Todd Raphael

About the Author

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 By the Numbers, V

Some fresh stats, facts, and figures: 85 … percent of employers finding a lie or misrepresentation on a resume/job application, up from 66 percent five years ago, according to HireRight 6 … approximate millions of dollars Virgin Media felt like a bad candidate experience cost it 85 … percent of young students in North…

Financial Planners Launching Recruiting Campaign of Their Own

Speaking of the financial industry and recruiting, now the financial-planning sector is launching a campaign to raise awareness of planning as a career. The CFP Board, which is behind the effort, is putting an extra emphasis on diversity. It hopes the “I am a CFP Pro” campaign gets the attention of millennials, women, and minorities who haven’t considered…

This Press Release Contains Numbers You Don’t See Too Often

You may have heard of Crunchbase. It’s the place to go to see things like what companies have raised what money from venture capitalists.   It’s announcing today $18 million of new funding itself, aimed at selling its product to teams at big companies.  But wait. That’s not the intriguing part of the Crunchbase announcement. Crunchbase…

They Had Me at the Waterfall

Big-city cops are tempted to move to a smaller locale in a new three-minute video from the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, police department. Working in law-enforcement is only part of the sale. Hiking, biking, low unemployment rates, parks, the music scene, and “incredible restaurants” is the rest. I’ll embed it here; meanwhile, if you want more police-recruiting videos,…

Talent by the Numbers, IV

7 … percent of Uber users that said that they are going to stop using Uber due to recent controversies. 1 … rank of “full-stack developer” on the Indeed list of the best jobs of 2017 1 … rank of accounting in voting for Britain’s most-boring profession 15 … percent of employers who “have…

Becton Dickinson’s Move Sparks Recruiting Microsite

BD, the big medical technology company, has taken the somewhat uncommon step of creating a microsite aimed at hiring about 20 roles.  Becton Dickinson UK/Ireland is moving to the Winnersh Triangle business park, projected to happen around May 2. Among the candidates it wants: business operations professionals, writers, salespeople, marketers, designers, engineers, and regulatory experts. The microsite is certainly…

A New Assessment/Matching Company You Haven’t Heard of Will Be the Next One to Do a Demo in San Diego

Matching potential employees with employers: it was one of those big categories of companies that a lot of the startups I looked at fell into. Perhaps the biggest category, actually. A long list of startups are trying to find a better way to learn people’s motivations, skills, work preferences (e.g. collaborative vs. competitive), and…

Talent by the Numbers, III

1 … Rank of the word “experience” in terms of the most common words in the job descriptions of developers and engineers, according to PromptCloud 24 … percent hiring is up in Houston over September 2016, the strongest it has been in over two years, according to LinkedIn 1 … millions of dollars raised in…

Let’s Unveil the Next Company, From Ireland, to Give a Demo in San Diego

The first company we’ve invited to show off its product at the future-of-talent-acquisition conference in San Diego was Mya. I’m moderating a conference session where several startups I selected out of hundreds will demonstrate what they’ve developed. Number two is Clinch, out of Dublin, Ireland. It resides in the hot branding-marketing-advertising sector of talent acquisition,…

An Australian Recruiting Video Is Taking a Beating

Mashable says “people can’t help but cringe.” Junkee calls it a “boring, confusing, terrible video.” The Canberra Times says it’s “embarrassing.” The Australian Broadcasting Corporation says it’s “excruciating.” Somewhat more positive, the Special Broadcasting Service says it’s “the most awkwardly hilarious ad ever” and CNET says it’s “brilliantly awkward and uncool.” In other…

The Latest on Better Weekdays; Workjam; Belong

I’m hearing this: You might remember Better Weekdays, which I mentioned in 2011, 2012, again in 2012, and 2013. Here’s the latest: Better Weekdays is turning into an “inbound recruiting platform.” College students will see company profiles and get job listings tailored to them, based on such things as their resume; an assessment they can take to…

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…