randstad buys monster - what does it mean for job boards?

Randstad Buys Monster – But What Does That Mean for Job Boards?

Last week news broke that global recruitment company Randstad bought job board giant Monster, and the recruiting blogosphere is abuzz with discussion.

Founded in 1999, Monster.com was one of the earliest online job boards and remains notable for having stayed in the game this long. Randstad is a multinational recruiting and staffing company with 29,000 employees of their own.

Monster’s stock value has fluctuated in the past and has been in decline in recent years. The sale to Randstad has come in at a price far below their estimated value in previous years, which leads to three big questions about the deal.

  • What went wrong with Monster?
  • What does Randstad get out of the deal?
  • What does it mean for job boards that one of the earliest and oldest disappears?
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The Simply Hired Shutdown: News and Next Steps

You’ve likely already heard the news that job aggregator Simply Hired is shutting down on June 26th. A letter was sent to their customers and publishing partners, informing them of the shutdown.

The Simply Hired shutdown will impact those whose job sites are hosted by Simply Hired, and anyone using Simply Hired’s job widgets, API, and data feeds. Simply Hired staff also “face an uncertain future”, and many assume they will be laid off. It has since been reported through “a trusted source” that Recruit (Indeed’s parent company) has acquired Simply Hired.

 

Simply Hired Shutdown Timeline and News Round-Up

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Happy Holidays from Careerleaf

The team here at Careerleaf is honoured to help customers make an impact in the personal lives of their job seekers and the businesses of their customers.  

We’re sending out our warmest wishes to our extended community and hope the coming year brings peace and prosperity to all.

In the spirit of reflection, we’ve compiled a list of things that have happened this year — some of them are Big Deals, and some of them are silly things that make us smile. We hope you enjoy it! Thanks for making 2015 a fantastic year, and we can’t wait for what 2016 is going to bring.

Happy Holidays!

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Careerleaf’s First (and last?) Black Friday Sale

It’s a Black Friday Sale. Yes, for job board software.

We’ve never offered this before, and might never again. If Careerleaf has ever been on your radar, now is the time to take another look.

So, what’s the deal?

For one week only we are offering door-crasher pricing on our software with year one savings of up to 50%, and your package includes:

  • One white-labelled website with job board and CMS with standard theme
  • Access to Recruiting Suite (Beta) features
  • Set-up for 2 inbound job backfill feeds in supported formats, up to 5 static pages (excluding design), 1 outbound XML feed

 

Just book some time to talk with us before December, and we can get the ball rolling!

 

BOOK TIME TO TALK

The Fine Print:

  • Respond to this offer before November 30, 2015, 11:59 PM EST.
  • Effective date and payment by December 15, 2015.
  • Soft-launch and subscription must commence no later than March 1, 2016.
  • Customization, assistance with domain registration, email validation, SSL certificates, additional static pages, and strategic consulting will be billed at rate card if required.

What’s your weirdest job board story? Tell us to win an iPad Mini 2!

Job Board Doctor (aka Jeff Dickey-Chasins) and Careerleaf have teamed up to add some fun to the lead up to the IAEWS Spring Congress on April 25-26, 2015 in San Diego, CA. (For more information on the Congress, please click here.)

  • Tell us the weirdest, strangest or funniest thing that has happened in the operation of  your job board, and you could win a 16GB Ipad Mini 2 with WiFi.
  • Share your story with us to be entered into a draw for a 16GB Ipad Mini 2 with WiFi. The random draw will take place April 20th at 12pm and the winner announced at the IAEWS Spring Congress on April 26th.
  • The JobBoard Doctor’s favorite stories will be shared on his website in the coming weeks.

No weird or funny stories? Don’t worry you still can enter the contest –  Just give us an idea for future article you’d be interested in reading about.

 ENTER NOW

For basic contest rules, click here.

Careerleaf and UK Part Time Jobs Are Onrec Award Finalists

Careerleaf is proud to share the news that we are among the finalists nominated for the 2015 Onrec Online Recruiting Awards. Careerleaf is pleased to have been made a finalist in the category of Best Online Candidate Experience for a supplier, and for our very own Careerleaf employees, Roman Lyashov and Jon Gaulin, to have been nominated for Personality of the Year and Unsung Hero of the Year, respectively.

 

But that’s not all!

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New Client Site: TeamCronos.com

Careerleaf is pleased to announce the newly re-launched website of TeamCronos.com, featuring our award-winning job search technology and our online recruitment solutions. Cronos Consulting Group, is a specialized recruitment firm based in Canada, and is using Careerleaf’s beta Recruiter Platform.

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2013 Onrec Award for Best Niche Technical Innovation

The 2013 Onrec Award Winner for the best niche technical innovation went to 247 Recruit for their 1ClickCV product built by Toronto software platform Careerleaf.

The award was presented to 247 MD Andrew Bird by Martin Blythe, Director of OnRec sponsor Searchability on March 20th at The Grange Hotel in London, UK.

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