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How secure is your Recruitment website? Part 5 - Cross-site scripting (XSS)
8:00am Tuesday 30 March 2010
Tags: cross site scripting xss insecure recruitment websites job board security how secure is your recruitment website defacement dmitry kulshitsky untrusted data

According to OWASP, cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws occur whenever an application takes untrusted data and sends it to a web browser without proper validation and escaping. XSS allows attackers to execute script in the victimís browser which can hijack user sessions, deface web sites, or redirect the user to malicious sites. read more...


Jobvite Share
11:40am Monday 29 March 2010
Tags: jobvite jobvite.com share.jobvite.com social networking twitter facebook linkedin job ads multiposting share jobs on social networks click tracking email address url shortner

Jobvite has released a new beta site to allow you to easily share your job on social networking sites and with your own friends in a few simple steps. The process takes less than 60 seconds, and can integrate with your Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and email account providers. It doesn't even need to be your own job. If you find a job you want to share, you can shorten the URL via the site and share it with your own friends. read more...


Australian HR Tech Report
11:17am Monday 29 March 2010
Tags: hr technology hris australian hr technology report navigo hrtechreport.com.au applicant tracking system recruitment system navigo.com.au human resources information systems information systems

Navigo has just released the first edition of the Australian HR Tech Report. The report analyses Australian HRIS adoption, satisfaction with system implementations, motivators and roadblocks for systems improvement. One of the areas I was interested in was section on Applicant Tracking/Recruitment (ATS). read more...


PHP Code Snippet - Delete Batch Uploaded Job Files
3:12pm Thursday 25 March 2010
Tags: php code snippet job board job board software bulk jobs ftp upload recruitment database software applicant tracking system multi posting system batch job upload

If you manage any type of job board, there is a high chance you have some sort of 3rd party integration with your recruitment database software, applicant tracking system or multi posting system. This PHP code snippet will help developers who accept batch job uploaded files via FTP. 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...


You know how much I feel like writing an advert on a friggin Sunday afternoon...
11:12am Monday 22 March 2010
Tags: funny job ads job board mining manager job ad of the month emsjobs.com.au

If you are unsure what "friggin" means, have a read of the Urban Dictionary. 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...


How long do you keep the candidates application for?
5:37pm Tuesday 16 March 2010
Tags: application form candidate privacy candidate details personal information form design privacy policy business records

While researching application forms today, I came across an question that I had to share. It's one of these questions which no one really talks about. "How long will you permit us to store your personal information in the database?" read more...


Are your job ads mobile tagged? 2D Barcodes - QR Code & Microsoft Tag
7:45am Friday 05 March 2010
Tags: qr code barcode microsoft tag mobile marketing quick responce codes recruit2retail recruit2retail.com.au job ads mobile recruiting iphone qr code reader interactive job ads interactive marketing digital marketing data matrix hccb high capacity color barcode recruitment marketing 2d barcodes recruitment metrics marketing roi

Have you ever noticed weird barcodes printed in the newspaper, on outdoor advertising posters or on the back of food packages? Don't panic, there was no stuff up at the printers. These barcodes are there for a reasonÖfor YOU to scan over with your mobile phone and find out more information. read more...


Job Board Statistics - February 2010
4:12pm Wednesday 03 March 2010
Tags: seek careerone mycareer job board job board statistics nielsen netratings february 2010 job board report

Australian Job Board Statistics measuring the total unique browsers during February 2010. Data source - Nielsen NetRatings. SEEK 3.98m, CareerOne 1.76m, MyCareer 1.43m read more...


Mobile Device Statistics & Mobile Application behaviour. AdMob Mobile Metrics report
10:13pm Tuesday 02 March 2010
Tags: admob mobile device statistics mobile statistics iphone applications admob mobile metrics admob.com mobile recruitment mobile recruiting native mobile applications iphone job search android iphone webos itouch ipod australian mobile statistics product development mobile operating system statistics

Lately, I have been working on new product development ideas around the use of mobile devices for a number of recruitment clients. Our discussions always seem to come back to this one question... Should we build a specific mobile application for the platform or optimise our existing website? read more...


Do you provide an API?
11:31am Monday 01 March 2010
Tags: api job board website traffic application programming interface job aggregators mashup aggregation data manipulation authentic jobs authenticjobs.com

Every website wants to have the highest number of visitors, and unfortunately this will either cost you lots of money or take you a considerable amount of time building a community. One of the ways you can build a traffic referral network and engage with your community is by providing an API. read more...