John Zappe

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John Zappe is contributing editor of ERE.net, and the former editor of the now closed Fordyce Letter. 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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Monster to Shareholders: Sale Opponent is Reckless, Inaccurate

When Monster’s largest shareholder last week tore into the planned sale of the company calling the price “selling at the bottom,” the response was an official “no comment.” Today, Monster fired back. In an open letter to shareholders, Tim Yates, Monster’s CEO and CFO and a company director, called last week’s detailed challenge…

Monster Calls Opposition to Company Sale “Reckless”

When Monster’s largest shareholder last week tore into the planned sale of the company calling the price “selling at the bottom,” the response was an official “no comment.” Today, Monster fired back. In an open letter to shareholders, Tim Yates, Monster’s CEO and CFO and a company director, called last week’s detailed challenge…

Monster Sale Challenged By Newspaper Owner

One of the nation’s largest newspaper companies and reportedly Monster’s  largest shareholder said it is opposed to the $429 million sale of the recruiting services firm to Randstad, which was announced two weeks ago, and urged other stockholders to do the same. “As Monster’s largest shareholder based on publicly available information, MNG believes…

Monster’s Largest Shareholder Will Fight Company Sale

One of the nation’s largest newspaper companies and reportedly Monster’s  largest shareholder said it is opposed to the $429 million sale of the recruiting services firm to Randstad, which was announced two weeks ago, and urged other stockholders to do the same. “As Monster’s largest shareholder based on publicly available information, MNG believes…

Why Monster Failed

The news broke overnight that the Dutch staffing giant Randstad bought Monster, paying $3.40 a share equating to $429 million for the once industry-leading career site. That’s a 23% premium over Monster’s close Monday at $2.77. Probably not at all coincidentally, the announcement came just hours before Monster’s second quarter financials were released….

Wages Rise In July As Employers Add 255,000 More Workers

Whatever caused May’s payrolls to grow hardly at all now looks like a bad blip after the Labor Department’s report this morning showing hiring surged in July, adding 255,000 new nonfarm jobs. The Labor Department’s monthly jobs report blew through the consensus forecasts of labor economists which predicted July saw about 180,000 new…

4 Pro-Employee Trends That Are Picking Up Steam

Declaring that “The pro-employee tide is rising,” a report out this morning identifies four developments in regulations and compliance that if they don’t yet affect your workforce, they soon may. New overtime regs, the push for a $15 minimum wage, paid leave, and “ban the box,” are the leading pro-employee trends, says the…

New Jobs Up By 287,000 In June

Non-farm jobs jumped by a surprisingly robust 287,000 in June, exceeding all but the most optimistic expectations. It was the second-largest jobs increase in a year and follows a month where new jobs grew by a paltry 11,000, down from an initial report of 38,000. This morning’s report from the U.S. Bureau of…

Jobs Jump In June While Wages Predicted to Rise This Year

Non-farm jobs jumped by a surprisingly robust 287,000 in June, exceeding all but the most optimistic expectations. It was the second largest jobs increase in a year and follows a month where new jobs grew by a paltry 11,000, down from an initial report of 38,000. This morning’s report from the Bureau of…

Training Has Little Effect On Workplace Sex Harassment

Despite 30 years of training and sensitivity sessions since the U.S. Supreme Court first said sexual harassment is discrimination,  workplace harassment has come to dominate the charges brought to the EEOC by private sector and state and government employees. A report released today by the chairs of a task force of the Equal…