AllRetailJobs.com Wins “Best Job Board” Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

AllRetailJobs.com Wins “Best Job Board” Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

AllRetailJobs.com, the leading online career and recruiting job board for the retail industry, is presented with the 2011 Users Choice Award

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL– March 29, 2011 – AllRetailJobs.com, the #1 job board for the retail industry, has received the prestigious WEDDLE’s User’s Choice Award for “Best Job Board” for 2011. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the company has won the annual award.  AllRetailJobs.com was one of the thirty selected out of over 100,000 job boards.

Each year, WEDDLE’s conducts a year-long ballot of recruiters and job seekers to determine which employment-related sites they like best. The balloting is open to all and covers all job boards and career portals. The 30 sites that accumulate the most votes during the year are named WEDDLE’s User’s Choice Award winners for the next year. These awards are coveted by job boards and are widely recognized as a symbol of excellence in the online employment industry.

“We believe customers count most,” says WEDDLE’s Publisher and CEO, Peter Weddle.  “While pundits can make their own picks, it’s the people who use the sites who really know which are most helpful.”

“It is a great honor to receive the top award in the job board industry,” said Don Firth, President, AllRetailJobs.com. “For more than ten years, AllRetailJobs.com has remained the only dominant job board dedicated to the retail industry. We attract more than 800,000 retail hourly and management candidates every month to apply for listed jobs from most of the major retailers and supermarket chains.”

About AllRetailJobs.com:
Now in its eleventh year of operation, AllRetailJobs.com maintains its position as the leading online career and recruiting job board specializing in the retail industry.  AllRetailJobs.com is a charter member of the International Association of Employment Web Sites, which signifies the Sources of Success on the Web.  For more information on AllRetailJobs.com, contact heather@allretailjobs.com.

ABOUT WEDDLE’s:
Since 1996, WEDDLE’s (www.weddles.com) has conducted ground-breaking research among both recruiters and job seekers on the Web.  Its findings are widely regarded for their analytical rigor and often cited when identifying the Best Practices in online recruitment and job search.  WEDDLE’s research has often been reported widely in the media, both in the United States and around the world. In addition, WEDDLE’s is the largest publisher of guides to the 100,000+ employment-related sites currently operating on the Internet.  The American Staffing Association has called WEDDLE’s Publisher Peter Weddle, the “Zagat of the online employment industry.”

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ALLRETAILJOBS.COM WINS 2010 WEDDLE’S USER’S CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST JOB BOARD

ALLRETAILJOBS.COM WINS 2010 WEDDLE’S USER’S CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST JOB BOARD

For the third year, AllRetailJobs.com is the only retail job board chosen in the top 30 out of 100,000 job boards.

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL. – January 26, 2010 – AllRetailJobs.com, the #1 job board for the retail industry, has received the prestigious WEDDLE’s User’s Choice Award for “Best Job Board” for 2010. This marks the third year that the company has won the annual award.

Each year, WEDDLE’s conducts a year-long ballot of recruiters and job seekers to determine which employment-related sites they like best. The balloting is open to all and covers all job boards and career portals. The 30 sites that accumulate the most votes during the year are named WEDDLE’s User’s Choice Award winners for the next year. These awards are coveted by the winners and are widely recognized as a symbol of excellence in the online employment industry.

“We believe customers count most,” says WEDDLE’s Publisher and CEO, Peter Weddle.  “While pundits can make their own picks, it’s the people who use the sites who really know which are most helpful.”

“It is a great honor to receive the top award in the job board industry,” said Don Firth, president, AllRetailJobs.com. “For more than nine years, AllRetailJobs.com has remained the only dominant job board dedicated to the retail industry. We attract more than 800,000 retail hourly and management candidates every month to apply for listed jobs from most of the major retailers and supermarket chains.”

ABOUT ALLRETAILJOBS.COM: Now in its tenth year of operation, AllRetailJobs.com maintains its position as the leading online career and recruiting job board specializing in the retail industry.  AllRetailJobs.com is a charter member of the International Association of Employment Web Sites .

ABOUT WEDDLE’S: Since 1996, WEDDLE’s has conducted ground-breaking research among both recruiters and job seekers on the Web.  Its findings are widely regarded for their analytical rigor and often cited when identifying the Best Practices in online recruitment and job search.  WEDDLE’s research has often been reported widely in the media, both in the United States and around the world. In addition, WEDDLE’s is the largest publisher of guides to the 100,000+ employment-related sites currently operating on the Internet.  The American Staffing Association has called WEDDLE’s Publisher Peter Weddle, the “Zagat of the online employment industry.”

