Usually after the holiday season, the last thing you want to hear is that you have doubled in size. But here at the TheLadders, we are ecstatic to learn that we are twice as big as we were a year ago, meaning the number of recruiters on our site — not our waistline.
Over the course of 2012, our mission was to increase the volume of meaningful conversations between our recruiters and job seekers in three ways:
- Offering our service as a free resource to recruiters and employers
- Learning from our users to create new functionality for our recruiters and job seekers
- Providing compelling content about the recruitment process and how to best navigate it
However, in the end, we went back to what we learned in school and just did simple math: if we increase the number of recruiters, we will increase the connections with our job seekers. So, we did just that. Over the past year, our product, marketing, and recruiter relations teams were steadfast in their efforts to increase the population of recruiters on TheLadders. And succeed they did. I am happy to report that as of last week, TheLadders boasts more than 30,000 recruiters on our site.
What this means for you, our valued job seekers, is MORE conversations, MORE active job-postings, and MORE recruiters who are dedicated to your specific function.
Although we are proud of this milestone, please know that 2013 will be no different. We will continue to work tirelessly to increase recruiter activity and help you take the next step in your career.
Thomas Murphy is the manager of recruiter experience at TheLadders. Tom works with his team to understand how recruiters use technology to help them find the best candidates. When not talking shop about HR, he is trying to get back in shape so he does not embarrass himself at the team triathlon next year.