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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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It Gets Weirder: Philadelphia Police Recruiting Video

by Apr 21, 2015, 4:04 pm ET

Screen Shot 2015-04-21 at 12.46.00 PMOne reader emailed me after I posted that Frozen recruiting video out of Norman, Oklahoma, and asked, “Is that for real?”

You may have the same question this time around. keep reading…

Corporate Career Sites: Watch Where the Money Goes

by Apr 21, 2015, 5:08 am ET

Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 3.22.02 PM 1While time, money, and energy are spent on the videos, audios, photos, and blogs on corporate career websites, applicants sometimes are thinking, “Where’s that job I want to apply for?”

And, says Derek Gillaspy, that desire to simply search and apply is being overlooked by companies.

Gillaspy and I talk about that in the video below, as well as:

  • whether companies should say more about the hiring process on their sites
  • CRMs and talent communities
  • advertising a company’s brand on social media vs. focusing on a company’s own career site
  • the letdown of a fancy career site that ends in a weak job description or job post keep reading…

A Recruiting Technology Vendor Now Has Its Own Recruiting Video

by Apr 8, 2015, 5:03 pm ET

Screen Shot 2015-04-08 at 1.46.23 PMThe fast-growing startup ZipRecruiter, which blogs about hiring itself and is expanding into onboarding and eyeing a larger suite of recruiting and HR services, is out with a video of its own. keep reading…

In the Bay Area, a Dot-com-era Job Site Is Getting New Life

by Apr 7, 2015, 6:22 pm ET

Screen Shot 2015-04-07 at 3.00.06 PMWhile in the middle of the U.S. Chicagojobs.com is celebrating its Daily Herald victory and a truck driver job site is officially launching, on the West Coast a once-well-known career site is quietly reviving itself for the latest Silicon Valley/San Francisco talent gold rush. keep reading…

New Job Board, Campaign Launches in South Dakota

by Apr 3, 2015, 8:04 pm ET

Screen Shot 2015-04-03 at 4.58.35 PMSioux Falls, South Dakota has launched a new, mobile-friendly job site playing up the town’s 2,000 open jobs. keep reading…

This New Marines Recruiting Video Literally Breaks Down Barriers

by Apr 2, 2015, 5:29 pm ET

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 2.07.34 PMYou’ve read about the U.S. Air Force’s new visuals and a hard-hitting piece from the U.S. Navy. Now it’s the Marines’ turn.
keep reading…

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…