Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Jobscience Featured in Human Resources Magazine

Web 3.0: Three's a Cloud
By Robert Gray

Web 3.0 and cloud computing are interchangeable terms to describe the trend for dispensing with installing and running certain software programmes and using the internet instead. But how will this change HR? Robert Gray investigates.


"It is important to know the huge impact Web 3.0 and PaaS is going to have," says Mark Hobson, European director, Jobscience, a supplier of web-based HR solutions focusing on recruitment. "Being able to develop, test and deliver your own software on someone else's platform will revolutionise the software industry. The days of small IT firms building their own platforms and products are gone. Why invest hundreds of thousands in platform development when the likes of invests hundreds of millions already?"

Read on...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Jobscience & Direct2Dell

TechKnowledge: A Conversation with Ted Elliott, CEO of Jobscience
By Bob Pearson, VP Communities, Dell

When we talk about jobs, the conversation is often about how and where you go to get one. Much less time is spent talking about how employers can more effectively link their needs with the right people in a more efficient manner. And yet, if asked off the record, I bet quite a few human resources professionals would be eager to hear about new ways to automate this work, so they can spend more time on the actual recruitment of a candidate.

Recently, I caught up with Ted Elliott, CEO of Jobscience, who is figuring this out in the cloud. Here is what Ted had to say.

Q: Ted, what led you to start Jobscience?

A: We wanted to connect employers with jobseekers, our hypothesis was that if we could make the application process easier then more people could find the right job.

Q: What was the opening you saw in the marketplace?
A: A hospital we worked with asked us to transform our job board technology into an application system for their facility and then told us after a quarter they made more hires than the entire year before we setup the system for them. This let us know that automation of the recruitment process was "mission critical."

---Read on

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Jobscience featured in bMighty

Read it HERE

Running Your Business In The Cloud

September 29, 2008
By Mathew Schwartz

The lure of cloud computing is obvious: freedom from managing applications, platforms, and infrastructure -- abstracting IT complexity to the point where it just works and, often, at a much lower price than running or hosting it yourself. That appeal has spawned a growing, vocal contingent of cloud computing "completists" who are more than happy to surrender their IT concerns to the cloud.

Software developer Jobscience has a robust technology infrastructure covering everything from software development to HR. But look at what the company lacks: an IT department, servers, and virtually any business software running on-premises. Instead, the 20-employee, San Francisco-based outfit, which develops talent management applications for the health care industry, runs almost entirely "in the cloud."

"We are running the whole business from the cloud, with the exception of ledger," says Jobscience CEO Ted Elliott. That means "development, marketing support, sales, expense, HR, paid time off, and more," and he's even testing CODA and Intacct to run ledger from the cloud.