Social

LinkedIn to recruiters: personalize InMails or get blocked

According to the LinkedIn Talent blog, about 2 percent of the recruiters on its site are just blindly sending out bulk InMails to un-targeted prospective job candidates, and getting fewer than 13 percent response. That’s not okay with LinkedIn, because it hurts its overall success story in Talent Solutions. So the recruitment-focused business network is saying, “Recruiter, if your...

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Zao acquisition: more details

A little more on the Zao acquisition we reported on here last week. While Zao is officially headquartered in Los Angeles, the social job referral service, which was picked up by the U.K. e-recruitment company Amris, started its life in Israel. We wrote about the company when it launched in 2012 with a staff of 12, and more recently in Classified Intelligence Report 15.15, August 14, 2014. When it...

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CareerXRoads: Sources of hire meshing

CareerXRoads’ 2013 Source of Hire report begins by telling us to take some of its revelations with a grain of salt. That’s because the employer hire-source processes typically demand that human resource folks choose one single source of hire; yet there are often several, such as social media, referrals and recruitment sites, that intermingle. In a video interview hosted by SourceCon,...

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Social gig site Thumbtack gets $100 mil

Thumbtack is a social bidding platform for entrepreneurs and the folks who need some (mostly) temporary, project-based help.  By way of its blog, the nearly-five-year-old firm just announced funding of $100 million from Google Capital and a number of venture capitalists that had invested previously. “Despite being five years in and now helping millions of customers a year accomplish...

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Hired.com now in Seattle too

Hired.com, which helps employers find workers in the extremely competitive areas of engineering, data science, design and product management, has just expanded its locations to include Seattle. As a result, it’s doing some hiring of its own. Here’s the blog announcement: Hired’s Marketplace Begins in Seattle with Amazon, Moz, Redfin, & Local Startups! Seattle may be best known...

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Monster markets its Twitter Cards via Twitter

Monster Worldwide, as part of its evolution, introduced Monster Twitter Cards in the U.S. in July, and has plans to roll the feature out internationally in October. Now the recruitment giant is using Twitter Promoted Posts to promote Monster Twitter Cards. While we don’t know the number of contacts made, in the last week the following post has been retweeted 26 times, while 45 folks have...

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