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Recruitonomics is a hub for data-driven research that aims to make sense of our evolving world of work.

Our Mission

Recruitonomics aims to help business leaders navigate the recruitment challenges they face caused by broader economic forces.

Powered by Appcast, Recruitonomics is a hub for data-driven research that aims to make sense of our evolving world of work. Combining labor economics and recruitment best practices, Recruitonomics seeks to bring clarity to the chaos of a changing economic landscape.

Recruitonomics is non-partisan, but politics is unavoidable when analyzing the world of work. We will not shy away from research on the economic impact of government policies and how those policies impact recruiting – topics like unions, antitrust policy, minimum wage laws, gig work regulation, and so on. Those topics are fair game, but our approach will be non-partisan.

Recruitonomics will not endorse or denounce specific pieces of legislation, as that would cross the line into advocacy. Our goal is to produce data-driven research that is positive (empirical statements about how the world is) and not normative (value statements about how the world should be). In short: Recruitonomics aims to be politically unbiased, while not shying away from how politics impacts recruiting.

Andrew Flowers - Recruitonomics

Andrew Flowers

Andrew Flowers is the Chief Economist at Appcast and the director of research at Recruitonomics.com.

Prior to joining Appcast in 2021, he was an economist for Indeed.com’s Hiring Lab. Before that, he was the quantitative editor at FiveThirtyEight.com. He began his career as an economic analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago and a M.S in Applied Economics from Boston College.

You can follow him on X.com: @andrewflowers.

Liz Anderson – Recruitonomics

Liz Anderson

Liz Anderson is a Content Strategist at Appcast. She writes about recruiting and labor market trends, including recruitment benchmarks and demographic trends. She holds a B.S. in economics and a B.A. in history from the University of Vermont.

You can follow her on X.com: @liz_anderson09.

Sam Kuhn – Recruitonomics

Sam Kuhn

Sam Kuhn is an Economist at Appcast. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Arizona State University and currently resides in Denver, Colorado. He primarily researches and writes about long term trends within the labor market and how macroeconomic forces change these patterns.

You can follow him on X.com: @samrkuhn.

Julius Probst, PhD

Julius Probst

Julius Probst is the European Labor Economist at Appcast. Before that, he was working as economist and application specialist at Macrobond Financial. He did his M. Sc. in Economics with a specialization in macroeconomics and his PhD in Economic History at Lund University in Sweden. During the PhD, he also worked as a researcher for the European Central Bank for half a year.

You can follow him on X.com at @JuliusProbst

Appcast optimizes recruitment marketing for the world’s leading employers using data, tech, and our world-class expertise. Our software and services help enterprises optimize their recruiting process. Appcast manages over a billion dollars in job advertising annually on behalf of more than 1,500 clients.

Powered by Appcast’s world-class dataset, Recruitonomics aims to be the top source of data-driven insights for recruiting leaders who recognize the importance of staying on top of economic trends in the labor market in order to navigate change and continue to attract qualified talent.

Recruitonomics will feature timely and relevant content for talent acquisition and HR professionals while also producing research relevant to economists, business leaders, and anyone interested in how organizations hire people and how people search for work.

Recruitonomics Privacy Policy

Revised and Effective – October 10, 2023

Recruitonomics.com (“Recruitonomics”) is an online hub of labor market insights for recruiters, powered by Appcast, Inc. (“Appcast” or “we” or “us”).

This Privacy Policy describes (i) the types of information we collect when you use our website (the “website”) or interact with our services (the “Service”) in any manner; (ii) how we use the information we collect; (iii) with whom and why we share it; and (iv) the choices we offer regarding our use of the information. We also describe the measures we take to protect the security of the information and how to contact us about our privacy practices.

What Information Do We Collect?

We gather various types of information, including information that identifies or may identify you as an individual (“personal information”) as explained in more detail below.

Information You Provide Us

We receive and store personal information you submit directly to us. For example, when you register to use our Service, you submit basic personal information such as your name, email address, work email address, employer name, job title, and physical work address (including country location).

