Recruitment

Information Builds User Engagement

Spanish classified brands seeking differentiation are increasingly using information to reach potential users and build loyalty among existing visitors. Two companies using proprietary information to target specific audiences are recruitment site JobAndTalent and property portal Idealista. JobAnd Talent, a recruitment platform that uses big-data analysis to find potential job matches for its...

Read More

LinkedIn to recruiters: personalize InMails or get blocked

According to the LinkedIn Talent blog, about 2 percent of the recruiters on its site are just blindly sending out bulk InMails to un-targeted prospective job candidates, and getting fewer than 13 percent response. That’s not okay with LinkedIn, because it hurts its overall success story in Talent Solutions. So the recruitment-focused business network is saying, “Recruiter, if your...

Read More

ZipRecruiter gets $63 mil, aims past U.S.

ZipRecruiter, a small-to-mediums business (SMB)-focused recruitment aggregator, has raised $63 million in a Series A round led by Institutional Venture Partners , according to CrunchBase.  Industry Ventures and new Los Angeles-based venture capital firm Basepoint Ventures also contributed. Founded in 2010, ZipRecruiter is already profitable. This is its first funding round. CrunchBase...

Read More

After slump, SEEK expects growth

Australian online recruitment company Seek Ltd. (SEK.AU) expects solid revenue and earnings growth in the coming year, after a 35 percent slump in net profit in the past fiscal year, according to MarketWatch.com. Last  year’s slump came  after an accounting gain the previous year. Earnings in the coming year are expected to be boosted by a mix of organic growth and the benefit of...

Read More

Monster debuts candidate message center

Job seekers who apply to openings via Monster will no longer have to spend time running back and forth between Monster.com and their email inboxes to keep track of how their job hunt is going. All they’ll now have to do is click the Talent Message Center icon on whatever Monster.com page they’re on. There they’ll view their very own customer relationship management (CRM)...

Read More

Fiverr raises $30 million in Series C round

Micro-job marketplace Fiverr, which has launched a seemingly endless list of copycat sites, has just raised a $30 million Series C round of funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, Accel and others investors. Tel Aviv-based Fiverr may have been the first, but there are plenty of competitors. Other sites that allow people to offer micro-gigs for a micro-price (record a voice over, design a logo, do...

Read More