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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™.
(January 16, 2008) So, the newspapers have finally invented the advertising agency.
Someone might want to remind them that TMP and Hodes both had to segregate their media businesses from their agency businesses. The problem is that you can not make unbiased recommendations when you are the owner of one of the properties under consideration.
That said, the launch of Personified marks a profound inflection point for the newspaper industry.
Classified advertising is all but dead in the print form and online advertising services are rapidly eliminating the newspapers as players. CareerBuilder has compiled an astonishing and aggressive track record. It has played the game unlike any of its predecessors.
While the newspaper industry has been throwing money at the problem for nearly two decades, CareerBuilder is the first glimmer of success.
Growth is a challenging objective in a market where the basic unit price is always declining. In order for CareerBuilder to continue to meet growth objectives, it must crawl out from the advertising ghetto. Personified is their first attempt to do so.
If you’ll excuse a bit of vanity, their product and service offerings sound like a recapitulation of a decades worth of my writings. So, I have to think that the services themselves are really good ideas. If they can get the billing approach correct, this is a real threat to the already eroding advertising agency franchises. This is a good, smart, somewhat predictable move by CareerBuilder.
It’s where the newspapers have needed to go for a long time.
(January 15, 2008) Isn’t it weird that the labor shortage is happening in an explosion of data. It’s easier and easier to find information about people while it’s harder and harder to find them. The number of needles is declining while the size of the haystack is growing.
Isn’t that how it seems?
There are some pretty odd trends that amplify the problem.
- The percentage of jobs that require advanced education is going up. The percentage of North Americans who get advanced education is going down.
- In the face of a shortage, much recruiting focuses on the way a candidate looks rather than on performance. This is particularly true in intergenerational and interethnic recruiting.
- The education system continues to prepare students for jobs in factories. The video game companies do a better job of preparing them for work.
- Hiring based on credentials continues to vex both sides of the equation. Do you want someone with an accounting degree or someone who can do accounting? Credentials, which should be the last resort of a competent recruiter, are poor substitutes for a quality guarantee.
- Inflationary pressures are driving turnover. It’s being reported as an increase in the unemployment rate.
- The recession we are in is localized to housing and retail. Yet, companies with clear paths to increased growth and profitability are behaving like the recession is universal.
Now, more than ever, the most important piece of technology in your arsenal is between your ears.
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.
Recruiters today are challenged with having to bridge an ever-widening gap in the demand and supply of good recruits. The only thing that narrows is the time in which candidate flow is expected.
The promise of social networks like LinkedIn, Facebook, and MySpace to make active and passive candidates easier to reach can sometimes widen the gap between daily grind and “best-practice.” The only thing that narrows is the attention span we can give to every new site, tool, application and widget that pops up.
Jupiter, Florida – August 23, 2007 – RCI Recruitment Solutions has teamed up with one of the recruiting industry’s most prominent leaders John Sumser, to underwrite and coordinate a series of local events under the newly-created Recruiting Roadshow organization, starting with the Atlanta Recruiting Roadshow on September 25th, 2007.
John Sumser said, “For a very long time, we have behaved as if recruiting were a profession that is practiced identically from setting to setting. The trouble is that the labor market is different from town to town with differing levels of demand, differing levels of supply and deeply differing manners and procedures. While the recruiting industry is globalized, the real labor market is excruciatingly local.” John continued to say, “The goal of each individual Recruiting Roadshow is to cause members of the local recruiting world who may not have easy access to the industry’s network infrastructure to have access to each other.”