Recruiters Are Finding Success by Climbing TheLadders

A couple of weeks ago I posted that TheLadders is offering Recruiters free access to post jobs and view candidates in their resume database.  Curious about what this could mean to us a Recruiter.  I took some time to assist a select number of my clients to implement TheLadders into the recruiting process.  The feedback from those clients was deafening, hurray!  My clients all reported that they are finding better candidates and connecting with them quicker. 

Not wanting the other shoe to drop on our collective heads with a NEW user fee, I reached out to TheLadders directly just yesterday.  It took them no time for them to pull together a call to discuss with me their future and how they are going to further engage Recruitment Professionals.

Thomas Murphy the Director of Enterprise Marketing & Client Relations came to our conversation with great enthusiasm and passion for the recruiting industry that is often lacking in other supplier.  He jumped in both feet our conversation, by assuring me that Recruiters will always have access to The Ladders for free.  Quietly thrilled, I listen intently to Thomas about the:

  1. RecruitBlog: TheLadders’ Top 200 Recruiters and Top 50 Employers
  2. Scout” on TheLadders gives your Candidate competitive edge before t...
  3. TheLadders Reinvents the Job Search with New Mobile Offerings

I will have to say the best part of our conversation was when Thomas told me about “TheLadders ELITE Recruiter Awards.”  Through-out this year, TheLadders will host a series of multi-city events dubbed “JobMobile,” which will attract leading recruiters and HR professionals for an evening of networking and best-practice sharing. In addition to celebrating the company’s 10 years as an industry pioneer and TheLadders CEO & Co-founder Alex Douzet’s announcement of TheLadders ELITE Recruiters for each city. Makes sometime in the following to drop in and get engaged:

  • New York City March 28, 2013
  • San Francisco April 25, 2012
  • Atlanta May 16, 2013
  • Chicago July 18, 2013


The JobMobile events will defiantly elevate engagement with existing recruiters and encourage mobile-product adoption. 

Recruiters ~ keep using TheLadders and keep your eyes open for details on these events.

Once again, thank you Thomas and Lisa for your time!  I look forward to seeing your upcoming innovations.  

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Comment by Wayne E. Cozad, II on February 7, 2013 at 9:38am

Don't believe a word they are saying.  I used to be a charter member of theLadders and it was free then too.  All they are doing is sucking in recruiters to a lite version of their software in the hopes of upgrading you to a paid package. They need more jobs to entice more candidates to keep paying for their service because the numbers of jobs was getting so low compared to the number of candidates they have paying to be on the site.  They are also using your jobs to promote themselves on sites like Indeed to get more paid candidates.  This company is desperate and trying to keep up with Linkedin and other social networks and has not got clue about what the future holds for them.  I for one will be happy to see them go.  They have been ripping off recruiters long enough!

Comment by Mary Anne Apeadu on February 11, 2013 at 9:59am

Thank you Wayne, I almost signed up with them but I felt strongly that sooner on later they would request I upgrade to a paid package. I am glad I listened to my instincts, and read your post! 

Comment by Sandra McCartt on February 11, 2013 at 5:00pm

Wayne, you are so correct.  A lot of us have been there , done that and don't want their t-shirt.  It used to be 100K jobs and candidates up..but it wasn't. Then they dropped it to anybody and everybody after recruiters raised bloody hell about jobs being left on after they were filled and removed..for years.   Classic case of "go back it's a trick".  They have been putting it to candidates for years also.


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