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Yello Raises $31 Million in Series C Funding Round

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 14:32
Yello Employees

Yello, a Chicago-based recruitment software company, announced on June 21 that it closed its series C funding round, having raised $31 million. JMI Equity, a growth equity firm that invests mainly in software companies, led this round of funding, followed by previous investor First Analysis.

Finding Emails Sans Chrome Extensions

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 13:00

Sometimes when it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Sourcers have an unusual pattern with Chrome extensions and sourcing tools.

Generation Z Is Coming. Will You Be Ready?

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:00

Recently at the SHRM conference, I had the pleasure of meeting Heather Bussing’s son, Holden. As we all laughed and joked with this young man, we mentioned he was Gen Z, to which he replied:

An Assessment Test That Is Hands-On

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:45

I’m used to thinking of assessments as being paper and pencil exercises — or the online equivalent. A more modern type of assessment is an online game or simulation; and these are indeed useful tools for measuring traits and abilities.

What Happens Online Can Get You In Trouble

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 08:45

Before social media, harassment, sexual or otherwise, was pretty much confined to office hours. Now, work and personal life have become so entangled that what happens at work no longer stays at work.

How to Keep Candidates Warm During the Recruiting Process

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 07:51

One of the biggest complaints candidates have about working with internal and external recruiters is the spottiness of the communication between them.

Indeed Gives Nod to Craigslist as it Solidifies its Defenses Against Google for Jobs

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 14:00

A former Indeed executive reached out to me last week regarding Google’s recent dive into Indeed’s waters and the launching of Google for Jobs. He requested anonymity, but his message went like this:

Your Conference Room Is An Idea Killer

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 10:47

“Let’s get a conference room; I will send out the invites.”

If All Else Fails, Dress Up as a Dinosaur and Recruit

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 17:07

There are viral animal videos and there are career site videos. The Huntsville, Alabama, Police Department has produced a four-minute spot that encompasses both.

Your Jobs On Indeed Aren’t Showing Up On Google

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 15:00

A former Indeed executive reached out to me last week regarding Google’s recent dive into Indeed’s waters and the launching of Google for Jobs. He requested anonymity, but his message went like this:

What We Can Do to Improve Performance Measurement and Rewards

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 11:55

When it comes to evolving performance management and pay for performance, it has definitely been a long haul. For the past few years, performance has been on the collective brain of HR and compensation professionals. At every conference over the past few years, the performance sessions have had standing room only. It seemed that large and small companies alike were trying many different methods often with the same realization: it’s just not working.

It’s Time For HR to Start Marketing Itself

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 10:00

When most of us think of marketing, we think of promoting a business: brand creation, strategic positioning, social media, advertising, pricing, etc. Almost every business makes a strong investment in these practices; and few (if not none) could exist without it. So couldn’t these same principles be applied to a line of business?

How to Make the Platinum Rule Work For You

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 08:40

War is hell – no two ways about it. However, after eight years in the US Army and 850 days spent in the war-torn sands of the Middle East, I learned and validated a valuable leadership lesson. Since those days in the sand, I have started four companies, hosted hundreds of leadership workshops and found this lesson as valuable to me now as it was in the desert.

The Definitive Action Guide For Minimizing Bias and Increasing Diversity Hires (Part 2 of 2)

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 07:48

This is the second part of a two-part article covering action steps on how to minimize biases that negatively affect diverse recruiting. The first part of this article was published on June 26, 2017. It explained the two types of biases that can reduce diversity hiring. It also covered how to reduce biases on your corporate web and social media sites, during sourcing and in your job postings. Part 2 of this article covers action steps for reducing biases during resume screening, while selecting candidate slates, and during interviews.