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Dice Beats Estimates and Says More Features, Passive Reach In Store For 2013



3rd Q job board financials

Propelled by its flagship tech site, Dice Holdings this morning delivered a financial report so strong it sent the company’s stock up 12 percent.

The company, the first of the publicly traded career sites to report, said it earned 17 cents per diluted share. That beat Wall Street’s average estimate of 12 cents. Dice also reported revenue of $48 million, an increase of 2.6 percent over the same quarter last year and a million more than analysts were expecting.

CareerBuilder, which is privately held, voluntarily reported revenue of $169 million from its operations in North America. That’s a 5 percent increase over the 3rd quarter of 2011. The company doesn’t release other revenue numbers or earnings. LinkedIn will report on Nov. 1.

Monster, curiously,  has yet to set a date for release of its numbers. Typically, the company would have done that by now. It also would typically report its numbers this week. There were rumors of a possible sale to (among others) the German media company Axel Springer. The company denied the reports this week.

Dice Holdings, meanwhile, is looking ahead to a strong finish to the year, and product improvements and growth next year.

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Ask Barb: Should I Hire an Experienced Recruiter?



Ask Barb

Dear Barb:

I want to hire, but I know my experienced recruiters will throw a fit if I throw a rookie into the mix. I thought about hiring an experienced recruiter who would bring a book of business with them, but then I worry about being sued of they have a non-compete.

How do I get my experienced people to give a new person a chance to succeed? My people know how to sell but they are all about themselves, not about helping someone else succeed. Every time I mention hiring I just get complaint after complaint. They are all convinced that a new person costs them money.

Do you hire experienced recruiters?

Bob P., Memphis, TN