Todd Raphael

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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

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

early bird

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…

Don’t Forget About This Applicant Tracking System: It’s Getting A Whole Lot of Funding

SmartRecruiters Office Photo 1

Some funding news for today: $30 million for an applicant-tracking system that perhaps hasn’t gotten the ink that Lever, Greenhouse, and Jobvite have of late. SmartRecruiters, whose clients include Equinox Fitness Clubs and Skechers, will use the money expand its product and expand globally with the funds.  Also from the recruiting grapevine: Crave 5 is a new recruiting…