Recruitment

CoStar in the black, grows revenue 15%

CoStar Group, owner of commercial-property site LoopNet and new owner of Apartments.com, just announced a 15 percent year-over-year increase in revenue. In the Q1 2014 earnings release, CoStar also reported net income for the quarter of $9,740,000, a considerable improvement from the $2,410,000 net loss the real estate analytics and marketplace group had realized in Q1 2103. “Today we are...

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Twitter growing as recruitment, real estate sales resource

Unlike Facebook, Twitter is immensely focused on business, and predominantly used by executives and entrepreneurs.  Making use of Twitter to job search just makes sense, as does using it to search for the passive candidate, or assess a candidate’s social, networking and industry savvy. Additionally, Twitter has  taken another step as marketing tool for agents, and properties for sale or...

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Global IT jobs site launches in London

Tech companies based in tech hubs around the world (eg. Berlin, London, Silicon Valley, Cape Town) have a new place to source talent. But, it’s very new (launched in March; to date only eleven jobs listed) and only cost-efficient if you recruit talent regularly throughout the year. A recruiter pays an annual membership fee of 475 pound sterling ($798 U.S.) for access to the site, and may then...

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Gannett U.S. recruitment revenue takes hit, broadcast jumps big

While the “other” classified category – presumably the private party “stuff” listings – took the biggest hit, at 10 percent year-over-year drop in the U.S., recruitment advertising revenue  in the U.S. dropped 8.4 percent YOY in the first quarter of 2014.  Classifieds as a whole dropped 5.9 percent YOY in the U.S., and 3.9 percent for all regions. Print, of...

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Career site not mobile-ready? one in four will ignore your openings

According to the latest Glassdoor study, 68 percent of job seekers use their mobile device to look for jobs at least once a week, and more than half look for company reviews by way of their smartphone or tablet. One in every four of candidates would fail to apply for an open position if the company’s career site were not mobile optimized. Perhaps most surprising is that one in every ten...

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By 2018 mere 4% U.S. local hiring spend will be job posts, says Borrell

According to media research firm Borrell Associates, half of recruitment advertising spend in the U.S. in the current year will be made up of fees for hiring-related services rather than traditional job listings or resume access. For local hiring, the spend is even more skewed – with 13 times as many dollars going to services as are going to listing fees. By 2018, with regard to local...

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