Information Collected Through Technology

Through the Service

To provide the Service, we collect certain information using automated means, such as cookies. A cookie is a text file that websites send to a user’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the device and browser or to store information or settings in a browser.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but browser settings can be changed to prevent these cookies from collecting information. Disabling cookies does not necessarily disable the use of pixel tags, web beacons and other technologies that collect information.

Through the Website

Our website collects certain information related to your device automatically. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, the general location where the device is located, and browser information.

Information from Third Parties

We may receive information about you from various third parties, such as lead generation companies and public data sources.


We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 16. If you are under 16, please do not register for our Service or send any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 16, we will delete that information as soon as possible. If you believe that a child under 16 may have provided us personal information, please contact us at contact@appcast.io.

How Do We Use the Information We Collect?

We use the information you provide to us and the information we collect for the following purposes, in each case based on your consent, on a contract we have in place with you, or on our legitimate interest:

  • Providing the Service to you
  • Responding to and communicating with you about your questions and comments
  • Providing content you request, delivering information about the Service, recommending products, and communications about us, in accordance with your marketing preferences and our Privacy Policy;
  • Manage event registrations and attendance, including sending related communications to you;
  • Sending you news and updates about the Service
  • Operating, evaluating and improving our Service (including developing new services; managing our communications; and performing accounting, auditing, and other internal functions)
  • Performing data analyses
  • Complying with applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards and our policies
  • For security purposes
  • For any other purpose about which we notify you

Who Do We Share Information With?

Vendors and Service Providers

We may share your information with third parties who perform services on our behalf, for example, website analytics companies (e.g., Google Analytics), and our service providers. 

Compliance with Law and Safety

We will access, review, preserve, and disclose the information we collect if we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law, regulation, court order or other government authority; to enforce or apply our agreements; or to protect the rights, safety, and property of Appcast, its employees, affiliates, or the public. We may also cooperate with law enforcement agencies in any official investigation and we may disclose information to the relevant agency in doing so.

Corporate Transactions

We reserve the right to share information in connection with any corporate transaction, including any merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of stock and/or assets, or other corporate change or financing transaction including during the course of any due diligence process or otherwise.  We may also share your information with our parent companies, subsidiaries and/or affiliates for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Failure to Provide Information

If you do not provide certain information, this may prevent us from being able to provide you with certain Services or features.

Data Storage and Security

Information security is important to us and we use appropriate technical, organizational, and administrative security measures to protect any information we hold.  However, no website or Internet transmission is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur.


We will keep your personal information for as long as you use the Services, as needed to carry out the purposes we’ve described in this policy, for legitimate business purposes, and/or to comply with applicable laws.

Changes in Privacy Policy

Privacy is an ongoing responsibility, and as such, we will update this Privacy Policy from time to time and will post a notice of any significant changes on our website. When we make changes to our Privacy Policy, we update the “Revised and Effective” date. You should visit this page periodically to review any such changes to the Privacy Policy.  We may also notify you in other ways from time to time about the processing of your personal information.

Do Not Track

We adhere to the standards set out in this Privacy Policy and do not monitor or respond to Do Not Track browser requests.

Governing Law

This Privacy Policy and your use of the Service will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Hampshire, without giving effect to its conflicts of law provisions. By accessing or using the Service, you consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in New Hampshire. A printed version of this Privacy Policy will be admissible in judicial and administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Privacy Policy to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

How Can I Exercise My Data Subject Rights?

If you would like to access, review, update, rectify, and/or delete any personal information we hold about you, or exercise any other data subject right available to you under applicable law, you can either fill out our webform directly or call us at +1-800-570-5430, extension 4. Our Privacy Team will examine your request and respond to you as quickly as possible.

You may be required to provide more information or submit proof of your identity for these requests to be processed and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. This information will be used only for the purposes of verifying your identity and processing your request. We may not be able to comply with your request if we are unable to confirm your identity or to connect the information you submit in your request with personal information in our possession.

Please note that we may still use any aggregated and deidentified personal information that does not identify any individual, and may also retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, complete transactions for which the personal information was collected, and enforce our agreements.

