Monster, Randstad, and… What’s That About HRSmart?

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If they really keep the Monster brand intact, it's going to be tough long-term (and I don't see them doing that). Career Boards Economy Futurism HireClix HR HR Tech HRTech Human Resources Job Boards Leadership Monster Online Advertising Randstad Recruiters recruiting Recruitment Recruitment Marketing RPO Software Talent Acquisition Uncategorized ATS Business Career Site CRM Employment human resources M&A marketing

Rambling on About Job Board Acquisitions, CareerBuilder, Monster, and the Dutch. Also Some Gifs.

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Monster, CareerBuilder, etc lost sight of that, and lost value as a result. Job Boards recruiting Recruitment Technology Talent Acquisition Technology Uncategorized CareerBuilder Monster Recruiting TechnologyIt's important to know who you are.

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Why Monster Failed

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The news broke overnight that the Dutch staffing giant Randstad bought Monster, paying $3.40 That’s a 23% premium over Monster’s close Monday at $2.77. a share equating to $429 million for the once industry-leading career site.

The Rise and Fall of Monster


Monster Worldwide was acquired by Randstad for $429 million. Monster’s market cap is $310 million, on revenues of about $667 million. LinkedIn is a money-losing business and Monster is a profitable company.

13 Signs of Inefficient Recruiting

deep integrations with the leading job boards and career sites like LinkedIn, Indeed, CareerBuilder, Monster, and Glassdoor, you can get your jobs posted across all channels with.

Market Your Brand: How to Avoid a Marketing Monster


Many people already have “scary” on the mind. Don’t let your brand story be scary too

Monster’s Largest Shareholder Will Fight Company Sale


One of the nation’s largest newspaper companies and reportedly Monster’s largest shareholder said it is opposed to the $429 million sale of the recruiting services firm to Randstad, which was announced two weeks ago , and urged other stockholders to do the same.

What’s Going on in Recruiting Land at the Moment? Indeed, CareerOne, Monster, Randstad et al.


Imagine if you’d taken a short sabbatical, or even a holiday, three weeks ago. On return you’d wonder what the heck has happened to the recruitment industry. Who owns who, who’s sold to who and why are suppliers now competitors and vice versa

Monster to Shareholders: Sale Opponent is Reckless, Inaccurate


When Monster’s largest shareholder last week tore into the planned sale of the company calling the price “selling at the bottom,” the response was an official “no comment.” ” Today, Monster fired back.

Monster Officials Accused of Rushing Sale to Cover Dismal Financial Report

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Monster’s largest shareholder has called on other stockholders not to support the company’s sale to Randstad and said it is seeking to replace Monster’s board of directors.

5 Post-Monster-Buyout Predictions for the Future of the Recruitment Industry


The announcement that Randstad had bought Monster was just the latest in an accelerating trend of M&A in the recruitment industry between technology companies and traditional staffing/recruitment services companies.

Lawsuits Claim Monster Officials Had Conflict of Interest

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Two shareholder lawsuits have been filed against Monster, charging the deal to sell the company to the Dutch staffing giant Randstad “is the result of an unfair process and provides the Company’s stockholders with inadequate consideration,” in the words of one of the lawsuits.

No Need to Be Scared of Monsters: Life With Randstad


A job board isn’t defined by the color of its website or the name on the incorporation papers; its effectiveness is typically framed by the quality of the people in the talent database. Job Boards Featured

Monster’s Shareholders Complete Sale to Randstad


Despite intense opposition to the sale, Monster’s shareholders turned over more than 52 percent of the company’s stock by the Friday deadline, enabling Randstad to complete the purchase of the career services company. Economy Job Boards Mergers & Acquisitions Featured

Three Monsters Haunting Candidate Experience

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95% of companies do not send updates on the application process 72% do not have a mobile-optimized career site 60% do not offer an application progress tracker We found more candidate experience monsters. We audited 400 of the largest companies and what we found scared us!:

Lawsuits Claim Monster Officials Had Conflict of Interest


Two shareholder lawsuits have been filed against Monster, charging the deal to sell the company to the Dutch staffing giant Randstad “is the result of an unfair process and provides the Company’s stockholders with inadequate consideration,” in the words of one of the lawsuits.

ZipRecruiter Gains Major Newspaper Network at Monster’s Expense


Career site Monster is facing the defection of one of its largest, remaining North American newspaper publishers next month when Gatehouse Media switches its employment sites to ZipRecruiter. Job Boards

LinkedIn: The Dead Space Between Monster and Facebook

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It has slowly mutated from an amazing professional social network to a much less appealing mix of Facebook and Monster, forcing me to reconsider the way I’m using it. This deeply changed the social graph led to what I call Linkedin “MonsterizationMonsterization of Linkedin.

Monster Layoff Not Scary for Some

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Given the news out of Monster yesterday evening , I’m tempted to do another job-boards-are-dying post. But Monster is doing a lot of things right. Believe me, it’s tempting.

Monster, Randstad, and HRSmart

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Either way, a quick history of how we got… Continue reading → Career Boards CRM HireClix HR HR Tech HRTech Job Boards marketing Online Advertising RecruiterMoe Recruiters recruiting Recruitment Recruitment Marketing Talent Acquisition Uncategorized Career Site Monster RandstadIt’s entirely possible you heard the news. Possible. Certainly, if you work in the recruiting industry, it’s definitely possible. Maybe even highly so.


Stoned Raiders: A Blunt Look at Randstad’s Monster Hit.

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If you think Randstad bought Monster for its technology, think again. recruiting Technology contingent workforce crm hr technology job boards M&A matt charney monster worldwide Outsourcing randstad Recruiting RPO staffingHere are some blunt thoughts on what it means for recruiting.


