Month: June 2020

Adevinta Spain buys JobIsJob

Adevinta Spain has acquired Barcelona-based aggregator and job board JobIsJob.com and its data tool, Job Market Insights. Schibsted and Grupo Intercom were its two main shareholders, according to its website. The financial terms and number of shares purchased were not disclosed.

10 Employment Resources for U.S. Military Veterans Seeking Work

In May, as parts of the country began to re-open after the first wave of COVID-19 infections, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that unemployment numbers for U.S. veterans had gone down. That drop was significant, from about 11.7 percent unemployment in April to 9 percent unemployment in May. It represents some 800,000 veterans who had applied for unemployment assistance in May, Leo…

Microsoft Gets Serious About Skills: Major New Announcements

The corporate learning industry is over $240 billion in size and is critical to our economic future. All workers need to keep their skills current and the Pandemic has created more need to learn than ever. Our latest research on The Big Reset shows a dramatic increase in L&D spending. Sanofi, one of the largest … Read more» The post Microsoft Gets Serious About…

Workday Podcast: Workday’s CTO on Zero Trust Security and the Changing Nature of Work

For cybercriminals, crime does pay. According to cybercrime statistics, 43% of businesses experienced a cybersecurity breach in 2018, and the state of California alone lost more than $214 million due to cybercriminals. With this in mind, it might be hard to understand why businesses continue to default to a trust-first approach when it comes to protecting their data and IT infrastructure. In this episode…

More Software Updates

The developers at Jobboard.io and Smart Job Job Board have been busy this year. Updates to both cloud platforms have seemingly been more frequent this year which I like to see. Iteration is a good thing when it comes to running any kind of software company and so it is with job boards. Over time, users need more features and functionality so I am…

Conversations with Black Talent Professionals: Drake, Executive Search Research Assistant, New York City

How a top Executive Search & Management Consulting Firm failed an exceptional Black graduate– in both the recruitment process and in his first year on the job. “I don’t think there’s an initiative that could help…I don’t go to sleep at night feeling optimistic about how the situation could improve. Because I sit and I watch companies give their employees Juneteenth off, and that’s…

VMware Goes “Rooney Rule” and Pledges to have both a Woman and Minority Candidate Interview for Every Opening (HR Famous...

In episode 21 of the HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn, and Jessica Lee come together to talk about The Rooney Rule and VMware’s new commitment to include a minority and female candidate in every search at the company. The gang also discusses how often they’ve filled up their car tanks during quarantine, and something called Generation Zoom. Listen…

Looking Forward: Best Practices for Financial Scenario Modeling

In a recent webinar, Kinnari Desai, Workday’s senior director of corporate finance, provided insight into scenario modeling and how Workday approached this following the outbreak of COVID-19. We spoke with her to get more best practices and tips for financial planning and analysis (FP&A) teams. How did Workday have to adapt its business planning process following the start of the crisis?  We were coming…

HR leaders: Stop paying ‘lip service to gender, racial parity’

Laurie Ruettimann doesn’t mince words. When asked her outlook on gender parity in corporate leadership, she didn’t sugarcoat things: “I’m not optimistic. According to the World Economic Forum, a woman would have to be born in the year 2255 to get equal pay at work. I’m irritated. How about we speed this up, OK?” That straight talk will be at the heart of the closing…

3 Big Ideas from a Top 100 HR Tech Influencer

John Sumser, founder and principal analyst for HRExaminer, has witnessed change in the HR-technology realm that puts him among the pantheon of advisors and observers. But he’ll be the first to admit that nothing could have prepared him for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on HR, including on executives and decision-makers who are representing employers of all stripes, sizes and industry sectors….

Candidly Launches Skills-based Job-matching Platform for Tech Talent

Canadian start-up Candidly combats hiring bias and promotes equal opportunity in the software development job market. TORONTO, June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Toronto-based Candidly will be officially launching its unique skills-based job-matching platform targeting the software development market, at tech conference Collision 2020. Candidly brings an entirely new level of accuracy to the screening process, and eradicates many of the existing biases associated with it. Developers using…

It’s Really Hard to Judge People!

I was out walking with my wife recently (that’s what middle-aged suburban people do, we walk, it makes us feel like we are less lazy and it gets us away from the kids so we can talk grown-up) and she made this statement in a perfectly innocent way: “It’s really hard to judge people.” She said this to ‘me’!  I start laughing.  She realized…