John Zappe

About the Author

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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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When It Comes to Feedback, Are Your Employees Ready for “Radical Candor?”

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Getting helpful feedback at work has always been a challenge. You hear from the boss immediately if you screw up. Otherwise, the annual performance review might be the first time a worker hears what they do well and what needs improving. Even then, it’s a challenge for a manager and a and subordinate, since…

Small Employers Could Be On the Hook For Health Care, Family Leave

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Every business that has contractors or temps supplied by another company needs to be alert for the likelihood the U.S. Department of Labor will find a joint employer relationship exists. This is as true for small employers as it is for the largest. A lengthy Administrator’s Interpretation issued last month by the Labor…

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…