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Confessions first; My name is Stephen, and I am a DIY-er.  I insist on doing almost everything for myself, and can’t bear the thought of paying someone else to do something I am capable of.  The problem is, I believe I am capable of almost everything.  I grew up being defined by building things, in...
Surely everyone is at least aware of The Searchologist (aka Jim Stroud)? I know I was a follower of his blog, and even had his App on my iPhone (which I recommend). So it was an absolute pleasure to meet Jim in the flesh as, even amongst the dazzling array of stellar talent at #TRULondon,...
In the retail sector, much attention is paid to the science and analysis of “Footfall”.  Footfall is defined as the number of pedestrian traffic that crosses a store’s threshold.  Each one is a potential customer, who has arrived on the premises for a wide range of reasons.  They may have responded to an advertisement, came...
This may seem a no-brainer to anyone in the online recruitment industry, and perhaps even a preposterous question for me to ask, given my role in the sector over the past decade.  In the picture here “La strada per l’inferno e lastricata di buone intenzioni” translates as “The road to hell is paved with good...
Throw open the shutters, open the windows, and take the sandbags from the doors. The storm of recession has past, and we can all get back to normal. Perhaps not quite.According to the Office of National Statistics, the UK economy experienced growth of 0.1% in the last quarter, and unemployment unexpectedly fell by 7,000 in...
For my sins, I seem to spend every waking hour visiting, testing, and analysing recruitment websites of all kinds.  Through AlljobsUK.com, I monitor developments in the websites of recruitment agencies, job boards, publications and employers.  My purpose is to consult with these companies, and to deliver targeted candidate traffic direct to where vacancies are being...
As Robbie Cowling will testify, Jobserve were the first established online recruitment job board in 1994. Initially a “jobs-by-email” service, the existence of the World Wide Web was known and used by very few, and largely consisted of IT experts and enthusiasts. Early websites were referred to as bulletin boards, leading to the term Job-Boards....
Pay for performance sounds good in theory, but not always in practise. Every link in the recruitment chain has to take responsibility for its own function. That is to say that it’s the responsibility of an advertising medium (a job board) to attract enough suitable candidates, and guide them easily to view the advertiser’s vacancy....
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