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Corporate Recruiting

The Language of Success

There is a common language used by top-level managers in every company. It is a language centered on business concepts and understanding a handful of concepts. For example, CEOs instinctively move toward the action that will maximize profits and minimize…

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Kenexa’s Profit In Line With Expectations

Kenexa’s second quarter financial report yesterday was a mixed bag. The HR technology vendor reported that it grew revenue by 14 percent over the same quarter last year, but it cut its full-year earnings per share projection by 7 cents…

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ADP Report Says Small Employers Creating Jobs

Eyes are on Friday’s U.S. employment report following today’s surprise from payroll processor ADP that showed more private sector jobs were created in July than economists expected. Though far from the 150,000 monthly new jobs considered the minimum necessary to…

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Three Reasons to Make the Fall Expo a Priority

The Fall ERE Expo is less than three months away (Oct 26-28 in Hollywood, FL to be precise). Maybe you’re thinking about coming, but you’re still firmly straddling that fence. Maybe you’ve already ruled it out. In either case, here…

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StepStone Solutions Buys MrTed

Recruitment tech vendor MrTed is being acquired by StepStone Solutions, a global talent management provider based in the United Kingdom. The sale gives StepStone Solutions a stronger presence in the U.S., where London headquartered MrTed has been gaining brand awareness…

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Taleo Grows Revenue; Beats The Street

HR software vendor Taleo grew its revenue and customer count during the second quarter of this year and though it also grew its net loss, the company beat Wall Street’s earnings estimates. The company reported this afternoon that it lost…

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Consumer Confidence Erodes On Job Fears

The much-watched Consumer Confidence Index hit a five month low in July, dampening investor enthusiasm after three days of big gains in the Dow and most other markets. The Dow closed in positive territory, but just barely. Both the NASDAQ…

Job Boards

Dice Bests 2nd Quarter Estimates

Job board owner Dice Holdings reported this morning that it earned 6 cents a share on 2nd quarter revenue of $29.9 million, coming in better than Wall Street’s expectations. Analysts estimated revenue would be right around $28.7 million with an…

Background Checking

Catch Me if You Can

You have a great candidate who seems ideal for the job you’re looking to fill and you start researching her online. You land on her Facebook page where you see a picture of her and your spouse or partner, which…