In the past six or seven years, the number of usable communications channels exploded. All of a sudden, there are opportunities to communicate where none used to exist.

In the past six or seven years, the number of usable communications channels exploded. All of a sudden, there are opportunities to communicate where none used to exist.

Communication Channels I

Mobile is a communications channel.

TV is a communications channel.

Mail is a communications channel.

Email is a communications channel.

Radio is a communications channel.

Skype is a communications channel.

Referrals are a communications channel.

The phone is a communications channel.

Word of Mouth is a communications channel.

Talent communities are a communications channel.

Each individual job board is a communications channel.

Each social media platform is a communications channel.

Professional Associations are a communications channel.

The company employment website is a communications channel.

Each group and or community in each social media platform is a communications channel.

Each combination of software platform (IOS, Android, MSFT) and form factor (phone, tablet, whatever) is an additional sub-channel of mobile.

So is talking with each other in person.

In the past six or seven years, the number of usable communications channels exploded. All of a sudden, there are opportunities to communicate where none used to exist. While the early adopters eagerly test the latest new thing, regular recruiters have almost stopped paying attention.

And, it’s just beginning.

Over the next several years, we are going to see an explosion in the varieties of communications devices and channels. Wearables (glasses, watches, brooches and more) will come in a kazillion flavors. Siri and its equivalents will be chirping in our ears. With each new variety of tool will come a corresponding set of communications opportunities.

And, that will also be just the beginning.

And, there will always be enthusiasts who will tell you that the latest thing is the most important thing ever.

Communications Channels

 
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