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Posted May 08, 2018 by

How does programmatic job ad buying benefit talent acquisition and other HR leaders?

 

Over the past couple of years, those of us who make our living in the job board world have grown from being aware of the existence of programmatic ad buying, to understanding the opportunities and threats it poses. We grew to either be terrified by it or embrace it, or some combination of the two. At College Recruiter, we made the decision early on to embrace programmatic job ad buying because we saw that the opportunity it presented to our employer customers (and therefore us) far outweighed the threat that it posed.

Since 1991, when I founded the organization that became College Recruiter, I’ve often been accused of chasing after every shiny new thing. That’s not fair. I do chase after shiny new things, but not always. And sometimes they chase after me. Also, the accusation can be interpreted as a negative character trait. That’s also not fair because seeing opportunities and risks where others don’t can be valuable. That’s true whether you’re a caveman hunting for food or a talent acquisition or other human resources leader hunting for more efficient and effective ways of attracting the talent that your organization needs–not just to survive but also to thrive.

Case in point: programmatic job ad buying. This was the shiny new thing that proved to be worthy of attention. (more…)

Posted March 23, 2016 by

Fraudulent job postings: TATech Industry Congress

In today’s job board industry, fraudulent job postings are a real threat to both job seekers and talent acquisition professionals. TATech, the Association for Talent Acquisition Solutions, is confronting that threat head-on in various ways.

One of the ways TATech is rising to the challenges posed by fraudulent job postings is by offering solutions to members of the job board industry. At the upcoming TATech Industry Congress event in Orlando, Florida (April 16-17, 2016), College Recruiter’s CEO Faith Rothberg will moderate a panel discussion on this very topic. This article and embedded video, hosted by College Recruiter’s Content Manager, Bethany Wallace, with guests Faith Rothberg and TATech Vice President Pete Weddle, discusses the importance and relevance of Faith’s panel discussion topic, “Fraudulent postings: Why protecting users protects your business.”


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First, Pete Weddle provides viewers who may be unfamiliar with TATech a little background on the organization. TATech, formerly the IAEWS (International Assocation of Employment Websites), has its roots in job boards. It has evolved as the industry has evolved. The association includes almost any organization providing technology and services that help facilitate the talent acquisition process. Collectively, the TATech membership powers over 60,000 sites or applications.

The TATech Industry Congress is the only industry-focused event in 2016. At this event, Faith Rothberg, CEO of College Recruiter, will moderate a panel discussion on a hot topic in the job board industry. The title of Faith Rothberg’s panel discussion is “Fraudulent postings: Why protecting users protects your business.” Faith explains that the panel discussion will cover everything from how fraudulent postings can occur, how businesses can prevent them from occurring, and how business owners/recruiters can keep them to a minimum. The panel will cover criminal intent, technological solutions, and enhancing the candidate experience.

Fraudulent job postings have become more of a problem lately because scammers have figured out ways to automate attacks on job posting sites to steal personal information. This can lead to problems for candidates when searching for jobs online. This can lead to more severe impacts on candidates, including identity theft. Scammers have become highly educated in this process.

Pete Weddle adds that he regularly hears from talent acquisition professionals who are concerned about this problem; he is very excited about hosting this panel discussion at the TATech Industry Congress.

Faith believes that TATech is truly helping the job board industry to better equip themselves to handle this problem through the TRUEad program. TATech created the TRUEad program in response to this issue. It is a centralized place to report fraudulent job postings and to gain awareness about fraudulent job postings.

For more information about the TATech Industry Congress or the TRUEad program, visit the TATech website.

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Posted February 05, 2014 by

College Recruiter CEO Faith Rothberg Elected to IAEWS Board of Governors

Faith Rothberg, CEO of CollegeRecruiter.com

Faith Rothberg, CEO of CollegeRecruiter.com

Minneapolis, MN, January 31, 2014 — The International Association of Employment Web Sites, the trade association for the global online employment services industry, today announced that College Recruiter CEO Faith Rothberg was elected to the 2014 Board of Governors.

Faith will be joined on the Board by:

  • John Bell, CEO Boxwood Technology
  • Ethan Bloomfield, SVP ZipRecruiter
  • Ted Daywalt, CEO VetJobs
  • Jamie Freundlich, CEO LiveCareer
  • David Lewis, CEO AllCountyJobs.com
  • Rathin Sinha, CEO America’s Job Exchange

The IAEWS was founded by executive director Peter Weddle and has 900 member organizations representing 60,000 employment sites that serve job seekers, employers and recruiters worldwide. These employment sites are job boards and career portals operated by:

  • commercial enterprises;
  • newspapers;
  • radio and television stations;
  • trade and professional magazines and publications;
  • professional associations and societies;
  • college, university, and trade/technical school alumni organizations; and
  • affinity groups.