For more information on AllRetailJobs.com, call (877) 562-7368 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST, or visit AllRetailJobs.com and click “Contact Us.”

MEDIA CONTACT
Heather Castillo
AllRetailJobs.com
E: heather@allretailjobs.com
T: (877) 562-7368

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AllRetailJobs.com Notes Optimism among Retailers Hiring in 2010

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AllRetailJobs.com Notes Optimism among Retailers Hiring in 2010

Nation’s largest retail job board forecasts revival based on client activity

North Miami Beach, FL (Dec 31, 2009) After cautious hiring practices during 2009, the retail industry has been looking for indicators of economic revival and expansion. These signs are becoming more apparent, with many retailers reporting an increase in 2009 holiday sales over 2008.

As the largest career board for the retail industry since 2001, AllRetailJobs.com has become the early barometer of the hiring mood for the retail industry, according to President Don Firth.

“Many of our retail clients are expressing confidence in their growth and increased consumer spending for 2010,” said Firth. “This December, the annual contracts for retailers purchasing job posting and resume search services with AllRetailJobs.com for 2010 have increased by more than 160 percent over December of 2008.”

Of course, this dramatic increase does not all translate into increased employment. With a six-to-one ratio of job seekers to jobs, retailers are becoming more selective about the caliber of candidates they wish to hire. Quite a number of large retail chains have dropped one, or in some cases all of the generalist job boards, to post their jobs on AllRetailJobs.com. The retail-specific job board is attracting both hourly and management candidates, most of whom have previous retail and customer service experience.

About AllRetailJobs.com
AllRetailJobs.com continues to maintain its position as the leading online career and recruiting job board specializing in the retail profession. AllRetailJobs.com is a Charter Member of the International Association of Employment Web Sites. It signifies the Sources of Success on the Web.

Media Contact
Don Firth, AllRetailJobs.com
(877)562-7368
don@allretailjobs.com

AllRetailJobs.com Named Top Job Board for Retail Profession

AllRetailJobs.com Named Top Job Board for Retail Profession

AllRetailJobs.com the only niche job board for the retail profession listed in the top 100 job boards

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL– July 15, 2009 – AllRetailJobs.com, the #1 job board in the retail industry, was honored to be listed in the 100 top job boards in the WEDDLE’s 2009/10 Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet. This directory lists more than 10,000 career sites.

“Our top 100 employment sites are the elite of the job board industry,” said WEDDLE’s Publisher Peter Weddle. “Whether you’re a person in transition or someone looking for a better opportunity, whether you’re an employer or a staffing firm recruiter, these sites deliver value you can count on. The top 100 job boards are truly in a class of their own.”

”As a niche retail job board, we are able to supply retail chains with experienced retail candidates at a much lower cost that the generalist boards,” said Don Firth, president of AllRetailJobs.com.  “Our eighth consecutive year as the top retail job board suggests that we provide real value to job seekers and employers alike.”

AllRetailJobs.com also won the prestigious WEDDLE’s User’s Choice Award for “Best Job Board” for 2009.

AllRetailJobs.com continues to maintain its position as the leading online career and recruiting job board specializing in the retail profession. AllRetailJobs.com is a Charter Member of the International Association of Employment Web Sites. It signifies the Sources of Success on the Web.

For more information on AllRetailJobs.com, contact:

Heather Castillo
Marketing and Operations Manager
AllRetailJobs.com
heather@allretailjobs.com

The Good News: AllRetailJobs.com Expects Retailers to Hire Millions of New Employees in 2009

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The Good News: AllRetailJobs.com Expects Retailers to Hire Millions of New Employees in 2009

Retailers leave “big three” job boards as they work to reduce costs on candidate sourcing

North Miami Beach, FL (April 15, 2009) Whereas the news always concentrates on the negatives — such as ‘retailers eliminating more than 48,000 jobs in March’ — this still leaves 15 million people gainfully employed in the retail industry. And with an industry prone to high turnovers, hiring must continue. So, in spite of all the negative reports of the demise of the retail industry, AllRetailJobs.com expects retailers to still hire several million new employees in 2009.

With retailers seeking to reduce expenses, HR is always the first to suffer. Budgets for hiring and training new employees have been slashed, leading to a renewed search for better sourcing solutions. More and more retailers are reducing their reliance on the “‘big three” boards and switching to the more affordable AllRetailJobs.com. In some cases major retailers are dropping all but one generalist board and purchasing unlimited job posting packages on AllRetailJobs.com at a fraction of the cost. Some have dropped all other boards and rely exclusively on AllRetailJobs.com.

