Job board landscape

Advertising and responsive design

According to the latest report from eMarketer, UK mobile advertising due to overtake the newspaper and magazine marketing by 2015*. Mobile ad spend is predicted to grow by 96% this year to £2.02bn in the UK, with experts anticipating this figure to reach £4.5bn by 2016. The report also forecasts that print advertising spend is likely to reduce, with the newspaper and magazine market set to lose £276m in the next 4 years. Increased investment… read more

Job board fundamentals: Measuring success

Over the years, I’ve worked with a number of job boards of varying shapes and sizes. One of the many frequent questions I’m asked is regarding how best to measure success. With so many different tools to hand from content management systems, Google analytics, third party marketing software and external campaigns; it’s easy to lose focus. We need to find a centre with which to orientate ourselves. Whilst there are endless statistics you can track… read more

Writing an effective job advert – Getting the basics right

Whilst the majority of employers have a lot of success using job boards, less successful advertisers often ask ‘Why aren’t my adverts receiving more applicants?’ There can be numerous explanations for this and it is often a combination of more than one factor. In some cases, highly competitive markets and talent shortages can be to blame. In others, it may just be the job itself that is struggling to attract candidates due to factors such… read more

Using video to engage with candidates

With the global war for talent showing no sign of slowing down, the issue of how employers and recruiters can attract the best candidates remains a contentious issue within the industry. Finding new, talented people is critical to the growth and success of all companies.  Across a wide range of industries, companies are finding that demand for skills is far outweighing supply, and as this skills gap continues to widen, are having to think more… read more

Using JBI to optimise the Telegraph Jobs site

Author: Rob Sheppard, Product Manager, Telegraph Media Group The Telegraph Jobs site moved onto the Madgex platform in the middle of 2012, with a new design that focused on driving awareness and traffic to our key sectors. In the increasingly competitive world of online job boards we wanted to focus our product, our clients and our users’ interest in our strongest areas. Therefore, our site homepage was set up to focus very clearly on these… read more

Designing a responsive job board platform

Onrec Online Recruitment Trade Conference 2014 20th March 2014 | The Grange St Pauls Hotel, London Madgex are delighted to announce we are speaking at the forthcoming Onrec Online Recruitment Trade Conference 2014 which takes place on 20th March in London. James Wragg, Senior Front End Developer will be sharing our experience and learning of ‘Designing a responsive job board platform.’ Harnessing mobile jobseekers is an essential channel for any job board business and James will… read more

Job Board SEO tips

Today there are more job boards than ever which increases competition for attracting relevant jobseekers. With so many job boards available ensuring your job board can be seen by search engines is vitally important for your job board’s success. Research has shown that 67% of jobseekers start their job hunt on search engines. Without a well planned and sustained SEO strategy it could prove difficult to achieve your desired search engine rankings. With search being… read more

Madgex wins Simplyhealth Healthy Workplace Award

Madgex have been awarded with a Simplyhealth Healthy Workplace Award, an award which recognises the commitments of organisations towards the health and wellbeing of their employees. Madgex place a huge emphasis on the health of our staff base and we are incredibly happy that our initiatives have been recognised by Simplyhealth.  As a company we have worked hard to help combat the health implications that can arise due to the way we work, by introducing… read more

Job boards and social media: the evolving relationship

Every year January is met with a forecast of trends and predictions from the online recruitment industry and this year is no different. One of this year’s most popular subjects appears to revolve around social recruiting and how it will affect the performance of the job board industry. Since the widespread adoption of social media, brands have struggled to comprehend the power of its relevance to audience engagement. The last three years have seen social… read more

The impact of tablets on job boards

The tablet has seen its status change dramatically over the last two years. The release of the first iPad in 2010 saw the tablet pinned as simply another gadget that would be adopted by commuters and those with a taste for excess. Predictions followed the thinking that tablets would mainly be used on the move, utilising 3G technology in a similar manner to smart phones. However, industry predictions proved misleading. At the close of 2013… read more