Charu Malhotra – Talking Job Boards

CHARUphoto21Charu will be joining our client panel at The Job Board Summit 2014 – Europe in a week’s time. She is a highly experienced and respected recruiter, having worked at BP, Vodafone, Baker Hughes, Unilever and Smiths News Group, holding a wide range of leadership positions.

With this experience Charu brings great insights into the world of recruiting, sourcing, employer branding and social media, she kindly took the time to speak to Jobg8 about her take on Job Boards. Continue reading “Charu Malhotra – Talking Job Boards”

The Aggregator

Aggregators, or vertical search engines (old school name!!), have been around since the early days of the internet job boards but both have enjoyed an uneasy relationship: one supplies jobs whilst the other traffic BUT both, of course, want the job seeker to come to them first.

The “traditional” aggregator takes a feed of jobs from job boards and then resells traffic to the boards BUT some aggregators will, to build job volume, also scrap/spider other sources of content, i.e. recruitment consultancy and direct employer sites, or take a feed from the ATS.

Of course therein lays an issue, the ability to resist the temptation to monetize the traffic that they generate for these jobs. Many aggregators cannot resist this revenue opportunity and therefore end up competing with their original customers, the job boards. Continue reading “The Aggregator”