With the Death March of Monster that has been going on in the media lately (check out Jason Buss’s post on it from last week – 7 Warning Signs For Monster), I thought it was high time we start giving kudos to the new King of the Job Boards!
So, without further ado – Please give a warm welcome and many slaps on the back to…
What did you think I was going say – CareerBuilder?! They are just Monster with different shoes.
The real congratulations goes to LinkedIn! They put so much time and effort into building their next generation job board, I’m really proud of them. It wasn’t easy to reinvent the job board industry, but they found away. Sure it was by first establishing themselves as a credible “networking” site, before pulling wool over the eyes of its members and selling their contact information to corporate recruiters for $8500 per year. I mean it was pure genius! It actually brings a tear to my eye.
Monster and CareerBuilder could only have dreamed of making a site that looks like a legitimate networking site, one that HR folks actually encourage their employees to get onto – only to be systematically picked off by their competition. Pure magic!
Today I’m going to recommend, as a HR community, that we do something to recognize LinkedIn as the biggest HR innovation of the 21st century. Somebody call Bill Kutik to see if he can put this award together in time for HR Tech 2012. It was going to be no small task to reinvent the job boards – but as a Talent Pro I’m sure glad that somebody figured it out – Thank You LinkedIn! We bow to your greatness.