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Google’s Timeline Search for Jobs

Google Search engine giant Google has recently added some significant enhancements to the search experience, with the addition of Search Options. The new functionality allows a user to filter their search results by category and, more… Continue

Added by Julian Stopps on May 13, 2009 at 4:28am — No Comments

Job boards are in it for themselves

While browsing the ‘news web’ this morning I pick up an interesting article entitled “Beware job board CV advice”. The headline immediately caught my eye and the content certainly raised a few questions.

Written by Nick Gendler, a career coach at Workjoy.co.uk, the piece discusses the author’s experience (via a colleague) with a CV review/writing service, offered by [continue… Continue

Added by Julian Stopps on February 17, 2009 at 4:58am — No Comments

Everyone needs an e-recruitment buddy

At the end of last year Michelle Jones, founder and ex-Managing Director of Simply lawjobs, started a new online recruitment business, called e-recruitment buddy.The company provides a bespoke vacancy management service to direct employers and recruiters, together with a range of specialist digital recruiting services.

Intrigued by the company’s offering we caught up with Michelle for a short interview, which is available via the born… Continue

Added by Julian Stopps on February 13, 2009 at 5:19am — No Comments

Podcast 66: Jobsite On Your TV

The latest online recruitment podcast is out, in this week's show: Jobsite's 15 million TV ad campaign, acquisitions for SaonGroup and FutureResumes make interviews green.

All this news, and more, this week on born.

Added by Julian Stopps on September 5, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Take Your Job Search to the TV

Over in the states, Job Search TV hopes to reinvent the traditional job search by using a dedicated television channel to broadcast ads. The offering differs from many of the ‘video products’ currently circulating the online recruitment world, with the format modelled on a [more]

Added by Julian Stopps on August 8, 2008 at 5:12am — No Comments

1Job & WorkCircle stand up to be counted – who’s next?

Last quarter UK vertical search engine WorkCircle took the step of being audited by ABC Electronic, the industry auditor. The move follows 1Job’s audits in both November last year and January this year. The audits underline just how far vertical search engines have come since their original inception into the UK job advertising market.

The advent of the vertical job search engines has…


Added by Julian Stopps on August 7, 2008 at 11:29am — No Comments

Job Advertising Nudges Down, Seasonal Trend or Economic Indicator?

Job advertising volumes in the UK took a further dip in July, according to the born Job Advertising Index. The index dropped one point, down to 90 points, following a three point decline in June.

Despite the decline, [more]

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Added by Julian Stopps on August 4, 2008 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Monster’s Rollercoaster Reports

A variety of reports/announcements coming out of Monster this morning. Overall the news is a bit of a rollercoaster, some positive ups and a few not so great downs, here’s a quick summary of the e-recruiting giant’s [more]

Added by Julian Stopps on August 1, 2008 at 4:32am — No Comments

iProfile In Oz + Review

The UK-based online CV service iProfile looks set to catch some waves down-under as it secures deals with several leading Australian recruiters. Recruitment partners include Abraxas, Ambition, Finite and Paxus, who will provide the iProfile service to candidates at no charge.

We first spotted iProfile in July last year when…


Added by Julian Stopps on July 31, 2008 at 6:38am — No Comments

Podcast 63: Stepstone achete en France

Online recruitment news in this show: Stepstone buys in France, Saongroup acquires localjobsgroup and Monster users targeted by cyber criminals (again).

All this news, and more, on this episode of born.

Added by Julian Stopps on July 31, 2008 at 6:35am — No Comments

5 reasons every niche site should have a job board

Web-based recruitment advertising is dispersing quickly. While reaching passive job seekers remains, for the time being at least, the domain of the dedicated job board, this may not be the case forever. Job boards are cropping up on sites all over the Internet, here’s why we think every publication site should [more]



Added by Julian Stopps on July 29, 2008 at 4:12am — No Comments

Croner Reward’s Online Job Evaluation Tool - Review

Croner Reward has launched an online job evaluation tool to help employers and HR professionals check gradings for job types and benchmark salaries against market rates. The system is modelled on the company’s Job Evaluation System: a 10 factor, points based analytical system used by UK businesses.

We were quite impressed with the online tool…


Added by Julian Stopps on July 25, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Saongroup Acquires LocalJobsGroup

Newspapers and online sites are reporting today that the Ireland-based Saongroup has acquired localjobsgroup.co.uk, for an undisclosed sum.
Saongroup operates a number of online recruitment businesses globally [more...]

Added by Julian Stopps on July 24, 2008 at 4:51am — No Comments

Monster Kick Starts Its Recruitment Campaign

Generalist job board Monster has kick started its recruitment campaign to hire new staff for its Florence based (South Carolina, US) customer service centre.

The heavyweight of the e-Recruiting industry [More..]

Added by Julian Stopps on July 22, 2008 at 6:42am — No Comments

UK Job Climate Worsens, But All Is Not Lost

The health of the online recruitment market in the UK seems to have taken a noticeable dip in the last couple of months; at least that’s our conclusion after some analysis of the data driving the born index.

The index, which tracks over 70 leading job boards in the UK and measures the job advertising volumes on the sites, experienced a notable decline last month. June’s index figure was down 3 points on [more...]

Added by Julian Stopps on July 21, 2008 at 4:34am — No Comments

Podcast 60: Who Owns Your Recruitment Network?

E-recruiting news this week: a UK court suggests your LinkedIn network is not yours, positive signs for job advertising and Taleo makes Gartner's Leader's Quadrant.

All this news, and more, this week on…


Added by Julian Stopps on June 18, 2008 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Podcast 59: Jobserve are at the G8

The latest born online recruitment podcast is out.

In this show: Jobserve launches JobG8, UK job advertising remains steady and WorkHound goes a twitter.


Added by Julian Stopps on June 9, 2008 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

If Content Is King, Newspapers Win

We’ve been watching the job board market closely over the last twelve months, mainly driven by our interest in the born index but also a general curiosity. We’ve notice a number of interesting themes emerging [read full post]

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Added by Julian Stopps on May 28, 2008 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Podcast 58: Happy Holidays

The latest born online recruitment news podcast is out.

This week: Reed's latest audit results, our review of new site launches and Web-Based-Recruitment's interview with Broadbean.

All this news, and more, this week on…


Added by Julian Stopps on May 28, 2008 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Podcast 57: It's all in the Vurv

The latest born podcast is out.

Internet recruiting news this week: CareerJet launches in Russia, Taleo is set to acquire Vurv and Panlogic launches a Facebook app for recruiters.

All this news, and more, this week on… Continue

Added by Julian Stopps on May 19, 2008 at 1:38pm — No Comments


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