Month: March 2017

We Just Crushed Indeed with this Hiring story!

Yesterday one of our Account Managers took a call from another satisfied client. A local garage in Waterville, Maine posted an ad for Automotive Service Writer & Customer Service Associate on our JobsInME site. They also posted the same job on Indeed, our biggest competitor. Check out the results. 20 applicants from Indeed no quality. 3 from us and making an offer that was accepted. Results…

Ladders Launches it’s Own Referral Program

Job site, The Ladders is taking a page from Indeed’s playbook (aka Indeed Crowd) and launching its own referral program for its job seeker base. Details from the press release are below. Ladders, Inc., a leading professional careers site, announced the launch of Referral Hiring today. This new program offers its more than nine million members the ability to earn up to $10,000 in…

The Summer of Machine Learning

What exactly is machine learning? You know much more than you think you do. Machine learning and artificial intelligence are all around us. While we browse social media the Facebook machines are calculating how to help its patrons’ ads reach their intended audiences. You turn on Netflix and “because you watched this” suggestions span the TV screen, powered by machine learning they work harder…

True Sign of a Great Leader > How Well They Protect PTO

To me there is one way to know if a leader is worth their salt.  It is something I don’t recall seeing in leadership books, white papers, or in training sessions.  To me the simplest way to see if a leader is doing their job is to ask team members one question: “Did you use all your PTO last year?” When a team member…

In Human vs. Machine – You need some Machines on your team!

The Spring SourceCon Conference recently took place in San Diego. If you don’t know what SourceCon is, it’s basically the one place in the world sourcing pros get together to share the secret sauce! I’ve never been invited, but I hear it’s really awesome. (The “I’ve never been invited” is somewhat of an inside joke as I know I don’t have to be invited…

The Chicago Cubs and Cultural Fit

Major League Baseball regular season games start this weekend. As a lifelong and passionate Cardinals fan, the idea of writing a post about the Chicago Cubs and their approach to Talent Management doesn’t top my list of favorite things to do. They are, however, the reigning best team in baseball, and a few things hit the presses this week that made me want to…

Indeed cuts affiliate program

Indeed.com has announced cuts to its affiliate program, reducing revenue opportunities for its publishers. In an email to publishers it announced that dating from March 3, 2017, “Indeed will no longer offer the following affiliate products: 1) job search boxes, and 2) text links” to new publishers.