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A Little Chatter From the ERE Expo Halls

Todd Raphael
Sep 8, 2011, 2:04 pm ET

Just a bit of what I’m hearing here in Florida, at the annual fall gathering of hundreds of recruiters and companies in the recruiting, staffing, and human resources field:

Taleo was thinking that a sold-out user conference next week would mean about 800 attendees. Now it’s expecting more like 1,100, up sharply over last year. It signed up 83 “business edition” customers last month, up roughly 15% over the previous month …

Work4 Labs, which sets up company pages on Facebook, is focusing on its “referral engine” product, where employees see who among their Facebook friends might make good employees at their companies. Work4 Labs did a four-company beta with the referral product. Facebook has been helpful in giving Work4 Labs access to its ads API; Work4 Labs realizes people don’t have the biographical information about their work like they might on LinkedIn, but is trying to draw conclusions about people based on things like what their interests, groups, and associations are …

InterviewStream’s Jake Burke says that the company has signed “more than 100 new clients in 2011 alone. Interest is like through the roof,” he says…

Halogen is moving into the recruiting field with a release of a recruiting module, perhaps next week. It’s also looking at international expansion and has opened a UK office…

BranchOut is launching something called “RecruiterConnect,” which is a take on LinkedIn Recruiter in a sense, in that a company will use it with a license and login. It will interface with a company’s talent acquisition system and allow you to search millions of people on BranchOut. BranchOut has also been listed as a top-50 investment-worthy company by Dow Jones, which a BranchOut rep tells me is “kinda funny” since she says the company has “pretty much all the funding we need”…

Corporate America’s nervousness about adding staff, and rebuilding slimmed-down recruiting departments, is to some extent Qualigence’s gain. Says bizdev VP Grant Hubbard: “We’re just slammed.”

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  1. Seth Handler

    Seth from here…we really loved seeing what all of the other vendors were presenting and hope everyone got a chance to stop by the JIBE Booth!

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