JobBoardGeek

Business & Economics Podcasts

JobBoardGeek talks about the business of connecting candidates and employers. Join Jeff Dickey-Chasins, the JobBoardDoctor, and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter as they talks about job board news and technology from around the globe!

Location:

United States

Description:

JobBoardGeek talks about the business of connecting candidates and employers. Join Jeff Dickey-Chasins, the JobBoardDoctor, and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter as they talks about job board news and technology from around the globe!

Language:

English

Contact:

641-236-0298


Episodes

And so it ends...

9/1/2022
In this episode, Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter say goodbye to the JobBoardGeek podcast. You'll have to listen to find out why it's ending but (hint) it's not because we didn't have fun! We did! Occasionally, so did our guests. Jeff talks with Steven about his new podcasts - that's right, two! - and they pull back the curtain behind creating a podcast, and why it takes a bit more time that you might think it should.

Duration:00:18:33

From Wall Street to a job board network that helps a diverse audience

8/25/2022
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Roy Baladi of JobsForHumanity. Roy's start as a Wall Street quant gave little hint of his eventual role in founding JobsForHumanity, a network of job boards that target underserved and diverse candidates. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter discover how Roy's initial experience in founding JobsforLebanon led him to refocusing on a bigger audience: the candidates around the world that traditional job sites...

Duration:00:18:10

A multi-national job board software company that gives customers the high touch treatment

8/18/2022
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Martin Lenz of Jobiqo, a job board software platform. Martin's dual background in computer science and project management has helped Jobiqo grow to over 50 employees and dozens of countries in the past 5 years. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter discover how Jobiqo went from customizing everything for every customer, to focusing on a more product-oriented approach while still investing heavily in their...

Duration:00:24:45

Which conferences should you attend - and why

8/11/2022
In this episode, Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter talk about which conferences a job board owner or employee should attend - and why. They explain the differences between a HR-focused conference and a job board-specific conference, and why both can be valuable. Some of the conferences discussed include: JobBoardsConnect, TAtech, RecBuzz, HRTech, SHRM, and RecFest. The two job board geeks agree - if there was ever a job board conference out there,...

Duration:00:25:26

Managing an empire of niche sites: how EuroJobSites does it

8/4/2022
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Lars Peter Svane of EuroJobSites. His multi-site company tackles different niches in the European job market, and has been successful for decades. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter discover how Lars managed to turn a side venture into a full-time business by expanding his offerings to meet specific customer demands - all while juggling multiple countries, languages, and hiring preferences. Jeff weighs in...

Duration:00:26:41

Is video worth a thousand job postings?

7/28/2022
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Brian Forrester of Lumina.co about how his company turns text job ads into videos - at scale. With job ads often running to 300 words or (much) more, candidate engagement can be difficult. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter discover how Lumina turns those ads into videos that can increase engagement - and applications. Jeff also puzzles over JobIndex's complaint against Google for Jobs in Europe, and...

Duration:00:23:58

How social media built this diversity job board's brand

7/21/2022
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Elizabeth Willetts of InvestingInWomen, an U.K. job board focused on part-time and flexible work for moms. Elizabeth was frustrated with employers that didn't support part-time positions, and so she built a site that focused on those companies that offered those types of jobs. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter discover some of the challenges she faced (such as buggy software), and how she's managed a...

Duration:00:21:34

Employee-owned, 20 years old, and thriving: Corridor Careers

7/14/2022
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Liz Kennedy and Dan Holterhaus of Corridor Careers. The site, which is 20 years old, is part of the Gazette, a regional media company in eastern Iowa. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter discover how the site has weathered many changes in local and regional recruiting, and how its partnership with Recruitology has helped with bigger clients. Liz and Dan also run an associated podcast called Careers &...

Duration:00:20:46

Two experts explain job board SEO

7/7/2022
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Peter Askew and Nick Leroy of SEOjobs and RanchWork about how to do SEO for job boards. SEO is a critical part - perhaps the most critical - for succeeding with your job board, and both Peter and Nick have excellent advice on how to do it right. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter discover the two key SEO tasks that every job board operator should be doing - and why. Jeff also discusses Jobrapido's recent...

Duration:00:26:18

A job board software platform for start-ups, communities, and hubs

6/30/2022
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, I talk to Olivier Breton of NiceBoard (Steven is out on a family medical emergency). Started during the pandemic and the output of his own job board, NiceBoard is a low-cost but full-featured job board platform for start-ups, non-profits, and communities. Jeff discovers that Olivier has built out the platform for ease-of-use and affordability. Despite Steven's absence, Jeff finds that talking about his own blog post is reason enough to include it in the...

