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Silly mistakes
3:25pm Friday 07 September 2012
Tags: job ads online recruitment skilled jobs.nsw ugl

It's always a good idea to preview the job ad before posting it live. read more...


PayCheck Plus
1:29pm Monday 05 September 2011
Tags: paycheck payroll online recruitment pay rates modern awards fair work ombudsman job titles wage rates salary rates

The Fair Work Ombudsman has released an online web application which helps you automatically calculate pay and penalty rate entitlements under modern awards. read more...


RIP TheBigChair, MyCareer Head Hunter
7:00am Tuesday 10 May 2011
Tags: jobfox mycareer thebigchair rip job boards online recruitment fairfax seek linkedin resume database

Thank you for visiting TheBigChair - unfortunately weíve shut down! It's no surprise there was no mention of the future of TheBigChair or MyCareer Head Hunter in last years Fairfax investors presentation. Both sites will now be laid to rest in the ever increasing job board cemetery. read more...


Online Recruitment 101
7:54pm Sunday 27 February 2011
Tags: online recruitment video job boards applicant tracking system

Short video about online recruitment for anyone new to the industry. Stick men are cool. read more...


Online Recruitment - UK Draft Code of Practice
7:30am Wednesday 23 February 2011
Tags: online recruitment code of practice recruitment websites online recruitment systems ats job board resume candidate cv online recruitment code of practice

A draft British standard for online recruitment has been released. As per the document, the standard gives recommendations for online recruitment and is applicable to all methods of candidate attraction, screening, storage and selection using internet-based technology up to the point of acceptance of offer. The standard codifies good practice for delivery of online recruitment (direct or outsourced) and identifies the roles and responsibilities of those involved. The standard seeks to encourage increased transparency and improvement of the candidate experience. read more...


2011 - Year of the free resume
10:00am Sunday 16 January 2011
Tags: security free resumes recruitment system online recruitment seo

It's only 2 weeks into the New Year, and it comes as no surprise to anyone who works in the online recruitment industry that the lack of security around resumes allows anyone with basic boolean knowledge to find resumes. Wouldn't it be great if one of your competitors has all their candidate resumes online? read more...


MyCareer, TradeMe, jobs.com.au & TheBigChair?? What is happening down in Fairfax land
8:00am Wednesday 24 November 2010
Tags: mycareer thebigchair jobs.com.au trademe jobs fairfax media job boards online recruitment online strategy niche job board job ad yields

Yesterday, Fairfax Media released an important announcement (PDF) as a result of a long winding review of its entire business operations. There were a few strategic announcements made about the future of MyCareer and the new use for jobs.com.au read more...


IE9 Jump Lists
1:24pm Tuesday 21 September 2010
Tags: internet explorer 9 ie9 jump lists html5 job search apps taskbar pinning online recruitment mycareer recent searches

Last week, Microsoft released a beta version of the new Internet Explorer called IE9. I am not a big fan of IE, but I actually can't contain my excitement over some of the new features. read more...


Online Recruitment - Past, Present & Future
7:08pm Monday 06 September 2010
Tags: online recruitment mark anderson beyond.com job boards social media social recruitment hr florida mobile recruiting future of job boards mobile applications job board seo recruitment marketing google

Mark Anderson, Senior Director of Enterprise Sales from Beyond.com presents on the topic of Online Recruitment, how it started, where it is now, and where it's going in the future at the HR Florida State Conference & Expo 2010. read more...


Stand out from the crowd - Using Embedded Objects in Job Ads
2:30pm Tuesday 17 August 2010
Tags: oembed.com oembed embedly embed.ly api using video in recruitment video job ads job board online recruitment youtube media objects rich media regular expressions slideshare

Have you ever wanted to add a video, slideshare presentation, a chat room or some other 3rd party media objects into your job ads? Nearly all job board software restricts the advertiser from placing HTML embedded code into job ads. So, wouldn't it be cool if you can just paste a URL and it automatically creates the embedded object without having the user copy and paste the code? read more...


How to confuse a job seeker - Part 2
2:25pm Monday 02 August 2010
Tags: classification structure job board online recruitment form design

Following on from our previous article on How to confuse a job seeker... Step 1. Create a complex and "unique" classification list Step 2. Expect the job seeker to select the correct item from the list read more...


You Are Here!
1:58pm Monday 28 June 2010
Tags: geolocation html5 api location services candidate stalking google maps geolocation api foursquare security online recruitment

Soon, all browsers will support the HTML5 Geolocation API by default. Geolocation is the core function behind sites like Foursquare which can work out where you are located. I have previously talked about using Geolocation services used for sourcing or stalking candidates, but it does have some other uses in online recruitment. read more...


