Month: January 2017

The Search Engine That Could

Admit it; you are obsessed with Google. You’ve used terms like, “Google it” or “Googling.” You’ve downloaded its Chrome extensions, taken advantage of its Boolean and even asked it a question or two.

Kris Dunn Reviews “The Founder” (Starring Michael Keaton as McDonald’s Founder Ray Kroc)

Last weekend I had a choice to make.  Go to La La Land with my wife and mother-in-law, or play the “man-up” card, save my father-in-law and go see “The Founder” starring Michael Keaton chronicling the story of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc. I chose the man-up route.  Keaton did not disappoint. First things first and the necessary disclosures – The Founder sits at the intersection…

SmartRecruiters Acquires Berlin Based Job Search Site

Well it seems acquiring job boards are all the rage. Fresh off the wires comes the news of the popular ATS SmartRecruiters purchases a data driven job search site, Jobspotting from Berlin Germany. Full Press release below. I think this is further evidence that job sites, whether they have traffic or unique technology, are seen as gateways to candidates. As HR tech firms move…

“Welcome to the Jungle” Aims to Create a Media Company About Recruitment

Welcome to the Jungle is a recruitment company with a difference. Rather than finding the ideal engineer for you, they’re a media company looking to make recruitment appealing again. They raised around $2.1 million (€20 million) from business benefactors and are going to use the money to launch verticals for different industries. Welcome to the Jungle started out slow but are now referencing hundreds…

Best Practices for Sales Recruiters (podcast)

One of the latest clients at Rec Tech Media is John Hoskins of Sales Genomix. John has had a long career in the sales field… first with Xerox Learning Systems, where he rose from account manager to  regional sales manager, general sales manager and ultimately Director of U.S. Sales Operations. Since then he has held other high profile positions in sales leadership at various…

Employment Costs in U.S. Rise Less Than Forecast on Benefits

The 0.5 percent advance in the employment cost index followed a 0.6 percent gain in the previous three months, a Labor Department report showed Tuesday. Wages and salaries increased 0.5 percent for a second straight quarter, while benefits costs eased to 0.4 percent, the slowest pace since the second quarter of 2015.

Zhaopin’s China jobs data now on Bloomberg

Zhaopin (NYSE: ZPIN), one of China’s leading job sites, partnered with global business and financial news agency Bloomberg for distributing data of China’s labor market collected by Zhaopin, majority-owned by Australian job site SEEK Ltd. (ASX: SEK).

The Skills a Recruiter Should Have — Part 2

It’s great to see that an article I wrote a ways back continues to be a hit within the ERE community: 8 Skills Recruiters Should Have. Due to its popularity, but more importantly to help recruiters perform better and to help recruiting leaders identify top recruitment talent, I decided to write part two.

Stop Enabling Bad Management

Note: This is the second in a series of  five articles from thought leader Jason Lauritsen that will post on Mondays through Feb. 20. Called the 2017 HR Hitlist, each article outlines one practice or behavior that HR needs to eliminate in 2017 and how to do it. The articles originally appeared on the Small Improvements blog. Find the first post here.