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Todd Raphael

Todd Raphael is Editor-in-Chief of ERE.net , and he works on ERE's conferences, the ERE website, the ERE daily email newsletter, the ERE awards, and more. Contact him at todd@ere.net.

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List Maker to Create List of Recruiting Lists

by Apr 1, 2015, 12:01 am ET

Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 12.35.51 PMIn one of the more curious decisions the talent-acquisition field has seen — perhaps as unusual as that Raleigh recruiter who in 2011 refused human contact — a recruiting vendor has decided to make a list of the 100 most influential lists of recruiting influencers.

Synergy List Vector Management will analyze each of the many, proliferating lists of who’s influential in the recruiting field, and generate one big list that will simply rank other recruiting influencer lists. “If you love lists,” says Sheila E. Tartefly, director of robust solutions at Synergy List, “you’ll love our top 100 list of lists. You’ll have a better feel for which thoughts the thought leaders are thinking about that you should really give some thought to.”

In talent acquisition, lists have been controversial. keep reading…

Familiar BizDev Face Becoming Advisor to HR/Recruiting Technology Companies

by Apr 1, 2015, 12:01 am ET

Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 3.09.33 PMYou probably know how many startups have recently sprouted up in the talent-acquisition and human resources technology field. Now, those startups, and any other recruiting/HR tech company that wants to grow quickly, have another consultant of their own. keep reading…

To Make This ‘Best Employer’ List, They Just Asked Employees

by Mar 26, 2015, 4:00 pm ET

Screen Shot 2015-03-26 at 12.48.20 PMOne thing definitely not lacking in the human resources and talent-acquisition field are lists of the best workplaces. You’ve got local lists, regional lists, even lists of where high schoolers will want to work; national ones like Glassdoor’s, Universum’s, Fortune’s, and a WilsonHCG top-employment-brand list that a few talent-acquisition leaders told me via email they really liked.

One list out from Forbes (a magazine, apparently, that recruiters read quite widely) involved asking employees this: On a scale of 0-10, how likely would you be to recommend your employer to someone else? How about other employers in your industry?

keep reading…

New Job Board Wants Universities to Know How Its Students Are Doing

by Mar 17, 2015, 1:33 pm ET

Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 10.23.05 AMWhile I was perusing some startups launching — think OnboardIQ, Super, Gradberry, Invisume, InterviewJet – one reader just mentioned to me that, yes, another startup is launching, and it’s a job board.

keep reading…

This Is Not Like the Carnivals You Went to As a Kid

by Mar 5, 2015, 5:32 pm ET

Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 1.54.14 PMWe may remember sno-cones from our childhood carnivals, but one company hopes that attendees of its carnival remember its company and its jobs.

That’s because this carnival is a nerd carnival. keep reading…

While Some Companies Launch, Others Look for Beta Testers

by Feb 23, 2015, 6:45 pm ET

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There are the startups we hear about daily in the recruiting-technology field, and then there are those that have been already announced, but are looking for people to test their systems.

Today, a tiny sampling of both. keep reading…

White Paper: 7 Things the Best Know the Rest Don’t

by Feb 23, 2015, 5:21 pm ET

erewebinars-event-erc15[1]John Brubaker, an award-winning lacrosse coach turned leadership and performance consultant, is out with a new white paper on leadership.

Brubaker, who’s speaking at ERE’s conference in San Diego in April, offers some short tips and inspiration in the white paper as to what makes successful leaders successful.

More here.

The Talent Acquisition Departments of the Year

by Feb 19, 2015, 5:04 am ET

Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 12.07.13 PMWe’ve done college recruiting, mobile recruiting, referral programs, and career sites. We’ve done onboarding, technology, branding, and military hiring. Now we’re ready for the final category: the talent acquisition department of the year, where past winners include, among others, cloud-computing company Rackspace, government contractor CACI, and foodservice giant Sodexo.

This award is divided by company size. keep reading…

Military, Technology, Onboarding, and Branding Award Winners

by Feb 12, 2015, 5:28 am ET

Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 12.07.13 PMYou’ve seen the first batch of winners of the ERE Recruiting Excellence Awards.

Those first categories announced were related to college recruiting; mobile recruiting; career sites; and referrals.

Now, onto the categories of military talent; technology; onboarding; and branding.

As I said last week, the info below is brief, with more in the months to come in the form of webinars, articles, and conference sessions.

I will say that one of the neatest things about these annual awards (besides the celebrations some of the winners have been telling me have been going on in their workplaces) is finding the hidden gems. Below, you’ll read about a large grocery chain whose talent-management practices, before this, you likely knew little about.

keep reading…

The U.S. Navy Is Crowdsourcing Recruitment Branding

by Feb 11, 2015, 3:12 pm ET

Screen Shot 2015-02-11 at 11.58.14 AMRemember how the Navy in the U.S. is moving away from the whole “force for good” message, into something a little more, uh, aggressive?

