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JobBoardGeek

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!

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And so it ends...
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.
18:36 09/01/2022
From Wall Street to a job board network that helps a diverse audience
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 overlook. Jeff also takes aim at a questionable article using iffy data, while Steven chimes in with his usual sage advice.
18:14 08/25/2022
A multi-national job board software company that gives customers the high touch treatment
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 search technology. Jeff also talks about government regulation of classifieds and job boards, while Steven focuses more on the authoritarian control of news in some places.
24:45 08/18/2022
Which conferences should you attend - and why
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, they probably went to it - many times!
25:26 08/11/2022
Managing an empire of niche sites: how EuroJobSites does it
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 on Indeed India's recent addition of a Hindi option for its users; Steven sees it as a smart move in a competitive market.
26:41 08/04/2022
Is video worth a thousand job postings?
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 Steven (as always) has answers.
23:58 07/28/2022
How social media built this diversity job board's brand
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 site with both high- and low-touch hiring solutions. Steven finds a listing by Indeed for their internal development team's white-label job product; Jeff feels like it's deja vu all over again.
21:34 07/21/2022
Employee-owned, 20 years old, and thriving: Corridor Careers
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 & Coffee - check it out! Jeff weighs in on the recent SCOTUS rulings regarding abortion and handguns, and Steven - a reformed lawyer - adds his two (or three) cents.
20:46 07/14/2022
Two experts explain job board SEO
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 announcement on flat-fee pricing, and Steven chimes in on why it might work - or not.
25:47 07/07/2022
A job board software platform for start-ups, communities, and hubs
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 podcast!
20:35 06/30/2022
An upside-down job board: flipping who pays
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 announcement that 70 Million Jobs is shutting down - and why the announcement comes as a surprise.
24:48 06/23/2022
Colorado, Ukraine, and some services that form the backbone of the job board industry
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 also discuss job taxonomy, and why DHI/Dice decided to get a patent to protect theirs.
25:03 06/16/2022
Everything you ever wanted to know about backfill and when to use it
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. 
20:47 06/09/2022
How subscriptions built this job board into a niche leader
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, and whether this will continue - or not.
25:41 06/02/2022
Serge and Shelley said what?: all about the Canadian job board market
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 court ruling against LinkedIn and for web scraping; Steven claims that LinkedIn can't lose for winning.
29:20 05/26/2022
Go public or go home: the job boards that have gone public and why
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!
21:57 05/19/2022
A site that isn't a job board, with jobs that can't be found on job boards!
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 even your own site can benefit from an active and targeted PR program. Take a listen!
23:39 05/12/2022
10 common mistakes that job boards (new and old) make
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.
18:59 05/05/2022
On the road - an all-in-one recruitment marketing approach to finding truckers
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 topic that Steven knows almost too much about!
23:25 04/28/2022
Reaching disabled job seekers and changing their lives, one at a time
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 with a logical answer.
20:57 04/21/2022
The Scottish are coming, the Scottish are coming! A chat with Stephen O' Donnell
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Stephen O' Donnell, founder of the NORAs.  The well-known U.K. awards program for recruiting companies has proved durable - and Stephen lets us in on its origin story.  Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter also learn about the return of TAtech to live events, and what exactly Stephen will be doing in his new role with the industry organization. Jeff also wonders how Workrise manages to spend so much money without succeeding in their pivot; Steven speculates that maybe it has something to do with 25 offices.
22:03 04/14/2022
Bringing diversity to the not-so-diverse energy industry
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Katie Mehnert of Ally Energy about how her efforts to bring diversity into the energy industry has been a challenge - but a rewarding one. She uses a combination of live events, awards, partnerships with companies, and of course her job board to pipeline candidates of diverse backgrounds into the mix of energy businesses, both old and new. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter ask her about the pivots - and which worked or didn't. Jeff and Steven also discuss what the job board industry is doing to support their fellow businesses in Ukraine.
