John Zappe

About the Author

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John Zappe is Editor of The Fordyce Letter and a Contributing Editor to ERE.net. John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. He developed and managed online newspaper employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. 

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with staffing firms and employment agencies, providing content and managing their social media programs. He also works with organizations and businesses to assist with audience development and marketing. In his spare time  he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

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Don’t Look Now, But Your Millennials Are Searching For Their Next Gig

Millennials

It’s not true that your Millennials are more likely to job hop than other generations, but they’re probably already looking for their next career move. And that’s as true for Millennials in senior and management positions, as for those in entry-level jobs. Deloitte, which surveyed thousands of Millennials worldwide, says two-thirds of them expect…

They’re Not Job Hoppers, But Your Millennials Are Getting Ready to Leave

Deloitte Millennial report

It’s not true that your millennials are more likely to job hop than the generations they succeeded, but it is true they are likely already looking for their next career step. And that’s as true for millennials in senior and management positions, as for those in entry-level jobs. Deloitte, which surveyed thousands of…

The End is Here For The Fordyce Letter

This is the final Fordyce Letter post. After more than 40 years as the voice of the professional executive recruiter, the Fordyce Letter is closing its doors. This letter from Ron Mester, ERE Media’s CEO, explains the decision and offers some history on a publication many thought of as “the industry bible.” FordyceLetter.com…

Tests Are Better at Hiring Than You

Assessment test

When hiring managers and recruiters use their discretion to overrule the results of assessment tests, their hires do less well than workers selected exclusively on the basis of test scores. After studying the tenure and performance of 300,000 hires at 15 different companies, a trio of researchers concluded that “firms can improve worker…

What’s the State of Talent Acquisition In 2016?

2015 talent acquisition - agency

When it comes to hiring managers, agency recruiters have a lot in common with their counterparts in the corporate world. Both are discouraged by the openness of hiring managers to non-traditional candidates. And both groups are discouraged by the workforce planning. Those are but two of the findings of last year’s State of…