Tag: Block

San Francisco Based Joblist is the new kid on the block

Joblist, a job search platform that personalizes the process of finding and landing a job, has launched publicly to address the needs of the millions of Americans facing historic unemployment. They offer some new matching technology and procure jobs from aggregation. The company emailed me a press release last week and says; The platform surfaces AI-driven job matches tailored to an applicant’s preferences and is the first-ever job…

H&R Block and Workday: The Power of Partnership

Every year, industry analysts gather at the Workday Innovation Summit to hear about our company’s latest product innovations and to gain insights from our customers. Due to the pandemic, the event looked a little different this year with it being completely virtual. However, that didn’t slow down my excitement to host a keynote session with our customer, H&R Block.  I chatted with Alan Lowden,…

Judge Rules in Favor of hiQ – LinkedIn Can’t Block Startup from Scraping Public Profile Data

A federal judge issued a huge setback for LinkedIn on Monday, ruling that LinkedIn can’t block the startup hiQ Labs from accessing public profile data. Many news outlets were calling this a test for the social media conglomerate in how much control it can exercise over data on its users and what it’s believed to be public. The primary question in this case, can a social…

Writer’s Block. Six-Year-Olds. And Truth.

Be forewarned.  I am experiencing writer’s block.  It’s so bad, I just poured myself a glass of bubbly and then proceeded to leave it in the kitchen. Which meant I had to get up, lost my train of thought once again, but brought back the bubbly. Why do I have writer’s block?  I’m totally uninspired by pop culture, current music, “news” feeds, the state…

Social Geek – The New Sourcing Tool and Rookie on The Block

There is another new sourcing tool on the block that dubs as a great resourcing tool called “Social Geek.” Social Geek is a chrome extension for referencing users and companies across multiple networking websites. Social Geek allows you to easily and quickly perform research on people you highlight and terms on websites such as; Github, Linkedin, Stack Overflow, Meetup, Quora, and Apache.

Boss Block

I was with some HR blogging friends at a conference recently and we were talking shop. Someone had a great idea for a blog post, but said they couldn’t find any stats to back it up, so they weren’t going to write about it. My exact quote back was, “I just make stats up!” To be fair, when I do make stats up, I tell…