BeKnown’s user count has surpassed Branchout’s. It’s not much of a surprise. One of a job board’s primary skills is candidate acquisition. As the company that wrote the book on the subject, Monster is uniquely prepared to build an online network.
There’s no Recruiters Anonymous where we can stand up and share our woes. No psychotherapists with an in-house recruiter specialty. As recruiting and talent acquisition leaders, we’re not looking to scream and yell or kick down your door. But the root of frustration is this: you don’t know what it means to understand recruiting from the inside out unless you’re on the inside right now.
You probably don’t know someone who can get you a job. Most of the people you know won’t be a good fit at your company either. That doesn’t sound much like the land of milk and honey described by the proponents of social media as a recruiting and job hunting tool.
Really. Your friends are not a network. The mafia is a network. A union is a network. The computers in your house are a network. Your phone runs on a network. Electricity flows though a network. Parts of political parties are networks. Friends are different.
Collaboration is nearly always championed by people who want to be in charge of stuff. This year, I took a series of experimental classes with a number of geniuses in educational technology and reform. Their ardent belief in the collaborative god initially gave me the willies. I soldiered on, but did I change my mind?
Last week, I went to Dreamforce, It's Salesforce.com's annual gathering of the clan. It was intense and the opposite of most HR conferences. My personal epiphany came as I was browsing the Dreamforce Bookstore. Everyone has begun to sound the same. There, at Dreamforce, I realized that we're on the verge of a future that is nothing like our view of it.
When faced with toxic employees, most managers hesitate. Time races by as managers daydream about an orchestra of pianos falling on the toxic people's heads. But toxic people are like cockroaches – they can survive a nuclear blast.
Three Myths about Hiring the UnemployedAnyone who has been unemployed and looking for work in the middle of a career knows how difficult and frightening the process can be. Now, as a business owner, I'm proud of the fact that my company has been able to hire people who were unemployed (or under-employed) and then […]
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