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Austin Knight
(September 28, 1996): We're continually impressed with the painstaking approach Austin Knight is taking to developing the marketplace. Take a look at their growing data on Net-effectiveness.

Juicy Tidbits

(September 27, 1996):
  • Add USA Today's late August story on electronic recruiting to your clipping file. The article cites statistics and cost-of-hire reduction stories to bolster on-line recruitment advertising sales pitches. The article claims that "Twenty-six percent of the 2,900 executives surveyed by Management Recruiters International say they use the Internet to recruit workers".

  • US Resume offers yet another resume database. Have your researchers check it out. Tell them to enter "X" in all the blocks on the registration form.

  • We're puzzled. We were certain that Respro would be some sort of Resume service. It turns out to be a provider of gas masks for daily use. Our question, though, is why so few recruiting sites use the Respro design style. Given the demographic dip, low unemployment rates and fashion tendencies of the 20 year-old set, we'd expect a more focused outreach to entry-level talent. Is online employment advertising doomed to the tombstone status it inherited from print media?

  • JobBank USA has unfurled a major set of new services. We're currently giving them a thorough going over and will report back. Meanwhile, you may want to check them out.


(September 26, 1996): Why has Microsoft slowed (or junked) its plans to enter the classified advertising business through regional offices? CitySearch was no small part of the equation. The company is "on the ground" and moving in the regional advertising arena.

Again, the idea that the competitive arena in employment advertising can be defined by simply looking at sites with current job listings is extremely suspect. CitySearch offers a platform that is just a sales force away from a solid regional presence. Regionalization is a daunting prospect and needs the kinds of wraparound services that an operation like CitySearch provides.


(September 25, 1996): Netshare, Inc offers an interesting alternative for those of you who recruit for senior management positions. The company publishes a series of "job leads" for paid subscribers (generally incumbents who are keeping their options open). You can add your job listing to their newsletter at no cost. They also offer "confidential" database searches. The service will be invaluable to your researchers.

Back In The Saddle Again

(September 24, 1996): We spent most of this month in the trenches working with a client who is developing a fantasic agent-based job listing system. While pontificating is fun, we think we need the experience of the "real world" to keep our observations and analysis on target.

We're finishing the research for the 1997 Electronic Recruiting Index which will include reviews and evaluations of over 3500 employment related websites. The market is absolutely exploding. The book (available late-November) will also include an in depth analysis of the changes from the past year, future trends and market opportunities. The 1997 Electronic Recruiting Index will supplement and expand on the material in our earlier publications. We see the project as "Part 2" of an ongoing series. As you might expect, we will be revisiting our ratings of the top Recruiters on the Net.

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See a detailed index of our past issues

  • 2 Weeks Ending September 29 1996 Including:
    • Resources for Researchers
    • Netshare
    • Design: Doomed to Tombstones?
    • Job Bank USA
    • Regionalizing
    • Austin Knight
  • 2 Weeks Ending September 22 1996 Including:
    • Job Lynx
    • Career City Launches
    • Better Not To Bother
    • Scratch The Niche
    • Role Of Marketing
    • Salary Surveys
  • 2 Weeks Ending September 07 1996 Including:
    • Thought Experiment
    • Staying Abreast of Technology
    • Another Personal Agent
    • The Customer Is Everything
    • Net Demographics
    • Much, Much More
  • Week Ending August 24 1996 Including:
    • Andrew Barbour Interview
    • Electronic Labour Exchange
    • Global Translation Alliance
    • Career Companion from ESpan
    • Career Magazine Redesign
    • Duh...With A Capital D
  • Week Ending August 17 1996 Including:
    • New Net Growth Stats
    • Browser Search
    • Gimmicks
    • Copy Editors
    • Changes At Online Career Center
    • Net-Temps and Yahoo
  • Week Ending August 10 1996 Including:
    • Know Thy Competition
    • Life as a Road Warrior
    • TV as a Cross Promotion Tool
    • Monster Board Snags All-Star
    • Recruiter's Web Survival Guide
    • New Look
  • Two Weeks Ending August 03 1996 Including:
    • Eudora 3.0
    • Net News Daily
    • RON and ESpan
    • Manpower
    • New Sites
    • 8 Corners of ECommerce
    • Free Email
    • Much Much More
  • July 20 1996 Including:
    • HR Mailing Lists
    • Net-Temps Gets It
    • Career Builder.com
    • Web Grrrrls
    • Adams Job Bank
    • Site Marketing
  • July 13 1996 Including:
    • Franchising
    • Jobsite
    • NTSA
    • More Government Resources
    • Staffing Industry Report
    • Recruiter's Survival Guide
  • July 06 1996 Including:
    • Informant
    • Knowing Your Audience
    • Microsoft Viruses and Tools
    • Other Ways To Skin a Cat
    • New And Changed Listings
    • Standardizing Job Listings with Tags
  • June 22 1996 Including:
    • What Makes a Perfect Recruiting Site
    • Picking Alliance Partners
    • Background Check Resources
    • Career Path
    • Advertising Law
    • Usability Design
  • June 15 1996 Including:
    • Options For Recruiters
    • The Spiders Are Coming
    • More About Spiders
    • Quantifying Claims For Databases
    • Austin Knight's Recruiting Resources
    • Technology Evolution
  • June 08 1996 Including:
    • Privacy and Recruiting
    • To Fish, Go Where the Fish Are
    • Equity Compensation
    • WesTech Career Expo
    • Internet Link Exchange
    • HR News Outlets
  • June 01 1996 Including:
    • Extreme Resume Drop
    • WebWeek: Electronic Recruiting
    • Espan: Technical Engine
    • The FTC is Coming
    • Bulk Resume Submittal
    • New Sites (lots)
  • May 25 1996 Including:
    • Will The Web Eat Your Job
    • Salary Surveys
    • The Value of Market Research
    • Seeing It From All Sides
    • Give It Away To Keep It
    • Getting Started
  • May 18 1996 Including:
    • Television Stations Enter the Recruiting Marketplace
    • Do You Know Who Your Competition Is
    • The Dangers of Mediocrity
    • Net-Temps
    • HotWired: Dream Jobs
    • A Nearly Perfect Recruiting Site From Australia
  • May 11 1996
    • Tropical Jim's Web Re-Makers
    • Wall Street Journal
    • Roverbot
    • Tripod Work Attitudes Survey
    • Job Hunter's Tools List
    • Entertainment Recruiting Network
    • 79 New Sites
  • May 04 1996
    • ExecuNet
    • The Regional Re-Careerment Center
    • Lame Registration Statement Award
    • Adia Sets The Standard for Recruiting Firms
    • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
    • Position Analysis Resources
    • 1,000,000 Job Postings Milestone

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