Jobg8 Sponsors First Ever Job Board Industry Benchmark Survey

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Jobg8 sponsors the first benchmark survey conducted by members of the job board industry. In support of the International Association of Employment Web Sites (IAEWS), Jobg8 is sponsoring a survey that will provide participants with strategically significant metrics.

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Matt Hoffner, president of Jobg8 North America said, “For the first time job board operators will have real information that will allow them to improve performance and effectiveness for their advertising clients."

Jobg8 sponsors the first benchmark survey conducted by members of the job board industry. In support of the International Association of Employment Web Sites (IAEWS), Jobg8 is sponsoring a survey that will provide participants with strategically significant metrics.

Purpose:
The purpose of this benchmark survey is to provide a mechanism to collect job board performance data that for the first time would allow a job board to measure their effectiveness and efficiency on a number of key performance metrics and job board features. This is the first industry-led effort to collect benchmark data that will allow a job site to compare their performance with other job board websites worldwide. Peter Weddle, CEO of the IAEWS, noted that “This survey is yet another sign of employment Web-sites’ commitment to continuous improvement in their services and operations for both employers and job seekers.”

Scope:
All job boards are encouraged to participate with the first year’s survey, which will be simple to complete. The survey will be open to all job boards, IAEWS members and Jobg8 clients worldwide. Jobg8 has agreed to sponsor the survey for at least the first 2 years. Any job board or employment website deciding to participate in the survey will be offered a special IAEWS membership for the rest of 2011. They will also be invited to participate in the presentation of results at the IAEWS fall conference on September 7th in Florida. There will be no cost for any job board to participate in this first study.

Methodology:
The survey allows participants to receive a full non-attributable report. In addition, a 2-3 hour discussion period will be part of the
IAEWS fall meeting, to not only review the results, but to discuss the meaning of the results, as well as best practices from the participating members. A general summary will be presented to all conference attendees, but detailed data will only be available to participants. Survey participants will also discuss how to improve the survey next year. Critical Insights, a Portland Maine based independent research company will be used to collect and publish the data, including all cross-tabs, so that participants can be assured of the confidentiality and security of their data.

Conclusion
Jobg8 is pleased to help support this first international effort to acquire true performance benchmarks for the job board industry. Matt Hoffner, president of Jobg8 North America adds, “For the first time job board operators will have real information that will allow them to improve performance and effectiveness for their advertising clients. Smart job boards are far from “dead” and will use this opportunity to continue to improve and offer more compelling products and services for their clients.” The invitation to participate in the survey will be sent to all IAEWS and Jobg8 clients beginning July 6th and is available to job boards and employment web sites worldwide.

To register for the benchmark survey, visit: http://www.employmentwebsites.org/contact

Media Contact:
For information in Europe, contact Louise Grant at: 01621 814261, louise(dot)grant(at)jobg8(dot)com
For information in North America, contact Matthew Hoffner at: (207) 210-6900, matthew(dot)hoffner(at)jobg8(dot)com

The International Association of Employment Web Sites is the trade association for the global online employment services industry. We proudly represent our members, which collectively power or operate over 60,000 websites worldwide. For employers and job seekers alike, they are “The Sources of Success.”
For information, contact Peter Weddle at: (203) 964-1888, director(at)employmentwebsites(dot)org.

Jobg8 is a marketplace for online job boards. Their ground-breaking platform unifies the formerly fractured online employment website industry, allowing job board websites to buy and sell job applications and candidates through a secure network.

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