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Posting Duration, Experience Level, and More — Now in Job Posting Analytics

May 15, 2018 by Remie Verougstraete

Today, we are pleased to announce several new features and improvements related to job posting analytics in Analyst and Developer—our labor market analysis tools that help colleges create relevant programs and empower workforce and economic development organizations to support existing businesses. Here’s a brief look at the changes we’re making so you can serve your community even better:

New Functionality

  • Median posting duration (measuring how long a posting has been active) as a signal of how difficult it is to fill a position.

  • Minimum experience level filtering to refine analysis of employer demand

  • The ability to filter postings by full-time positions versus part-time.

  • Links to live job postings, giving you direct access to the posting source right within the tool.

Data Improvements

These new features are made possible by improvements in our aggregation methodology:

  • Improved de-duplication of postings
  • Emphasis on sourcing directly from employer sites over job boards
  • Clearer sourcing information for each job, including a link to the underlying posting

Notes for Current Users

Along with the above improvements, our updated methodology will also bring a few key changes that current users should keep in mind:

  • Job Posting Analytics will no longer display job posting history prior to September 2016.
  • If necessary for ongoing projects, you can access the legacy version of Job Postings via the datarun settings until the beginning of July, when we will retire the 2018.1 datarun.
  • You may also notice a change in overall posting volume compared to previous dataruns. This is attributed primarily to the improvements mentioned above.

We’re excited about these changes and the new capabilities they bring to our users! If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our Job Posting Analytics, please contact us or email Rob Sentz.

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