Chatter: Battling Cheezhead, Hunting Jobfox, and Bumping the Glass Ceiling

Break out the smelling salts…

Get ready to rumble on Wednesday, April 18.

Jobster CEO Jason Goldberg has summoned Joel Cheesman to a down-and-dirty war of the words.

Goldberg wrote a public blog posting to Cheesman, asking him to get out from “behind the keyboard” for a discussion “person-to-person in front of our recruiting constituents” at the ERE Expo in San Diego.

“If you accept this invitation, you will be given the opportunity to join me on stage in front of 500+ recruiters and ask me any five questions you would like (non-scripted) and I promise to do my best to answer them.”

Cheesman’s response? Bring it on!

Lots of virtual bystanders are piping in on Cheesman’s blog, with one speculating that Cheesman and Goldberg are conducting “school-boy bickering” that has gotten away from a focus on global recruitment issues.

Luckily, the catering department at the Marriott San Diego Hotel and Marina says it will be able to bring out the fresh popcorn in time for the 8am showdown.

Jobfox’s new hunt…

Market10 has unveiled a new name, Jobfox, and is expanding its online job search site beyond Washington, D.C., and Atlanta to include the San Francisco Bay area in May and Boston by June.

The company is also rolling out a new tag line, “Be the hunted,” which it says focuses on reversing the traditional recruitment model.

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Specifically, the company says the “job fit compatibility system” uses technology to match jobseekers and employers.

Rather than sifting through random resumes, employers are directed to job seekers who best fit their job specification, the company explains.

Raising the next generation of workers isn’t easy…

Over 70% of male and female U.S. executives agree that men and women are not paid the same for similar positions.

According to a survey from, 66.3% of executives also think women do not have as many opportunities as men to become company CEOs.

Companies seem far from providing an environment conducive to making those opportunities happen. In fact, 55% of executives said employees with young children are more likely to experience workplace discrimination.

Despite half of all managers at U.S. employers being female, 63% of executives say their workplace offers no assistance in the form of daycare, on-site nursing facilities, or time-off for children’s school activities.

Elaine Rigoli has nearly 15 years of experience managing content and community for various B2B and consumer websites. Elaine has written thousands of business and technology articles and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and eWeek, among other publications.


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