Monster is #4 in Top 11 Job Search sites

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#4 in Top 11 Job Search sites

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2016. Randstad buys recruitment portal Monster for $429M



Randstad Holdings, an Amsterdam-based human resources and recruitment company, to acquire job hunting portal Monster for $429 million. Monster will keep its brand and will operate as a separate entity, but the bigger idea here is to consolidate different aspects of the recruitment and employment industry for better economies of scale and a “portfolio of HR services,” in the words of Randstad. Jacques van den Broek, CEO of Randstad, said that Monster is a natural complement to Randstad. The transaction is aligned to bringing labor supply and demand closer together to better connect the right people to the right jobs.




2014. Job search site Monster partners with Twitter



The granddaddy of online job search sites Monster is introducing a new social recruiting solution that will crash Linkedin. Using insights gleaned from social networks (such as what conversations job prospects are engaged in, what they favorite, who they follow, retweet and so on) the made over Monster now automates putting the right opportunities in front of the right workers where they hangout online. This is in addition to Monster’s traditional capabilities. Monster also announced “Monster Social Ads,” which use Twitter’s Ads API to provide the first fully automated social recruiting job ad solution featuring additional new targeting from Monster’s proprietary social candidate search capabilities. Employers will soon — for the first time — have the ability to reach specific potential candidates directly on Twitter based on career attributes such as occupation or industry type.


2014. Monster acquires recruiting software TalentBin



Monster has acquired TalentBin, the startup offering tools for recruiting on social networks. TalentBin describes itself as a “talent search engine” that aggregates data about potential job candidates from Facebook, Twitter, Quora, and elsewhere, while also giving tools to recruiters so they reach out to those candidates. It’s actually the latest version of a company that began as Honestly, a site where professionals could anonymously review their peers. In its various forms, TalentBin raised $3.2 million in total funding.