Recruitment

Beyond.com job matching gets smarter

Job network Beyond.com has just introduced SmartMatch, an algorithm which learns from a job seeker’s online habits. Here’s the announcement: Beyond.com Launches SmartMatch Technology to Improve Job Search Experience The Career Network introduces an algorithm that learns from the user and offers more relevant job openings based on engagement “You can have the perfect resume...

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Axel Springer buys Hungary’s top job board Profession.hu

Ringier Axel Springer has signed an agreement to buy Profession.hu from a Central Media Group, a financial investor that recently acquired Sanoma Media in Hungary, along with the entire portfolio that included Profession.hu. .. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a...

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Kijiji now charging for some job ads

Canada’s leading free classified marketplace Kijiji is slowly becoming not quite as free. The company has long charged automotive dealers a small fee of $14.95 per listing, and in 2013 began charging landlords and property managers a similar fee for posting more than three active units from the same email address. Add to that now job postings. Kijiji’s job ad policy is for all who...

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EHarmony not alone in using dating match process for jobs

Kansas City startup MyEdmatch,LLC recently launched its educator hiring site MyEdMatch.com, matching teachers and schools based on shared missions, beliefs and goals. It’s a process that puts us in mind of EHarmony’s upcoming Elevated Careers. (See our upcoming annual global advertising report.)  MyEdMatch  just landed $2.89 million in seed money, from undisclosed...

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HireVue video interview volume triples

Video-interview pioneer HireVue, which recently introduced its Insights big-data recommendation engine for hiring, has seen employer use of video interviews triple the first half of this year.  (For more on HireVue and Insights, see our upcoming annual global recruitment advertising report.) Here’s the announcement:  Companies Make Digital Recruiting a Top Priority HireVue’s...

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Employers spur U.S. skills gap problem; recruitment publishers can help

For every two people actively job hunting in the U.S., there is one job, according to a just-released Mindflash survey of more than 2,000 U.S. employed and unemployed adults. Still, jobs go unfilled because job seekers don’t have the needed skills. Employers have actually been a big part of creating the problem, determined Harris researchers. This gap is not only a serious problem for...

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