Cut the fat. Application Form Filename Structure #2
12:26am Thursday 25 March 2010
Tags: recruitment technology online recruitment unique filename application form filename conversion online application form cut the fat application form filename structure

Why would you make a candidate rename the filename to reflect the source when applying for a job? Are recruiters this lazy and technology deprived? Come on, letís cut the fat and improve the candidateís experience. read more...


How to confuse a job seeker
11:42am Monday 22 March 2010
Tags: online recruitment job board location structure classification structure

Step 1. Create a confusing location structure.Step 2. No Step 2, The candidate has left your site. read more...


Recruiting Analytics that Matter
1:43pm Wednesday 17 March 2010
Tags: analytics online recruitment job board applicant tracking system recruitment analytics statistics newton software newtonsoftware.com recruitment software

Newton Software has put together a simple guide to getting started with recruiting analytics. The recruiting analytics that you decide to capture should answer the most common questions that arise in recruiting. read more...


Congratulations Thomas. Top 25 Most Influential Online Recruiters!
11:24am Monday 22 February 2010
Tags: hrexaminer hrexaminer.com traackr traackr.com top 25 most influential online recruiters jason buss bill vick thomas shaw jessica lee marc cenedella bill boorman peggy mckee michael long paul debettignies louise triance john sumser dave medoza shally steckerl jennifer mcclure alice snell glen cathey rusty reuff ben yoskovitz kelly dignee peter gold kevin grossman josh letourneau geoff webb amybeth hale dr john sullivan most influential online recruitment

John Sumser has just released HRExaminer's second series of lists documenting the online worldís Most Influential People in HR and its subsets. Australian Thomas Shaw has been included at number 3 of the Top 25 Most Influential Online Recruiters. Not only is it an honor to be included in John's research, but to be listed as the only Australian and at such a high ranking was a complete shock. read more...


Geolocation based sourcing or stalking?
4:58pm Thursday 14 January 2010
Tags: geocodes geolocation geotagging location based sourcing location based recruitment proximity job search online recruitment foursquare foursquare.com using foursquare for recruitment demand spot demandspot.com mobile recruitment ip address stalking google maps api data manipulation privacy issues gowalla gowalla.com twitter

If you have been reading all the technology predictions for 2010, you may have noticed that location based services feature predominately. Online websites such as Foursquare, Gowalla and Twitter all have the ability to publically share and promote your current location. read more...


SMS referral programs
3:38pm Tuesday 12 January 2010
Tags: sms using sms in recruitment mobile recruitment job boards online recruitment refer a friend sms job alerts sms job to a friend sms referral program

Over the past few weeks I have been integrating SMS functionality into a number of recruitment agency websites. We are all used to having the ability to email a job to a friend, but these days you are more likely to remember your friends mobile number compared to their email address. read more...


Cut the fat. 1 job per job advert
9:28pm Sunday 03 January 2010
Tags: job advert job board online recruitment online job ads job advertising

Why do Recruiters continue to post more than 1 job per job advert? I can understand if the jobs are closely related, and I mean "closely related". But is posting a "latest jobs" or "hot jobs" list really that effective? read more...


Gartner's 2009 Magic Quadrant for E-Recruitment Software report
5:50pm Thursday 10 December 2009
Tags: gartner magic quadrant erecruitment software online recruitment ats recruitment systems gartner inc magix quadrant for erecruitment software recruitment technology vendors silkroad technology oracle peoplesoft icims sap adp oracle e-business suite hrsmart peopleadmin netmedia first advantage bernard hodes group cytiva wcn bond adapt webcruiter pageup people taleo kenexa stepstone peopleclick kronos mrted neogov jobpartners social software

Gartner Inc have released the 2009 Magic Quadrant for E-Recruitment Software report. The report examines "vendors that have more than 100 e-recruitment software customers with more than 1,000 employees, more than $25 million in total revenue (license, maintenance and services) or both." read more...


Are you a Social Recruitment wanker?
9:47am Monday 07 December 2009
Tags: social recruiting social recruitment twitter facebook myspace seek job board statistics social recruitment wanker social media club online recruitment online recruitment industry job boards carsales realestate online classifieds future of job boards

There may come a time where you are so immersed in social media you become a wanker. You forget about the real world. Real relationships. A world where you pick up the phone to call a candidate or catch-up with a client for a coffee. For all those who know me, I would rather communicate over the phone than correspond via Twitter. read more...


