Thought For The Day: “If you’re not thinking of Amazon as a social networking company, you should.” —Dave Winer

  • Fordyce Letter Network
    1834 Members, 151 Forum Discussions (about 1/day), Blog Posts 215 (about 1/day). Part of the ERE family. This small network includes some of the usual suspects and some serious talent. This may be the proof point for smaller is better.
  • HR.com
    The grand dame of online HR community. Boasting over 188,000 members, 250 new members a day.
  • Minnesota Recruiters
    This community is an online-offline hybrid. 1,600 members. About 25% register for the regular physical networking events, 18% attend (space is usually a limiter)
  • Front End Recruiting
    165 Members, 16 Discussions growing at a couple of comments/week, 300 Blog Posts. This is an example of a boutique community…one central figure and a network of allies. Few of the regulars. Focused on the latest tools, trends and techniques
  • Sourcecon
    344 members.  all prescreened “sourcers” – very niche.  high value networking! 180 forum topics, some with a good amount of comments (see the sourcecon feedback thread).  Langhans says “sourcers are bit more of doers then talkers”.
  • Recruiter’s Network
    Claims 36,000 members. No info about content.
  • Recruiter’s Online Network
    This is a grandchild of Bill Vick’s original network.
  • RCE
    Recruiting Community Europe has about 1,300 members (They show last date of participation), blog postings (about 1/week)

I am still collecting information about Online communities in the HR – HCM – HRTech – TotalHR – Benefits – Compensation – Recruiting – Talent Management Industry. Please forward ideas and places I shouldn’t miss to john (at) johnsumser.com. Thanks – js


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