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NewsFlash! “Arbita and JobMachine Join Forces”

Posted on May 22, 2008
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Merger Enhances Recruiting Capabilities for Customers

Minneapolis, MN – May 22, 2008 – The March Continues

Albert, Head of Security for Arbitaâ„¢, gives us the big scoop:

Global organizations are well aware that dedication to acquiring top–quality candidates will enable them to thrive and grow in the midst of fierce competition. Finding efficient ways to directly recruit the best candidates are needed to stay ahead in the war for talent and control the cost of recruiting in today’s market.

Arbita, the Internet Recruitment Powerhouse, headquartered in Minneapolis, has merged with JobMachine to further empower its customers to hire more and better people faster. The merger will give customers access to an integrated line of services, combining job ad distribution and recruitment solutions with alternative methods for candidate sourcing.

Arbita’s customers will have access to workforce development and consulting services designed to add value to their sourcing and recruitment teams by developing their research skills. JobMachine’s renowned seminars, onsite workshops, webinars and strategic sourcing consulting will help customers to implement long–term internet recruitment capabilities. Customers will be better equipped to consistently mine top candidates using the best available techniques – enabling them to find talent not obtainable from mainstream sources.

“JobMachine delivers real value to the recruitment market by empowering practitioners and organizations with workforce development programs and consulting services that transform individuals and organizations,” says Don Ramer, Arbita’s CEO. “Shally’s research and thought leadership have changed the way that thousands of recruiters and hundreds of companies view Talent Acquisition Strategy and Recruiting Tactics,” he continued. “This merger flows from strategic alignment of vision for the industry our companies serve and the shared values of our leadership teams,” Ramer concluded.

“Arbita is defining industry standards through recruitment best practices,” says Shally Steckerl, Founder and Chief CyberSleuth of JobMachine. “The merger will further expand the ways in which customers pipeline talent. Our combined products and services will bring recruitment to the next level by adding core competencies in research and facilitating just-in-time sourcing from every possible channel. Through the merger we will enable our customers to obtain world class talent globally, and bring premium candidates to the right jobs with a high level of precision,” he continued.
About Arbita

Since 1993 Arbita has posted jobs to job boards globally. It has provided services and recruitment advice to hundreds of customers. These include General Dynamics, eBay, Pfizer, and Cox Communications. Arbita partners with the HR-XML Consortium, the International Association for Human Resource Information Management, and the International Association of Employment Web Sites or IAEWS. Arbita is based in Minneapolis, MN and is located at

About JobMachine

Founded in 1998, JobMachine provides consulting and training solutions for recruiters and recruiting agencies. JobMachine focuses on helping its customers build organizational capabilities around sourcing and research. It has architected sourcing and research teams at well over 160 Global 500 corporations and top Search Firms worldwide. JobMachine is based in Atlanta, GA and is located at

Advisory Board

Arbita’s advisory board is comprised of leaders who have held positions as CEO´s, Editors, Authors, and Human Resource Consultants. The Advisory Board brings timely recruitment issues to the foreground. Utilizing a “candidate first” philosophy combined with Best Practices, the members of Arbita’s advisory board offer relevant solutions that strive toward the enhancement of an ever-evolving industry.


Jorrit Block

Jorrit Block / CEO of Otys Recruiting Technology

Jorrit Blok is CEO of Otys Recruiting Technology, an advanced platform for search, selection, and career management. As an experienced expert, he continues to make technology that simplifies the work process. He believes that technology should be created to help people interact at all levels. He has held Account and Sales Manager positions at Kooijman Software, B.V., Kooijman Computers, and TTP.


Shally Steckerl

Shally Steckerl / Master Cyber-Sleuth

Shally Steckerl is a talent acquisition consultant, strategist, and speaker originally from Colombia, South America, now residing in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Steckerl is the Founder and Chief CyberSleuth of JobMachine, Inc. (, the premier provider of sourcing consulting services and workforce development. Early in his career Mr. Steckerl realized that as a contingency recruiter he could beat the competition by finding people who were not available in mainstream sources. Since then he has been instrumental in building numerous world class sourcing and research organizations.

Because of his passion for the Internet as a recruitment tool and his continually innovative methods, Mr. Steckerl has developed a reputation as one of the most respected authorities in passive candidate research and talent pipeline development worldwide. A pioneer in recruitment Internet research, accomplished author and celebrated speaker, he is a regular contributor to many industry publications. Mr. Steckerl is frequently requested to present at leading domestic and international recruiting conferences and conduct private workshops.

Mr. Steckerl now spends his time consulting with organizations interested in building passive candidate pipeline generation and recruitment teams, and developing their advanced sourcing skills.


John Sumser

John Sumser / Founder and President of

Within the realm of online recruiting, John Sumser takes the lead as an established and experienced analyst. For over 12 years, Sumser has been submitting highly influential articles to the Electronic Recruiting News that have shaped the course and outlook of the industry. In April of 2007, Sumser was appointed as the Executive Editor for, replacing founder/editor Jason Davis. Throughout his career, he has applied his invaluable expertise to five distinct categories of the industry: workforce demographics, job hunter user experience, recruiting as a conversation, recruiting trends, and recruiting industry strategy. Sumser has authored the Recruiter´s Internet Survival Guide and the Electronic Recruiting Indices. He lectures regularly on the industry speaking circuit.


Peter Weddle

Peter Weddle / Recruiter, HR Consultant

Peter Weddle has had over 25 years of experience in the Human Resource and recruitment industries, pioneering concepts in Human Resource leadership and employment. From 1985 to 1988, he founded and then ran the Hay Group´s workforce management and development subsidiary, Hay Systems, Inc. From 1988 to 1991, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of University Research Corporation, an international company which provided Human Resource and management consulting expertise. In 1991, he founded Job Bank USA, Inc., one of the nation´s largest electronic employment service companies. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Job Bank USA, Inc. until he sold it in 1996. As a former HR consultant and business CEO, Peter Weddle has brought his extensive blend of talent and experience into the realm of publishing and editing. He has authored and edited over two dozen books and has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, The National Business Employment Weekly, and Currently, he writes two newsletters that are distributed worldwide and oversees WEDDLE´s LLC, a print publisher specializing in the field of Human Resources.


Kevin Wheeler

Kevin Wheeler / Speaker, Author, and Founder and President of
Global Learning Resources, Inc.

Kevin Wheeler is known world-wide as the preeminent expert on human capital acquisition, human capital development, and corporate education. He is the author of hundreds of articles on talent management, career development, recruiting, human capital, leadership, corporate universities, and learning strategies. He has contributed chapters to several books including a chapter on leadership and recruiting in “On Staffing: Advice and Perspectives for HR Leaders,” published by Wiley in 2004. His latest book is entitled "The Corporate University Workbook: Launching the 21st Century Learning Organization," published by Pfeiffer, Inc. (

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