Cut the fat. Application Form Filename Structure
1:18am Friday 27 November 2009
Tags: online application form filename conversion application form uploading files unique filename online recruitment recruitment technology

Making the candidate conform to your recruitment systems filename structure is stupid. Technology is used to improve the application process - not complicate it. read more...


How secure is your Recruitment website? DDoS Attacks
11:58am Tuesday 17 November 2009
Tags: denial of service attack ddos internet security server symantec recruitment software online recruitment recruitment website turborecruit recruitadvantage dos distributed denial of service attack

As reported in the news yesterday, Australian hosted recruitment software provider, RecruitAdvantage faced a denial of service (DDoS) attack on their online software. The SaaS product (TurboRecruit) was subsequently slowed down and taken offline. read more...


Cut the fat. Expired job ads should not be displayed
7:00pm Sunday 15 November 2009
Tags: online recruitment job boards expired job ads expired job advertisements job ads seo search engine misleading advertising job seekers

Have you ever wondered why some job boards display expired (or archived) job ads online? I have always been a believer that expired job ads SHOULD NOT be displayed, but others may have you believe that expired job ads are good for your SEO. read more...


Gone in 60 seconds. The Candidate Registration Process
1:25am Monday 09 November 2009
Tags: candidate registration job boards job sites online recruitment ux ui modal boxes jquery password strength seek seek.com.au user experience form validation validation process job seeker

Most sites make it very hard for a job seeker to register for an account. The first problem they face is being redirected from the initial page they were viewing to a separate registration page. Secondly, there are often required fields like username, email address or password which require validation of some sorts. read more...


Cut the fat. Goodbye job reference field
3:11pm Friday 23 October 2009
Tags: job reference job site online recruitment ux job search results

Why do job sites waste space making the job reference id so prominent? Do job seekers really care about the id while browsing job search results? read more...


Should you post jobs to Google Base?
11:00am Monday 07 September 2009
Tags: google base job search job board online recruitment xml job feed data structure search engine yahoo search api data feed seo organic search traffic seek free job board google maps google products recruitment industry

Last week, I was drawn into an discussion regarding Google Base. It was a simple question... Should you post jobs to Google Base? read more...


Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy, Part 9 - Evaluate Impact, Donít Continue Blindly
6:09pm Friday 04 September 2009
Tags: social media social media strategy social networking online recruitment creating a strategy conversation communication collaboration pr spokespeople vocus vocus.com online marketing online communication social recruiting social recruiting strategy

As with all your marketing campaigns, value is determined by the contribution youíve made to the goals of the company. While it is important to generate an ďonline buzzĒ, the quality of the postings and impact on the company is still the ultimate judge. read more...


Complicated Application Form Processes
2:10pm Tuesday 01 September 2009
Tags: application form online recruitment statistics churn rate ats crm candidate registration form recruitment agency

I am not a fan of long and complicated job application forms. Do you really need a candidate to register for an account before they can apply for a job? No. Registration details can be automatically generated after a form is submitted by using the candidates email address (as the primary id) and a randomly generated password. read more...


When will Print die? Online vs Print
7:00am Thursday 27 August 2009
Tags: online recruitment job boards print media job adverts anz job advertisements series job seeker preference statistics revenue model online vs print

79% of jobs advertised in Australia are online, 73% of job seekers prefer online compared with print. But that only equates to 39% of the overall $$ advertising spend in the marketplace. Clearly, the structural shift in how people look for work proves that using print media is a waste. read more...


Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy, Part 8 - Be Prepared for Success, Donít Forget to Plan
12:30pm Wednesday 26 August 2009
Tags: social media social media strategy social networking online recruitment creating a strategy conversation communication collaboration pr spokespeople vocus vocus.com online marketing online communication social recruiting social recruiting strategy

Social mediaís ability to spread your message or promote a campaign can be very powerful. Be prepared for your social media campaigns to succeed and plan for a greater response than you are used to. read more...


Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy, Part 7 - Find Quality Followers to Engage, Donít Worry About Numbers
3:07pm Sunday 16 August 2009
Tags: social media social media strategy social networking online recruitment creating a strategy conversation communication collaboration pr spokespeople vocus vocus.com online marketing online communication social recruiting social recruiting strategy measuring social media twitter facebook scam followfriday

We all want thousands of followers on Twitter, but the number is not as important as the quality of your network. If half of your Twitter followers are there simply to boost your numbers, you will not be reaching the right people with your message. Providing quality content and engaging in discussion is more beneficial. read more...


