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Wandelt CareerBuilder auf den Spuren von Monster und LinkedIn?

Jeff Dickes_Chasins
The Job Board Doctor Jeff Dickes-Chasins offering advice

Unruhe bei den globalen Player der Jobbörsen-Betreiber: Die jüngsten Akquisitionen von LinkedIn durch Microsoft sowie von Monster durch Randstad sind kaum zu Ende diskutiert, schon bahnt sich der nächste Super-Deal an.

Während in Deutschland die Akquisitions-Lokomotive von führenden Zeitungsverlagen (Springer, Funke Mediengruppe, Gruner + Jahr)) unter Dampf gehalten wird, fährt in den USA diese Lokomotive offensichtlich in die entgegengesetze Richtung: Weg von den Verlagen und hin zu – na wem denn?

Jeff Dickes-Chasins, in der US-Blogger-Szene besser bekannt als JobBoardDoctor, erklärt in einem aktuellen Bericht die Lage.

Von Jeff Dickes-Chasins

The news was surprising: Tegna was putting CareerBuilder up for sale. Tegna, which owns 53% of the job board (along with Tronc (aka Tribune) and McClatchy) stated that it wanted more ‚financial flexibility‘. In other words, time to cash out for Tegna.

Recruiters, your Job Board is going to eat you!

Greg Savage
Greg Savage

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I have verbalised strong views on job boards over the years. An important part of the candidate acquisition mix, sure, but also increasingly becoming ineffective, geared only to active job-seekers, and in some cases price-gouging the very recruitment fraternity that allowed them to thrive in the first place. In Australia, Seek came onto the scene 17 years ago and I was one of their very first customers (when running Recruitment Solutions) in an era when many believed the internet was a fad, let alone online recruiting! But I have criticised Seek since, mostly as a result of some of their actions born out of their own success, and the near monopoly that created.