The recipient of a bachelor’s degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan, Scott Robarge is an experienced talent recruiter who primarily works in the tech sector and founded the consultancy Another8. In addition to utilizing collaborative technology to network with and source prospective candidates for jobs, Scott Robarge utilizes social media platforms like LinkedIn and Facebook.
While LinkedIn and Facebook are two very different platforms, the latter is taking a page from the former by expanding its job-posting capabilities. Whereas LinkedIn was developed as a platform for business professionals, Facebook is dedicating its marketplace to lesser-skilled, blue-collar job seekers. On February 28, the company announced it was rolling out job postings in 40 countries.
Businesses will have the option to create wanted postings to a jobs tab on their page, the Facebook Marketplace, a jobs dashboard, and promoted ads on the news feed. Conversely, job seekers can auto-fill applications with information already on their Facebook profile and schedule interviews through Messenger. The jobs tab was first introduced in the United States and Canada in 2017, and it will now be available in countries such as Spain, Germany, Italy, Brazil, and the United Kingdom.
An experienced talent recruiter for companies in the technology sector, Scott Robarge previously worked for SlideRocket and Greylock Partners and, since 2010, has presided over the recruiting firm Another8. Beyond his recruiting endeavors, Scott Robarge is a regular supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Alzheimer’s is a cognitive disease that affects more than 5 million Americans and accounted for health care costs of $259 billion in 2017 alone. By 2050, health care costs toward the disease are projected to rise to more than $1 trillion, but the cause to find a cure recently received support from a powerful ally in Bill Gates. The Microsoft cofounder wrote a blog post in November titled “Why I’m Digging Deeper into Alzheimer’s,” in which he notes the importance of finding a cure as people are living longer and, as such, at greater risk to developing the disease.
Most importantly, Gates announced a pair of donations totaling $100 million to support organizations in their efforts to eradicate Alzheimer’s. He is investing $50 million of his personal money in the Dementia Discovery Fund as well as another $50 million in early-phase companies working on “less mainstream” approaches to fighting Alzheimer’s. The billionaire added he is optimistic that a cure can be found, even if it might take more than a decade.
Since 2010, Scott Robarge has served as the principal recruiter with Another8, a recruiting company that connects high-growth companies with skilled professionals. Alongside his activities as a recruitment specialist, Scott Robarge supports the Alzheimer’s Association.
In its efforts to direct awareness and funds toward Alzheimer’s research, prevention, and care, the Alzheimer’s Association oversees a variety of programs and events throughout the year. Each June, the organization hosts Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, which invites people around the globe to raise awareness of the world’s more than 47 million people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Those who want to support Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month can take action by wearing purple and sharing their Alzheimer’s story on social media using the hashtags #MyAlzStory and #EndAlz. The Alzheimer’s Association is also partnering with Lyft and eBay throughout June to raise money for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.
Held in conjunction with Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, The Longest Day offers another way for supporters to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Each year on the summer solstice (June 21), individuals and teams worldwide raise funds for Alzheimer’s Association by participating in an activity that they and their families enjoy. More information about The Longest Day and Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month can be found at www.alz.org.
Scott Robarge has led a lucrative career through his talents as a recruiting consultant. The co-founder of Alpine Recruiting and founder of Another8, Scott Robarge spends his time outside of work supporting the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Alzheimer’s Association, founded in 1980, is the leading global nonprofit organization dedicated to the treatment, care, and eventual cure of Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to funding research and treatment for those with the disease, the Alzheimer’s Association hosts a multitude of fundraisers for public participation, as well as support groups for families, a virtual online library for educational assistance, and options for advocacy.
The most popular fundraiser at the Alzheimer’s Association is the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” event. The walk is held in more than 600 local communities, making it easier for participants to find a local event without the additional burden of traveling expenses. The event itself consists of a two- to three-mile walk or run, depending on the participant, and does not require a registration fee, though all registrants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $100. All funds help to support the different areas of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Recruiting for technology companies primarily in the San Francisco Bay area, Scott Robarge works as principal and recruiter for Another8. In his personal time, Scott Robarge supports the Alzheimer’s Association.
As the leading voluntary health organization that addresses Alzheimer’s care, research, and support, the Alzheimer’s Association began in 1980 when Jerome H. Stone sought to create an organization that complemented federal efforts surrounding the disease. Since 2010, the organization has been named the top large nonprofit to work for by The Nonprofit Times.
Each year, the Alzheimer’s Association sponsors an advocacy forum where more than 1,000 advocates gather in Washington, DC, to promote research, care, and support services for families dealing with this disease. Thanks to an increase in advocacy efforts in recent years, the organization has helped spur federal research funding of almost $1 billion annually. This is almost half of the $2 billion annual goal by 2025 set by the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. The plan states that $2 billion annually would be needed to prevent or treat the disease. The 2017 forum is scheduled in May at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.
Scott Robarge is an experienced recruitment professional with more than a decade of experience in the industry. In 2010, he founded Another8, a recruiting firm that specializes in partnering with early to mid-stage technology companies. Outside of his professional pursuits, Scott Robarge focuses his philanthropic efforts toward supporting the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Alzheimer’s Association recently announced $2.2 million in funding for its Sex and Gender in Alzheimer’s (SAGA) initiative that will be distributed to nine studies aimed at understanding why women are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
There are approximately 5 million Americans that suffer from Alzheimer’s, with more than two-thirds of that number being women. According to recent data gathered by the Alzheimer’s Association, in adults over the age of 71, there is a 16 percent rate of the disease, but only an 11 percent rate among men.
While there are some working theories as to why women suffer more than men from Alzheimer’s, researchers still have no definitive answers. The Alzheimer’s Association hopes that, through funding research projects, more knowledge about the gender disparity will be gained.