Todd Raphael

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Todd Raphael is Editor-in-Chief of , and he works on ERE's conferences, the ERE website, the ERE daily email newsletter, the ERE awards, and more. Contact him at

This Is One Onboarding Experience That’s Tough to Replicate


From the best-practices-you-can’t-easily-try-at-home department comes a Canadian company that surprised a new employee in front of a few people. Actually, 80,000 of them. Ubisoft is in its tenth anniversary year, based in Quebec City. One of its employees referred a guy named Nate LaMartina to an assistant art director job. LaMartina, who was based in Edmonton, took…

The Peculiar Similarities and Differences Between Los Angeles and San Francisco


Northern and Southern California are about 6 1/2 hours away from each other by car, but in many other respects, worlds away. Felicia Moghadam, founder of Talentsity, and I talk about the idiosyncrasies of these locales in the sure-to-offend 12-minute video below. Included: recruiting and high real-estate prices Los Angeles as the future of…

States of Illinois, Washington Increase Talent-attraction Efforts


New recruitment advertising efforts are going on in both the state of Illinois as well as the state of Washington, both fighting off competition from employers in the northeastern U.S. and California. The Illinois Technology Association has launched a new portal for jobs in Chicago and throughout the state. Candidates can join a talent network, which member companies…

Apparently This Is the Week to Change Your Name


At least three recruiting-technology companies I’ve heard from this week are changing their names, reflecting in many cases a change of direction for the firms. This includes: The Resumator, which is now, naturally, Jazz. While the old name makes you think “resume,” under the new name the company is emphasizing quality of hire. Jazz “allows hiring managers to use…

CareerBuilder Branches Out Further From Job-board Roots


When Careerbuilder bought Broadbean, I said it was “part of CareerBuilder’s goal of moving from a job board to a more sweeping software provider.” There’s more of that now. The Broadbean purchase, and other CareerBuilder moves over the years like the purchase of a labor data company, are leading the company further down the “we’re…