Cleveland.2

On April 30, 2008, in All, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Recruiting Roadshow, by John Sumser
At times, Cleveland seemed as far as you could travel from Las Vegas. Where the desert
 

Cleveland.1

On April 28, 2008, in All, Employment Branding, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
The greatest paradox of the Internet era is the way that global communications tighten regional dynamics. Simultaneously, the world is flatter  and more intensely local. Somehow, greater access to planetary insight makes the neighborhood really important. It’s counter-intuitive. You’d think that globalized communications would homogenize culture. Alongside McDonalds, Starbucks, Wal-Mart, Holiday Inn and the other […]
 

Brown Bag Recruiter: Trip Report

On April 21, 2008, in All, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Video, by John Sumser
 You might have noticed a little gap in our daily flow. Ft. Lauderdale was calling, so we went to see Ami Givertz (here’s a bigger picture) on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. From California, it takes a day to get there and a day to get back. He premiered his new endeavor, The Brown Bag Recruiter, […]
 

Measuring What We Missed

On April 15, 2008, in All, Employment Branding, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
You gotta understand. SEO/SEM is a set of techniques that raise your ranking on a search engine. Whether that nets you more traffic and whether that traffic produces the results you want are separate questions. Whether or not the traffic that you may or may not get is the most cost effective way to reach […]
 

Status Report .3

On April 11, 2008, in All, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Online Community, by John Sumser
It’s time to get back to business. Today, I launched a regular happening on recruitingblogs.com. Called Digging Into Recruitingblogs.com, the idea is to showcase the things that make the community the vibrant place that it is. Here’s the introductory article.
 

Great Job Posting

On April 9, 2008, in All, Industry Analysis, Job Boards, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Sourcing, by John Sumser
This short article gives a great example of a powerful job ad.
 

Blue Chip

On April 4, 2008, in All, Industry Analysis, Job Boards, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
I’ve now received 15 referrals to a “premier talent website” called Blue Chip Expert. The idea is a multi-level-marketing spin on referrals. The operation appears to pander to consultants, Executive search people and hiring managers. Each of the notes I got inferred that I somehow knew the sender. One of the frustrating things about the […]
 

Inflection 8

The Generational Power Shift In The Industry (and In the Workplace) The day to day leadership of our industry (and most industries for that matter) rests in the hands of people in their forties. The greybeards look, well, a little old. Changes through merger, acquisition, failure and astonishing growth are the way that the new […]
 

Inflection.7

The Rapid Multiplication of Social Software Tools and Environments So, now you can join an online social network whose membership is restricted to extremely narrow parameters. It’s so bad that the VCs are complaining. With no observable business model and limited barriers to entry, the proliferation of social software/networking sites is reaching a screaming peak. […]
 

Inflection.6

On March 20, 2008, in All, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Video, by John Sumser
The Free Fall In The Pricing of Storage, Video and Still Images. Look around. Virtually every person you can see on American Streets carries a portable video device and a camera. As they learn to use the tools they already have, the landscape will shift. The changes will take five or ten years. They will […]