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  • Cannabis Jobs Still Hot
    By on September 10, 2019 | No Comments  Comments

    Another company is entering the cannabis job market. This time an HR firm is launching an app for cannabis jobs featuring live video interviews.

    Progressive human resources firm, Faces Human Capital Management, fosters the unique legal cannabis industry’s community through new recruiting platform, which provides geo-located job listings, live video functionality and instant data sharing. Cannabis industry employers and job seekers can now instantaneously collaborate through the apps technology, making it easier for them to connect like never before.

    The new online mobile application, at cannabiscareers4u.com, was recently unveiled by Faces Human Capital Management (HCM). The app will be fully operational by September 1, although job-seekers and employers can currently access it through its landing page.

    Through the app, employers and job-seekers are able to upload job listings, locations, print and video resumes and other files. They also have the ability to share and access all that information in real time during live video interviews. Job-seekers can upload a print resume that can link-up with a company via text SMS, which eliminates the need, and possible delay, for email. They can also send information, including video, while talking live with a potential employer. Those looking for employment are even able to upload a 2.5 minute-long video resume to increase their recruitment chances. Employers can list and edit job listings in real time, all with geolocated maps, detailed job descriptions and “Apply Now” links. They also now have real-time access to a quality labor pool.

    Chris Cassese, the company’s co-founder and managing director, says “While there are online job boards, I believe we’ve set a precedent with our fully-optimized app for iOS and Android by establishing an instantly-connected job recruiting community for the cannabis industry. In cannabis we want your uniqueness to shine. We want employers to see who you are, to value the uniqueness that you bring, along with your skills and attributes, and to match you up the jobs that they have.”

    The online mobile platform is free for job-hunters, and the cost for employers is noticeably less than other available job recruitment services. All the while offering companies instant access to detailed information about tens of thousands of jobseekers.

    As a progressive human capital management company focusing on the cannabis space, Faces HCM is growing rapidly. It has offices in ColoradoOregonWashington StateCaliforniaMassachusettsNew YorkNew Jersey and Washington, D.C. – with plans to expand in the near future into Canada and other nations interested in the legal cannabis sector.

    “This app is a great entry point for people interested in cannabis, whether they’re dipping their toe in or jumping into the deep end. We’ve set up a community that provides job-seekers with access to some of the best-in-class employers around the county and, in the future, globally,” says Cassese.

    For more information: Visit http://www.faceshcm.com/

  • RightHire Wants to Help Job Boards Evolve
    By on September 9, 2019 | No Comments  Comments

    I have been saying this for years: Job boards need to evolve beyond simple job postings. RightHire, an assessment tool out of Northern Virginia wants to help you do just that. Read on…

    According to CareerBuilder, over the past ten years more than 70% of job searches started on Google. In the past, large job boards such as Indeed and Monster, have capitalized on SEO to generate traffic from job applicant Google searches. However, Google for Jobs now makes it easier for employers who conform to Google for Jobs schema in their job postings to have an equal opportunity to make their jobs visible to job applicants – without having the need to be SEO experts.  Therefore, with Google for Jobs, there may be less need for employers to post to 3rd party job boards to generate job applicant traffic. Instead, they can just post to their own career page and index their jobs with Google for Jobs.

    Larger Job boards obviously recognize this threat. In fact, 23 Job Search Websites in Europe are currently asking regulators to conduct an antitrust investigation into Google for Jobs.

    How can job boards fight back? 

    Instead of trying to fight Google for Jobs, Job boards should go deeper into the hiring process and add more value to their customers. Google for Jobs will always send employers applicants – but instead, why not supply better applicants?

    While there are several ways that pre-screening can be done, studies show that cognitive ability and job fit are among the best predictors of employee performance and turnover. Assessments for (low-skilled) high-volume or entry-level positions can be of great benefit to employers who are seeking out ways to save time filtering candidates and reduce employee turnover – In industries where the average employee churn rate is 60%, including assessments within a selection system can significantly reduce overall HR expenditure. 

    The proof is out there…

    Indeed.com recently purchased an assessment company and started offering pre-hire assessments to employers for free as a part of their ongoing expansion of product offerings included in the job posting workflow.

    How is RightHire Helping Job Boards stay relevant? 

    RightHire provides assessments that measure job-specific cognitive abilities and work personality characteristics based on U.S Department of Labor O*NET taxonomy.  These two types of tests together are one of the best predictors of job performance and turnover. RightHire’s assessments can be used for any type of job. Out-of-the-box, RightHire provides assessments for 950+ types of jobs in the economy, each having a duration of 15-minutes or less, and capable of being used on any desktop or handheld device.

