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.

Here’s the First Announcement of Who’ll Do a Demo at the Spring Conference (and Of Course It’s a Bot)

Many of the companies I’ve looked at to demo their recruiting technology during a “startups of the future” session at the ERE conference this April fall into several categories. One of these is chatbots — experiences where a job candidate interacts in the form of a chat, and they feel like, or at least a little like, they’re…

Talent By The Numbers, II

Some recent stats, facts, data, and figures in the talent-acquisition field, the job market, and the economy. If you have any good ones, let me know for next time. 36 … percent of of retailers that have a team dedicated to employer branding, according to SmartRecruiters. 63.9 … average retirement age of men, according…

Saba/Halogen; Analyzing Interviews; Relink

What we’re hearing: In a big marriage particularly for the talent-management/human resources world, Saba is buying Halogen. The first is known for learning management, the latter for performance management. WayUp, a college recruiting site, is buying Looksharp, a company in a similar field. WayUp first took notice of Looksharp due to its strong placement…

EHarmony Says Its Job-Matching Tool Isn’t Dead Yet

You might remember eHarmony’s year-ago launch in Los Angeles to much fanfare; well, there’s buzz that eHarmony’s job technology is “kaput,” as one tweeter said. Actually, not quite kaput, says eHarmony. Crystal Miller Lay has done marketing for eHarmony on the jobs matching product. She says the company hasn’t seen any huge drop in its customer numbers,…

Performance Management Goes to the Apps

Academia is getting into HR tech development. Two professors and an administrator at Temple University business school have come up with DevelapMe, a performance management app. Not to be confused with Develop.Me, which is a performance management app for churches, the secular DevelapMe is one of the growing number of tech alternatives to…

Latest ADP Buy Is Bet That Analytics Trend Will Accelerate

The big vendor news this week was the acquisition of The Marcus Buckingham Company (TMBC) by ADP. It’s not so much the size of the deal — TMBC is a boutique performance management consulting and services firm; no price was announced. Instead, the significance of the deal is two-fold: It continues ADP’s march…

Latest ADP Buy Is Bet That Analytics Trend Will Accelerate

The big vendor news this week was the acquisition of The Marcus Buckingham Company by ADP. It’s not so much the size of the deal — TMBC is a boutique performance management consulting and services firm; no price was announced. Instead, the significance of the deal is two-fold: It continues ADP’s march to become…

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…