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(January 18, 2008) Jason Davis and RecruitingBlogs.com are the first charter sponsors for the entire 2008 Recruiting Roadshow™ series. They join Don Ramer and Arbita, the first underwriters as pivotal financial and logistical supporters.
In a move that simultaneously validates his encouragement of ongoing professional education and the development of professional online community, Jason Davis will provide financial support, at the sponsorship level for the Recruiting Roadshow. As a part of the arrangement, participants in Roadshow events will be given opportunities to join the community at RecruitingBlogs.com
RecruitingBlogs.com is now the official online community of the Recruiting Roadshow™. With nearly 1,000 members, RecruitingBlogs.com is the fastest growing online network for recruiters around the planet. The network is built on the Ning platform and includes a variety of methods for interaction and collaboration between Recruiters.
Jason Davis, who founded RecruitingBlogs.com, is a serial entrepreneur and long time Recruiter. Currently, Jason wears several hats. He keeps his fingers in the Recruiting game making a placement here and there. He specializes in the acquisition and sale of Recruiting-related domain names. He is the charismatic heart of the RecruitingBlogs.com community. He is worrking long and hard on behalf of The Fordyce Letter (www.fordyceletter.com) as well.
The man is everywhere.
Wherever Jason lands, things start happening. At his best organizing a party, he has single-handedly built the Recruiting Industry’s very own Charity Poker tour. One thing is for sure. Things are going to get really interesting now that Jason is involved. Thank you, Jason. Your support and generosity will provide a profound foundation for the Recruiting Roadshow™.
In the fall, Shally interviewed Jason. Thanks to Steven Rothberg for pointing to this video
(January 02, 2008) I want to start the year by thanking people who helped with the last one. The risk in doing this publicly is that I have missed some critical moments and people (pleading age related memory loss). So, expect a small update tomorrow and accept my apologies today.
The people on this list made 2007 memorable and interesting. Often, they are writers of blogs. Sometimes, they are industry figures. Some are family, some are friends and some are fellows of the road. Theuy all helped, in their way, to shape the roadshow and my adventures.
- Abigail Tremble for Recruiting As Master Problem Solvers
- Al Gore who warmed the audience up for me in Canada
- Alan Lee for Mastering the Art of the 4 B’s: Build, Buy, Borrow and Boost
- Auren Hoffman (Rapleaf) for continuing inspiration
- Ami Givertz, the creative source for the last half of 2007
- Anna Brekka (Kennedy) the embodiment of hospitality
- Art Koff old dog with new tricks
- Barbara Disco and Diego Chacon
- Bill Bargas Mr. Diversity.com willing to bet on the untested Roadshow
- Bill Krumbein firm hand on the shoulder
- Bill Vick ever growing center of the Recruiting Universe
- Brian Howlett zen as it art
- Bridget Sumser setting the pace for personal transformation
- Café Japan noodles for the soul, organic sushi
- Chad Sowash strength requires endurance
- Chris Russell the industry’s new energy source and this
- Colin Kingsbury constant correspondent
- Colleen Gildea foundational issues
- Dave Mendoza, bulldoza in a China shop, constant offers of support
- Dave Winer, constantly improving the visionary curmudgeon archetype. He is one of the few who can actually change an industry.
- David Hurst personally made the industry more competitive, envisioned the industry day
- David Manaster (ERE) early support of the Roadshow
- Denise Court, overseer of all thing Marketing at itzbig. The first charter underwriter of the Roadshow
- Dennis Smith Texas hospitality and spokesmodel for large families for hosting Dallas
- Don Ramer (Arbita) for providing a solid foundation in a time of change. He’s the backbone of the roadshow.
- Did I mention My friend Don Ramer?
- Doug Berg (hotgigs) for longstanding support of the Minneapolis network
- Doug Geinzer (RecruitingNevada) who is running the show in Los Vegas
- Doug Reis modeling musical independence
- Everyone at itzbig
- Frank Mulligan eternally gracious about our missed meeting in San Francisco
- Frank Speer (RCI) for logistics and love in Atlanta
- Gerry Crispin provider of routine inspiration
- Greg Garrison the best cold caller I know
- Hank Stringer inspirational even when hobbled (itzbig ger than you think)
- Heather Bussing for legal and less tangible support (Empire Law School)
- Heather Hamilton continues to define effective recruitment blogging
- Helen from CareerTV made the conversation interesting
- Ira Wolff really gets the Perfect Labor Storm (so should you)
- Janet Sun is the marketing genius at experience
- Jason Davis, Mr. Charisma
- Jason Goldberg for Recruiting.com and true hands-off management
- Jeff Hunter source of John Chaisson
- Jennifer Marcy graceful execution in a windstorm
- Jeremy Langhans on principle
- Jim Hammock, the rock, why I crave a red Porsche
- Jim Stroud, Mr Wonderful
- Joel Cheesman, Mr Neutral Charisma, industry workhorse
- John Bell (boxwood), who knew that the association world was so good for job boards
- John Chaisson constant source of inspiration
- John Tarrant zen mastering
- Jorrit Blok the two best meals of my life and an expanding horizon line
- Josh Kahn, Minneapolis could not happen without him
- Julian and Shannon
- Karen Mattonen need I say more
- Kate Sumser ever mellow in a sea of chaos, willing to immerse in Japan
- Kay Meckes
- Keith Robinson
- Ken Hedburg, tirelessly pushing the assessment window
- Kent Plunkett for the IPO
- Kevin Grossman, helping bring the industry into the 21st Century
- Kevin Strange, decades have improved him.
