Awesome Blogs Job Board Owners Should be Reading
It’s important for job board owners to pay attention to changes in technology, keep up with what competitors and other industry players are doing, and hear the perspectives of recruiters, employers, HR managers, and job seekers. So here’s a round-up of some of our favourite bloggers and industry news sites!
A frequent point of reference for this blog, Jeff-Dickey Chasins writes in-depth about job boards, including news about new job boards and what kind of ideas and business models are being tested in the market. Here’s a highlight of some recent posts:
- Cash, IPOs, and purchases: news of the recruitment marketing industry: Highlights of job board news including funding announcements, IPOs, and acquisitions.
- Market complexity is your friend: Emphasizes that a lack of uniformity of needs across the recruiting industry helps create business opportunities for job boards.
- Google Jobs is already changing our industry: Talks about the ways job boards, Applicant Tracking Systems, and recruiters have reacted to the advent of Google for Jobs.
ERE.net is a part of ERE Media that includes TLNT.com and Sourcecon. ERE.net regularly publishes articles from a variety of authors that cover big news items and opinions on the job board and recruiting space. Here are a few recent highlights:
- The Craigslist Experiment: Derek Zeller writes about the effectiveness of posting to the right job board as a method of sourcing, and how it shouldn’t be overlooked.
- Want Your Job Postings to Rank Well in Google for Jobs? Follow These 7 Optimization Strategies: Joel Cheesman talks about SEO for jobs being picked up by Google for Jobs.
- Unconscious Bias Could Be Stopping You From Harnessing The Potential Of New Grads: Gabby Burlacu confronts the ways HR and recruiters deter new grads from applying to jobs with poor job descriptions and traditional hiring processes.
The Careerleaf Blog is written by yours truly since 2014 and has a lot of resources and advice for job board owners. If you’re reading this now, you’ve probably seen our most recent posts, so I’ll highlight a few older posts that remain popular with readers:
- 5 Reasons Not to Start a Job Board: Just like any business, running a job board is hard work, and it’s worth it to think it through before diving in head-first.
- How to Promote Your Job Board: A primer on marketing your job board, including tips on building a brand, and using social media and content to get noticed.
- The Simply Hired Shutdown: News and Next Steps: When SimplyHired was bought by Indeed’s parent company, Recruit, it left many publishers using their job board product in the lurch. This post was a recap and analysis of those events.
TA Tech’s job board-focused blog authored by Peter Weddle asks big-picture questions about trends and business models, and also covers TA Tech events. A few recent posts of note:
- Machine Learning & Job Boards: Talks about Google Jobs API (now called Google’s Cloud Job Discovery) and other ways that job boards could make use of machine learning.
- Competing in a Crowded Market: A discussion about the size and scope of the job board market, and defining value propositions.
- The Questions We Never Have Time to Ask: Asks job board owners to consider innovation, integration, disruption, and transformation in their business.
HR Dive covers a variety of Human Resources-related topics, including recruiting. It also frequently covers news items having to do with the job market, working life, and the economy, usually providing their own analysis as well.
- Williams-Sonoma tackles holiday hiring needs with work-from-home jobs: Tess Taylor writes about the shifting needs of holiday retail hiring, as online ordering has increased.
- While candidates want more remote work, employers aren’t entirely sold: Valerie Bolden-Barrett talks about the lack of consensus employers and job candidates face over remote work and work from home policies.
Study: One-quarter of millennials fear robots taking their jobs: Alex Hickey talks about Millennials’ relationships with technology and the worry over automation’s impact on their future job prospects.
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