UPDATE: Employ Media issued a statement today saying it was pleased with the decision and offered some guidance on the next steps.
Were it not for one-time expenses in the not-yet-completed HotJobs purchase, Monster broke even in the 2nd quarter. But even considering the $5.2 million expense, the recruitment advertising company still managed to do better than the consensus of Wall Street analysts. Analysts expected a loss between 3 cents and 5 cents a share on revenue of $216 million. Monster, which reported its financial this afternoon , came in at break-even on earnings per share and $214.9 million on revenue
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I had an informative, and reassuring conversation this morning with the founder and head of BranchOut, a Facebook app that I wrote about yesterday , which has a potentially valuable future as a sourcing tool. Rick Marini, an entrepreneur with an impressive pedigree , was concerned enough about the transparency issues I raised in the post, that he pinged me to clarify a few things. What he said was encouraging. “We are very aware of the privacy issues,” he said at the outset of our conversation this morning. “We would never compromise privacy.” In the team’s haste to push out the app, a few things were overlooked, he said.
Something is fundamentally wrong with the hiring process used by most companies in the U.S. We tend to hire too many people who are willing to take a job until something better comes along. Companies don’t implement this “holding pattern” concept intentionally, but at the core level the hiring process most companies use involves matching people who have the requisite skills and are looking, with jobs they’ve done before.
With only one day left in the public comment period, the blitz promised by opponents of the .jobs expansion plan is all but overwhelming the proponents.
From the beginning, SHRM’s .jobs advisory council agreed to veil its meetings in secrecy, withholding its minutes and cloaking the names of speakers with numbers. The minutes, released Wednesday , also show the council wrestled with the reasons why Employ Media , the registrar of the .jobs domain, was looking to expand its use and what value that expansion might offer the HR community. However, if the council at any time actually enumerated the specific benefits of allowing non-company names to be used with a .jobs extension, it is not shown in the minutes. When the council voted 7-1 on June 3 it approved a measure declaring simply that the proposed amendment “would serve the needs of the international human resource management community.” The dissenter was not identified
If you haven’t already offered your opinion on the future of .jobs, the Internet address extension designed for corporate career sites, better hurry. Friday might be your last chance. Then again it may not be. The Society for Human resource Management is collecting opinions on the wisdom of loosening the restrictions on what names can be linked to a .jobs Internet extension.