No, the Recruitment Industry Won’t Be Dying Anytime Soon

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News AI indeed Jan Tegze monster Recruiting Recruiting Industry SolarWinds Sourcing“Those who have knowledge don’t predict. Those who predict don’t have knowledge.” ” – Lao Tzu The recruitment industry has an uncertain future because recruitment will die … and soon. Recruitment will be automated, thanks to machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) that will make the job of recruiter not only obsolete, but without any future […].

8 Shocking and Thought-Provoking Recruitment News Stories this Week – 29th August 2016

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In recruitment news this week: Monster’s Largest Shareholder Will Fight Company Sale. As Monster’s largest shareholder based on publicly available information, MNG believes the $3.40 in a highly detailed letter it sent to Monster’s Board of Directors.

Traffic, Transparency & Talent Technology: The Future of Online Recruiting

Recruiting Daily

In 2004, Monster (8.6%), CareerBuilder (8.1%) and HotJobs (6.1%) were responsible for approximately 22% of all external hires , according to that year’s Career XRoads Source of Hire Report. In fact, Monster’s “acquisition” of HotJobs from Yahoo!

HR Vendor Cagematch: Monster vs LinkedIn vs Indeed

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Monster or LinkedIn or Indeed? When it comes to advertising jobs online, which website gives you the best overall value? In this episode of “The Jim Stroud Show,” Jim compares the 3 sites in what he calls “HR Vendor Cagematch.”

20 Years in Recruiting: I’m Amazed Where We Are — and Where We’re Going

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News CareerBuilder derek zeller Facebook Google LinkedIn monster Recruiting Recruiting Advice Recruiting Industry recruiting on facebook stacy zaparAbout 20 years ago, I fell into this business wide-eyed, filled with wonderment, and not sure what the new day was going to produce. I was young, but not too naïve. Yes, I did have a great deal to learn and I’m still learning even now by attending conferences, reading posts from other recruiters, etc. I’m […].

How to NOT Get Overwhelmed on Job Boards

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Job Search indeed Job Boards job search jobseekers LinkedIn Monster Simply Hired ZealifyI think everyone can agree there is something overwhelming about using job board sites to search for a new job.

9 Truly Game-Changing Recruitment News Stories this Week – 13th June 2016

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In recruitment news this week: Monster Acquires ‘Tinder for Jobs’ App, Jobr. Not many deal terms were disclosed, but we do know that the app will not be shutdown, it will instead be integrated into Monster’s platform. RELATED: Monster’s the Name and Aggregation is the New Game ).

Consensus on LinkedIn vs Monster vs Indeed

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" I've been using Indeed a bit for my own needs and also for some clients. Although not as effective as Facebook, I find it the cheapest way to get matching candidates. That seems to be the consensus judging from comments by recruiters over at Recruiters Who Actually Make Placements:Nanette: "I had a LI…

Staffing News Of The Day, October 5, 2012

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Monster Worldwide, Inc.: Monster Employment Index rises 3% Year-over-Year. News BLS E-cigarettes Facebook Maxim Staffing Monster Employment Index October 5 Staffing Industry Analysts Staffing News of the Day Stolen lunch The Conference Board Inc US unemployment Volt Workforce Solution

How Google for Jobs is Changing the Job Search Game

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When job sites like Monster and CareerBuilder hit the scene, employers and job seekers alike were excited about how much easier posting and searching for new positions was going to be. These are sites like LinkedIn, Monster, Glassdoor and CareerBuilder.

What is a Job Board?


I’m sure you’ve heard of Monster , Indeed , and CareerBuilder. Job advertising used to be as simple as placing an ad in the local newspaper, putting up a Help Wanted sign in the window, or getting it out there through word of mouth.

The Future of Job Boards

Staffing Talk

The supposed dominance of generalist big boards such as LinkedIn and Monster actually pales in comparison to the thousands of niche boards that open up every year. Contrary to popular belief, the job board industry is expanding faster than ever.

Staffing News of the Day, March 29, 2013

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Study conducted by Monster and Millennial Branding found that Gen-Y workers could benefit from stronger entrepreneurial spirit [San Francisco Chronicle].

Risky Business: Why You Should Own Your Own Recruiting Data.

Recruiting Daily

I remember the first time I saw Monster, I thought, “This is going to change everything.” Creating A Monster. A few weeks after launching our Monster license, things seemed to be going great.

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The Story No One Ever Hears About Staffing

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We have the paid accounts on the likes of Careerbuilder, Monster, and Indeed. Industry American Staffing Association Careerbuilder economies of scale flexible workforce Monster Obamacare staffing reputation Workers'' Comp

Staffing News of the Day, May 9, 2013

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You can “conduct full interviews on the go” through job board, which strikes a balance between Monster and Craigslist [PR Newswire]. New claims for jobless benefits hit lowest level since January 2008 [Market Watch].

What?! They Did What At Our Company?

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” “When you start to lie about background information, reporting relationships, job titles — those are things that ultimately will catch up with you during a reference check or at some point in the future,” says HR consultant Sheila Wyatt in this post on Monster. Embellish.

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Staffing News Of The Day, May 21, 2012

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Monster seeks fresh mojo by merging Facebook networking app BeKnown with its job site. Fast Company]. Firms dropping education perks according to Robert Half Financing & Accounting. [My My San Antonio]. Temp jobs growing as economy rebounds. [UT UT San Diego].

Staffing News of the Day, January 11, 2013

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Monster stops their Monster Employment Index as job boards continue their decline [Global Recruiting Roundtable]. National Labor Review Board expands the rights of employees to discuss confidential company information, and in some cases even post it on social sites [JD Supra].