Todd Raphael

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They Love Raleigh


Quite a few people me they loved that Air New Zealand video. You’ll love this one too — though it couldn’t be more different. A Red Hat employee who’s on the “customer experience and engagement” team wrote and produced a song about working in Raleigh (though 25 percent of the company is remote). His co-workers now star…

Recruiters Should Be ‘Business Partners.’ What Does That Mean?


Being a “business partner”: It’s often talked about in human resources and recruiting, but what does it mean? Joanne Rencher, chief people officer at the Girl Scouts of America and a speaker at ERE’s conference for talent-acquisition leaders this April, gives her view in the video below.

Lever Raises More Money

steak sizzle

Yesterday the fire, today the sizzle. A couple new tidbits: Speaking of talent-acquisition tech companies raising money, Lever will announce this Thursday in a press release that it has secured $20 million in Series B funding. Lever’s one of a group of hot, newer, talent-acquisition systems, ones that I’d say generally target midsize and fast-growing/progressive companies. Its clients include Netflix,…

Someone Wants to ‘Set Fire to the Recruiting Industry’


Among the many recent launches and updates we’ve caught word of recently, including, at the end, the “fire” mentioned in the headline: Talify is launching soon, to match undergrads with jobs and volunteer gigs. Students build a profile using assessments that measures things like leadership, empathy, entrepreneurship, and more, and employers and hiring managers search…

Oracle Launches New Site as It Looks for 1,400 Cloud Salespeople


An in-house team of developers, designers, social media experts, and editors has sent live a new Oracle careers site, aimed at bringing on 1,400 salespeople in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and giving people coming from social media one destination. The microsite launch is part of a campaign called “Experience Oracle.” The whole…

Find Out What Happened With Zappos and Its ‘No Job Postings’ Thing


Remember that whole thing about Zappos getting rid of job postings, unveiled on via a post by then-talent-acquisition-leader Michael Bailen? If you wonder whatever happened with that, your answer’s in the video below, with Rick Jordan, talent acquisition head at Zappos. He talks in the seven-minute video below about the “bold move”…

The Latest on SmashFly, Jobvite, Talent Rover, and Others

money / funding

Twelve days into 2016 and it’s feeling a little like … 2015, the conclusion of which brought us new funding to RallyPoint, ProSky, and WorkFusion, among others. A sample of what I’m hearing about recruiting technology startups and others: SmashFly has raised $22 Million, led by Bessemer Venture Partners. OpenView Venture Partners also participated…

Real People Fall in Love With Maine


If Minnesota’s not your cup of tea, perhaps … Maine? A new site showcases the sometimes-forgotten corner of the United States, giving job seekers the choice between living around “Pastures and Farms,” “Brick and Cobblestones,” “Rivers and Falls,” “Rocky Coast,” and “Sandy Beaches.” A search-firm president, Ed McKersie, launched this new Live + Work in Maine site….