RecruitingBlogs Founder Expands Network

The company behind recruiter blogging site RecruitingBlogs.com has joined forces with the owner of Recruiter.com to launch a new company and eventually turn the long-dormant site into a multi-featured portal.

The announcement was made this week via press release and — appropriately — blog posts.

Jason Davis, the founder of RecruitingBlogs, has also relinquished his CEO title, promoting Miles Jennings to the job, while taking the job of EVP of Strategic Development. Ashley Saddul, a domain name trader who owned the Recruiter.com name, joins the new company as CTO.

“This is a big move,” Davis told me in a conversation this afternoon. “We’re going to be building out a network. Everything is going to be tied together under Recruiter.com.”

Work is already afoot on pulling together elements from the flagship RecruitingBlogs site, as well as from other sites owned by Davis. Among these are RecruitingTools.com, PunkRockHR.comHashlove.com, StartupJobs.com, and DirectorJobs.com. Davis, who lives in Toronto, previously owned a search firm there.

Besides developing Recruiter.com into a portal for the various sites, Davis and his associates plan to also build out HR.net, yet another site he owns. Right now, the site has only a splash page describing its future this way: “we will cover topics and best practices in HR technology, emerging trends in workforce management, personal development, and career management.”

Davis told me that HR.net (not to be confused with the membership site HR.com) is where the heavy lifting is right now. “Behind the scenes we are building HR.net. We’ve been talking to writers, lining up people for content,” he says. First out, though, will be a newsletter.

Plans, of course, are just that. However, Davis has a successful track record. He built Recruiting.com into a recruiter blogging aggregation site before selling it to Jobster in 2006. Later, he launched RecruitingBlogs. He also hinted that something would be out soon, saying the new company, Recruiter.com, LLC, would be making an announcement in “two or three weeks.”

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“There’s a lot of exciting things going on.”

So why would Davis surrender the CEO job at just this point?

“It just comes from knowing my strengths,” says Davis, who is proudly, if ironically, nicknamed Slouch. “Miles (the new CEO) is excellent at getting things done. He has that skill to keep focused and grow it, to build it.”

“I’ve taken it (the RecruitingBlogs network) as far as I can with me as the head of it all,” Davis add.  ”I’m moving into a position where I can think.”

“I can work through the ideas and the pieces,” he adds, “and make introductions.”

John Zappe is the editor of TLNT.com and a contributing editor of ERE.net. John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. He developed and managed online newspaper employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. Before joining ERE Media in 2006, John was a senior consultant and analyst with Advanced Interactive Media and previously was Vice President of Digital Media for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with staffing firms and employment agencies, providing content and managing their social media programs. He also works with organizations and businesses to assist with audience development and marketing. In his spare time  he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

You can contact him here.

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