Archive for April, 2008

Next Tuesday, the 29th, the Recruiting Roadshow arrives in Cleveland, Ohio. This will be the sixth Roadshow to date. The project has been successful in each city we’ve visited.

If you’re in the neighborhood on Tuesday, please join us. You can register here.

As expected, each city turns out to be wildly different along recruiting fault line. Local population growth rates, ethnic diversity, geography, climate, industry, manners, regional culture, labor supply (by profession) and a number of other factors determine what’s really important. The number, density and tactics of the regional recruiting workforce depend on these issues.

Cleveland will be another really useful data point in the experiment.

We keep using the word ‘experiment’ because this is unchartted territory. Unlike traditional trade shows and/or events run by local trade associations, the Recruiting Roadshow focuses on local issues. The idea is to build new self-aware local networks of Recruiters that are designed to help recruiters help each other.

Recruiting Roadshows are free for participants.

We’re supported in this task by a number of very helpful sponsors and an underwriter (the difference is in the size of the check and the depth of assistance).

  • Arbita is our first underwriter. Arbita is modeling the behavior of the 21st Century Recruitment Advertising agency. Don Ramer and his amazing team provide the project with site design, writing and logistics. Please visit them.
  • is the official online community of the Recruiting Roadshow. If you are not yet a member, please visit them and sign up.
  • Zoom Info is the Boston based sourcing powerhouse. Zoom has a huge database of passive candidates.
  • PC Recruiter is a power tool for high performing Recruiters. They are hosting the Roadshow in Cleveland.

Please help out by visiting these generous friends and learning about their offerings.




Technology and a faster than ever pace have made recruiting a complex business to stay ahead of. Add to this a changing business environment, changing candidate behaviors, changing workplace values and so on, and it becomes easier to understand why many good recruiters feel overwhelmed.

Having access to people who are experts in the areas of technology, workforce issues and talent acquisition is a good thing. Having those people available to you in your local community, easily accessible is better.  Being connected with them personally as part of your local network is ideal.

The Recruiting Roadshow is designed to do all that for you, and more.

My name is John Sumser and I invite you to join me with the area’s brightest minds for a solid half-day of learning, community and networking:

– Joel Cheesman, author, publisher and Internet recruiting marketing guru will share practical ways to make the most of your recruiting online.

– Jason Morris, staffing expert will be answering your questions on the next generation of employment screening practices and helping you understand what it means for your recruiting today.

– Don Ramer, industry thought leader and rainmaker will talk on the implications for recruiting and social networking as ‘transformational’ forces in the recruiting process.

– I will lead the session on multigenerational recruiting and surviving the shifting recruitment landscape, the networking exercises too.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Includes, breakfast, light lunch and networking

Main Sequence Technologies Campus
4420 Sherwin Road, Willoughby, OH 44094


Your ticket for admission, refreshments and learning has been covered in-full by the generous giving of our sponsors: Arbita, PC Recruiter,, and ZoomInfo. Please visit them online.

When you register, please let us know if you have any special needs, questions, thoughts or comments.

See you at the Roadshow!