Todd Raphael

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This Is the Latest on SimplyHired


Here’s what I’m hearing about the SimplyHired situation. Pieces of the company/technology will be acquired The end is expected toward the end of June Employees were told last night Partners (companies that work closely with SimplyHired) are going to be told via email Employees are apparently facing an uncertain future and aren’t included in the parts…

SimplyHired’s Future Looks Pretty Bleak


I’m hearing from multiple sources that SimplyHired has told employees it will cease operations around June 24. You haven’t heard much from SimplyHired lately, except for its eHarmony partnership. The company has been under heavy competition from Indeed, LinkedIn, and sites like Jobs2Careers and Appcast, where new payment models like “pay per applicant” have come…

A Monday Morning Acquisition and Other News


What I’m hearing, very briefly: HealthcareSource is buying Lean Human Capital. The former offers a variety of talent-management tools for the (you guessed it) healthcare field. The latter’s “Recruiter Academy” will be more integrated into the HealthcareSource offerings, giving HealthcareSource more chances to sell consulting/education. The two started partnering together a bit over a…

This News Roundup Will Help Us Nurture Our Relationship With You


What we’re hearing: Jobvite is adding an onboarding tool to its product for the first time (see image above). Lever is adding a CRM product called “Lever Nurture.” It’s launching in beta this summer. Cornerstone OnDemand Adam Miller told Todd and a small group of others meeting last week that the company’s big area of opportunity…

A Pennsylvania Town Is Creatively Selling Itself to Recruits In Ways Cities 10 Times the Size Are Not


Add a new name to that list of locales — I’m talking about Minneapolis, Nashville, Austin, Detroit, even the Yukon, to name just a sampling — working overtime to brand their cities as desirable places to take a job: York. York, Pennsylvania, lies about 100 miles west of Philadelphia and 50 miles north of Baltimore. With…

In These 2 1/2 Days You Can Learn to Make Your TA Team Better

New Orleans

Most every talent-acquisition leader I talk to wants their team to be more proactive, strategic, more like talent advisors, and less transactional. That’s the crux of this fall’s ERE conference, in New Orleans October 24-26. The agenda’s packed with interesting leaders like Christine Deputy, the CHRO and EVP at Nordstrom. Marie Artim, the VP…

A Little-known Fortune 100 Company Is Trying to Become a ‘Talent Factory’


A not-well-known company that’s nonetheless one of the U.S.’s largest, operating in 160 countries with about $47 billion in revenue, is trying to “transform the organization into a talent factory,” according to the talent-acquisition leader. Ingram Micro is a electronics/IT distributor with about 200,000 customers. A Chinese group called HNA has announced an interest in acquiring it…

Read This News Roundup or We’ll Decode Your Face

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We needed to unwind after watching the new, no-holds-barred recruiting video out of China, so we put together a little roundup of recent news and other tidbits. Here goes: Do you remember that startup called Opening? It’s changing its focus to … facial coding. Opening is working with customers to measure people’s emotions, and…