eQuest Reports Top 10 US Nontraditional Career Sites with The Highest Candidate Responses

SAN RAMON, Calif. – September 27, 2016 – As part of its By The Numbers HR analytics series, eQuest today announced its latest statistics regarding nontraditional career sites with highest candidate response rates per job posting. The study was based on over 500 career sites during the period of June through August 2016, with a … Continue reading “eQuest Reports Top 10 US Nontraditional Career Sites with The Highest Candidate Responses”

Job Seekers Utilizing Mobile is Growing But Still Lacks Conversion

Without question, we are living in an increasingly mobile world, where smartphones are being used for more and more personal and business activities, including job seeking. And while many industry pundits tout the rise of mobile candidate applications, a closer look at recent survey results from Pew Research Center reveals otherwise. Yes, mobile job seeking … Continue reading “Job Seekers Utilizing Mobile is Growing But Still Lacks Conversion”

The number of stay-at-home dads surged during the recession, but a stronger job market is drawing many of them back into the workplace

By Ben Leubsdorf Wall Street Journal Apr 22, 2016 1:27 pm ET The number of stay-at-home dads surged during the recession, but a stronger job market is drawing many of them back into the workplace. In 2015, 5.3% of U.S. families with children under 18 and married parents featured an employed mother and a father … Continue reading “The number of stay-at-home dads surged during the recession, but a stronger job market is drawing many of them back into the workplace”

If your company recruits talent on the Internet, you should pay attention

I am happy to report that eQuest is now employing a more highly advanced bot filter that excludes known spiders and bots from job board candidate traffic statistics in its Big Data reporting. Humans Account for Less Than 40% of Global Web Traffic Bot traffic—including scrapers, hackers, spammers, impersonators—has been estimated to be as high as … Continue reading “If your company recruits talent on the Internet, you should pay attention”

Beware of Phantom Candidate Data

I recently read a great article by Shelly Palmer, Managing Director of the Digital Media Group at Landmark Ventures, called Non-Human Traffic, Ad Fraud and Viewability. His article confirms many of the same data traffic conclusions eQuest’s Big Data division is seeing – that “so-called” viewer/candidate traffic is not actually viewers at all; but instead, a … Continue reading “Beware of Phantom Candidate Data”

Job Board Recommendations Are Here!

We’ve made an improvement to your job posting experience. You will now see instant job board performance recommendations via a simple thumbs up-thumbs down indicator. We have connected your eQuest job board selection page to over 1.5 billion job board performance records – including your own previously posted data. Your job requisition is reviewed in a millisecond, … Continue reading “Job Board Recommendations Are Here!”

Admin System Update (v2.46)

This update addresses an issue where job board credential validation (a real-time check is done to ensure credentials are valid) prevented admins from saving a board instance that was locked. The issue was clear when the reason for the board lock was exactly that–invalid credentials. We now disable job board credential validation when the board is locked. Read More about … Continue reading “Admin System Update (v2.46)”

Take the Big Data Plunge – The Time is Now!

Take the Dive or Risk Becoming Irrelevant   Editor’s note – This is the 1st of a two-part post.  Lately, I’ve been a participant in a tremendous number of “debates” where the topic is “to what degree, if at all, does data, metrics, and analytics, play a role in the ongoing success of the HR … Continue reading “Take the Big Data Plunge – The Time is Now!”

When it Comes to Big Data, Don’t Forget — the Basic Rules Still Apply

The 3 most important concepts to keep in mind Readers of my blogs and articles know that my focus has often been on explaining Big Data. This Big Data phenomenon is quickly spreading throughout the business world. Those that understand it well will be able to garner new insights that will give them a competitive … Continue reading “When it Comes to Big Data, Don’t Forget — the Basic Rules Still Apply”

Big Data Gains Traction in the HR Space

Big Data isn’t just for the Star Trek-loving geeks of the world anymore. Samuel Greengard at Baseline Magazine says it well: “…the topic has jumped outside the boundaries of IT and spread into the general enterprise. A growing number of business publications and portals, such as Forbes and Harvard Business Review, are devoting ink and … Continue reading “Big Data Gains Traction in the HR Space”

Six Baby Steps to Implement Big Data for HR

There’s a lot of BIG talk about Big Data. Now for the SMALL talk. While some companies are leaping into Big Data with a vengeance, others are shying away from Big Data altogether. The term “BIG DATA” alone scares off the weak-hearted HR executive who already has enough on their plate. I often hear the … Continue reading “Six Baby Steps to Implement Big Data for HR”

You Can Do Big Data, Today!

I spend a good amount of time reading about Big Data (after all, this is a Big Data blog), but even those who have a casual interest in it probably have noticed that for all the buzz, most of it is focused on what we will be able to do with Big Data — someday. … Continue reading “You Can Do Big Data, Today!”

Big Data for HR: What’s Ahead in 2013?

Looking back on 2012, it is clear that Big Data was quite a buzz phrase in the business world. As I dust off my crystal ball and look to the future, I thought I’d weigh in on what Big Data for HR holds in store for 2013. There was a lot of talk about Big … Continue reading “Big Data for HR: What’s Ahead in 2013?”

Big Data for HR — Can it Really Make a Big Difference?

Industry insight and analysis suggests that, when it comes to Big Data, HR is at a crossroads, where leaders realize informed decision-making is critical to increasing their strategic value, but they struggle with getting started. I couldn’t agree more — and have even suggested the same in a previous post on HR organizations feeling overwhelmed by … Continue reading “Big Data for HR — Can it Really Make a Big Difference?”

Spooky Parallels — Leveraging Predictive Analytics For Success

I can’t pass up the timely opportunity to point out some spooky parallels between Marketing and Human Resources (HR), as related to data and analytics. It stems from an event invitation I recently received titled “Analytics with a Purpose: The Human Edge of Big Data” (marketingpower.com). If the topic sounds familiar, it should, as I’ve … Continue reading “Spooky Parallels — Leveraging Predictive Analytics For Success”

Big Data for HR Doesn’t Have to be Rocket Science

Last week I wrote about growing HR into something big, and how Big Data can play a key role in helping you become a more valuable partner to your organization by engaging in data-driven decision making. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been talking with both customers and industry analysts. Two themes have emerged from … Continue reading “Big Data for HR Doesn’t Have to be Rocket Science”

Grow HR into Something Big

I’ve enjoyed watching the evolution of HR throughout my career. Gone are the days when HR’s primary role was to handle the Administration and Compliance requirements of the employee population. It wasn’t that long ago that being responsible for the Talent Management for those employees was HR’s primary mission. Now, the push is to become … Continue reading “Grow HR into Something Big”