“We have grown from being second banana to the generalist boards to emerge as a true contender,” said Don Firth, president of AllRetailJobs.com. “We have a reputation for filling our clients’ store management and hourly positions with candidates who have extensive experience in the retail industry. This greatly reduces training expense and provides retailers with improved customer service.”

“Our direct traffic has grown to more than 750,000 retail candidates per month,” added Firth. “By cross-posting to TopUSAJobs.com, Indeed.com and several major local and regional boards, our reach exceeds ten million seekers.”

ABOUT ALLRETAILJOBS.COM INC.: Now in its ninth year of operation, AllRetailJobs.com continues to maintain its position as the leading online career and recruiting job board specializing in the retail industry. AllRetailjobs.com won the coveted 2009 Weddle’s User’s Choice Award for Best Job Board. AllRetailJobs.com is a Charter Member of the International Association of Employment Web Sites. It signifies the Sources of Success on the Web.

MEDIA CONTACT
Heather Castillo, Marketing and Operations Manager
AllRetailJobs.com
E: heather@allretailjobs.com
T: (877) 562-7368

ALLRETAILJOBS.COM WINS 2009 WEDDLE’S USER’S CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST JOB BOARD

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ALLRETAILJOBS.COM WINS 2009 WEDDLE’S USER’S CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST JOB BOARD

Prestigious award based on feedback from HR professionals, job seekers and recruiters, marks second win for job site

North Miami Beach, FL (January 28, 2009) AllRetailJobs.com, the #1 job board for the retail industry, has received the prestigious WEDDLE’s User’s Choice Award for “Best Job Board” for 2009. It is the second year that the company has won the annual award.

Each year, Peter Weddle, the leading authority of the online employment industry, polls HR professionals, recruiters and job seekers to determine the most popular online job boards. The User’s Choice Awards are presented to the top 30 websites that receive the most votes during the calendar year. The award is widely recognized as a symbol of excellence in the online employment industry.

“There are over 50,000 job boards and career portals in operation on the Internet. Knowing which sites offer the best services and support can spell the difference between success and failure, whether you’re looking for a new job or a new employee,” explains Peter Weddle, Publisher for WEDDLE’s. “At the end of each year, we recognize the 30 sites with the most votes as our User’s Choice Award winners—the elite of the job board industry.”

“It is a great honor to receive the top award in the job board industry,” said Don Firth, President, AllRetailJobs.com. “For more than eight years, AllRetailJobs.com has remained the only dominant job board dedicated to the retail industry. We attract more than 700,000 retail hourly and management candidates every month to apply for 30,000 listed jobs from most of the major retailers.”

ABOUT ALLRETAILJOBS.COM INC.:
Now in its ninth year of operation, AllRetailJobs.com continues to maintain its position as the leading online career and recruiting job board specializing in the retail industry. AllRetailJobs.com is a charter member of the International Association of Employment Web Sites. It signifies the Sources of Success on the Web.

ABOUT WEDDLE’S:
WEDDLE’s is a specialty publisher serving the Human Resource and Recruiting professions as well as job seekers and career activists. Its annual Guides and Directory are used worldwide to make smart consumer decisions among the 50,000+ job boards and career portals operating on the Internet today. In addition, it publishes two biweekly e-newsletters—one for recruiters and HR practitioners and one for those seeking a new or better job—that are read worldwide.

For more information on AllRetailJobs.com, call (877) 562-7368 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST, or visit http://www.AllRetailJobs.com and click “Contact Us”.

MEDIA CONTACT
Heather Castillo, Marketing and Operations Manager
AllRetailJobs.com
E: heather@allretailjobs.com
T: (877) 562-7368

Florida Retail Federation (FRF) and AllRetailJobs.com Partner on New Job Board

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Florida Retail Federation (FRF) and AllRetailJobs.com Partner on New Job Board

Retail job board teams with state retail association to serve industry employers and candidates

North Miami Beach, FL (Nov 17, 2008) Job opportunities in Florida’s sizeable retail industry will now reach a wider audience, thanks to a new online job board launched by the Florida Retail Federation (FRF) and AllRetailJobs.com.

The partnership allows FRF to share information on available retail jobs to its members and other users of the association’s website. Thanks to a job search function that is placed on the FRF website, individuals will now be able to search for retail jobs on the FRF site, which will ultimately lead them to http://www.allretailjobs.com.

Retailing is Florida’s second-largest industry; its 100,000-plus retail businesses employ nearly 20 percent of the state’s workforce, pay more than $33 billion in wages annually and collect and remit more than $20 billion in sales and retail related state taxes.