- Kris Leonard for a great time in Chicago (EMA)
- Krist Jake
- LinkedIn changed my way of thinking
- Mark Hornung, Mr. Employment Branding
- Martin Birnbach full momentum recruiting. He exudes charisma
- Martin Snyder smart support of Dallas and evangelist of roadshow things
- Matt Martone for this and everything else. Very early to Roadshow sponsorship
- Matt Payne, Jobster’s accounts receivable guru
- Maureen Sharib who is becoming a force of nature
- Michael Keleman, Mr. Anti-charisma, howooooo
- Michelle Riddle
- Mike Moore RCI made Atlanta possible
- Neal Bruce for a few well timed words of support
- Nicole “Wingman” St. Martin the heart of Minneapolis
- O Chame, Berkely’s best noodles and caramel balsamic gelato
- Paul DeBettinges for making Minneapolis manifest
- Peter Weddle, I still owe him a book
- R D Whitney the beating heart of Kennedy Information
- Ray Sumser who demonstrates the fact that quality is a product of quantity
- Rachel Howlett we need more female zen masters
- Rob McGovern doing it again in Atlanta
- Robby Macdonell seasoned technical hand holding
- Scott Dow mercurial and inspirational. He’s redefining recruiting
- Salary.com, growing like a weed
- Shally Steckerl relentless supporter of things Roadshow
- Simon Goddard Hot Jobs yoga god
- Steve Levy for repeated offers of support and a number of critical good laughs
- Steve Patterson for facilities and personal generosity
- Steven Rothberg tenacious, tenacious, tenacious
- Tad Goltra just getting started
- Tara King
- The Whole ERE Team we almost had an industry day. Thanks for trying so hard.
- Tim Driver vision and support
- Toby Dayton for inputs to Minneapolis and trend setting
- Vince Whitcomb harp in the zen band
- Yvonne LaRose
- ~John Sumser. – © 2007 Two Color Hat, Inc. Santa Rosa, CA
As far as I can remember, it was the first time ever that I had received one. Writing thank you notes is part of the conventional wisdom about doing business. I assumed that it was theory from people with no experience until I got Steven’s note.
As you can see, I remember the note very clearly almost six months later.
Steven got me started. I’ve been following his lead and hand writing Thank You notes. What’s amazing is the effect it has on me.
Thank you, Steven.
As we gear up for the next Recruiting Roadshow in Dallas on Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 it is tempting to stay focused on the road ahead, not look back. But that’s not how it is.
By most estimates the Atlanta Recruiting Roadshow was a success. The people who turned up left with a variety of things that ran the gamut of positive impressions, affirmations and lessons learned, acquaintances made and friendship renewed.
That’s how it was meant to be and how it is hoped it can continue.
I cannot talk to most people’s experience when it comes to delivering the Recruiting Roadshow’s promise of “bringing physical community to social networks” but for those who I have spoken to I am told the day was a force multiplier for their networking efforts.
Illustrating some of the potential problems for recruiters Steven referenced an instance where instead of pulling his resume from out of his pocket a candidate pulled out a beer instead.
…it’s just so hard to tell!
Posted by: Amitai Givertz
When we kicked-off the Atlanta Recruiting Roadshow Alan Lee was embarking on a journey of his own.
Facing the squeeze of the mortgage industry’s recent contractions Alan was looking for a step-up from his role as Senior Vice President of the Office of People & Culture and Chief Recruiting Officer for HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation. An exemplary leader, it didn’t take long for him to find it.
On the day Alan presented his learning track in his incarnation as the Director of Executive Search with Atlanta-based Talent Connections. Even so, the content and substance was exactly similar to the presentation he gave me when we first met over lunch, the reason I hoped he would share his insights and experience when the Roadshow came to town.
Going through the presentation slides here and comparing them with the pocketful of illustrated napkins I first walked away with I realize that it hardly matters what your job title is or whose cuts your paycheck or if your message is a slick PowerPoint or a hurried scribble on the back of a paper towel.
It is who you are and what you know and what you choose to do with those things that put the “servant” in “leadership” for the likes of Alan. Focus on that — like Alan did — and you’ll eventually end up where you’re supposed to be.
Make sure you hook-up with Alan and his team when you can…
Talent Connections, LLC
602 Gettysburg Place
Atlanta, GA 30350
Posted by: Amitai Givertz
True to form I think, Abigail shared a process for understanding how to define the problem as a first step to being able to address it effectively, and a methodology for delivering quality results. That’s what Abigail does.
Here are the slides from Abigail’s session:
If you have any questions then please contact Abigail…
555 North Point Center East
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Recruiting: (678) 366-4360
Consulting: (678) 366-4361
…or connect with her on LinkedIn.
Posted by: Amitai Givertz