TAtech Oral History Project: A Fireside Chat With Monster Founder Jeff Taylor

Given the rapid pace of new entries in the talent technology space, TAtech has embarked on a program to capture the history and lessons learned from the early years of online recruitment advertising. So far, we’ve interviewed Richard Johnson of HotJobs fame and Bill Warren, founder of the Online Career Center. Next up is one of the most impactful and colorful personalities in the industry – Jeff Taylor, founder of The Monster Board.

In the closing years of the 20th century and the early years of this century, newspapers were the 800 pound gorillas of employment advertising. They were rich and powerful and famously described a bunch of pesky new internet sites called job boards as a “fad” that would shortly fade away. Enter Jeff Taylor. He founded The Monster Board in 1994 and over the next decade, built Monster into a global leader in online recruitment advertising. According to Wikipedia, Monster was the first public job search website; the first public resume database in the world; the first job board to launch a Super Bowl ad; and the first to have job search agents or job alerts. Join Jeff and Peter Weddle in a fireside chat on the early days of online recruiting and the beginning of an industry that has transformed how people find work and how employers find talent.

Registration will be open shortly. It is free for the employees of active TAtech Member companies as well as for HR/TA leaders and professionals recruiting for enterprise employers, SMBs, staffing firms and RPOs. All others may register for a small fee.

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