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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What’s the State of Talent Acquisition In 2016?

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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…

Recruiting’s Not the Hot Skill It Was (But Here’s What Is)

First the bad news: Recruiting failed to make LinkedIn’s list of the year’s 25 most in-demand skills. After making the list of the most in-demand skills globally in 2014, recruiting fell to 26th place last year. Only in Australia, Brazil, France, the Netherlands, and Germany did recruiting score. Even there, demand for candidates…

New OFCCP Pay Transparency Rules In Effect

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The nascent trend toward pay transparency has a friend in the U.S. government, which now prohibits its contractors from discriminating against or punishing employees or job applicants for discussing or disclosing their pay. The OFCCP last week began enforcing Executive Order 13665, which was issued by President Obama in 2014. The intent is to…

Forecast: Temp Hiring to Pick Up This Quarter

After slowing for four consecutive quarters, demand for temporary workers is predicted to increase in this first quarter of the year. The Palmer Forecast released this week says temp staffing should increase by 4.2 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis over the first quarter of 2015. If the forecast is correct, it will be…

Demand For Temp Workers Is Forecast to Grow In Q1

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After slowing for four consecutive quarters, demand for temporary workers is predicted to increase in this first quarter of the year. The Palmer Forecast released this week says temp staffing should increase by 4.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis over the first quarter of 2015. If the forecast is correct, it will be…

CareerBuilder Forecast: Companies Expect 2016 Hiring to Match Last Year

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Hiring plans for 2016 look a lot like what companies expected last year, according to CareerBuilder’s 2016 U.S. Job Forecast. CareerBuilder says U.S. job growth will “hold steady” this year. Its survey of some 2,300 hiring managers and HR professionals found 36 percent of them expect to increase their permanent, full-time headcount in 2016, the…

Despite Strong December, Temp Has Slow Year

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A strong jump in temp staffing last month helped boost overall December hiring to the second strongest month in a year as employers grew payrolls by 292,000 workers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning that with December’s strong numbers — far above the 215,000 average of analysts’ estimates — and the…