What's up .docx?
8:00am Wednesday 12 August 2009
Tags: doc pdf docx microsoft office resume online application form online recruitment document type microsoft word jobadder jobadder.com recruitment database resume parsing applicant tracking system

Have you ever received a resume in .docx format and were unable to open it? I have, but that was back in 2007! I was polite enough to email the candidate and ask them to resend the resume in .doc format. Unfortunately, not all recruiters/employers will do the same. read more...


Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy, Part 6 - Provide Consistent Content, Donít Simply Dabble
8:00am Tuesday 11 August 2009
Tags: social media social media strategy social networking online recruitment creating a strategy conversation communication collaboration pr spokespeople vocus vocus.com online marketing online communication social recruiting social recruiting strategy measuring social media

Now that youíve got spokespeople, guidelines and an understanding of the landscape, you are ready to engage in social media. Social media is about contributing to the conversation, not just selling your product or service. read more...


Post-n-Pray vs Pay for Performance
8:00am Monday 10 August 2009
Tags: pay to post pay for performance job board online recruitment p4p post n pray ppa ppp pay per application pay per placement advertising model seek seek.com.au careerone careerone.com.au mycareer mycareer.com.au nielsen netratings revenue model candidate tracking

Is the Australian online recruitment market ever going to see a shift away from the traditional 'pay-to-post' model to a 'pay for performance' (P4P) revenue model? Pay for performance is also commonly referred to as pay-per-application (PPA) or pay-per-placement (PPP). read more...


Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy, Part 5 - Set Priorities and Goals, Donít Try To Do It All
7:00am Friday 07 August 2009
Tags: social media social media strategy social networking online recruitment creating a strategy conversation communication collaboration pr spokespeople vocus vocus.com online marketing online communication social recruiting social recruiting strategy measuring social media

Not all online conversations carry the same weight. Many will have no impact on your company and not every mention of your company or brand will require the same amount of attention. The trick is to understand what does and does not matter. While a discussion on the latest product release or customer feedback may be worth engaging in, other discussions may be trivial and will not require your participation. read more...


Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy, Part 4 - Communicate the Strategy, Donít Allow for Confusion
10:48pm Sunday 02 August 2009
Tags: social media social media strategy social networking online recruitment creating a strategy conversation communication collaboration pr spokespeople vocus vocus.com online marketing online communication social recruiting social recruiting strategy measuring social media

While you may have created a strategy and identified the spokespeople who will participate in online conversations, if you do not share that strategy with the rest of the organization it will lead to confusion. Social media turns everyone associated with your brand into a potential company representative. Whether you are a large or small company, the nature of social media requires specific guidelines for conduct. read more...


Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy, Part 3 - Identify Spokespeople, Donít Dilute the Message
2:43pm Thursday 30 July 2009
Tags: social media social media strategy social networking online recruitment creating a strategy conversation communication collaboration pr spokespeople vocus vocus.com online marketing online communication social recruiting social recruiting strategy measuring social media

As with traditional media strategies, you must also determine spokespeople for your social media strategy. You wouldnít pull just any employee to speak to the media and social media should be no different. Despite the informal nature of the conversations on some platforms, the person responding is still a company representative and the image of the company is reflected in those discussions. read more...


Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy, Part 2 - Take Time to Listen, Donít Just Jump In
8:00am Tuesday 28 July 2009
Tags: social media social media strategy social networking online recruitment creating a strategy conversation communication collaboration pr spokespeople vocus vocus.com online marketing online communication social recruiting social recruiting strategy measuring social media

The first step in putting together an effective social media strategy is to understand the dynamics of the landscape. With social media, it is more important than ever to listen to what is being said before participating. What are people saying, how is it being said and where are they saying it? read more...


Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy, Part 1 - Overview
1:38pm Monday 27 July 2009
Tags: social media social media strategy social networking online recruitment creating a strategy conversation communication collaboration pr spokespeople vocus vocus.com online marketing online communication social recruiting social recruiting strategy measuring social media

Itís undeniable that the new world of social media can have a dramatic impact on your organisation. All it takes is a quick scan of todayís headlines to learn the effects of successful (and not so successful) social media campaigns. While it seems that social media presents an endless amount of opportunities to build awareness, it also presents risk, which means that creating an effective strategy isnít just nice to have Ė itís an absolute must. read more...


Hijacking Competitors Job Adverts
12:21pm Friday 24 July 2009
Tags: job adverts online recruitment competitors online marketing rss job feeds rss job aggregation seo twitter hijacking

Do you want your competitors to work for you? Easy. Redirect candidate traffic and visitors away from the competitor by hijacking their job advert. read more...


