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New Site Wants People to ‘LookAtThisJob’

Todd Raphael
Apr 15, 2014, 10:52 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 7.50.27 AMA 25 year old has teamed with an ex-recruitment consultant and others to launch a new “crowdsourced recruiting site.”

Employers post jobs and offer money to people who get them in touch with an eventual hire.

Explained in the video below, the site is first focusing on the UK and later more of Europe.

Some other companies and launches you may not yet know of: keep reading…

Cangrade Launching to Test Soft Skills

Todd Raphael
Apr 14, 2014, 12:01 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-04-04 at 1.31.06 PMAn 10-employee assessment company out of Boston, though it has already been quietly using its product with 14 customers, officially launches today with a focus on personality and soft-skills testing.

Cangrade first takes a look at a company’s current employees — or in the case of smaller businesses, it uses “big data” already out there. (The company says its “team of experts spent years researching millions of data points from over 200,000 employees, running over 40 empirical studies, and consulting with over 20,000 of its users.”)

It analyzes the traits that are common among people already on the payroll, and analyzes the job you’re trying to fill. The CEO and co-founder Gerson Goren says it’s not heavily weighted toward one personality characteristic, like the ever-popular “extraversion” some companies seem so intent on. keep reading…

A Connecticut Startup Is Turning Audio Interviews Into Emailed Words

Todd Raphael
Mar 4, 2014, 6:05 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-03-04 at 2.57.41 PMYou may have heard that there’s a company that’ll actually analyze the voice of job candidates you’re interviewing. Now, there’s a product from a different company whose features include turning interview screens into transcripts for you to evaluate.  keep reading…

LinkedIn Was In China, But Now It’s in Chinese

Todd Raphael
Feb 27, 2014, 10:59 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-02-27 at 7.44.04 AMLinkedIn has about four million members in China already. But with the company saying the Chinese market “represents roughly one in five of the world’s knowledge workers,” it is now offering a LinkedIn beta in Chinese and not just English.

More news and new recruiting tech companies: keep reading…

College Recruiters Now Can Use Piazza’s Fast-growing Platform

Todd Raphael
Feb 24, 2014, 6:17 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-02-24 at 3.05.07 PMI know you don’t need any proof that everyone wants a piece of the recruiting business.

And you may have already read in today’s Inc about new companies like Prophecy Sciences, Kalibrr, and Pymetrics, recruiting-technology outfits in the screening-assessment-gamification field.

But you may not have heard about Piazza. keep reading…

RecruitiFi Wants You to Tap Into Someone Else’s Surplus Candidates

Todd Raphael
Feb 18, 2014, 2:45 pm ET

recruitifiRecruitiFi is one of many new companies (see the bottom of this post) that you may not know of yet, one that wants you to send out listings for jobs to a group of recruiters who may help you fill ‘em.

keep reading…

Stop Throwing Recruiting Under the Bus!

Melinda White
Feb 18, 2014, 12:27 am ET

There are thousands of startups in Silicon Valley who all aspire to be the next Google. Unlike Google, they don’t pro-actively invest in the resources to succeed or partner with recruiting to achieve this success. Instead they expect recruiters to work miracles in attracting top tier talent to their tiny ventures that are “disruptive.” keep reading…

One Degree Wants to Match People Based on Corporate Culture

Todd Raphael
Jan 16, 2014, 1:40 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-01-15 at 10.48.18 PMIn its infancy is a startup hoping to match job candidates up with companies based not on resumes but on the type of culture where the candidate would best fit.

“We have consciously stayed under the radar,” says co-founder Sean Storin. “We really haven’t been enough of a story until now.”

The One Degree story was launched in Chicago but employees are also in Austin, Texas, and Silicon Valley.

To match them up with the right opportunity, candidates are asked: keep reading…

Startup Connect6 Says It Has 500 Million Profiles of Potential Employees

Todd Raphael
Jan 15, 2014, 5:48 pm ET

connect6Sure, the list of companies pulling together information on candidates from around the Internet and packaging it together for sourcers and recruiters is long. Tools and technologies doing something like this include Gild, Dice, Entelo, TalentBin, HiringSolved, 3Sourcing, RemarkableHire, and more.

But from what I can tell from my quick look at its offerings today, a startup called Connect6, quietly in beta, may end up being mentioned in the same breath as these others. keep reading…

New British Job Video Portal: ‘Hello My Name is’

Todd Raphael
Jan 13, 2014, 12:26 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-01-13 at 9.13.31 AMOut of Leeds, in the UK, comes a new site for job seekers to load up videos about themselves.

