Category: Sourcing and Recruiting

Talent Acquisition in Turmoil: The Facts and Figures

Talent Acquisition in Turmoil: The Facts and Figures

Today we released our first ever Talent Acquisition Factbook®, a comprehensive study of trends, benchmarks, and spending data in the US (and UK) recruiting market.  It points out the tectonic shifts taking place in recruiting right now, as the staffing industry shifts steadily toward the use of social networking, employment branding, and a variety ... Read more»

The War between LinkedIn, Monster’s BeKnown, and BranchOut

The War between LinkedIn, Monster’s BeKnown, and BranchOut

The war for professional networking has just escalated. This week LinkedIn shut off it’s API (programming interface) to the hot new Facebook-enabled professional networks BranchOut and Monster’s BeKnown.  (TechCrunch broke this news.) What they’re essentially saying is “if you want to build a professional network and monetize all that we’ve built, you have ... Read more»

Monster.com Launches BeKnown:  Professional Social Networking for Facebook

Monster.com Launches BeKnown: Professional Social Networking for Facebook

Today Monster.com dropped the gauntlet and launched BeKnown, a new Facebook application that hopes to become the professional social network for Facebook users, and a vital new tool for recruiters, human resources, and talent acquisition teams.  In this blog post we will explain this market and preview some of the exciting features in this ... Read more»

Taleo Acquires JobPartners – European Expansion a Priority

Taleo Acquires JobPartners – European Expansion a Priority

Today Taleo announced the acquisition of JobPartners, a small European provider of talent management software, for $38M in cash.  JobPartners is a small (~100 employees, around $15M-17M in revenues) but well established talent management software provider which has built an end-to-end talent management system primarily focused on the large enterprise market.  The company has 68 ... Read more»

LinkedIn IPO:  Witness The Recruiting Machine

LinkedIn IPO: Witness The Recruiting Machine

Today LinkedIn went public with a huge (somewhat controversial) valuation of 80 times 2011 earnings and and around 21X 2011 expected revenue. This makes the company worth around $8.9 billion. The company’s total revenues hit $243M in 2010 and are likely to be around $400m in 2011. This is an amazing story of entrepreneurial success ... Read more»

IMPACT 2011:  Live Streaming – Mark your Calendar

IMPACT 2011: Live Streaming – Mark your Calendar

Next week we launch IMPACT 2011: The Business of Talent®, our fourth annual research conference.

For those of you who follow our blogs and our research, the conference is sold out. But if you would like the excitement of attending the conference virtually, our marketing team has put together a wonderful opportunity for you ... Read more»

Are Applicant Tracking Systems becoming a Commodity?

Are Applicant Tracking Systems becoming a Commodity?

We just released our new research on the talent acquisition systems market, and things are really changing. The core market for large scale applicant tracking systems grew by around 11% last year (despite the recession) and is now nearing $1 billion.  If you include the dozens of smaller players and industry specific companies, the market ... Read more»

Why I Hope to See You at IMPACT 2011, our Fourth Annual Research Conference

Why I Hope to See You at IMPACT 2011, our Fourth Annual Research Conference

On April 26-28, in beautiful St. Petersburg Florida, we will be holding our fourth annual research conference, IMPACT 2011:  The Business of Talent. I would really encourage you to join us.

Here is why.

1.  This is the only conference in the talent management, training, and systems marketplace which is 100% focused on providing you ... Read more»

LinkedIn IPO – A Radical Transformation in Corporate Recruiting Begins

LinkedIn IPO – A Radical Transformation in Corporate Recruiting Begins

Today LinkedIn announced its long-awaited IPO.  The numbers tell a story: this company is going to radically transform corporate recruiting.

Here are a few of the important statistics to consider.

What it is: LinkedIn positions itself as a social network for professionals (“professionals are defined as individuals with a career, built on distinctive qualifications”) – ... Read more»

Talent Management Revisited:  Where are we now?

Talent Management Revisited: Where are we now?

Talent management has now become one of the most talked-about topics in business and HR.

High Impact Talent Management Strategy Process

Companies around the world are reorganizing their human resources teams to create Chief Talent Officers, Vice-Presidents of Talent Management, and Senior Talent Executives. And the software industry supporting this space continues to explode: Successfactors and Taleo are rated among the ... Read more»

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