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.

The Talent Community Company You Forgot About is Resurfacing

You’ve heard of the long list of mostly new companies getting into the field of recruitment marketing, talent communities, talent pipelines … companies like SmashFly, getTalent, even CareerBuilder. You might know Beamery, one called Clinch, and others. One of the original ones was Ascendify. It was probably best known for its client Zappos,…

IBM Is Launching a Much-awaited ‘Watson’ Recruiting Tool

For many months IBM has gone to recruiting-industry conferences to say that the famous Watson will be at some point used for talent-acquisition, but that it hasn’t happened quite yet. It’s here. IBM is first using Watson for its RPO customers, and then rolling it out as a product for the larger community, perhaps next spring. One of my…

Unilever Wants to Shorten Hiring From 4 Months to 2 Weeks

As Unilever looks to buy both Seventh Generation and Honest and move into newer, hipper, healthier consumer options, it’s also making changes to its hiring process.  There are basically four parts of the new procedure (outlined in a video I’m embedding below), which will first be for students and interns (not all candidates), depending…

A Cousin of Siri Is Coming to the Recruiting Field

HiringSolved will soon unveil what it considers “Siri for recruiting,” an artificial intelligence assistant for recruiters. His name will be RAI, pronounced like the name Ray, and standing for “Recruiting Artificial Intelligence.” The company has been working on it for five years, and is still perfecting it. The gist of it is you’d ask…

Randstad is Buying Monster

Yes, each time you’ve turned around this year, there has been more big news in the recruiting field. If you didn’t get whiplash from the news we broke in May that SimplyHired was being acquired, or the surprise announcement about Microsoft and LinkedIn, the latest neck-strainer is that Monster is being acquired by the…

This Roundup of Recruiting-Technology News Has Some Serious Upside

Remember Tasty Hire? It’s officially launching in the New York City area now, focusing on sales, customer service, and receptionist/administrative jobs . I haven’t caught you up with eHarmony in a while. (After many years of rumors and some delays, it launched to much fanfair earlier this year.) eHarmony has a new CEO, Grant Langston, who reassured employees at…

This Minute-and-a-Half Video From a Recruiting Tech Vendor Does Not Look Like All the Others

You’ve gone to the websites of various companies selling recruiting and HR technology tools, and watched the videos about “how it works” and “about us” and “our story,” and they go something like this: Hiring is broken. Companies spend millions on people they don’t hire, or on hiring the wrong people. Finally, now,…

Three for Thursday

A trio of recruiting-technology newbies you may not know of: In beta is Ipply, an app that helps startups and small businesses organize their applicants. Right now its features are focused on craiglist applicants, but the company (owned by Jobs2Careers) plans to add platforms in the future. Werkabee, out of the UK, says it’s…

A Recruiting-technology Company Is Testing Unusual ‘Early Admittance’ Job Posts

In searching for its own employees, SmashFly is dabbling in “early admittance” — something many of us have seen done similarly in the college-admission process, but not in recruiting. Michael Hennessy, SmashFly CEO, and Tracey Parsons, director of the recruitment marketing practice, came up with the idea a couple of months ago. The two wanted…