Archive for June, 2008

See you on Friday.

Here is the information you need to get the adidas Village. (Get the PDF)

adidas Village
5055 N. Greeley Ave.,
Portland, OR 97217
(800) 289-2724

The adidas Village is located off Interstate 5 in North Portland.

If headed North on I-5 :
Take the Greeley/Swan Island exit (just past the Rose Quarter). This puts you onto No. Greeley. Follow it up the hill to the Village site.

If coming from 405 North to I-5 North:
While crossing the Fremont Bridge, stay in the right lane of the 2 lanes that enter onto I-5 North. When on I-5, take the first exit, Killingsworth, and follow it around to the left. It turns into Going Street. Go through the first light and get in the right-hand lane. At the bottom of the slope watch for a sharp right turn marked “To No. Greeley Avenue.” Go right and take the next right onto Greeley. Follow it up the hill to the Village site.

If headed South on I-5:
Take the Swan Island/Alberta exit. At the light, continue straight through it, staying to the right, and continue south to Going Street. Turn right onto Going. Go through the first light and get in the right-hand lane. At the bottom of the slope watch for a sharp right turn marked “To No. Greeley Ave.” Go right and take the next right onto Greeley. Follow it up the hill to the Village site.

If coming from I-84:
Take I-84 West toward downtown, and take the I-5 North exit. Stay on I-5 North to the Greeley/Swan Island exit (just past the Rose Quarter). This puts you onto No. Greeley. Follow it up the hill to the Village site.


When you are nearing the Village on Greeley Avenue:

As you near the village on Greeley,
You will see the black and green color blocks on our bldgs to your left, and then you will see the red, blue and yellow buildings on your right. You want to drive past the red, blue, and yellow buildings and turn right just past the yellow building (intersection of N. Greeley and N. Sumner Streets). This will lead you to visitor parking behind the yellow building and you will proceed to the front desk just inside the yellow building. Let the front desk know you are here to see me. They will give you a badge and send you over the sky bridge.

 If you get turned around on your way here call the adidas main number 971-234-2300 and press “0”.

 

I was asked why Portland was chosen as the next city on the Recruiting Roadshow tour, and if the timing was significant.

I thought the answer was easy. I was invited to bring the Recruiting Roadshow to Portland earlier in the year and I wanted to visit when I was least likely to be washed out or snowed in.

Imagining that would do I found myself in an a conversation that became involved. That’s how it is when simple questions are asked among friends in comfy chairs. Like the Recruiting Roadshow itself which started with a simple question too: “What if…”

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Decline of the Teen Workforce” recently published by the Oregon Employment Department laments young people’s non-participation in the workforce. It notes employer concerns that work ethic, customer service, and communication skills add to their worry for those who do go to work.

The article is remarkable for generally failing to identify the underlying problems and suggests a set of possible fixes that may do more to aggravate the problem than fix it. It typifies “Boomer Thinking,” itself part of the problem.

Until area employers grasp the issue is not with labor supply per se, or its ability to deliver, but with how to find, attract, engage and retain a next-generation workforce, the going is likely to continue to be tough for candidates, recruiters, employers, everyone.

Developing strategies for intergenerational recruiting, using traditional and social media to create brands and communications that connect, deploying existing and emerging technlogies effectively, and managing workforce dynamics are some of the key issues being addressed at the upcoming Oregon Recruiting Roadshow.

This learning and networking event is provided for area employers at no cost to you:

Date
Friday, June 20, 2008

Time
8:30 am PT – 2:30 pm PT

Location
adidas Corporate Headquarters
5055 N Greeley Ave
Portland, OR 97217

Join industry leader and analyst John Sumser and a fantastic line-up of experts on hand to answer your questions and more.

The day’s agenda, speaker profiles and easy registration are available online now: http://tinyurl.com/6j3czu.

The Oregon Recruiting Roadshow is made possible by the generous giving of our sponsors: Arbita [www.arbita.com], ZoomInfo [www.zoominfo.com], PCRecruiter  [pcrecruiter.com] and RecruitingBlogs.com, the official online community of the Recruiting Roadshow.

adidas are hosting the event and providing for your comfort.
 
If you have any special needs, questions, comments or concerns please contact us via email at recruitingroadshow (at) gmail.com or call (415) 683-0775.

Don’t miss this event, invite your friends, and register today: http://tinyurl.com/6j3czu. You’ll be glad you did.

The promise of the “social web” to make recruiting easier has yet to be realized by those employers who secretly pine for “the way things were.” Social networking sites, blogs, video, podcasting and emerging technologies that should make it easier to connect with our recruiting audience often creates more confusion than opportunity. But it doesn’t have to be that way, it shouldn’t be that way.

On Friday June 20th you are invited to spend quality time with some of the brightest minds in the business, people who have been recognized for navigating this new recruiting landscape and for leading others to master it too. The experience starts with the Portland Recruiting Roadshow:

Date:
Friday, June 20, 2008

Time:
8:30 am PT – 2:30 pm PT

Location:
adidas Corporate Headquarters
5055 N Greeley Ave
Portland, OR 97217

You’ll meet and learn from trailblazers like industry analyst and publisher John Sumser, recruiters and brand mavens Steve Bonomo and Steve Fogarty, interactive impresario Louis Vong, recruiting and talent strategist Susan Burns, and Internet recruiting and employer branding guru Don Ramer.

The day’s agenda, speaker profiles and easy registration are available online now: http://tinyurl.com/6j3czu

The day is provided with the compliments of some fantastic sponsors: Arbita [www.arbita.com], ZoomInfo [www.zoominfo.com], PCRecruiter  [pcrecruiter.com] and RecruitingBlogs.com, the official online community of the Recruiting Roadshow. adidas are hosting the event for us.

 
If you have any special needs, questions, comments or concerns please contact us via email at recruitingroadshow@gmail.com or call (415) 683-0775.

Don’t miss this event, invite your friends, and register today: http://tinyurl.com/6j3czu

Here’s the formal invitation.