Today, job boards and career portals serve virtually every profession, craft and trade, in every industry, in every country of the world.

Posted January 31, 2014 by

CollegeRecruiter.com Named a Top Job Board 8th Year in a Row

2014 WEDDLE's Users Choice AwardsMinneapolis, MN, January 31, 2014 — The 2014 WEDDLE’s User’s Choice Awards were announced today and, for the eighth year in a row, niche job board CollegeRecruiter.com was selected as one of the top 30 job boards globally.

According to WEDDLE’s CEO Peter Weddle, who is also the executive director of the International Association of Employment Web Sites, the best insight on which employment sites are most helpful comes from the job seekers and career activists, employers and recruiters who use the sites and that’s what the annual WEDDLE’s User’s Choice Awards are all about. “They recognize the elite of the online employment services industry according to the most discerning judges around. The voting runs from January 1st to December 31st of each year. Then, the 30 sites with the most votes are recognized as the User’s Choice Award winners throughout the next year. It is the most prestigious award a job board or social media site can receive. Why? Because it is the only accolade where the winners are picked by the people who have actually used them.” (more…)

Posted December 20, 2013 by

Peter Weddle’s presentation at #truCollegeRecruiter NYC: Post Social Recruiting

The #truCollegeRecruiter NYC conference was hosted on Monday, December 9, 2013 at the Times Square, New York headquarters of EY (formerly Ernst & Young) and organized by CollegeRecruiter.com niche job board and #tru recruiting event planners.

The conference brought together about 100 hiring managers, recruiters, and other human resource professionals who wanted to share best practices and learn from each other about how to more efficiently and effectively hire and manage college and university students and recent graduates. (more…)

Posted October 28, 2010 by

ERE offers real solutions by real practitioners

Today is my last day in Fort Lauderdale. I have been here for meetings, the International Association of Employment Web Sites fall congress, and ERE conference.

Last night vertical job search engine and CollegeRecruiter.com partner Indeed.com hosted a reception. One of the people with whom I spend a fair amount of time commented on his first ERE conference by saying the speakers were great as they were real practitioners and offered real solutions. I don’t think that David Manaster, CEO of ERE, could have said it any better.

Posted September 17, 2010 by

Employers: Tell the Association for 60,000 Job Boards What You Love/Hate About Our Industry

International Association of Employment Web SitesThe International Association of Employment Web Sites (IAEWS) is the trade organization for the global online employment services industry. Its members include CollegeRecruiter.com, the American Medical Association, Society for Human Resource Management, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Monster, CareerBuilder, Dice, Jobing VetJobs, JobsinLogsitics.com and TweetMeJobs.com. Collectively, these organizations power or operate over 60,000 employment-related sites worldwide.

The IAEWS is conducting a survey to determine employer and recruiter views of job boards, career portals, social media sites and other Web-based providers of employment products and services. They’d like to have your input, as well. Please click take the survey.

It’s anonymous and takes just 10 minutes. In addition, if you request it, they’ll send you a copy of the aggregate findings of the survey when they’re published.

Posted September 04, 2010 by

The Career Activist Republic

Career Activist Republic book by Peter WeddleOne of my favorite people in the staffing and employment industries is Peter Weddle the author or editor of over two dozen books and former columnist for The Wall Street Journal, National Business Employment Weekly, and CNN.com. He’s also the executive director of the International Association of Employment Web Sites, the only association for job boards like CollegeRecruiter.com.

Peter just published yet another book and this one is perfectly targeted to anyone who is considering striking out on their own by starting their own business, whether that business be a traditional one with physical premises, employees, and inventory or the type of business which has become far more popular over the past couple of decades: consulting. Peter makes the case the today’s workers aren’t becoming free agents like others have referred to them as but instead they’re becoming “freed agents” meaning their own career activists.

Peter’s new book, The Career Activist Republic, is based around three ideas:

  1. Every human being is a person of talent—they are endowed with a capacity for excellence which enables them to accomplish extraordinary feats at work.
  2. In today’s turbulent global marketplace, employers are no longer hiring even perfectly qualified candidates—what they want, what they need to employ is talent.
  3. That desperate need empowers every American to work for him or herself while being employed by someone else—to create the kind of security they can actually count on even in difficult times.

Have you lost faith in the American Dream? Read The Career Activist Republic and give yourself the tools to construct it for yourself.