What A Difference One Little Change Can Make

Back in February, I introduced a new version of the featured listing upgrade at Adaptistration Jobs (details) and since then, the number of employers taking advantage of that option has increased ten-fold!

Adaptistration People 037The response has been so positive that I’m happy to say that I have another usability upgrade in the works in the form of an integrated payment gateway. Once everything is in place, it will reduce the payment process time for upgrade listings by more than 50 percent thanks to embedding the entire checkout process right into the site (no more linking out to PayPal to complete the transaction).

Basic listings are still free (and will stay that way indefinitely!) and for those who purchase featured listing upgrades on a regular basis, know that I’m exploring a loyalty reward function that would automatically apply discounts for regular and multi-listing buyers.

I’ll post an announcement when the new integrated payment gateway is up and running; in the meantime, head over to Adaptistration Jobs and check out the current featured and free listings.

About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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