Todd Raphael

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Todd Raphael is Editor-in-Chief of ERE.net , and he works on ERE's conferences, the ERE website, the ERE daily email newsletter, the ERE awards, and more. Contact him at todd@ere.net.

Apparently This Is the Week to Change Your Name

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At least three recruiting-technology companies I’ve heard from this week are changing their names, reflecting in many cases a change of direction for the firms. This includes: The Resumator, which is now, naturally, Jazz. While the old name makes you think “resume,” under the new name the company is emphasizing quality of hire. Jazz “allows hiring managers to use…

CareerBuilder Branches Out Further From Job-board Roots

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When Careerbuilder bought Broadbean, I said it was “part of CareerBuilder’s goal of moving from a job board to a more sweeping software provider.” There’s more of that now. The Broadbean purchase, and other CareerBuilder moves over the years like the purchase of a labor data company, are leading the company further down the “we’re…

What 1 6-sigma guy Says Quality of Hire is NOT … and What He Says Is the Only Quality of Hire Metric We Really Know Works

Quality of hire: some people measure it, others want to — and many aren’t sure how. Derek Gillaspy and I talk about this conundrum in the 12-minute video below. Gillaspy gets into what he says are the shortcomings of common quality measurements being used today — and what he says is about the…

University of Wisconsin’s Recruiting/HR Documents Are Worth a Glance

As the University of Wisconsin-Madison overhauls its human resources and recruiting procedures, it has a few checklists and fact sheets online. Of course, not all will apply to all other businesses, but some may prove valuable to take a skim through. Some of what’s online now: onboarding guides for supervisors interview dos and don’ts reference check…

The 2 Most Important Parts of Running a Remote Talent-acquisition Team

Susan Hailey, VP of global talent acquisition, Medidata Solutions, is talking about managing far-flung recruiting teams at ERE’s October conference in Atlanta. Below, she talks about the most important things to keep in mind when leading a virtual or spread-out talent-acquisition group. She also talks about the best source of remote-recruiter hires. It’s about nine minutes,…

Jobs Will Expand in Chicago; the Problem Is Finding Enough Skilled People to Take Them

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The unofficial capital of the Midwest will soon recover all of the jobs it has lost the last decade, but the “mismatch between job-seeker skills and business needs could hurt the region’s economic competitiveness and limit the financial well-being of hundreds of thousands of people in the Chicago area.” That’s the upshot of a new…

A Quick Sneak Peek at What eHarmony’s Up To

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Amidst all the startup talk it’s easy to forget the startup (well, sort of a startup, of course) we haven’t heard from in six months: eHarmony. You might remember that the online dating site is working on a skill-personality-competency-culture matching tool, though software development and other delays have slowed the timeline a bit. A…