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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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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…

Virtual Reality Becomes a Recruiting Reality for British Army

by Jan 16, 2015, 3:39 pm ET

Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 12.24.23 PMIt was just last August that Doug Friedman said on these pages that Oculus Rift could be used in recruiting.

That didn’t take long. keep reading…

Goldman Sachs Alums Launch Site for Minority Recruiting

by Jan 15, 2015, 6:45 pm ET

Screen Shot 2015-01-15 at 3.40.50 PMTwo ex-Goldman Sachs employees are launching a new site for recruiting minorities.

Porter Braswell and Ryan Williams of Jopwell have already gotten interest from some big-name firms like Facebook and McKinsey.

Jopwell is offering a searchable pool of minority candidates, with detailed profiles on each. Right now, it’s defining minority as black, Hispanic, and Native American. It also has company profiles and a platform for communicating with candidates.

2015 Recruiting: The Year of the Blind Date

by Jan 8, 2015, 5:22 am ET

Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 12.42.54 PMWhen I was asked recently for my thoughts on what 2015 will bring for talent acquisition, I responded: dating.

Partly, I just couldn’t get myself to repeat the endless series of annual predictions proliferating around the Internet: the year of the mobile, social, collaboration, telecommuting, people are important, blah, blah, yadda, yada. But, truly, this will be the year when the vendor talked about for years as a potential entrant into the recruiting game will finally emerge: eHarmony.

keep reading…

A Little Update on the Spring Conference for the New Year

by Jan 5, 2015, 2:54 pm ET

ERE2015SpringHeroI thought it’d be a good time to touch base about the spring conference in San Diego.

Here’s the latest. keep reading…

Now, a Job Site for Candidates With Cold Feet

by Dec 12, 2014, 11:07 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-12-12 at 7.47.30 AMAn employee gets a new job. They’ve told their company they’re quitting. They’re going to start the new job soon. Heck, why not see what else is out there before Day 1?

Yes, there’s now a job site for them. keep reading…

For Those Tired of Cat Videos, They Can Now Watch a Job Board’s Mouse

by Dec 9, 2014, 8:49 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-12-08 at 12.48.01 PMA career site called Shine is running an ad campaign highlighting its 220,000 job posts and overall suite of services, such as employment branding. The star is a mouse. keep reading…

This UPS Video Is Unbelievably Sweet

by Dec 8, 2014, 5:38 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-12-08 at 2.36.56 PMA new video from UPS isn’t exclusively about hiring, but given how much the company is staffing up for the Christmas rush, a near-tear-jerker like this sure can’t hurt.   keep reading…

Speculation Continues That Amazon Is Eying the Recruiting Technology Field

by Dec 8, 2014, 3:32 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-12-08 at 12.18.22 PMFrom the tight-knit rumor mill of recruiters and others in the field from around the world comes talk that Amazon wants to dip its toes into some sort of recruiting technology service. keep reading…

This Is Your Chance to Talk Openly With Your Talent-acquisition Peers

by Dec 2, 2014, 5:10 am ET

EREConf14_footerYou’ve probably been to a conference and left wanting more — wanting to delve deeper into a topic that was just touched upon. If so, the “Think Tanks” which are part of the April ERE conference in San Diego, is for you.

We’ve experimented with this format the last two conferences, to rave reviews from participants. So this spring, all ERE Recruiting Conference attendees will participate in one of three think tanks on the first day of the conference.

How They Work keep reading…

Boon Says Good Deeds Are Rewarded

by Nov 18, 2014, 8:53 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-11-18 at 5.45.17 AMOut of Los Angeles and in private beta comes a new startup where people get paid for successful referrals. keep reading…

What 1 Fast-growing Company’s Recruiting Budget Looks Like

by Nov 12, 2014, 4:53 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 1.47.09 PMNow’s your chance to see what a budget looks like for a small company, but one with many challenges of any size company: limited resources in the recruiting department; hard-to-fill jobs; a lot of open jobs; and societal changes like the growing use of mobile phones.

As it happens, the company happens to be one you know. keep reading…

Here’s What Companies and Governments Are Learning About Veteran Hiring

by Nov 10, 2014, 11:56 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-11-10 at 8.54.04 AMMilitary job fairs are producing so-so results for companies, and “job fairs that do not involve virtual technology or provide employers an opportunity to filter resumes in advance appear less useful to companies,” according to a new report on what’s working and what’s not working when it comes to hiring veterans. keep reading…

This Startup Wants You on the Phone, Not Video

by Nov 8, 2014, 8:08 am ET

Talkpush-small1-300x132Since video hasn’t made the phone obsolete quite yet, in beta and launching in a couple of weeks is a new company that helps you screen job candidates who’ve recorded job interviews.  keep reading…

New Topics, New Speakers, New Format. That’s What’s Coming to San Diego in 2015.

by Nov 5, 2014, 11:14 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-10-27 at 9.59.54 AMThe website for the April 27-29 ERE Recruiting Conference is launching today, featuring a long list of new in-house talent-acquisition leaders speaking, new topics, and a new format.

A “bold approach to talent-acquisition management & leadership” theme highlights the San Diego event, which includes 23 topics such as:

  • the State of Talent Acquisition 2015
  • The Future of Talent Acquisition
  • Make Talent Acquisition More Agile
  • Infuse New Life Into Your Employee Referral Programs
  • Increasing the Competencies of Your Talent Acquisition Team
  • Hiring, Training, and Managing Recruiters
  • … and more topics designed for those who manage their organization’s TA function.

Among the dozens of new speakers:

    • John “Coach Bru” Brubaker, award winning college lacrosse coach
    • “Antarctic Mike” Pierce, polar marathoner
    • Judy Wright, director of talent acquisition solutions & employment brand, Providence Health Services
    • Love Whelchel III, chief talent officer, Devries Global
    • Mark Fuell, talent acquisition leader, EY
    • Mark Craig, managing director, talent acquisition, Charles Schwab
    • Kristilina Hintgen, SVP, human resources, loanDepot
    • Molly Weaver, director of talent acquisition, Children’s Mercy Hospital
    • Mike McDonald, director, talent acquisition, Pandora
    • Lindsay Jurisch, global sourcing lead, Sutherland Global Services
    • Cat Hernandez, head of talent, Chartbeat
    • Joris Luijke, VP of people, Squarespace
    • Dan Bruder, director of recruitment, Peace Corps
    • Matthew Jeffery, VP global head of sourcing & employment branding, SAP

New Format

For the first time, ERE will feature TAD Talks – like a TED talk, but on Talent Acquisition Development. Step out of your comfort zone during these 15-minute talks that’ll provide food for thought and have you rethink the way you spend your day and your dollars.

After experiments during our past two events which provided rave reviews from all who attended, all attendees will now participate in Think Tanks where you’ll discuss your own challenges and explore solutions at a small table of your in-house, talent-acquisition leader peers. The think tanks will revolve around three topics: 1) Technology; 2) The candidate experience; and 3) Hiring/managing/training recruiters.

Check out the full spring site for more information on the overall agenda, speakers, and topics, and book early to take advantage of early bird savings.