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.

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…

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

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…

VMware Turns Things ‘Upside Down’ With Brand, Website

I was in the middle of looking at new career sites from the American Cancer Society and Sonos when I heard about yet another: VMware. Its launch was not just a website, but a whole rethinking about what it meant to be an employee and a job candidate at VMware. Among the key players in this effort were Tracie…

Canada Is Recruiting Astronauts (and They Can Even Cry)

The Canadian Space Agency is running a recruitment campaign for astronauts, the first time since 2009, and only the fourth time ever. After the application process closes August 17, the agency will go about an almost-year-long process selecting two astronauts. The department has information on the hiring process many candidates would love to see…