It’s called “Hello My Name Is,” or HMNI if the former doesn’t roll off the tongue. keep reading…

More Referral Startups? Si!

Todd Raphael
Dec 13, 2013, 5:00 am ET

Terviu-blue-bigDid I say yes? This time around, it’s “Si.” keep reading…

This Startup Wants You to Use Video, Written Questions, and Uploaded Samples to Screen Candidates

Todd Raphael
Dec 10, 2013, 7:34 am ET

360-candidate-logoWhen I first heard the company name 360Candidate, I figured it was some sort of background/reference checking outfit, along the lines of Checkster and Chequed.

But the intriguing Los Angeles startup (whose founder & CEO Andrew Jacobson I had lunch with yesterday) isn’t even in the background-checking business or just checking references; actually, it’s trying to reduce the glut of resumes companies get when they post a job.  keep reading…

2014 — The Year of Social HR

Chris Yeh
Dec 6, 2013, 5:55 am ET

Work42012 was the year of social recruiting and 2013 was supposed to be the year of social HR. How far have we moved forward? Quite a bit, but not as much as I would have thought. Gamification has certainly not become mainstream and the death of the resume has been greatly exaggerated. keep reading…

Yes, Another Employee Referral Company Is Coming

Todd Raphael
Dec 2, 2013, 10:20 am ET

Screen Shot 2013-12-02 at 7.37.32 AMThe Christmas season brings us a new entrant into the employee-referral technology world, a world full of startups that have graced the pages of this site, bridging potential employees with potential employers through social media.

With YesGraph, based in San Francisco, you can, they say, “send out the job and referrals flow in.”

YesGraph has seven employees, most remote, and the product is currently free to check out.

Some other new companies you may not know: keep reading…

You Post a Job, They Donate

Todd Raphael
Nov 18, 2013, 4:48 pm ET

Officially launching this month, though in beta, is a new job board that’s giving 10 percent of the cost of its job posts to charity.

Recruit4Cause is partnering with some of the most popular charities like Habitat for Humanity, Autism Speaks, Doctors Without Borders, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It’s located in Washington, D.C., and Seattle, is privately funded, and employs seven.

More that’s new: keep reading…

Foosball, Purple Squirrels, and Speed Dating: A summary of our roundtable discussions at Menlo Ventures on hiring in the startup world

Alex Mooradian
Nov 14, 2013, 6:27 am ET

Screen Shot 2013-11-04 at 10.13.44 AMI recently participated in a great roundtable discussion (video at the bottom of this post) on recruiting for startups, sponsored by Menlo Ventures and moderated by Jim McCarthy. On the panel with me was Manuel Medina of GroupTalent, Jon Bischke of Entelo, and Todd Raphael of ERE.

Each of our companies is bringing something unique to help disrupt the recruiting space: Readyforce for its attention to linking college students with startups and technology companies, Entelo as a metric-based recruiting tool, and GroupTalent as a high-end job board for software developers. And of course, ERE as a medium to bridge recruiters with the trends and companies like ours.

As startups, we recognize that managing our precious resources of limited cash and employees’ time to find the elusive purple squirrels requires a serious game plan. Here are three of the top takeaways from our discussion that can help firm up your recruiting: keep reading…

Zorce Is New Way to Source in UK

Todd Raphael
Nov 4, 2013, 9:44 am ET

Proclaiming like many other startups that it’ll be “just like a dating site” but for recruiting, Zorce is launching in the UK. keep reading…

Techies Are Tracking Your Email. Are You on Their List?

John Zappe
Nov 1, 2013, 6:08 am ET

recruiter spam trackerOne reason sourcing tech talent is such a challenge is that, let me put this delicately, too many of the most talented developers and engineers don’t like recruiters.

They really don’t like you. They blog about you in the most unflattering terms; suck is one I’m allowed to use. And they’re watching you. is one place they track the emails you send them. And right now, the leader on the tech graph of infamy is Nicholas Meyler. keep reading…

Identified, a Sourcing Tool, Officially Goes Live

Todd Raphael
Oct 28, 2013, 7:30 am ET

builtWith a spokesman saying it wants to be a “fierce competitor to LinkedIn,” the website Identified is shedding its “beta” status and launching more formally. keep reading…

Job Seekers’ New Tools: Persona, Balloon

Todd Raphael
Oct 22, 2013, 4:05 pm ET

A couple of new tools for job seekers, and by extension of interest to recruiters: keep reading…