John Zappe

About the Author

John Zappe is contributing editor of ERE.net, and the former editor of the now closed Fordyce Letter. John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. He developed and managed online newspaper employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. 

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with staffing firms and employment agencies, providing content and managing their social media programs. He also works with organizations and businesses to assist with audience development and marketing. In his spare time  he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

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Careers Site Publisher Says It’s No Longer For Sale

Careers site publisher DHI Group announced it is no longer for sale. In a press release, the company, which operates multiple niche career sites including its flagship tech site, Dice.com, said that after exploring “strategic alternatives” since last fall, the board of directors decided DHI should remain independent. Chairman of the Board John…

Careers Site Publisher Says It’s No Longer For Sale

Careers site publisher DHI Group announced it is no longer for sale. In a press release, the company, which operates multiple niche career sites including its flagship tech site, Dice.com, said that after exploring “strategic alternatives” since last fall, the board of directors decided DHI should remain independent. Chairman of the Board John…

Google Is Testing a New Jobs Service

Without any public announcement, Google has begun testing a new jobs product it’s calling Google Hire. Multiple Silicon Valley and technology sites report the product is an applicant tracking system, designed along the lines of the company’s in-house ATS, which handles millions of applications annually. Tech site Axios says, “The service lets employers…

4.8 Million Jobseekers In 10 States May Have Had Data Stolen

Millions of jobseekers from 10 states may have had personal data, including Social Security numbers and birth dates, stolen by hackers. America’s JobLink Alliance, which manages a multi-state job board network, announced last week that from February 23 to March 14 of this year, a hacker compromised the accounts of possibly as many…

The Robots Are Coming. What Are You Doing About It?

I hope you didn’t miss yesterday’s post about the World Government Summit and its full day Global Dialogue for Happiness. I know it sounds like one of those subjects that if HR brings it up to the CEO, it’s back to the kid’s table for you. Yet, the Summit’s Happiness Dialogue was a…

Nearly 500,000 New Jobs Added This Year

Employers continued to add nonfarm jobs at a rapid pace in February, increasing payrolls by 235,000 during the month, blowing past predictions of a more modest increase. Adding to economists’ surprise, the U.S. Labor Department’s monthly employment report also showed wages rising by 6 cents an hour, a penny more than January’s 5…

Jobs Surge In February, Gaining 235,000

Employers continued to add nonfarm jobs at a rapid pace in February, increasing payrolls by 235,000 during the month, blowing past predictions of a more modest increase. Adding to economists’ surprise, the Labor Department’s monthly employment report also showed wages rising by 6 cents an hour, a penny more than January’s 5 cents….

Expedited H-1B Program Suspension Announced

Friday’s announcement that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will halt its expedited H-1B visa processing is raising concerns that businesses dependent on foreign talent could be impacted. “This suspension is not good for American businesses by any means,” immigration attorney Tahmina Watson told CNN. H-1B visas allow employers to bring skilled foreign…

H-1B Slowdown Expected to Impact US Businesses

Friday’s announcement that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services will halt its expedited H-1B visa processing is raising concerns that businesses dependent on foreign talent could be impacted. “This suspension is not good for American businesses by any means,” immigration attorney Tahmina Watson told CNN. H-1B visas allow employers to bring skilled foreign…

If Uber’s Culture Is to Change, the CEO Must Go

If any part of the charges of sexual harassment and favoritism made by a former Uber engineer hold up, company CEO Travis Kalanick should go. The VCs who sit on the company board should do the right thing if he doesn’t, and fire him. The chaotic, sexist culture described in a blog post…

Recruiting, Branding, Culture and a 7-Year-Old

The story of how an intrepid 7-year-old from the agricultural city of Hereford in the U.K. boldly wrote Google for a job has been told around the world. In case you missed it, Chloe Bridgewater addressed a letter to “google boss” asking for a job when she grows up and gets “bigger.” She…

Employers Add 227,000 Jobs In January, But Slow Wage Growth

Hiring surged, wages slumped, and the unemployment rate rose slightly in January, as the first month of the new year and a new administration showed the economy, though strong, could still be confounding. The U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said employers added 227,000 workers to non-farm payrolls during the month, well…