HR Tech World Rebrands to UNLEASH

HR Tech World Rebrands to UNLEASH

Unleash Logo Formerly HR Tech WorldInternational HR tech conference powerhouse, HR Tech World, announced in October of 2017 that they have officially rebranded. The new brand, UNLEASH, was formally announced at a conference in Amsterdam following the keynote speech by Arianna Huffington. The fresh digital face of UNLEASH can be found on their stunning new website In addition to the new website, a new industry blog has been released called UNLEASH News.

Unleash claims that their motto, “unleash your people”, has been a saying inside HR Tech World for many years. The rebrand definitely has some positives from a messaging and brand recognition standpoint. The hypnotic looking U feels a little psychedelic but the brand mark is fine. The combination of lower case and upper case characters isn’t horrible. Overall it’s a massive improvement from the old HR Tech World logo.

UNLEASH boasts a lineup of major conferences in key locations throughout 2018. The who’s who of HR and thought leadership will most likely be in attendance.

UNLEASH Conference & Expo – The ExCeL, London, March 20-21, 2018
UNLEASH America – The Aria Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, May 15-16, 2018
UNLEASH World Conference & Expo – The RAI, Amsterdam, October 23-24, 2018

Simply Hired WAS Shutting Down

Simply Hired WAS Shutting Down

(Jul 1, 2016) Update: Indeed Owner Recruit Holdings Acquired Simply Hired

Recruit Holdings, the company that owns Indeed, has announced that they acquired Simply Hired following the announcement that it would be shutting down on June 26, 2016.

Simply Hired recently sent out a message to all of their customers & users notifying them that they will be discontinuing service. If you’re one of their 30 million monthly users you may have been surprised to receive this message. Some reports claim that this is due to an acquisition.

Many of the staffing agencies I work with have asked me where they should move their marketing money now that Simply Hired is shutting down. Depending on your niche & market there are a lot of options. I’ve seen a lot of success in community sites as well as other job boards & job alert services. Below I’ve listed some other sites to use for generating candidate leads:

  • Indeed – Hands down one of the best places online to generate candidate leads.
  • ZipRecruiter – I like to use the ZipAlerts service better than some of their other job promotion offerings.
  • Jobs2Careers – Another great source for qualified applicants.
  • Track5Media – They have job boards for several niche industries.
  • Dice – Great job board for the tech industry with a similar model to Monster or CareerBuilder.



New Federal Overtime Rules

New Federal Overtime Rules

The Top 10 States Most (and Least) Affected by the New Federal Overtime Rules

The top 10 states most affected by the new federal overtime rules

State% of Job Postings AffectedUnemployment Rate
1. West Virginia53.1%6.4%
2. Mississippi52.4%6.0%
3. Arkansas52.2%3.9%
4. Kentucky51.1%5.3%
5. Indiana50.7%5.2%
6. Iowa50.6%3.9%
7. Alabama49.3%6.1%
8. Missouri47.8%4.3%
9. Ohio47.2%5.2%
10. Kansas47.1%3.8%

The top 10 states least affected by the new federal overtime rules

State% of Job Postings AffectedUnemployment Rate
1. California31.7%5.3%
2. Alaska31.9%6.6%
3. New York32.2%4.9%
4. Massachussets32.5%4.2%
5. Nevada33.2%5.8%
6. Washington33.3%5.8%
7. Hawaii33.4%3.2%
8. Virginia34.5%3.9%
9. Colorado34.6%3.1%
10. Maryland34.7%4.6%