employment

  • SortBox Replaces Email As A New Way To Review Job Applicants

    SortBox Replaces Email As A New Way To Review Job Applicants

    With a down economy, and an overwhelming number of job applicants to any open position (well, maybe not in tech startups, but everywhere else), there's a real need for tools that help businesses better sort through their over-crowded inboxes to find the best candidates from among thousands of emails with attached files, photos, resumes and cover letters. A new company called SortBox wants to help… Read More

  • Work 3.0: How The Employment Model Needs to Change

    Work 3.0: How The Employment Model Needs to Change

    With the economy still struggling to recover, key indicators of economic performance are largely focused on traditional employment — we are fixated on how many people have managed to find on-site, single-employer jobs. But is this an outdated perspective? Columbia Business School professor Rita McGrath would say so. In a recent blog post for Harvard Business Review, McGrath questions the… Read More

  • EmployInsight Grabs $1M For Its Employee Measurement Platform (And NYSE As Its First Client)

    EmployInsight Grabs $1M For Its Employee Measurement Platform (And NYSE As Its First Client)

    EmployInsight, a web-based platform for measuring and quantifying employees' "soft skills" in the workplace, has raised $1 million+ from Founder Collective, Launch Capital, Sean Glass, Phil Bronner, Jarrod Yuster, David Cohen, Gus Fuldner and other angels, the company is announcing today. The startup is also revealing one of its first enterprise clients, and it's a big one: the New York Stock… Read More

  • Software Is Eating All the Jobs Too

    Software Is Eating All the Jobs Too

    A few months ago I was giving a talk in my hometown of Memphis, TN, and someone asked what the city could do to ignite more entrepreneurship among inner city kids. My immediate answer was teach coding-- even basic app building skills-- along with English and Math in every public school. I was surprised that my brother-- an engineer who worked for many years in Silicon Valley before relocating… Read More

  • Hour.ly Lets Employers Interview Potential Temp Hires With Browser Based Video Chat

    Hour.ly Lets Employers Interview Potential Temp Hires With Browser Based Video Chat

    Hour.ly, a New York City startup that matches temporary job seekers and freelancers with prospective gigs and employers online, unveiled two new features and partnerships on Tuesday with Trufina and Tinychat. Co-founded by Brooke and Lynn Dixon (Left to right, in image below), Hour.ly has been in pre-revenue, beta mode since September 2010. The bootstrapped company's newest site features should… Read More

  • Linux skills now more employable than ever

    Linux skills now more employable than ever

    When I first started using Linux, back in the late 1990s and the Red Hat 5.2 era, the skills I gained weren't very useful to many employers. I initially hoped that learning Linux would help me spring into some kind of "real" UNIX job. Now, more than a decade later, Linux is more and more common, has replaced a lot of "real" UNIX systems, and the skills required to administer Linux systems are… Read More