Oracle has acquired SelectMinds, a provider of cloud-based, social talent sourcing apps that allow companies to use social networks such as Facebook to recruit employees. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
It is Oracle’s year for buying companies in the human capital management market (HCM).
Previously, in The Seven Deadly Sins of Sales Recruiting – Part 1, I gave an overview of the common business layout in terms of salespeople ratios of excellent performers to underachievers. Now, we cover what exactly the seven deadly sins of sales recruiting.
#1 – Passive Recruiting Methods: Many companies post a recruiting ad and then wait for resumes to roll in.
Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has begun handing pink slips to some 1,200 Motorola Mobility workers, or about 10 percent of its roster, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, as the search giant struggles to plug the leaks and steady its behemoth acquisition.
Two Berlin-based startups are merging: softgarden, which provides web-based recruiting software to handle the entire recruitment process, is joining forces with 1000jobboersen.de, a job ad media planning service. The new entity -- softgarden E-Recruiting -- claims to be Europe’s largest Recruiting-as-a-Service provider, with more than 5,000 clients. Read More
Most managers will say they value feedback from their employees. They will say they have an open door policy and regularly communicate with their workers; therefore, they have their thumb on the pulse of morale. That said, however, many mangers admit they do not have a formal process in place to evaluate their employees.
Dropbox founder and CEO Drew Houston and Sequoia Capital partner Bryan Schreier joined us in the TechCrunch TV studio for a special three-part series on how Houston and Schreier work together on recruiting, growing as a CEO, and building the company.