    RightHire has recently announced a new rev share program where they provide job boards access to their assessment platform. Job boards can either provide the platform for free to their customers (similar to Indeed.com) or charge employers for assessments. If Job boards charge employers, they need to share revenue with RightHire. Similar to Indeed, Job boards should integrate assessments as a part of job postings to make it optional and simple for employers to add an assessment to their job postings. RightHire will provide the technology for easy integration. Job boards are also requested to co-brand with RightHire using a “Powered by RightHire” logo. RightHire will provide the technical support for employers and candidates and will also provide the marketing materials to increase employer adoption of assessments.

    Interested job boards should email dave@righthire.com – NOTE: their solution is especially useful for job boards that receive high number of applicants for open positions.

  • Jobcase Adds Local Job Site for West Virginia
    By on September 4, 2019 | No Comments  Comments

    Jobcase and the Discover the Real West Virginia Foundation (DRWV) – an organization dedicated to diversifying and enabling West Virginia’s economic growth and success, and – have announced the soft launch of DiscoverWVJobs.com, a new public-private collaboration to support workers and job seekers in West Virginia. The platform will provide improved access to career info, and directly match people to local jobs. It can be found at www.DiscoverWVJobs.com

    Jobcase received $100 million in funding earlier this year to tackle its blue collar hiring efforts.

    “West Virginia is an amazing place to live and work,” said Senator Joe Manchin. “We have great employers here with thousands of good-paying jobs, and a low cost of living. The wonderful people of our state are skilled, well-educated, and hardworking. So, we just need to help everyone connect the dots, and DiscoverWVJobs.com helps us do that. This platform will match individuals with quality employers, strengthen our workforce, and foster greater economic opportunity for West Virginia. Collaborating with Jobcase is a great fit for us, because they provide powerful resources, help us reach more people, and support and believe in the residents of this state.”

    “DiscoverWVJobs.com enables West Virginians to easily find local job listings and information on new careers, empowering folks to find local jobs to help them live and grow in the Mountain State,” said Lloyd Jackson, President of DRWV. “This new resource helps recent graduates start their careers here, enables established workers to transition their skills to local industries, and assists out-of-state West Virginians with finding jobs that can bring them back home.”

    The new online jobs and careers portal, donated by Jobcase and developed jointly with the Discover the Real West Virginia Foundation, provides an integrated platform that brings together multiple types of support:

    • A comprehensive local job search – with instant-apply tools
    • A career browser – listing industries with local jobs, information on salary, skills, advancement, and requirements to apply
    • A brief, self-assessment quiz to custom-match jobseekers to new industries and careers
    • Free-to-post job listings for all employers in West Virginia, and
    • A dedicated online social media community, where jobseekers, employers, and supporters can all share questions, advice, and support to each other

    “Jobcase is thrilled to work with Senator Manchin and DRWV to help people and companies discover and achieve success in West Virginia!” said Fred Goff, Founder and CEO of Jobcase. “DiscoverWVJobs.com will not only help West Virginians discover and explore new paths to worklife success, but we also believe it will help highlight the strengths of West Virginia to people and employers across the nation – and deservedly so.  When we help people discover new pathways to opportunity, and make it even easier for neighbors to support neighbors, it benefits people, employers, and the local economy alike.  It’s all part of what the Senator, West Virginians, and Jobcasers already understand – we are stronger together.  And, we are just getting started!”

    The official launch for the site will occur in the fall, offering even more jobs and other content from additional partners from across the state.

  • Joblift is the newest aggregator on the scene
    By on September 3, 2019 | No Comments  Comments

    If you are looking for a new place to send your jobs and buy traffic, Germany based Joblift just picked up another big round of funding. They raised ($17 million U.S.) in a Series B funding round, according to German online magazine Gründerszene.

    Job boards should click here for their partnership page. You can buy traffic on a CPC basis. The company claims over 2 million monthly users and is live in Germany, the U.K., France, the Netherlands, and the U.S.

    Joblift claims to pull from more than 4,000 job boards. They compete with the likes of IndeedAdzuna and of course Google for Jobs. They seem to have built their site on “cutting-edge technology” which is great but what really counts is eyeballs on jobs.

    National aggregators trying to take on the like of Indeed, ZipRecruiter and others should beware its a very competitive industry. They are going to need all those million$ to buy traffic because they have no brand yet in the U.S. Technology is not enough to compete in the online recruiting space.

  • AI powered job site expanding in California
    By on August 19, 2019 | Comments Off on AI powered job site expanding in California  Comments

    Jobot announced today that they are opening three new offices this week. At both their headquarters in Irvine and branch office in Los Angeles, they are doubling in size. They are also launching their first office in Northern California.

    Jobot’s founder, Heidi Golledge, says: “Since Jobot’s launch last year, we have had clients flooding in from the Bay Area. Technology, construction and finance companies and job seekers alike have reached out to Jobot needing our services. It made sense for us to open our newest Jobot location in the epicenter of tech and now construction and finance. Our new office at Two Embarcadero allows us to service companies from start-ups to billion-dollar businesses.”

