TA Tech and Job Board Doctor released the results of their 2016 Global Job Board Trends Survey recently, so this week we’ll be taking a gander at those job board stats, as well as a look at some other research released this year, and explore what it those numbers might mean for your job board business.
Job Board Doctor & TA Tech 2016 Global Job Board Trends Survey
Released May 2016 – Surveyed 211 job boards from across the globe, nearly half which were US-based.
In it for the Long Haul
Nearly half of respondents have been in business for 11+ years, and over 13% have been in business just 1-2 years. It’s easy to start a job board, but it’s harder to keep it going for a decade. The fact that so many have been in business for over a decade demonstrates there is success to be found, but that it’s more difficult to achieve than many entrepreneurs initially assume.
(Sidenote: at Careerleaf we’ve got some projects brewing to help support and guide job boards through the murky waters of those first couple years. Stay tuned!)
Lots of Jobs on Lots of Job Boards
47% of respondents reported a monthly count of 500 job posts on their board. That’s a lot of jobs! It seems job boards continue to provide a return on investment for recruiters and employers through job advertising and employer branding.
You Gotta Track That Data
One worrying statistic to come out the survey is that 32% of respondents weren’t tracking how many applications paid postings were receiving! It’s a good stat to measure and track, not only to measure your own success, but to market your services to your customers. (Not sure what stats to track? Check out our Quick Crash Course on Job Board Analytics.)