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A Turkey of A Song (You’re On Your Own for the Bird)

by Nov 26, 2014, 9:32 pm ET

As our Thanksgiving gift to you ERE brings you this special edition of turkey-flavored Roundup. (And I thank you in advance for not leaving comments like, “Sure was a real turkey,” etc.)

The special feature is attorney Jeff Nowak’s family Thanksgiving song, with lyrics that everyone who has ever dealt with FMLA issues will enjoy (a word that may not coincide with your FMLA experience).

Click the image to hear Nowak’s rendition of Albuquerque Turkey and you’ll know in a flash why he keeps his day job as co-chair of Franczek Radelet’s Labor and Employment Practice. If you prefer to avoid frightening children and pets, you can read the lyrics here.

Turkeys Are History

OK so we didn’t spend much on your Thanksgiving present, but, hey, what did you get from your employer? Bloomberg tells us 80 percent of you got nada. Its survey says the tradition of employers handing out turkeys is almost one for the history books. Only 4 percent of employers still do that. keep reading…

Sourcing, Skill Matching, and Other Startups Launch … From India

by Nov 25, 2014, 6:37 am ET

IndiaI’m a long time reader of ERE.net and the startup posts, and know Indian companies sometimes win ERE Recruiting Excellence Awards or are featured, but there’s a lot of startup action going unnoticed. India’s recruiting technology startups are fueled particularly by the growth in tech hiring which has been taking place owing to the large number of overall startups which are coming up and growing in the country.

Some of the interesting companies that I see: keep reading…

Top 10 Hiring and Recruiting Blunders by Employers

by Nov 19, 2014, 5:18 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-11-07 at 11.01.03 AMFrom the annoyance of individual discrimination charges to bet-the-company class actions, employers’ recruiting and hiring processes are fraught with legal risk. Are you guilty of any of these top 10 hiring and recruiting blunders that are committed by employers? 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…

FB@Work, Facebook’s New Business Service, Being Tested

by Nov 17, 2014, 7:23 pm ET

facebookFacebook is testing a new professional service specifically intended to be used in the workplace.

The company has so far been mum about “Facebook at Work.” However, the Financial Times, which disclosed the secret project, said it is designed as a collaboration tool, allowing users to share documents, communicate with colleagues, and build networks of professional contacts. Because it will enable users to keep their social network completely separate from their professional one, the new service is being considered a competitor to LinkedIn and to services from Google and Microsoft. keep reading…

CFOs Becoming More Involved With HR

by Nov 13, 2014, 6:43 pm ET

CFO role survey 2014CFOs are becoming more involved in human resources issues, as companies more and more break down traditional silos in favor of ever greater collaboration among departments and divisions.

Better than 8 in 10 CFOs say their responsibilities have expanded in the last three years to touch areas as diverse as marketing and operations. Human resources leads the list, with 21 percent of the 2,100 CFOs surveyed saying their job now includes at least some involvement with HR issues. Following closely, 19 percent of CFOs reported having some responsibility for IT. keep reading…

Why Your Employer Brand Isn’t Working

by Nov 13, 2014, 5:50 pm ET

With so many different approaches or tactics to evaluate the effectiveness of your employer brand, and more specifically how effective your brand is at attracting the top talent, please join this upcoming Indeed-sponsored webinar, with host David Lee, as he covers the following:

  • Have a brand that attracts genuine talent, and how to help make that happen
  • How to deliver on your brand promise … consistently
  • Communicating your brand in a clear and effective way that differs from the norm
  • Making sure managers understand their central role in the brand

Register today and ensure you get the most out of this upcoming webinar; this is a great opportunity to increase your brand’s effectiveness and make it stand above the rest.

Date/Time of Webinar:  November 19, 2014 at 2 p.m. EST

Registration Link:  https://cc.readytalk.com/r/e234f8eu4noz&eom

Sponsor: Indeed

100,000 Jobs Mission Hires 200K Vets

by Nov 11, 2014, 12:01 am ET

veterans day 2014As America honors its military veterans today, there is encouraging news on the jobs front: The unemployment rate for the nation’s veterans has declined sharply in the year since the last Veterans Day.

