The LinkedIn Lawsuit

The new LinkedIn lawsuit could be pivotal and far reaching in the arena of recruiting and recruiting technology.

Talent Shortages

With large portions of our workforce under utilized, demoralized or simply out of work, it strains credulity to say that we are suffering talent shortages.

David Mamet’s Memo to the Writers of the Unit

Famous writers like David Mamet know how to hold an audience’s attention like few others. Good dramatic writing is to effective business writing as coffee is to closers.

More Local Recruiting

On August 9, 2013, in Recruiting Is Local, by John Sumser
The first reason local recruiting is important is that small businesses are virtually all local operations. They only hire locally. Local Recruiting doesn’t mean narrowing your search. It means starting locally and working up.

Recruiting Is Local

On August 7, 2013, in Employment Branding, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Recruiting Is Local, by John Sumser
Much of the published information and opinion about HR and Recruiting tries to establish norms or best practices as if local culture made no difference.

Communication Channels III

The number of communications options are exploding. Knowing how and where to communicate your employment brand and job opportunities is no longer easy.

Communications Channels II

With hundreds, maybe even thousands of communications tools at your disposal, what in the world do you do? It will certainly feel overwhelming unless you have a strategy for dealing with the noise level.

It’s Never About the Functionality

On June 20, 2013, in From The Vault, Recruiting Is Local, Recruiting Wisdom, by John Sumser
The weird thing about most companies that sell new recruiting tools is that they don’t really understand the value they are delivering. They’ve never been recruiters.

Social Recruiting: History and Future

On February 6, 2013, in HRExaminer, Recruiting Is Local, Recruiting Strategy, Social Recruiting, by John Sumser
So far, social recruiting hasn’t really delivered on its promises. The constant drumbeat of evangelism (hurry up or you’ll miss the boat) turns out not to be true. There’s no boat and missing it doesn’t mean much.

Five Links: Talent

Our five links this week include: Talent Communities, The Skills Gap, Robots Will Take Our Jobs, The Post Productive Economy, and Three Lessons for the Industrial Internet from publishers like ADP, Wired, O’Reilly, BizJournals and Kevin Kelly. Plus, see our Events, Interesting Happenings and New Resources at the end of this post.
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