    In addition to opening its third office and helping their clients grow, Jobot has also seen extensive growth due to strong demand, growing from 19 to 65 Jobot Pros in the last three months.

    The new Jobot San Francisco, LA and OC offices are open for business as of August 5, 2019.

    In addition to Jobot, Golledge’s other successful ventures include being the CEO + Co-Founder of CyberCoders, which she sold to ASGN for $100+ million in 2013. She currently remains the CEO + Co-Founder of CareerBliss. CareerBliss is an online career community and review forum for job seekers and employers, with over 8 million open jobs.

    About Jobot

    The Jobot platform blends proprietary AI technology and experienced recruiting pros to create the first of its kind job matching engine. This unique blend of technology and recruiting skill makes recruiting top talent and building a positive work culture possible for every company.

    For more about Jobot visit www.Jobot.com.

  • New Updates from Smart Job Board
    By on August 6, 2019 | Comments Off on New Updates from Smart Job Board  Comments

    Love the new filters just released by Smart Job Board. Check out the screencast to learn more.

  • Updates from DHI (Dice)
    By on August 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Updates from DHI (Dice)  Comments

    DHI Group, Inc. the owners of Dice.com and other job boards reported earnings recently. In summary, their revenue was pretty flat except for ClearanceJobs.com which is now up to $6 million in revenue. They also published what they are up to with each site which I thought you would find interesting.

    Second Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights

    • Revenues were $37.4 million. Ongoing tech-focused1 revenues were up 1% year over year and 2% excluding the effect of foreign exchange
    • Dice revenues were $23.2 million, down 1%, compared to the prior year period and up slightly on a sequential basis
    • eFinancialCareers revenues were $8.1 million, in line with the prior year period, excluding foreign exchange
    • ClearanceJobs revenues were $6.0 million, up 17% year over year
    • Net income was $3.1 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $(0.2) million, or $0.00 per diluted share in the year ago quarter
    • Cash flow from operations was $11.1 million
    • Cash was $7.6 million; total debt reduced to $10 million
    • Adjusted EBITDA2 was $9.1 million and Adjusted EBITDA margin2 was 24%

    Commenting on the quarter, Art Zeile, President and CEO of DHI Group, Inc., said:

    “We are pleased to report our second consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth in our ongoing tech-focused1revenues, reflecting the solid progress we continue to make on our product, sales and marketing efforts. We further strengthened our product offering, adopting several industry leading product features from ClearanceJobs into our Dice and eFinancialCareers brands, and continued to build out our commercial sales team, which was launched late last year. While we still have lots of work ahead, we expect these efforts will further position DHI to become the industry leader for matching tech professionals with employers.”

    1 Excludes Dice Europe, which ceased operations August 31, 2018.  
    See “Notes Regarding the Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” later in this press release.

    Second Quarter 2019 Product Highlights


    • Released Candidate Match, which uses DHI’s AI-based technology skills data model to grade each candidate’s skills, experience and relevance against the requirements of a job posting.
    • Launched improved employer Jobs Management in beta, with new features including improved search, metrics-at-a-glance and usage status, that enable a better workflow for our clients when it comes to managing their job postings.
    • Launched new personalized Dice.com home page for candidates that curates job recommendations, suggests profile updates and highlights salary predictions and career paths based on their profile.
    • Launched Job Search and Job Alerts in beta, which deliver improved search relevance and user experience to candidates by applying our tech skills data model.


    • Launched Recruiter Profile, which is the first step in creating a trusted network between recruiters and candidates. Recruiters can now create a profile with personalized photos, contact information and job postings that can be shared with candidates.
    • Launched Messaging platform in beta, which is an in-app messaging service that allows recruiters and candidates to chat in real time. In ClearanceJobs, Messaging and Recruiter Profile were successful in more than doubling recruiter connections with candidates.


    • Launched BrandAmp, which gives employers effective new ways to bring their job postings to life. With large format photos, videos, social links and featured company recruiters, BrandAmp creates a compelling first impression to security-cleared professionals.

    Business Outlook

    The Company expects its ongoing tech-focused1 business will continue to achieve modest year over year revenue growth in the second half of the year. The Company further anticipates that Dice will turn to positive year over year revenue growth in the fourth quarter of 2019. The Company expects its Adjusted EBITDA marginfor the full year to be approximately 23%, as the Company continues to increase its product and engineering capacity, as well as invest in more sales and marketing resources to accelerate growth. The Company is unable to provide guidance for net income because it cannot reasonably assess the impact of stock-based compensation and income tax expense.