Thanks to a nationwide focus on hiring veterans, and especially younger veterans who served in the post 9/11 military, unemployment for all veterans went from 6.9 percent in October 2013 to 4.5 percent last month. The national unemployment rate dropped 1.4 percentage points to 5.4 percent. (All percentages are non-seasonally adjusted.)

Contributing to the sharp decline was a project launched three years ago by JPMorgan Chase and 10 other large employers. As its name implies, the 100,000 Jobs Mission committed to hiring 100,000 veterans by the end of 2020. Now, with more than 170 companies participating, the project has employed more than 190,000 former military. 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…

Monster CEO’s Severance: More Silver Than Gold

by Nov 7, 2014, 5:11 pm ET

Sal Iannuzzi

As golden parachutes go, color former Monster CEO Sal Iannuzzi’s severance package silver.

His departure from the job he held since April 2007 was announced Tuesday. He was replaced by Tim Yates, who previously served as Monster’s CFO and executive vice president before retiring last year.

Depending on the value of Monster’s stock on June 30, 2015, Iannuzzi’s last day as a Monster employee, he could leave with a severance worth more than $23 million. That amount is based on the company’s April 24 proxy statement and the November 6 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. keep reading…

Unemployment Drops as Economy Adds 214K Jobs

by Nov 7, 2014, 9:40 am ET

Econ Index Oct 2014For the ninth consecutive month job creation topped 200,000, adding 214,000 new non-farm jobs last month. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate edged down to 5.8 percent, the lowest in six years.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which released the monthly employment report this morning, also adjusted upward its job estimates for August and September, adding 31,000 more jobs to the totals announced previously. The numbers are seasonally adjusted.

October’s initial count, subject to change when the November report is issued next month, was less than what labor economists were forecasting. Various surveys put the average of their estimates in range of about 235,000 to MarketWatch’s high of 243,000. The report was also below the 230,000 average of the previous nine months. keep reading…

Next Generation Recruitment Marketing

by Nov 6, 2014, 1:08 pm ET

Recruitment marketing is rapidly changing and shows no obvious signs of settling down anytime soon. It’s no longer enough to just be “hiring,” nor is it enough to be an employer of choice. Something else is still needed to elevate you above the rest. Please join host Bryan Chaney, in this upcoming Jibe-sponsored webinar, as he shares:

  • How and why video is replacing voice messaging
  • The use and explanation of “candidate motivators”
  • Creating a 1-to-1 marketing campaign by skill set
  • When and when not to involve the marketing dept.

Ensure that you get yourself registered soon; there is honestly far more material and information being shared than we can cover here today. Don’t miss out!

Date/Time of Webinar: November 13, 2014 at 2 p.m. EST

Registration Link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/5mm8dhsi4apa&eom

Sponsor: Jibe

Can’t attend? No Problem!  Register and receive a copy of the recording to watch at a more convenient time!

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.

There’s a New Way for People to Get Jobs in Secret

by and Nov 5, 2014, 10:29 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-11-05 at 7.22.25 AMLet’s pause for a minute from the analyzing of the election in the U.S. to take a look at — what else? — more recruiting startups.

Read on: keep reading…

Recruiter Demand in the World’s Largest English-speaking Countries

by Nov 5, 2014, 5:58 am ET

Recruiters are in demand throughout the world. Among the largest English-speaking countries, India currently has the greatest need for recruiting professionals, with about 26,430 job listings posted online. (Although India’s primary language is Hindi, English is the other official language of its Central Union Government.)

The U.S. ranks second in recruiter demand among these countries, with 7,270 job ads for recruiters. However, when it comes to the percentage of total jobs that are for recruiters, Canada has the highest market share of recruiting jobs. About 1.3 percent of Canada’s jobs advertise for recruiters. India is close behind with 1.2 percent percent of its online job openings seeking recruiters.

Market Share of Recruiting Job Ads vs. All Ads in the Largest English-speaking Countriesmarket share of recruiting job ads

Source: WANTED Analytics

In terms of HR job listings that advertised for recruiters, the dynamic shifts. keep reading…

Monster Names New CEO; Beats Wall Street on Earnings

by Nov 5, 2014, 1:06 am ET
Tim Yates

Tim Yates

Like so many companies these days, Monster hired a boomerang to be its new leader, announcing Tuesday morning that former CFO and current director Tim Yates will be the company’s new CEO.

