Todd Raphael

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Editor in Chief Todd Raphael keeps in touch with recruiters and leaders worldwide, and would be happy to chat with you. He's at todd@ere.net.

Talent Acquisition’s Biggest Challenges in 2017: Jeremy Eskenazi

The first in a new series, talent-acquisition consultant Jeremy Eskenazi talks about the biggest challenges he’s seeing recruiting departments face in 2017. Included in the short video below: What some talent-acquisition departments think, sometimes wrongly, about outsourcing The need to do more prioritization of jobs What the first priority of talent-acquisition leaders should…

What Is the State of Talent Acquisition? Give Us 10 Minutes and We’ll Help You Save Hours

What grade do you give your talent-acquisition department? How would your stakeholders grade your team? How do those grades compare to others? Ever wonder what your workload looks like when compared to your peers? What obstacles to success are TA departments experiencing? That’s only some of the information uncovered in the past by…

U.S. Agencies Get New Rules About Disabilities

In the U.S., the government is out with new rules related to hiring people with disabilities, guidance that currently applies only to government agencies, not the private sector. The rules, among other things, require each federal agency to try to have 12 percent of its workforce be people with disabilities. While the new regulations…

The Top 16 Articles of 2016: #2 – Randstad To Acquire Monster For $429 Million

Editors Note: For the last 16 days of December, SourceCon will be resharing our most popular articles from the year. 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…

I’m Looking for Exciting Startups That Represent the Future of Talent Acquisition

If you’re working on a cool idea for a talent-acquisition startup, I’m interested in talking to you for a session I’m doing at the ERE conference in San Diego in April. Here’s the deal. The theme of the Spring event is about the future of talent acquisition. Some, though not all, sessions will revolve around this theme….

Rumors Are Floating About a Cornerstone OnDemand Sale

Speculation is swirling that Los Angeles-area Cornerstone OnDemand could be up for sale; the company’s stock is up about 5 percent today and rising after hours. Scott Berg, a stock analyst at Needham, says via an email that “interest would be high for the largest leading independent provider of talent management solutions globally.”…

These Interesting Companies You May Not Have Heard of Have Won a Tech-diversity Contest

Check out these winners of an Oakland event for early-stage companies “working to mitigate bias in workplace hiring, recruitment, and retention practices.”  Kapor Capital, which invests in talent technologies, and Radicle Impact Partners sponsored the event. Honorees (who combined get $100,000): First-place winner Tiltas connects inmates with job opportunities after they’re out. Second-place Startup Box handles…

This Startup Is Targeting A Group of People You’re Probably Not Recruiting

Some recruiting-technology startups say their technology is better, or their team’s background makes it better, or some other advantage. One new company is telling potential customers that what distinguishes it is that it’s helping companies recruit from a source that most companies are ignoring. WeFind wants to help people companies recruit their users. For, say, a…

For Recruiting, Is There Life After Automation?

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics, automation — they’ve been the talk of the recruiting town for months. But what will they ultimately mean for recruiters, recruiting, and the whole hiring process? Jason Roberts, from Randstad Sourceright, and I talk about it all in the podcast below, including: What we’ve learned about the computer…

Don’t Forget That Job Site Starting Up in Jacksonville

A bit of what I’m hearing from the talent-acquisition startup grapevine: Workey, an Israeli startup, is trying to move into the U.S. market. Its algorithm looks at people’s career history, education, skills, and more, and then suggests jobs that would represent the next career step. Companies “apply to candidates” based on candidates’ anonymous profiles (anonymity in job…

The Top Recruiting Articles of November

I dipped into Google Analytics a couple of days early and took a look at what was hot this month, November 2016. Some of the most-trafficked items were actually published months and even years earlier, but still had traction this month. Published this month Google making moves into recruiting technology Top 10 HR and…

Koch Invests Big in Infor

Yes, that’s a “b”and not an “m”: Koch Equity Development is putting $2 billion into Infor, a software company partly in the human resources/workforce planning/assessment field. If you’re curious, yes, it’s the Koch you may have heard of. Koch Equity is an investment arm of Koch industries, one of the largest private companies…