Duration:00:21:07

An upside-down job board: flipping who pays

6/23/2022
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Ric Burley of BintlHire. Ric has flipped the normal job board model by having employers pay the candidate to see their resume. On the other hand, employers post jobs for free. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter discover how Ric - with a background in health care management - ended up building an unconventional job board that targets start-ups and small businesses. Jeff and Steven also discuss the recent...

Duration:00:25:14

Colorado, Ukraine, and some services that form the backbone of the job board industry

6/16/2022
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Mike Woodrow of Aspen Tech Labs. The company, which has staff in multiple locations including Colorado and Ukraine, provides key software for the job board industry: job feeds, job spidering, and job board software. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter learn how the company has managed to grow revenue by 50% each year for the past 3 years, and how the war in Ukraine impacted its employees. Jeff and Steven...

Duration:00:25:36

Everything you ever wanted to know about backfill and when to use it

6/9/2022
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter talk about a key element of almost any job board or recruiting site - backfill. We discuss the 4 most common types of backfill, the pros and cons of each, and how backfill can help a newly hatched job board get off the ground (or out of its shell, as it were). We also dive into such esoterica as XML feeds, how many jobs you need to backfill, and much more.

Duration:00:20:47

How subscriptions built this job board into a niche leader

6/2/2022
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Andy Hibel of HigherEdJobs, the leading job board for careers in academia. Andy talks about how HigherEdJobs got started - including a number of revenue-free years. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter learn about the role that annual subscriptions have played in both satisfying employers and helping the site succeed. Jeff and Steven also discuss the current rosy financials from publicly-held job boards,...

Duration:00:25:41

Serge and Shelley said what?: all about the Canadian job board market

5/26/2022
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Serge Boudreau and Shelley Billinghurst of The Recruitment Flex podcast - the #1 HR podcast in Canada. Since Serge's day job is with Career Beacon and Shelley runs a recruitment ad agency, they are willing to dig deep into the Canadian job board market. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter discover how Shelley fired Serge, and how Serge has trouble 'being good' on their podcast. Jeff discusses a recent...

Duration:00:29:19

Go public or go home: the job boards that have gone public and why

5/19/2022
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we decide to talk to each other about publicly-held job boards! What a concept! Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter dig into the list of publicly-held job boards reviewed on Jeff's recent blog post, and are amazed at how many there are. The move to public happened in two phases, Jeff points out, and Steven talks about why a company might want to - or not want to - go public. Many anecdotes are related!

Duration:00:21:57

A site that isn't a job board, with jobs that can't be found on job boards!

5/12/2022
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Joe Meyer, the founder of ExecThread. As the name implies, this service exposes members to executive-level jobs - but these jobs aren't widely advertised, but instead come from executive search firms. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter discover how these 'hidden' jobs are sourced, and how the revenue model for ExecThread works. Jeff and Steven also talk about how companies like Appcast, CareerBuilder, and...

Duration:00:23:28

10 common mistakes that job boards (new and old) make

5/5/2022
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, Jeff Dickey-Chasins talks to...himself! Yes, co-host Steven Rothberg is off working (!). Jeff digs into 10 common mistakes that job boards and recruiting sites make. He finds these mistakes tend to occur no matter which niche or geographic location the site operates in - and he offers suggestions on avoiding these mistakes in the first place. Jeff covers pricing, metrics, renewals, and much more.

Duration:00:18:59

On the road - an all-in-one recruitment marketing approach to finding truckers

4/28/2022
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Damon Levy of ClassATransport and JobsInRigs about how he helps employers find truckers. It's always been hard to find truckers, but Damon has an 'all of the above' approach that uses multiple marketing channels to keep the hiring pipelines full. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter discover Damon's secret and talk about how the pandemic has affected logistics. Jeff also talks about job board software, a...

Duration:00:23:25

Reaching disabled job seekers and changing their lives, one at a time

4/21/2022
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Mike Corso of disabledperson, a pioneering site for disabled job seekers. Mike talks about how the site morphed from an online magazine to a job board - and why it is set up as a non-profit. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter learn how SEO has made the site so successful - and get a good SEO referral to boot! Jeff ponders why a staffing firm would call itself a gig site, and - as usual - Steven comes up...

Duration:00:20:53