“We’re pleased to partner with AllRetailJobs.com to offer this expanded service to the FRF members,” said Rick McAllister, FRF’s President and CEO. “Through our collaboration, we can enhance the search process for both candidates and employers. We feel this is another added value for FRF membership and hope our members will take advantage of this service.”

“With our head office in North Miami Beach, Florida, we are delighted to team up with The Florida Retail Federation to assist retailers with hiring top retail talent and to help retail associates find their ideal career opportunities,” added Don Firth, President and CEO of AllRetailJobs.com.

Contact:
Heather Castillo
Marketing and Operations Manager
AllRetailJobs.com
Phone: 877-562-7678
heather@allretailjobs.com

About AllRetailJobs.com
AllRetailJobs.com dominates the online job board space for the retail industry. As the first retail niche job board on the Internet, AllRetailJobs.com has been the #1 job board for the retail industry for eight years, and its website is visited by more than 750,000 retail professionals per month. AllRetailJobs.com was the recipient of the prestigious 2007 Weddle’s User’s Choice Award for best job board. Learn more at AllRetailJobs.com.

About FRF
In existence since 1937, the Florida Retail Federation works to help businesses large and small meet the challenges of the competitive retail environment. In addition to legislative and regulatory advocacy on their members’ behalf, the FRF also offers the opportunity to take advantage of their money-saving programs. Learn more at frf.org.

Financial Crisis Drives Overnight Traffic Increase on AllRetailJobs.com and JobsInLogistics.com

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Financial Crisis Drives Overnight Traffic Increase on AllRetailJobs.com and JobsInLogistics.com

Specialty job boards experience 30 percent increase as employees seek alternative job opportunities

North Miami Beach, FL (Oct 20, 2008) As the financial meltdown became clear on October 6, many employees rushed to find new career opportunities in the retail and distribution/transportation industries. On this date, AllRetailJobs.com and JobsInLogistics.com marked a dramatic and sustained traffic increase of more than 30%.

Over the past nine years, job seeker traffic on both job boards has maintained a steady growth, with a 3% to 5% increase each month. However, immediately following the news of the proposed financial bailout, traffic increased overnight from 35,000 to more than 45,000 visitors per day and has continued at this new plateau.

AllRetailJobs.com is the #1 job board for retail careers and JobsInLogistics.com is the #1 board for distribution and transportation professions.

The sudden spike in traffic to these industry-specialized job boards is no accident. Manufacturing, supply chain, transportation, and retail companies, which rely on consumer credit to buy their products, are increasingly susceptible to a severe downturn in business and growth during an economic crisis. With the severe credit crunch propelling thousands of American companies toward an uncertain future, employees face a challenging dilemma – how to gain reassurance in their job security and continue to seek professional advancement in these uncertain times. For many, this means pursuing a safer position before being uprooted from their current job foundation.

“As the unemployment rate and job security concerns continue to rise, an explosion of qualified candidates are entering the market seeking a stable employment alternative,” said Don Firth, President of AllRetailJobs.com and JobsInLogistics.com. “Fortunately, most major retailers and logistics companies post their jobs on our job boards, giving qualified candidates the best variety of new jobs to choose from.”

“In turn,” he added, “the marked increase in the number of experienced retail, logistics, transportation and manufacturing job seekers offers companies an opportunity to hire the best candidates for future growth.”

Contact:
Heather Castillo
Marketing and Operations Manager
AllRetailJobs.com
Phone: 877-562-7678
heather@allretailjobs.com

STRATEGIC MARKETING INITIATIVES CREATE SPECTACULAR RESULTS FOR ALLRETAILJOBS.COM

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STRATEGIC MARKETING INITIATIVES CREATE SPECTACULAR RESULTS FOR ALLRETAILJOBS.COM

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL (Aug 1, 2007) AllRetailJobs.com, the leading online career and recruiting job board specializing in retail, today released the results regarding the big boost in candidate traffic to its website. During the last 3 months, AllRetailJobs.com reported a 70-percent increase in candidate traffic compared to the first quarter of this year.

The dramatic growth is a result of enhanced marketing practices, which include Search Engine Optimization, the investment in thousands of additional targeted keywords on multiple search engines and an expanded paper and Internet advertising campaign. In addition, AllRetailJobs.com has participated in prominent trade shows in the industry including The Big Show hosted by the National Retail Federation. The largest traffic increase comes from cross posting jobs to the retail sector of TopUSAJobs.com, the first cost-per-click job board search engine, which markets the jobs to well over two million candidates each month.

