Is Bountyjobs good or bad? I guess that depends how you want to look at it. Is it for everyone? No. It is good for someone who wants to try to get into recruiting independant from a staffing company.. It takes out the sales aspect of recruiting. You just have to become engaged to work on a Bouny. You only need find the talent to fill the job. Once you become engaged, there are times you can talk to the manager. I used it when I was working independantly. I thought it was a great tool. I can go out and get business if I want, but I wanted to focus on the recruiting. Starting out, it was nice to know that there is already business out there and all you have to do is recruit. It can take sometime if you are starting out and you need to get business and recruit. This is a great tool.
Of course the staffing companies aren't going to like it because it might take business away from them. However; there is no way that it will replace staffing companies that are really good. The companies that don't provide good talent may need to watch out.
Who cares if the took an idea from Talenthire? It isn't like there aren't multiple ATS's around. It isn't unethical to take someone's idea, expand on it, and make it successful.