Using Facebook for Recruitment
1:45pm Tuesday 09 June 2009
Tags: facebook recruitment facebook connect webinar using facebook for recruitment thomas shaw ppc facebook ads api oauth openid facebook profile job boards website online recruitment

Below are the presentation slides and live recording of the latest webinar - Using Twitter for Recruitment. Have you tried recruiting on Facebook? Do you manually click through profiles and post messages on group profiles? Guess what, you have already created your first mistake! If you are like most online recruiters, then more than likely you are concerned about how to grow traffic to your website and increase sales and placements. read more...


Advanced Twitter use for Recruitment
4:58pm Wednesday 27 May 2009
Tags: webinar thomas shaw advanced twitter twitter recruitment advanced twitter use in recruitment online recruitment tips social recruiting xray search boolean search api oauth opened productivity training session recruitment branding

If you missed out on attending the Advanced Twitter use for Recruitment webinar dont despair. You can still purchase the webinar recording, presentation slides and twitter resources sheet for $45.00 To purchase the webinar recording and resources, please use the online payment form and you will be able to download the documents. read more...


Upcoming Webinar - Advanced Twitter use for Recruitment
11:03pm Monday 18 May 2009
Tags: webinar thomas shaw advanced twitter twitter recruitment advanced twitter use in recruitment online recruitment tips social recruiting xray search

Following up from our previous webinar "Using Twitter for Recruitment", Recruitment Directory is proud to present an advanced training session presented by leading Online Recruitment Specialist, Thomas Shaw. Nearly 800 people have listened to Thomas teach Recruiters the basic principles and techniques on how to use Twitter. read more...


HTML Special Character #39 - The Apostrophe
11:23am Friday 15 May 2009
Tags: testing search form online recruitment recruitment agency job board html special characters apostrophe talent2 scott recruitment ross human directions linkme legal jobs centre jobspeed jobs.co.nz jobsjobsjobs greythorn dfp recruitment clements archijobs absolute security hacking

If you do not encode special characters in web forms, you run the risk of breaking the search query or the ability to insert malicious code into the database. Hackers can infiltrate your website, potentially stealing confidential data or deleting the database.† I am not going to go into the technical reasons why this happens, but in most cases it is a very easy fix. read more...


Ooops tips - May 2009
7:33pm Tuesday 12 May 2009
Tags: seek mycareer linkme job boards ooops job advert online recruitment

First off, I must thank all the blog/twitter followers who send me emails pointing out these issues. Following on from The ooops tips for job adverts Feb 2009 here are some more slip-ups. read more...


Radio Interview - Online Recruitment in a web 2.0 world
10:59pm Monday 11 May 2009
Tags: interview web2.0 joy94.9 thomas shaw online recruitment job boards seek careerone spokeo.com wink.com jason shaw social networking background searching job seeker tips recruitment agencies technogaze

Tonight I was interviews on Joy 94.9 a community radio station in Melbourne. I was the special guest of the weekly 7pm show called "Technogaze - gazing into the past, present and future of technology". I spoke on various topics such as Social Networking, Job Boards, Online Recruitment, Background Searching and job seeker tips. You can download the full podcast or listen to the full show below (the interview starts at around the 9m mark) read more...


Recruitment Rumble
2:05pm Thursday 07 May 2009
Tags: mp3 recruitment rumble thomas shaw geoff jennings diane lee recruitment directory rcsa careerone seek even it up online recruitment

Below is the live recording of "Recruitment Rumble" 7th May 2009 with Thomas Shaw, Geoff Jennings and Diane Lee. The topics covered in the rumble included: read more...


Upcoming Webinar - Recruitment Rumble
9:08pm Thursday 30 April 2009
Tags: geoff jennings diane lee thomas shaw online recruitment social recruiting rcsa seek careerone monster webinar rumble discussion debate fake ads recruitment agency

There's nothing like a good stoush. Join online recruitment industry leaders Geoff Jennings and Thomas Shaw for a LIVE "Recruitment Rumble". All gloves will be off as Geoff and Thomas go head to head in a discussion about key topics (Geoff may even wear his shiny purple boxing shorts). read more...


Please select your gender
5:37pm Monday 13 April 2009
Tags: application form online recruitment gender application questions transgender

Last week, a mid-size Australian company updated the job application form with an extra gender selection. The company specialises in Accounting, Insolvency and Financial Planning.It got me thinking... Do we really need to know what the gender of the candidate when they apply for a job? Certainly for some roles it may be necessary and the employer should clarify the job advertisement with an exemption notice from the relevant authority.But it dose open the possibility of discrimination towards the job seeker. read more...