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. Never a recruiter, he instead built online employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. 

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with digital content operations, focusing on audience development and content marketing. And when he's not doing either, he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

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How Many Job Seekers to Make a Hire?

Jobvite funnel average

536. That’s the number of people it takes to get from the top of the funnel to a hire. After 10 million applications from 50 million job seeking visitors over the last decade, recruiting-technology-provider Jobvite has drawn some broad conclusions about numbers. Chief among them is that only 11 percent of the visitors…

ASA Downplays Unionizing Significance of NLRB Joint Employer Decision

Thursday’s decision by the National Labor Relations Board broadening the criteria for joint employer status may not have much impact on staffing firms, says the American Staffing Association. In a press release this morning, Stephen Dwyer, the ASA’s general counsel, said, “Although we cannot definitively predict the long-term impact of the decision, prior…

It Takes A Village For An Employer to Make A Hire

536. That’s the number of people it takes to get from the top of a corporate recruiting funnel to a hire. After 10 million applications from 50 million job seeking visitors over the last decade, recruiting technology provider Jobvite has drawn some broad conclusions about the numbers it takes for employers to recruit…

Why HR Should Be Part of Your Temp Procurement

Imagine sending a note to your staffing agency that says you’re “looking for young energetic guys.” Or one that warns your agency recruiter “a person in their 40s or 50s would not be a cultural fit.” Or that you’re “looking for a fresh college grad.” Those are just three examples of what the…

Staffing Firm Must Turn Over Client, Candidate Names In Age Discrimination Case

In a case with implications for both staffing firms and their clients, a federal appeals court has refused to stop the EEOC from gaining access to the contact information for thousands of employee and clients of Aerotek, part of Allegis Group, the nation’s largest staffing firm. Late last month the Court of Appeals…

Report Asks What’s In Your HR Tech Stack? (And, Tells What 785 Companies Have)

Technology

Have you ever thought about all the HR technology your company has? If you’re a recruiter, you surely have an opinion about your talent acquisition system. You likely know a few things about the onboarding system and comp management. But a recognition system? Do you even know if your company has one? Whether…

Temp Takes 8,900 Hit In July As Overall Jobs Grow by 215K

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Temp employment took its strongest hit in almost three years, cutting 8,900 jobs in July, the largest decline in the month of any of the industry sectors tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, according to the monthly employment report released this morning, the BLS said the nation added 215,000 jobs non-farm…