Colin W. Kingsbury is the president and co-founder of HRM Direct, a leading SaaS provider of applicant tracking and onboarding systems to mid-sized organizations. Colin brings a lifetime of experience from both in and outside of the software industry, having previously held positions in product management, software engineering, sales, and as a newspaper journalist with expertise in knowledge automation, and has consulted on technology and business practices for Northrop Grumman, Boeing, General Electric, and the US intelligence community. Full Bio
World’s Most Offensive Job Board
by Colin W. Kingsbury
I’m thinking I should start a job board called TheWanted. The rules for signup would be very simple: candidates have to prove they’re currently employed. The slogan for HR clients could be, “Used by all, admitted by none.”
What else could we do to build the world’s most offensive job board? I’m only half kidding about this.
I went on Monster the other day to figure something out for a client, and was flabbergasted at the amount of junk that site threw at me. It’s like trying to read the want ads walking through a carnival funhouse. If this is the alternative to The Ladders, then you can put me down for a subscription.
The #1 complaint of recruiters is the deluge of bum candidates; the #1 complaint of candidates is applying for 25 jobs they think they’re honestly qualified for, and hearing zilch from anybody. The feedback mechanisms in this ecosystem are a mess.
I can’t help but think that the more unspoken rules one breaks, the closer one might get to an online recruiting experience that delivers real results for candidates…