Opt Out of Interest-Based Advertising

If you prefer not to receive interest-based content and ads enabled by our advertising partners, you can object and opt out by clicking on the link here.

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) imposes specific obligations on businesses processing personal information of California consumers. This California Privacy Policy supplements Appcast’s Privacy Policy and applies solely to all visitors, users, and others who reside in the State of California.

Personal Information We Collect

We may collect the following categories of personal information that you submit directly to us, through technology (such as our website), or from other sources (such as our affiliates, public and publicly available sources, our service providers, and our partners). Personal information does not include publicly available information, de-identified or aggregated consumer information, and information excluded from the CCPA’s scope.

We collect identifiers (e.g., name, email address, unique personal identifier, IP address, job title), commercial information (e.g., services obtained ), and internet or other electronic network activity information (e.g., interactions with our website).

Purpose for Collecting Personal information

We use identifiers to contact you and provide you with information.

We use identifiers and commercial information to provide the Service to you.

We use internet or other electronic network activity information to operate, evaluate, and improve our Service.

With Whom We Disclose Personal Information

Within the preceding 12 months, Appcast has disclosed personal information as necessary for certain “business purposes,” as defined by the CCPA. This includes identifiers, commercial information, and internet or other electronic network activity with our vendors, partners and service providers.

With Whom We Share and Sell Personal Information

Within the preceding 12 months, Appcast has “shared” identifiers and internet or other electronic activity with third parties who perform services on our behalf, for example, website analytics companies (e.g., Google Analytics), and our advertising partners to identify your browsing interests over time and across different websites to deliver targeted advertisements and other content that has been customized for you.

Within the preceding 12 months, Appcast may have shared your personal information in ways that could be considered a “sale” under the CCPA. This includes identifiers and internet or other electronic network activity with advertising networks, website analytics companies, and event sponsors.

Your Rights

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), and subject to applicable exceptions, California consumers are entitled to the following rights:

  • “Right to correct” means you have the right to request that we correct inaccurate personal information that we maintain about you.
  • “Right to delete” means you have the right to request that we delete personal information about you that we have collected.
  • “Right to opt-out of sale/sharing” means you have the right to request that if we sell or share personal information about you to third parties to stop doing so.
  • “Right to know” means you have the right to request disclosure about what categories of personal information Appcast has sold or disclosed for a business purpose about you and the categories of third parties to whom the personal information was sold or disclosed. Additionally, you have the right to request disclosure of specific pieces of information, such as the categories of personal information that Appcast has collected about you, the categories of sources from which Appcast collected the personal information, the business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling the personal information, the categories of third parties with whom Appcast shares personal information, the specific pieces of personal information Appcast has collected about you, the categories of personal information that Appcast disclosed about you for a business purpose, and the categories of personal information that Appcast has sold about you, as well as the categories of third parties to whom Appcast sold the information.
  • “Data Portability” means you may request that we provide you with a copy of the personal information we have about you in a structured and commonly used format.
  • “Right to nondiscrimination” means we will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights.
  • You may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. Before we can process that request, we will require the authorized agent to provide us your signed permission demonstrating that they have been authorized by you to act on your behalf.

If you would like to exercise your rights, please submit a written request via our webform or contact us at +1-800-570-5430, extension 4. Our Privacy Team will review your request and respond to you as soon as possible.

EEA, UK, and Switzerland Residents

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area, the United Kingdom, or Switzerland, please see the section below headed “Transferring Personal Data to the United States” for further information about your privacy rights. 

Transferring Personal Data to The United States

Appcast is located in the United States. Please be aware that any information you provide to us may be transferred to, processed, or accessed in the United States and other countries in which our service providers are located, and may be subject to United States law or other international law. The privacy and data protection laws in the United States and other countries may not be equivalent to the laws in your country of residence. 

