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California/Nevada Job-seeker Group Raising Money From the Crowd, Online

by
Todd Raphael
Jan 10, 2013, 6:08 pm ET

Screen Shot 2013-01-10 at 2.35.42 PMMore evidence of the use of the crowd and the cloud in the employment field: A small group of California and Nevada job seekers is turning to an online “crowdsourcing” site to raise money for their candidate community. keep reading…

Have Your Problem Employee Removed and Get a T-Shirt

by
John Zappe
Aug 19, 2010, 1:27 pm ET

What does it mean when a recruiter in Texas announces a line of recruiter fashion and another one in Santa Monica launches a website offering “management and employee removal services?”

That we are in the dog days of August? That we’ve been in the summer sun too long? That I’m being Punk’d?

Turns out the press releases about these ventures are for real.

The LeafBuilder clothing line is an assortment of T-shirts that you use to flaunt your recruiting prowess. The number of maple leafs on the shirts corresponds to your placements — and the price. The entry-level T with a single leaf (corresponding to between 1 and 1,999 candidate placements) is $21.95.

Make it into the agency ownership ranks and a seven leaf, long-sleeved version will set you back $293.95. Somewhere on the site there’s a product that will run you over $1,500. keep reading…

Outplacement ‘Disruptor’ Gets $4.6 Million Investment

by
John Zappe
Oct 21, 2009, 3:22 pm ET

PrintRiseSmart, a self-described disruptor of the “the $3 billion-plus corporate outplacement market,” announced this morning that it got a $4.6 million infusion of venture capital.

Norwest Venture Partners, a $3 million participant in an earlier round of financing, put in $1.8 million. The balance of $2.8 million came from new investor Storm Ventures.

Originally based in Dallas and now in Silicon Valley, RiseSmart cleverly developed a technology approach to classic outplacement, focusing on providing job leads, resume editing, and networking suggestions. Its Job Search Concierge uses offshore researchers to scour online sources for job leads matching candidate interests. Instead of searching, candidates spend their time contacting companies and networking.

The Job Search Concierge is a consumer-focused service which individuals in the $100k salary category can subscribe to for $43.95 a month. The service has been likened to The Ladders, with the searching and filtering done by others rather than the job seeker. keep reading…