if?: an exercise for your business
If you read my monthly news roundup (and if you don’t, you should!), you have probably noticed that a fair amount of the content is on companies getting funding. Why? Well, for one thing, big (or even moderate) money is interesting. Funding can also tell you something about which types of recruiting companies folks outside our industry think have the potential to grow substantially (witness: programmatic). Funding can also serve as a recognition of success (‘that company did great...
 Job Board Doctor - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 08:30



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Experiencing Talent FOMO? Hiring Events Could Be the Answer
The Internet has made a lot of things in life easier. Don’t know what something is? Google it. Don’t have a storefront to advertise your open roles? Post them online. However, the accessibility of the Internet can create more work for recruiters — for example, imagine having 500 positions to fill at warehouses opening in five different cities. You could …
 Online Recruiting News - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 09:00



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Women in Trucking: How They’re Disrupting the Industry
A plentiful job market may sound like great news for everyone — but while low unemployment benefits job seekers, it can actually hurt industries facing worker shortages, such as trucking. These companies are now struggling to fill open positions and prepare for future growth.  Trucking’s challenges demand new approaches to hiring, such as venturing outside the traditional talent pool. While …
 Online Recruiting News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 09:00



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Recruitment Marketing: What It Takes to Do It Right
In his book “Outliers,” author Malcolm Gladwell popularized the theory that it takes roughly 10,000 hours of “deliberate practice” to become an expert in a field. Since then, the theory has come under criticism. But even if that sounds like much too long for you (as it does for me), there’s no question that mastery or greatness doesn’t just …
 Online Recruiting News - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 09:00



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Programmatic, money, and yes, programmatic: news of the job board industry
As in last month’s update, the acquisition of programmatic companies continues apace. But there’s also new investment and some quarterly results as well. Let’s see what we’ve got!: DHI announces Q2 results: DHI announced that Dice’s 2nd quarter revenues were $23.2…
 Online Recruiting News - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 08:30



Job Board Doctor
Programmatic, money, and yes, programmatic: news of the job board industry
As in last month’s update, the acquisition of programmatic companies continues apace. But there’s also new investment and some quarterly results as well. Let’s see what we’ve got!: DHI announces Q2 results: DHI announced that Dice’s 2nd quarter revenues were $23.2 million, ClearanceJobs’ were $6 million, and eFinancialCareers’ were $8.1 million. EBITDA margins were 23%, and the company continues to convert customers into a pay per view (PPV) revenue...
 Job Board Doctor - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 08:30



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Nexxt Announces Enhanced Text2Hire Conversation Product
We at Nexxt are excited to announce a software upgrade to our Text2Hire Conversation product. According to a survey, only 14% of the workforce is actively looking for a job, but 73% are open to receiving new job opportunities via text message. Nexxt’s Text2Hire Conversation allows clients to start dialogs with targeted groups of candidates pulled from the more than 8+ million in-demand job seekers who have opted-in to receive text messages about new opportunities and other career information...
 Online Recruiting News - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 12:00



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How to Craft a Job Description Gen Z Will Actually Read
If you’re paying any attention to Gen Z, you’ve likely come across this number: 61 million. That’s how many people born after 1996 are about to enter the workforce (and some already have)! According to a Bloomberg analysis of UN data, the global population of Generation Z will outnumber millennials this year. So just when you’ve mastered writing a …
 Online Recruiting News - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 09:00



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Free the Potential of the PhD Candidate and Tap into a Rich Talent Pool
Have you ever received a job application from a PhD graduate and weren’t sure what to do with it? These applicants are often overlooked due to common misconceptions that prevent recruiters from tapping into a rich talent pool. “What PhD candidates are looking for is that opportunity to prove themselves [and] learn some new things,” says Vay Cao,  founder of …
 Online Recruiting News - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 09:00



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Want to drive away jobseekers? This is how
Note: The Doctor is offsite this week with a client, so here is a post from 2009 (!!) that is still relevant.  If you’re looking for work, nothing can make you throw up your hands faster than a job board…
 Online Recruiting News - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 08:30



Job Board Doctor
Want to drive away jobseekers? This is how
Note: The Doctor is offsite this week with a client, so here is a post from 2009 (!!) that is still relevant.  If you’re looking for work, nothing can make you throw up your hands faster than a job board or company career site that sucks (well, ok, maybe a fight with those idiots handling your health insurance, but we’ll save that for another day). This begs the question: why exactly does a job board suck? What constitutes a ‘sucky job board’? Let me propose a few characteristics: 1)...
 Job Board Doctor - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 08:30



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Open the Door to New Talent with These Unconventional Candidates
Here’s a familiar story: Business is booming, and it’s time to add a new member to the team. You want to find someone who has the right experience, is a leader and wants to grow within your organization. But amid a tapped-out talent pool and stiff market competition, you’re struggling to find the right fit. There has to be a …
 Online Recruiting News - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 09:00



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How AI Will Impact Who You Hire
Hiring managers have to look at what positions can be entirely filled with robots, and which can be assisted with the help of AI to produce more and cost less. 
 Online Recruiting News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 12:00



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How to Help Working Parents Beat Back-to-School Blues
Summer is synonymous with good times; days at the pool, slow paces and vacations bring a much-needed break from the rest of the year. But all good things must come to a close, and the end of summer can be particularly challenging for working parents. From managing new schedules to securing child care and attending classroom events, they often find …
 Online Recruiting News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 09:00



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Transient or ongoing: two different types of candidate experience
For many job boards, the candidate experience is the equivalent of a ‘one night stand‘. The candidate finds – or stumbles upon – the site, looks for a job, and applies for one (or more). Then the candidate goes his…
 Online Recruiting News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 08:30



Job Board Doctor
Transient or ongoing: two different types of candidate experience
For many job boards, the candidate experience is the equivalent of a ‘one night stand‘. The candidate finds – or stumbles upon – the site, looks for a job, and applies for one (or more). Then the candidate goes his or her merry way – until a future time of impending or actual unemployment, where they may or may not remember their ’employment partner’. If the job site is lucky, the candidate comes back, another brief interaction ensues, and so on. There...
 Job Board Doctor - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 08:30



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Startup vs. Giant: Tech Workers Weigh in on Company Size
With unemployment near a record low and tech workers in particularly high demand, this group has lots of options when it comes to choosing a job. One major consideration is company size: Should they work for a smaller startup or a tech titan? When we think of the tech world, we often think of it as binary: composed of …
 Online Recruiting News - Thu, 07/25/2019 - 09:00



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No Black Hole: 7 Thoughts on How to Provide Candidate Feedback for All
Never in my life did I think that I’d be referencing the so-called “Golden Rule,” but sometimes we have to step outside our comfort zone. In fact, the grade-school adage in question actually has deep historical and cultural roots, to the point that one philosopher tells us that it “can be found in some form in almost every ethical tradition.” …
 Online Recruiting News - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 09:00



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Afringa, Elpha, and more: some interesting sites for you
It’s time to take a look at some interesting (and new to me) sites and services out there. The last time I looked was a while back, and this being a growing industry, there are of course plenty more. So…
 Online Recruiting News - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 08:30



Job Board Doctor
Afringa, Elpha, and more: some interesting sites for you
It’s time to take a look at some interesting (and new to me) sites and services out there. The last time I looked was a while back, and this being a growing industry, there are of course plenty more. So without further ado, let’s see what we’ve got: 10x Ascend: Yes, that is really their name – and although I can intellectually understand why they picked it, it’s maybe not the best choice for marketing. Anway: 10x Ascend helps software development, cybersecurity...
 Job Board Doctor - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 08:30





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