Category Archives: Recruitment Industry

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Traditional Talent Acquisition in the Gig Economy

More than 40 percent of American workers will likely be independent contractors by the year 2020, according to Intuit and Emergent Research. Welcome to the gig economy. But well over half of Americans say they still prefer traditional employment. And that creates a conundrum. It appears that workers would prefer a little of both. They like the independence of freelancing. But they also like some Read More →

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What Just Happened: Recapping Summer 2016 (Monster, SimplyHired, Yahoo, & Programmatic Impact)

What a summer! As Summer 2016 winds down, let’s revisit some of what happened these last few months that has shaken and will continue to shake both the recruitment advertising world and the HR space, or more specifically programmatic HR tech. If in May you told me that by Summer’s end Simply Hired, Monster, and Career Builder would all look radically different, I am not Read More →

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3 Reasons Why tronc’s Move to RealMatch is a Game Changer in Online Recruitment

Earlier this week, tronc announced its decision to move its online recruitment business from CareerBuilder to RealMatch’s white-label recruitment advertising platform in an effort to grow its recruitment business. All tronc-owned local properties were converted from CareerBuilder co-branded sites to RealMatch’s programmatic recruitment advertising platform and the new sites were launched under tronc’s local media brands on September 1st. The switch to RealMatch comes on Read More →

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RealMatch and tronc Partner to Launch Programmatic Job Sites in 12 Markets

New York, NY, September 6, 2016—RealMatch, a leader in performance-based recruitment advertising solutions, announced today that it has launched 12 local job sites in partnership with tronc, the latest member of the TheJobNetwork™. Notable local brands include Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, among others. The partnership is aimed at helping tronc’s local media companies grow their Read More →

RealMatch Jobs Report: August 2016

August 2016 Jobs Report: Growth Taps the Brakes

August was an interesting month for employers and job seekers, with the pace of new job postings tilting down and unemployment picking up. There were still gains in August, but they showed a dramatic decline over the June and July rates in previous months jobs report. How can unemployment be on the rise with even a small job postings increase? Simple math: people are encouraged Read More →

The Death of a Monster

Monster Acquired By Randstad: What It Means To The Recruitment Industry

August must be acquisition season this year. Just a few months after Simply Hired announced it was shuttering and sold off to the parent company of Indeed and weeks after Yahoo was sold to Verizon, 90s dotcom era giant Monster announced Tuesday morning that is it being acquired by Dutch staffing firm powerhouse Randstad for $429 million. Some commentators have described the acquisition as one Read More →

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July 2016 Jobs Report: Another Month of Improvement

July 2016’s jobs report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows better results than it has in quite a while. After a bit of cautious optimism in recent months, this report might indicate that it’s not a fluke; hiring really is on an upward trend, at least for now. “Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 255,000 in July,” according to the BLS. In fact, nearly Read More →

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If Talent Acquisition is Important, Why Are There No College Programs?

It’s a conundrum. Talent acquisition is arguably the most important role in any company. So why is there no such thing as a recruiter or talent acquisition degree program? There might be a college here or there that has developed a targeted program. But if so, it’s not widely available. ERE Media says that most of the CEOs they work with regard matching the right Read More →

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June 2016 Jobs Report: Employment Rallies While Online Hiring Dips

The Bureau of Labor Statistics‘ June 2016 Employment Situation report gave American workers a much-needed break from so much gloom and doom, but the news isn’t entirely perfect. This jobs report shows that the early part of 2016 showed precious few rays of hope and an overall downward trend. For June, the BLS reported gains while the Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series Read More →

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June Jobs Report Disproves May Doubters

  Our full Jobs Report analysis comes in next week, but we looked to Twitter for help understanding what happened in June. Was it good? Bad? Better than May? As always, there were those praising government policy, seasonal growth, blaming politics, and even their own son! Humorous or not, the general takeaway is positive, which is also reflected by records in the stock market. Here Read More →