20:37 04/07/2022
From low-touch to high-touch: one site's story
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Noel Andrews of JobRack.eu about how his technology-focused job board pivoted from a standard job post model to a 'high touch' model that provides outsourced and specialized recruiting for clients. JobRack candidates come from Eastern Europe, which has a history of high-quality education and technological excellence. Noel also digs into the benefits and challenges of a high-touch model, as well as pricing and how they source. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter also discuss the recent funding round for Talent.com; Jeff wonders if this is a race to IPO with Adzuna. Steven - as always - has the last word. 
23:02 03/31/2022
Meeting the candidate where they are: the FlexJobs story
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Sara Sutton of FlexJobs about how she founded not one, but two job boards and met with success on both. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter ask Sara why she focused on remote and flexible jobs when almost no one else was - and why her revenue model revolves around charging the candidate. Jeff also questions the wisdom of a recent announcement from Stepstone, and Steven agrees that he is wise.
23:46 03/24/2022
Don't tell your customers how to recruit!
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Ian Partington of HST Hiring Group about what's changed - and hasn't - in the last 20 years of job boards and recruiting. Ian, who previously founded and ran the SimplyJobs group of job boards in the U.K., has seen a lot of changes in the industry, but he also notes niche job sites continue to be relevant to employers. He also gets into how his latest venture offers recruiting services the way the customer wants. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter ask him about the effects of Brexit and the pandemic. Jeff chats with Steven about ZipRecruiter's 94% increase in Q4 revenue - good or bad? Shockingly, Steven thinks it's not a bad thing.
21:24 03/17/2022
Blockchain meets a job board - what happens next?
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Arran Stewart of Job.com about how he has married a job board to a blockchain-powered sourcing system via multiple staffing firm acquisitions. Yes, you read that right! Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter ask Arran about how the whole thing started, whether 'blockchain' is smoke and mirrors or an integral part of his offering, and what he's planning to achieve by 2025. Jeff and Steven also discuss Jobcase's acquisition of Recruitology, and Steven makes the case for why he thinks it may succeed. 
24:34 03/10/2022
A strangely revealing Q&A with Jeff and Steven!
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, host Jeff Dickey-Chasins asks 3 discerning questions of co-host Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter.  In return, Steven asks 3 amazing questions of Jeff. They talk of visionaries needing glasses, whether a JobBoardDoctor looks good in a white coat, and contemplate the wisdom of a Blackhawks jersey at a job board trade show. It also becomes obvious that Steven has a fixation on penance. Jeff says: 'Raise your prices!'. Lawyers and Lawrence, Kansas are also discussed.
20:16 03/03/2022
Reinvention as a tool for success
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Lee Biggins of CV Library, a fixture on the UK job board scene for decades. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter ask Lee about his strategy of dealing with such challenges as GDPR and Brexit, and how he's used research about his candidates to create compelling PR that builds awareness for the company's brand. Jeff wonders if Craigslist's latest sales increase is a sign of industry horizontals on the rise; Steven says 'It works because it works'. Hmm.
24:27 02/24/2022
Turning Japanese: one job board's story about cross-cultural success
In this JobBoardGeek episode, we talk to Kasia Lynch of Nihongo Jobs, who has tackled an important but challenging market: Japanese-speaking job seekers in the U.S. How's that for a niche? Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter ask Kasia about how she came up with the idea, how she connects with employers and candidates, and the (many) challenges of working for Japanese firms - either in Japan or the U.S. Jeff and Steven also discuss Recruit Japan's new apps for rehiring retired folks - Jeff thinks it's a good idea to copy, but Steven has a few reservations. Excitement ensues!
22:41 02/17/2022
How to turn fishing in Alaska into a job board empire
This episode of JobBoardGeek investigates how Matt Lucas of JobMonkey turned a summer job in Alaska's fisheries into a series of books and a network of job boards and information hubs. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter pepper Matt with questions - some incisive, some not - about his revenue model, how he's weathered the pandemic, and much more. Jeff wonders why StackOverflow is dropping jobs, and (as usual) Steven has the answer.
22:02 02/10/2022