“Refining communications are crucial in a competitive industry.” said Sharon Castillo, Director of Marketing for AllRetailJobs.com. “Marketing with a purpose equals results. You have to know your target audience and satisfy their needs. Our marketing strategy is to connect experienced retail candidates with top retail employers and recruiters quickly and cost-effectively.”

Now in its seventh year of operation, AllRetailJobs.com continues to be the leading retail job board with more than 400,000 registered retail professionals seeking employment. For more information or to register, go to http://www.allretailjobs.com.

About AllRetailJobs.com
AllRetailJobs.com is the leading online career and recruiting job board specializing in retail and winner of the Weddle’s User’s Choice Award for 2007 for best job board. Weddle’s is the recognized expert on Internet recruiting sites. AllRetailJobs.com is a Charter Member of the International Association of Employment Web Sites. It signifies the Sources of Success on the Web.

For more information on AllRetailJobs.com, call (877) 562-7368 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Mon-Fri, or visit the site and refer to the “Contact Us” email link.

ATS Sourcing Data – 83% Inaccurate

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ATS Sourcing Data – 83% Inaccurate

Survey of 63,000 Candidate Applications Confirms

Major Flaws in Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Sourcing Information.

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL (Oct 17, 2006) The leading topic of interest at the first annual IAEWS (International Association of Employment Web Sites) Congress in September was the gross inaccuracy of sourcing data reported by many leading ATS (Applicant Tracking System) providers. A recent White Paper issued by AllRetailJobs.com, the leading job board for the retail industry, confirms this adage. Based on the responses from a sample of 62,908 candidate applications, only 1 in 6 candidates correctly identified the job board from which they applied to the clients’ jobs.

Whereas tracking systems may do a stellar job in tracking the progress of candidates through the hiring process, most rely on very basic and highly inaccurate drop-down boxes to identify which boards deliver the highest quality candidates. As the AllRetailJobs.com study shows, the ATS sourcing reports are meaningless. Unfortunately, as most companies rely on these reports to make strategic job board selection decisions, they are in danger of underutilizing their most successful sources of hire in favor of less focused boards.

“We conducted the study after finding significant differences between the number of candidates applying to jobs from AllRetailJobs.com and the reports produced by our clients’ ATS providers,” said Jake Firth, Vice President and CTO of AllRertaiJobs.com. “We simulated the typical drop down box format used by ATS providers and asked candidates to identify the source of hire. 62,908 completed responded to the question. As all candidates applied directly from AllRetailjobs.com, 100% should have chosen AllRetailJobs.com. Yet 5 out of 6 selected alternative sources – a staggering 83% inaccuracy.”

The results of the survey showed that almost 50% of candidates chose not to specify the source, or select ‘other.’ Some chose Yahoo or Google, from which they may have originally clicked into AllRetailJobs.com. Some selected TopUSAJobs.com, on which jobs from AllRetailjobs.com are cross-posted. Some chose generalist boards, though none of the candidates came form these boards. And as an indication that candidates show little concern about the accuracy of their selection, hundreds chose highway billboards and television ads as their source.

Likely reasons for inaccurate selection include, apathy over surveys, confusing drop-down box formats, ambiguity over the question, reluctance to reveal the source and pandering to the potential employer by selecting ‘corporate site.’

The solution to accurate tracking is to implement ‘tracking tags’. These tags append to the application URL so that the ATS can verify the true source. Unfortunately, most ATS providers are unwilling to spend the time and expense to implant these. They are on record as stating that ‘why should we spend the money if our clients aren’t requesting this change.’ But most ATS users naively assume that, as they have spent hundreds of thousands off dollars on a tracking system, the results should be accurate. Yet based on such a large sample of 63,000 responses, an 83% inaccuracy rating should spur companies to address the discrepancies and insist on ‘tracking tags,’ or switch ATS providers. They will then be able to determine which boards deliver the best candidates, leading to better purchasing decisions and higher quality hires.

ATS Sourcing Data – 83% Inaccurate White Paper is available for download at http://www.allretailjobs.com/html/ats-sourcing.pdf.

About Jake Firth
Jake Firth is a pioneer in the online job board industry. As VP, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of AllRetailJobs.com, JobsInLogistics.com and TopUSAJobs.com, he has established and maintained the job boards in the #1 position in their respective industries.

About AllRetailJobs.com
AllRetailJobs.com is the #1 online job board specializing in retail careers. It is the only retail job board selected by Weddle’s list of leading job boards.

For more information on AllRetailJobs.com, call (877) 562-7368 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST, or visit the site and refer to the “Contact Us” email link.