The International Association of Employment Web Sites (IAEWS)  is the trade association for the global online employment services industry. Its Members include job boards, social media sites, aggregators, content developers, technology vendors, recruitment advertising agencies, and applicant tracking system companies – virtually any organization that provides employment-related information, products or service online. Collectively, they power or operate over 60,000 sites worldwide.

Through its Members, the International Association of Employment Web Sites acts as a reliable source of timely and accurate information about the services, practices, and status of the global online employment services industry. The Association also supports a range of initiatives to bring the contributions of its Members to the attention of the public at large as well as members of the media and government. Finally, the Association provides a forum for its Members to discuss, ratify and promulgate standards of operation that will best serve the job seekers, employers and recruiters who use their sites. These roles reinforce a single vision that recognizes employment Websites for what they are: the Sources of SuccessTM.

IAEWS also conducts and sponsors research on key employment challenges and developments around the globe. This research is designed to assist one or both of the constituencies they serve:

  • Job seekers and those striving to advance their careers
  • Employers and third party recruiters


You may find their most recent research on their website under Member Reports & White Papers or Industry Research.