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Talent Management

Kenexa Breaks Even and Makes 2x Splash

A year after posting a $34 million loss, Kenexa reported today that it broke even for the first quarter of 2010. Technically, the company reported an $18,000 loss, chump change on $39.7 million in revenue. That news, and the splash…

Screening & Assessment

Validation: Sense or Nonsense?

Why don’t physicians bleed patients anymore to let out the “bad” blood? Why did they stop freely administering opiates, radioactive water, and addictive drugs as cure-alls? Why don’t they feel the bumps on your head to diagnose personality type? Because…

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Career Site Builder Company Sold

Standout Jobs, a Canadian recruitment marketing company that debuted at ERE’s Spring 2008 EXPO, has been sold. TechCrunch reported the sale this morning. No details, including price or even who the buyer is, are available, although the website speculated it…

Job Boards

Stock Tumbles on Monster’s Report of Loss

The recession continues to take a toll on job boards, with Monster the latest and largest of the publicly held recruitment advertising firms to report a loss on declining revenue. Monster said it lost $24.2 million on sales of $215.3…

Niche Searches

True Cost of Ownership: Contingent vs. Retained

Search is expensive, exponentially so relative to the level of talent that you are seeking. A failed search is expensive; even more exponential is that cost relative to its particular need. Let’s talk through this one. You just made a hire. For…

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Curb Your Enthusiasm

Looking for a job as a recruiter? After a long lean period, things are looking up. The long night has ended and we’re still here. It’s over. After two years of layoffs the economy is now creating more jobs than it’s…

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2010 Creative Excellence Awards

In our world, how you advertise and promote your company makes a huge difference, whether you are trying to attract college students or designing a new employee referral program. For more than 30 years, the Creative Excellence Awards have celebrated…