Archive for the ‘Dallas’ Category
It’s really delightful to get solid upbeat feedback after one of the Roadshows. This note comes from Jesse Zimmerman from Credera:
Super performance today! You guys were top notch experts at delivering a highly informative set of messages.The topics were incredibly appropriate and masterfully unpacked. You guys know how to put on a show!!
As I’ve shared with others, if I had to sum up today’s event, I would put it into these three words, “Not enough time”. It was so compelling that I completely lost track of time. Next thing I know, we’re done and I’m still salivating for more. My only suggestion for the future is that you make this a full day event. The message is so critical and the timing so perfect that it’s worth shutting down life for a full day to experience the Roadshow in it’s entirety.
Specific feedback to the points you made today: Your insight into the evolution of social demographics was a confirmation for me that our world as we’ve know it is coming to a close. Personally, I’ve experienced the ideological and iconic blessing bestowed upon great leaders such as Vince Lombardi and Jack Welch. And I’ve never felt more violated as a professional; however, as of late, I’ve felt the walls of control begin to lose their footing. And I’m now starting to see the ripple effect of young blood emerging into positions of leadership. What I experienced today in your message was a revealing truth that a new society is being developed and that young generations are on a mission to break down the bondage that is felt within the hierarchical infrastructure of big business as we know it today. From where I’m sitting, that’s a great thing. I’m a sold-out proponent of change that offers opportunities for healthier relationships and it seems like the message of transparency is “Step One” to getting us closer to more appropriate communication and behaviors.
Thanks for sharing today. This is my first encounter, and I was pleasantly impressed with thought and research that went into your presentation.
Looking forward to crossing paths again
Thanks again and I can’t wait to implement these new tools into my daily operations.
Dallas was an amazing trip!
There were so many people involved in the Dallas Recruiting Roadshow, people who went above and beyond to make sure that the experience was a good one. So may people to thank..
On the ground and in the trenches, Dennis Smith and his team took care of the logistics, marshalling people and resources. Following suit, our fantastic sponsors, whiz-bang presenters, caterers, the University of Dallas and Roadshow visitors all played an integral part in making the day a huge success.
To each and everyone of you — from the heart — thank you, thank you, thank you!
In the coming days I will be posting some updates and some really useful links so stay posted.
Jason Davis and Steven Rothberg managed to be in Dallas without ever leaving the toasty comfort of their snowbound homes in the north. (Jason lives in Toronto; Steven lives in Minneapolis.) Although the magic trick was spectacular, smarter people might have figured out how to be in Dallas without ever going to places where it snows routinely.
The Houdini like magic trick was orchestrated by Bill Vick, the fabled Internet Recruiting pioneer as a waxed, waned and demonstrated Web 2.0 in a presentation on Social Media. (Bill can be found here, here, here and here. He seems to only live online.) Bill has been building and contributing to the Recruiting Industry for a very long time. Bill received a special award for compacting his talk into a very tight space.
His presentation was a blend of skype based interviews and introductions to the art and science of Social Media.
…but send us an email if you want to get on the waiting list. If there are any cancellations will let you know!
AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Getting up to speed about the latest trends in recruiting has become remarkably simple thanks to John Sumser.
Sumser, founder of the Recruiting Roadshow, literally brings his show to the recruiters, rather than asking them to travel thousands of miles. And his events are free. Add the fact that he is securing the industry’s leading experts as speakers, and it is easy to see why Sumser has become a popular figure with practicing recruiters.
As usual, talking with Hank Stringer was a joy. Founder of Hire.com (now part of Authoria) and itzbig (the incremental, bilateral matching system), Hank is having a temporary tour of life as a disabled person. With broken heel, transportation trolley cart, laptop and zeal, Hank is going to be doing the networking exercise at the Dallas Recruiting Roadshow. (Have you seen the video?)
Hank and I share the view that the depth of the relationship between a recruiter and a candidate is going to expand. Hiring decisions are getting harder and more expensive (the labor shortage). The risk of a bad hire is growing (the economic environment). Where it was once possible to use the spaghetti test to see if a candidate made a good employee, the consequences of failure rule that approach out. (The spaghetti test is roughly “throw it against the wall and see if it sticks”.)
While most of the industry is focused on driving cost and cycle time out of the recruiting process, there is a separate phenomenon in the labor market.
We are so grateful to our sponsors who have made the Dallas Recruiting Roadshow possible through their unconditional financial and material support. If you are going to be at the Dallas event please take a moment to thank them too for their part in making this day possible for you!
Here is the schedule for Tuesday, December 4th, 2007. If you have questions please leave them in the comments and we’ll do our best to answer them for everyone.