Top 5 things we learnt at the IAEWS Fall Congress
10 November 2014
10 November 2014
The IAEWS Fall Congress took place in Las Vegas last month. The twice-yearly event brought together over 200 employment site professionals from around the world to discuss the latest trends in the industry.
With a backdrop of an Elvis on every corner and the awe-inspiring sights of Vegas, the IAEWS Fall Congress was a great opportunity for us to spend time with our clients and meet new contacts.
We deliberated and debated hot topics such as candidate experience, ROI, mobile, unique content and a whole lot more.
The moderated discussion track - Commercial Niche Sites - on day one, was a lively session with lots of input from the attendees. We got some great comments from our clients who shared working case studies on the innovative functionality of the Madgex platform.
It was interesting to hear ideas shared among job board owners taking away new opportunities for revenue channels on their boards. One suggestion, was to charge candidates on their niche site to be introduced to employers – an interesting twist with other up-sell opportunities. Others included job boards working together on specific projects and best practice for social media campaigns.
Day two of the Congress focused on the Megatrends of job aggregation, people aggregation and evolving business models. The comments that came through were interesting, and judging by the amount of questions raised, these issues could not be resolved in one day.
So, what were our top takeaways from the congress?
The ownership of candidate data is paramount - do not hand them your business.
Engage your audience with unique content they won’t find anywhere else.
Outsource your technology to the experts - allow your team to focus on sales and revenue generation.
From content to candidates, you should be focused on the quality your employment site provides.
The International Association of Employment Web Sites is the trade association for the global online employment services industry. Members of the association commit to adhering to the highest standards of customer service, personal information security, and reporting accuracy.