It’s looking for a new slogan, and looking for up to three ideas from anyone who wants in. keep reading…

The Recruiting-technology Startup World Is Still Untapt

by Feb 10, 2015, 12:01 am ET

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 10.36.51 AMIf you’ve seen all the recruiting software startups we’ve mentioned on this site the last few years, you might have thought that once 2015 started, the pace of new-business building might slow. There just aren’t that many new ideas left.

Yeah, right. keep reading…

U.S. Agencies Publish New Disability Guide

by Feb 6, 2015, 5:51 pm ET

Screen Shot 2015-02-06 at 2.47.51 PMNine federal agencies in the U.S. have collaborated on a new guide for hiring, managing, retaining, and promoting people with disabilities. keep reading…

Here’s the First Crop of ERE Recruiting Excellence Award Winners – College, Mobile, Referral, and Web Recruiting

by Feb 5, 2015, 5:47 am ET

Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 12.07.13 PMWe’re ready to start rolling out the winners of the talent-acquisition industry’s most prestigious awards, the ERE Recruiting Excellence Awards.

These awards have a wonderful history, catapulting a number of companies over the years into a sort of talent-acquisition stardom, earning them a “best practices in talent acquisition” reputation lasting years: companies like Marriott, Sodexo, CACI, Enterprise, and others, from the U.S. to India to New Zealand and elsewhere.

A big thanks to our uber-patient and diligent judges, as well as to all applicants. (The thought occurred to me that if I wanted to, I could put together a conference made up solely of those who did not win, and it would be a great agenda.)

Something different this year: instead of announcing all winners at once like last year, and instead of finalists also like last year, we’ve only got winners, and we’re announcing those in installments, this being the first.

The first categories announced below are: Best College Recruiting Program; Best Use of ‘Mobile’ for Recruiting; Best Corporate Careers Websites (not just your own company’s career site, but other pages on social media and other sites, including mobile sites/apps); and Best Employee Referral Program.

The info below is brief, as we typically follow up with webinars and conference sessions throughout the year.

keep reading…

In France, Controversy Brews Over Job Ad That Says, “If Possible, Not Jewish”

by Feb 3, 2015, 9:21 am ET

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 6.07.37 AMA job ad on graphic-jobs.com, placed by a company called NSL Studio, has been taken down, after one line in the ad said non-Jewish candidates are preferred. keep reading…

Parents: Now That You’ve Seen ‘Frozen,’ You Have to See This Frozen Recruiting Video

by Jan 28, 2015, 6:07 pm ET

Screen Shot 2015-01-28 at 3.03.50 PMWhat to make of Frozen? One of history’s biggest movies, a billion-dollar colossus whose songs are ringing so repetitively in the heads of parents with young children many would like to annihilate their car CD players?

Yes, it was time to make a Frozen-inspired recruiting video.

This classic comes from the Norman, Oklahoma, police department, which is hiring — for the first time in forever.

keep reading…

This New, 1-Minute Navy Video Is More Tough Than Touchy-feely

by Jan 26, 2015, 4:26 pm ET

Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 1.17.38 PMYou might have heard that in the U.S., the Navy’s “force for good” campaign didn’t go over terribly well, causing the Navy to apparently nix it.

Well, the Navy has uploaded a new commercial to Youtube, and this time around, things blow up. keep reading…

An ‘Improbable Startup’ Is Hiring IT Employees

by Jan 24, 2015, 5:43 pm ET

Screen Shot 2015-01-24 at 2.34.17 PMA team that already includes ex-Twitter, Google, and Amazon employees is looking for more, calling itself an “improbable startup.”

It’s in the business of improving health care information, services for veterans, as well as the Ebola response. keep reading…

Here’s Who’s Coming to San Diego So Far

by Jan 23, 2015, 2:56 pm ET

erewebinars-event-erc15[1] As you know, the ERE Recruiting Conference is coming up soon, April 27-29, 2015. Much of the discussions that we will be having in San Diego are driven by the readers of this publication.

My job is to bring to you the best, most innovative speakers in recruiting leadership. With that being said, I am proud to report that the list of attendees looks like a who’s who of leading organizations. 80 percent hold manager level or above positions and 86 percent are from companies with 1,000 or more employees. It’s a great list and if you aren’t on it yet, you should be. Take a look at a few of the titles and the companies who are attending.

keep reading…

PwC Launches New Careers Tool

by Jan 22, 2015, 6:03 pm ET

Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 2.16.51 PMThe highly rated employer PwC is out with a new online career tool.

CareerAdvisor is an interactive tool, in some parts requiring a login, to help students figure out their interests and work preferences.  keep reading…

Los Angeles Fire Department Gets 150 Pages of Ideas to Improve Recruiting

by Jan 22, 2015, 3:07 pm ET

Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 12.00.09 PMAmidst allegations it has relied too much on nepotism and too little on diversity, the LA fire department now has 150 pages to read about what it can do to improve the hiring process.

For other organizations, some aspects of the report may be worth taking a look at. keep reading…