I have worked with Bounty Jobs on occasion. I've even made a placement through them. The challenge of Bounty Jobs is that it reinforces the "recruiter as a commodity" concept. So it's not surprising that many employers utilizing Bounty are slow in responding to candidates.
I think that Bounty is best used as an outlet for candidates from other search assignments or for positions that are a main stay of your desk. I wouldn't recommend treating any position on Bounty as a true search assignment.
Have you made a placement yet using Bounty Jobs? I noticed you posted back in February that you were working on searches with them, and you mention here that you are excited about what is coming across your desk. Is that because you are making a lot of placements with Bounty? Just curious. I wonder how Bounty Jobs is doing, as I would imagine most recruiters view it as Scott does as an outlet for leftover candidates you've sourced on other searches to see if they might fit. With so many people engaging on a search it doesn't seem a great use of time to treat it otherwise. But, I could be wrong, that's just my impression. I prefer to work on searches exclusively or almost exclusively. :)
So, have you made any placements with BountyJobs?
The person from Bounty is Mike Hard and he brought life back to this thread in February of this year and I even did a call with him but have not heard anything since then.
With that said, I never got a good feel for Bounty from the beginning, I tried it but the lack of communication and feedback was too much for me and I do not like not being "in control". I already find myself as a recruiter to be a middle man already and adding one more just complicates the process that much more.
As Patti mentioned it can be a good resource if you are struggling to get jobs but I would rather spend the time doing my own marketing knowing that I will have direct communication with the hiring manager. I have actually spent some time on there when I had a great passive candidate looking for work but have yet to find a match.
Too bad as it was a pretty good concept, just never really developed.