Revolution, Evolution and Much More

Day One at the North American Job Board Summit

The “Job Board” industry is one that is certainly going through real change and this was a key message from last weeks North American Job Board Summit. Some of these changes are structural i.e. consolidation via acquisition. Some are organic i.e. Monster developing new ways to do business and others are new models that move what are generically called “ Job Boards” in new directions.

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US Job Board News

ComScore’s December 2013 job board traffic data demonstrates that job seekers are increasingly preferring to use aggregators but are continuing to use the major recruitment sites at a lower level. It also looks like Indeed.com is taking a real lead over its major competitor, SimplyHired. In a look at traffic for the four biggest performers, (Indeed, SimplyHired, Monster and CareerBuilder) Indeed was the only one whose traffic didn’t take a year-over-year nose dive. SimplyHired’s drop was less than half of that for Monster.com, which suffered a 36 percent year-over-year drop in unique visitors.

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