When Appcast engages in such transfers of individuals in the EEA, Appcast may rely on (i) Articles 45 to 49 of the GDPR, or (ii) the EU Standard Contractual Clauses for international transfers of personal data. When Appcast engages in such transfers of individuals in the UK, Appcast may rely on (i) Articles 45 and 46 of the UK GDPR and Section 17A of the Data Protection Act 2018, or (ii) the EU Standard Contractual Clauses, as amended by the UK International Data Transfer Addendum to the EU Standard Contractual Clauses. When Appcast engages in such transfers of individuals in Switzerland, Appcast may rely on the EU Standard Contractual Clauses, as amended by the Swiss Addendum to the EU Standard Contractual Clauses. In particular, Appcast collects and transfers outside the EEA and UK personal data only: with your consent, to perform a contract with you, or to fulfill a legitimate interest of Appcast in a manner that does not outweigh your rights and freedoms. Appcast endeavors to apply suitable safeguards to protect the privacy and security of your personal data and to use it only consistent with your relationship with Appcast and the practices described in this Privacy Policy.  We acknowledge our liability for such data transfers to third parties. 

We will always give you an opportunity to choose opt out before your personal data is (1) disclosed to a third party (other than an agent doing work at our direction), or (2) to be used for a purpose that is materially different than that for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by you. The only exception to this choice would be where we are required to disclose your personal data pursuant to government or judicial order, law, or regulation to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. 

Appcast, Inc. complies with the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (EU-U.S. DPF) and the Swiss-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (Swiss-U.S. DPF) as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce and has certified to the U.S. Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Data Privacy Framework Principles with respect to the processing of personal data received from the European Union and Switzerland in reliance on the Data Privacy Framework (DPF). If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the DPF Principles, the DPF Principles shall govern. To learn more about the DPF program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.dataprivacyframework.gov/. 

In compliance with the EU-U.S. DPF and the Swiss-U.S. DPF, Appcast commits to resolve DPF Principles-related complaints about our collection and use of your personal information. EU and Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our handling of personal data received in reliance on the EU-U.S. DPF and the Swiss-U.S. DPF should first contact us at dpo@appcast.io or at 1-800-570-5430, extension 4. We will investigate your complaint, take appropriate action, and report back to you within 45 days. 

If you are not satisfied with our response, Appcast, Inc. has agreed to participate in the dispute resolution procedures in compliance with the EU-U.S. DPF and the Swiss-U.S. DPF. A resident of the EU whose enquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed may contact either the EU DPAs panel or individual EU DPAs using the information provided at https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/about-edpb/members_en to resolve disputes pursuant to the EU-U.S. DPF. A resident of Switzerland whose enquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed may contact the Swiss FDPIC at https://www.edoeb.admin.ch/edoeb/en/home/deredoeb.html to resolve disputes pursuant to the Swiss-U.S. DPF. 

Finally, as a last resort and in limited situations, EU and Swiss individuals may invoke binding Data Privacy Framework arbitration. To learn more about this mechanism and your eligibility, please visit https://www.dataprivacyframework.gov/s/article/ANNEX-I-introduction-dpf?tabset-35584=2 

Appcast, Inc. is under the jurisdiction as well as the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for the purposes of the EU-U.S. DPF and Swiss-U.S. DPF. 

EU Representative

Appcast has appointed its parent company, StepStone GmbH, as its representative in the EU for data protection matters.  In addition to Appcast, you may contact our Data Protection Officer on all issues related to our processing of personal data via email at heiner.tent@stepstone.com or via mail at StepStone GmbH, Mr. Heiner Tent, Völklinger Str. 1, 40219 Düsseldorf, Germany. 

Enforceability; Non-waiver

In the event that any provision of this Privacy Policy conflicts with applicable law, rule, regulation or order or if any provision is held invalid by a court with competent jurisdiction, then such provision will be deemed to be restated to reflect as nearly as possible our original intentions, and the remainder of this Privacy Policy will remain in full force and effect. Any failure by us to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of the Privacy Policy or to exercise any right under the Privacy Policy will not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment of our right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance, rather, the same will be and remain in full force and effect.


If you want to reach our Privacy Team or you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or your personal data, please contact us at +1-800-570-5430, extension 4 or via our webform.

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