|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2014
|Customer Concentration [Abstract]|
9. Customer Concentration
The Company's revenues were historically highly dependent on two customers: LinkedIn and Apollo Education Group, Inc. ("Apollo Group" or "Apollo"). The Company anticipates that the end of its reseller relationship with LinkedIn will materially and adversely affect the Company's business, operating results and financial condition. Additionally, if Apollo seeks to renegotiate its agreement on terms less favorable to the Company and the Company accepts such unfavorable terms, or if the Company seeks to negotiate better terms but is unable to do so, then the Company's business, operating results and financial condition would be materially and adversely affected. As discussed below, our agreement with LinkedIn terminated on March 29, 2014.
The following table shows significant concentrations in our revenues and accounts receivable for the periods indicated.
Revenues from the Company's recruitment services are recognized when the services are performed, evidence of an arrangement exists, the fee is fixed or determinable and collectability is probable. The Company's recruitment revenue is derived from the Company's agreements through single and multiple job postings, recruitment media, talent recruitment communities, basic and premier corporate memberships, hiring campaign marketing and advertising, e-newsletter marketing and research and outreach services.
On November 12, 2012, we entered into a diversity recruitment partnership agreement with LinkedIn, which became effective on January 1, 2013 and terminated on March 29, 2014. Pursuant to our agreement, LinkedIn could resell diversity-based job postings to its customers, as well as recruitment advertising on our websites. Our agreement with LinkedIn provided that LinkedIn make fixed quarterly payments to us in the amount of $500,000 per quarter. The fixed quarterly payments were payable regardless of sales volumes or any other performance metric. Under the LinkedIn agreement, we also may have earned commissions for sales of our services by LinkedIn in excess of certain thresholds. We do not obtain information about commissions earned from LinkedIn, if any, until within 60 days following the end of any fiscal quarter. Accordingly, any commission earned from LinkedIn sales during the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2014 will be reflected in our financial statements for the subsequent quarter, subject to the applicable revenue recognition criteria being met. We did not earn a commission from LinkedIn during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013. As a result of the termination of the agreement, LinkedIn is no longer a reseller of our products or services and we will not receive the fixed quarterly payments of $500,000 or have the potential to earn additional commission revenue from LinkedIn. As part of the termination agreement, we no longer have post termination restrictions on our ability to sell any employers our diversity recruitment services. Additionally, as part of our termination with LinkedIn, we will provide ongoing job postings and reporting for those employers to whom LinkedIn sold our diversity recruitment services. We are not restricted from entering into a direct recruitment relationship with those companies that are using our products and services via the LinkedIn reseller agreement. As a result of the termination of our agreement with LinkedIn and based on our prior historical experience, we do not expect to earn a commission from LinkedIn during the three months ended March 31, 2014. We did not earn a commission during the three months ended March 31, 2013. Our revenue derived from the LinkedIn contract during the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 was $494,444 and $500,000, respectively.
Recruitment revenue includes revenue recognized from direct sales to customers for recruitment services and events as well as revenue from LinkedIn and the Company's direct eCommerce sales.
On September 30, 2013, the Company enhanced its diversity recruitment offerings by acquiring Personnel Strategies, Inc. ("PSI"), a company that had been operating diversity focused job fairs throughout the United States for over 20 years. PSI is now being operated as the events division of the Company, creating networking events that assist corporations in their compliance initiatives, while providing diverse professionals with face-to-face time with corporate recruiters. Revenue from the events business was $100,183 and $0 for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.
Consumer Advertising and Consumer Marketing Solutions Revenue
The Company provides career opportunity services to our various partner organizations and to Apollo Group, the parent company of The University of Phoenix, through advertising and job postings on their websites. We work with our partners and Apollo to develop customized websites and job boards where the partners and Apollo can generate advertising, job postings and career services to their members, students and alumni. Revenue is recognized for Apollo rateably over the life of the contract. Partner revenue is recognized as jobs are posted to their hosted sites.
In September 2011, the Company entered into an agreement with Apollo that provides for a fixed monthly fee of $116,667 for services and technical solutions provided by the Company to the University of Phoenix and its students and alumni. The agreement may be renewed annually. The agreement was most recently renewed on February 14, 2014 and will expire on February 28, 2015, unless it is renewed. The primary service provided is for recruitment solutions for the University of Phoenix student and alumni career services. The Company recognized revenue under this agreement in the amount of $350,000 during the three months ended March 2014 and 2013.
The entire disclosure for any concentrations existing at the date of the financial statements that make an entity vulnerable to a reasonably possible, near-term, severe impact. This disclosure informs financial statement users about the general nature of the risk associated with the concentration, and may indicate the percentage of concentration risk as of the balance sheet date.
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