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Which Conference?

I’ve been attending networking events for the online recruitment sector since 2001.  They have been a staple in my annual calendar, and have been an invaluable part of what I do.  Because I live 400 miles away from the throbbing metropolis, (the big smoke, that Laandon town) they have given me the opportunity to meet...

How smart can job boards get?

Ever since Jeff Taylor launched Monster, and Robbie Cowling founded Jobserve, it has been generally accepted that job boards are merely replicating the print media model of advertising vacancies.  Enabling employers and recruitment agencies to broadcast their available jobs to candidates, who were actively looking for a career move was very civilised, but meant that...

The End of the CV Database?

As a young-ish industry, subject to change at any time (as is the wont of many internet businesses) the online recruitment sector is subject to the threat of game changing moves, which can radically alter the premise upon which we mostly operate.  Our industry is entirely predicated upon a set of assumptions, about how we...

Displacement and Customer Manipulation

OK, this may appear a little rambling, but I promise to get to the point (and it is recruitment and job board related).  My home town of Airdrie was the first in Scotland to install CCTV cameras in 1992, monitoring the general public.  12 cameras were installed, and a study was commissioned soon after, to...

Wonderful WordPress Websites

Created in 2003, WordPress has hugely outgrown its original mission as a simple platform for blogging enthusiasts.  Now one of the most popular pieces of open-source software on the internet, WordPress has evolved, and been embraced as, the most accessible and user friendly content management systems (CMS) for websites.  Catering for all users, from amateur...

Agencies – Personalise Your Website

As Chairman of the National Online Recruitment Awards (NORA’s), it is my job to view as many recruitment websites as possible.  Right now, more than at any other time, recruitment agencies need to differentiate themselves online, and not simply try to impersonate the larger job boards.  It is essential that they fully exploit their unique...

Gary wants a job

Gary is an average jobseeker; currently in employment, working in an insurance company in Manchester, aged 33, wife, 2 kids etc etc.  He’s not looked for a job for 4 years, and has stayed longer than he’d planned with his present employer, rather than risk a move during the recession. So like 87% of jobseekers...

Vacancy Volumes Indicate Steady Recovery

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...

Online Recruitment – 10 Years On

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....
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