David Manaster

About the Author

ERE Media, Inc. CEO David Manaster continues to learn about recruiting every day. His first job in the profession was way back in 1997, and he founded ERE Media the following year. Today, David spends his time thinking up new ways that ERE can serve the recruiting community. You can follow David on Twitter or email him at david(at)ere.net.

Homecoming

The last time I wrote a post like this one, I called ERE Media a labor of love. That is still as true today as it was then. It was a labor of love for me when the company was just me working nights after work in my basement, and it’s a labor of…

Business Community to HR: You’re Completely Irrelevant

In 2005, Fast Company published Why We Hate HR. It caused much hand wringing and introspection inside the HR profession. Here’s the last paragraph from that article: That’s where human resources is today. Stuck. “This is a unique organization in the company,” says USC’s (John) Boudreau. “It discovers things about the business through…

Fordyce Owner Names Ron Mester New CEO

When I started ERE Media, the parent company of The Fordyce Letter, back in October 1998, it was a labor of love. I was a 23-year-old, and spent every spare moment after my day job thinking about how to grow my hobby into something real. When we launched the first ERE Expo, I…

The Search for the Next SourceCon Editor

If you were just watching the livestream from the SourceCon conference in Atlanta, you heard the big announcement that we just made — we are looking for a new editor to take the reins of running the SourceCon website and conferences! To make this a fun search, we are turning it into a…

LinkedIn to Monster & BranchOut: Pay Up

ERE.net has learned more details about LinkedIn’s July 1 decision to cut off Monster’s BeKnown and BranchOut’s API access. We’ve also obtained copies of the emails that LinkedIn sent to both companies. If there was any doubt that commercial reasons were behind the move, it’s gone now. Both emails end by proposing that the companies join…

Advice for Recruiting Startups

Two weeks ago, the team at KODA threw in the towel. With their goodbye, the Gen Y business connection site joined a long list of promising startups with sweeping ambitions to change the way that people find jobs that ultimately failed. Except for the runaway success of soon-to-IPO LinkedIn (and arguably Indeed & SimplyHired),…

Is the Ladders a Scam?

A couple of weeks ago, The Ladders invited (and paid T&E for) a number of influential bloggers, writers, speakers, and consultants in the HR and recruiting profession to join them for a day of “insightful and spirited conversations.” If the reason for the invitation sounds like PR double-speak, that’s because it is. In…