  • An employer vetted job board?
    By on July 29, 2019 | Comments Off on An employer vetted job board?  Comments

    On Twitter last week I noticed a new account called DayJoys. It’s a new job board with a twist: they vet all employers that can post with them. Their motto says it all:

    Because life’s too short for sucky jobs.

    I agree. Life is too short to work for companies who don’t care about their workers. But does this make a good business model?

    Maybe, maybe not.

    According to their FAQ page employers can be invited by them or apply to be included after undergoing a vetting process. Its a little unclear how they plan to do that. They do publish the following though;

    So they may be using reviews on Glassdoor and Indeed to vet the companies. If so, why not just use those sites? You can filter by scores and see just about every company.

    To me, DayJoys should be a site that focuses on the employer life/culture not just the jobs. If they really want to showcase great employers then build out a company directory that does that. Help them explain to seekers why they are great. Give them ways to upload photos, videos, stories and more to highlight themselves.

    The current DayJoys site looks and functions like a typical job board but it doesn’t have many jobs right now. That may change over time but they will face a traffic problem if they cant attract seekers in a hurry.

    I do give them credit for trying this approach. There are lots of those ‘best company to work for‘ lists out there I always felt a site for just those firms could gain some traction.

  • Job Board News Roundup
    By on July 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Job Board News Roundup  Comments

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    FieldEngineer.com – A Field Services Job Marketplace

    Field Engineer’s global network of engineers and technicians embraces the gig economy marketplace to remove the obstacles currently facing recruiters and businesses in their quests to build the strongest possible teams.

    New York City, USA. Tuesday 16th July: While businesses across the globe are struggling to replace retiring workforces, Field Engineer offers a modern-day approach to recruitment and staff assembly, breaking down a number of barriers to help companies of all sizes through the phase of transition.

    Aging Workforces A Growing Concern In Tech-Related Industries

    Right now, there is a palpable generation shift across a range of industries, particularly for those dealing with field services and telecoms sectors. As the older generation of engineers and contractors age and retire, replacing the lost personnel and overcoming the high staff turnover levels have become the biggest challenges currently facing SMBs across the globe. While business owners and HR departments look for a solution, Field Engineer’s gig economy marketplace offers a fresh approach to filling those vacancies.

    The big problem facing businesses revolves around the changing mindset of the millennial workforce. While the baby boomers were very much guilty of following the money, the younger generation are the first to place a huge emphasis on the work-life balance. Earning money is one thing, but employee happiness is another. For the majority of workers in tech-related roles, a sense of flexibility is deemed a priority.

    CollegeRecruiter Creates Iframe to Allow Embedding of its Site

    Do you have students who search your site but don’t find a lot of jobs which match their interests, perhaps because they grew up in another state and want to find a job back there? Just have your web developer drop this code onto your resource page or wherever your students would go to search for a job.

    Read details

    Australia’s Top Job Board Sees Dip in Postings

    Australian job board SEEK’s latest employment report showed a decrease of 7.7% in jobs advertised in June 2019 compared to June 2018. At the same time, the average advertised salary across Australia increased by 2.7% year-on-year.

    The science & technology sector reported the highest job ad growth rate with a rise of 19.2%, year-on-year. Within this sector, roles for quality assurance & control saw the greatest growth (70.6%), followed by environmental, earth & geosciences (54.1%) and food technology & safety (28.8%).

    Read details

    MyJobMag Launches Ghana Job Portal

    MyJobMag, a leading job site in Africa with a mission to solve unemployment issues around Africa announced today the launch of its new website in Ghana. With this launch, MyJobMag is positioned to play in the employment sector of Ghana and help reduce the unemployment rate by offering a website that is quick and easy to access while offering diverse recruitment solutions to both employers and job seekers.

    “We are excited about our Ghana website launch and the opportunity to serve the community including job seekers and employers,” said Ogugua Belonwu” MyJobMag founder and CEO. “We strongly believe in a strong and united Africa and we believe that Ghana has a huge role to play as a strategic partner in Sub Sahara Africa. The website will allow job seekers to find the best jobs and enjoy a customized experience as they will get job alerts that are peculiar to them. This new innovation is driven by our use of AI.”

    Beyond that, visitors to the website will also find a dedicated career advice section accessible by following this link https://www.myjobmagghana.com/blog where they will find tons of educational content from guides, blog posts and tools geared at educating interested parties regarding the latest news and update job and HR industry.

  • Interview with Hire Our Heroes
    By on July 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Interview with Hire Our Heroes  Comments

    On my latest RecTech podcast I had on the founder of HireOurHeores.com, a job board for veterans started several years ago.  Dan did something interesting from a marketing standpoint. He created his own “national day” for hiring vets. Its a great PR move that has helped grow the business. You can actually apply to create your own industry day at https://nationaldaycalendar.com/