Todd Raphael

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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

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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

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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…

After the Brexit Vote, Job Seeking Took a Jump


Check out the graphs below to see what job seekers did after the British vote to exit the European Union. “Many UK-based job seekers started a vote of their own,” says Indeed Economist Mariano Mamertino. “They jumped online to look for work elsewhere. The share of job seekers looking for opportunities outside of the…