The announcement was made by Sal Iannuzzi, the company’s chairman, and now former CEO and president, during the quarterly financial conference call with investment analysts. After discussing Monster’s financial performance, which surpassed Wall Street’s predictions on both earnings and revenue, Iannuzzi said he was stepping down for undisclosed personal reasons. He will remain on the board as non-executive chairman.

Such explanations might ordinarily signal a forced change of command over board unhappiness with performance or strategy or both. And with Monster’s stock trading at historic lows, it’s a reasonable assumption. However, Monster’s Three Pillar strategy, unveiled in May, shows signs of paying off. Monster earned 5 cents a share in the third quarter, beating the 3 cents a share Wall Street predicted. Revenue grew to $191.2 million, compared to analysts’ estimates of $189.9 million. keep reading…

Check Out These Upcoming Webinars!

by Oct 31, 2014, 4:44 pm ET

Implementing an ATS – Finding Success in Preparation

For anyone planning to implement an applicant tracking system, keep in mind that it’s common to overlook key requirements and for any number of reasons. Thankfully, in this upcoming Jobvite-sponsored webinar, hosted by Megan Stanish and Shawnee Irmen, they will share the following:

  • Avoid all the user-discovered red flags than can occur after going live
  • Learn what customizations may be needed to bring your system to life
  • Step-by-step guide based on industry leader experiences

Make sure to register for this webinar. It is absolutely going to be helpful in the face of modern-day recruiting and sourcing challenges.

Date/Time of Webinar: November 5, 2014 at 2 p.m. EST

Registration Link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/9p2a8fz7h0te&eom

Sponsor: Jobvite

And then, coming up on Thursday:

Incorrect Tactics Can Compromise Your Talent Strategy

One of the absolute best ways to improve your recruiting/sourcing is to abandon conventional methods of recruiting. Not all of them, but attempting to view challenges with a fresh perspective or a new set of tools and processes is what is needed. In other words, “break the mold” on the already tried-and-true practices that exist, and prepare to think outside the box in this upcoming SuccessFactors-sponored webinar, hosted by Lou Adler, as he covers the following:

  • Converting jobs into careers
  • How to tame those hiring managers
  • Effectively building a deep network
  • So much more

Prepare to cast off the shackles of repetition we all have come to know in the recruiting world and register today for a genuine fresh take on recruiting tactics.

Date/Time of Webinar: November 6, 2014

Registration Link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/k8u7vba5cgge&eom

Sponsor: SuccessFactors

LinkedIn Revenue Up; Company Says Rate Increase Coming

by Oct 30, 2014, 6:31 pm ET

Job board rev q3 2014The LinkedIn revenue juggernaut rolled on over the summer, growing by 45 percent, with recruitment accounting for the largest share of the $568 million the company brought in from July through the end of September.

Reporting its third quarter financial results after the U.S. markets closed this afternoon, LinkedIn said it earned 52 cents a share after excluding stock-based compensation. The consensus of Wall Street analysts was the adjusted earnings would be 39 cents a share. LinkedIn also beat its $557.49 million revenue forecast.

Taking into account the cost of the shares it gives employees as part of their compensation, LinkedIn lost $4.3 million, almost a million more than it reported in the third quarter 2013. keep reading…

Dice Posts Strong Q3; Boosts Outlook for the Year

by Oct 30, 2014, 2:13 pm ET

Dice Q3 2014Dice Holdings, publisher of multiple niche career sites including its flagship tech site Dice.com, earned 18 cents per share on third quarter revenue of $67.6 million, besting Wall Street’s expectations on all fronts.

Issuing its quarterly financial report this morning, Dice said it grew revenue 29 percent over the same quarter last year and predicted it would end 2014 with total revenue in the range of $262.5-$263 million. That’s above Wall Street’s consensus estimate of $258.97 million, and above even the highest forecast of $262.10 million. keep reading…

ERE Recruiting Excellence Awards Launch

by Oct 29, 2014, 5:59 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 9.31.23 AMYour chance to get exposure for your great work and join an all-star list of past honorees: We’re now taking applications for the 11th annual ERE Recruiting Excellence Awards. All applications must be in by November 28. keep reading…