Job Boards Are “Critical to the Recruiting Mix” and Becoming More Important

Posted November 05, 2013 by
Faith Rothberg, CEO of

Faith Rothberg, CEO of

It might drive our employees nuts sometimes, but they’re probably all pretty used to CEO Faith Rothberg and me trying to use data whenever possible to drive our decision making processes. So it likely won’t come as much of a surprise to you that we’re both quite intrigued by the increasing awareness and use of Big Data.

Wikipedia defines Big Data as “a collection of data sets so large and complex hat it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications.” Think databases with millions of pieces of data and, quite likely, messy data in that a lot of data is missing. Cheap, powerful computers are making the analysis of Big Data economically feasible.

One of the companies leading the way in our industry is eQuest. They recently put out a white paper about the importance of job boards to today’s recruitment market. The conventional wisdom in some groups is that job boards are either dead or dying. The eQuest analysis shows that the opposite is true. Job boards like are “critical to the recruiting mix” and the importance of job boards is actually increasing rather than decreasing.

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