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The Recruiting Industry Is Broken 2: Free

On December 15, 2008, in All, Industry Analysis, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
The Recruiting Industry Is Broken II: Free (December 15, 2008) "Nothing ain’t worth nothing But it’s free." – Kris Kristofferson Undercapitalization plagues the recruiting industry. The folk wisdom that says you can open a recruiting business with a computer and a phone. Planning, which implies long term investment, is rarely a part of the Recruiting […]
 

081215 Landscape Changing Links (Dec 15, 2008)

On December 15, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: "The Recruiting Industry Is Broken" News About News, in 140 Characters With 3,000 followers in three weeks, this twitter feed is covering the last gasps of big media. The Secrets of Marketing in a Web 2.0 WorldJust like it is in Recruiting, most marketers don’t understand the fundamentals of Web 2.0. […]
 

The Recruiting Industry Is Broken I

On December 11, 2008, in All, Industry Analysis, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
The Recruiting Industry is Broken 1 (December 11, 2008) The idea that Recruiting, in its current shape, is some sort of a strategic function is completely laughable. At best, most Recruiters are “fixers” or “firefighters”. They respond to immediate crises. In most business functions, one plans in order to either avoid or minimize crises. When […]
 

081211 Social Layoffs Links (Dec 11, 2008)

On December 11, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought for the Day: Don’t develop a reputation for spreading malicious gossip. The Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing (version 3.0) This fantastic piece was referenced in the comments about Marissa Mayer’s Simple Advice On Who To Hire: Smart People Who Get Things Done. If someone figures out how to spot these folks early, the world will […]
 

081210 Cool Recruiting Industry Links (Dec 10, 2008)

On December 10, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought for the Day: Recruiting is broken by its focus on transactions. Why Recruiters Should Use Twitter and Must-Know Tips for Finding New Talent and Business In the downturn, the folks who will survive are polishing their skills. These are the twitter basics simply presented. Social Networks for the Job Search Jason Alba is fantastic. […]
 

081209 Industry Context (Dec 09, 2008)

On December 9, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: Failure is the only way to learn what needs improvement. Tribune Co. files for bankruptcy protectionThe old media death march continues. Newspapers are losing relevancy and revenue at an astonishing pace. A Web Start-Up Counting on Ad Sales? Good LuckIt’s getting harder to sell ads and harder to raise money for […]
 

081202 Recruiting Links (Nov 02, 2008)

On December 1, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For Today: “There are no great generalizations in Recruiting.” Breaking news Memeorandum-style  Upstart news aggregator Memeorandum  beats Google on the “time to new news” front with more depth. It’s nice to have an alternative Reviving Fu–ed Company  This downturn, there are many more forums for reporting displeasure with an employer. They include LayoffBlog.com, Screwdd F—-edStartups, It Died, Timely Demise,  web2.0f—edcompany.com, and deadpool. Transparency becomes a […]
 

10 Years Later: Recruiting Strategy Presentation

On December 1, 2008, in All, JohnSumser.com, Recruiting Strategy, Recruiting Wisdom, by John Sumser
Take a quick look at this. Though the sites have changed, the fundamentals of Recruiting Strategy remain the same.   1999 Recruiting Strategy
 

The Sourcing Hierarchy: Rational Recruiting Expenditure

As budgets tighten, companies are beginning to wrestle with standard cost-effectiveness questions. Advertising and advertising-like functions are one of the first places that budget shaving takes root. Since much of Recruiting and Talent acquisition uses an advertising business model (upfront expense, limited quantification of returns), the cost cutter’s eyes are inevitably drawn towards expenses in […]
 

081201 Recruiting Links (Dec 01, 2008)

On November 30, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought for the Day: “A lot of my job is redistributing the future,” Tim O’Reilly Why I Love Twitter Twitter is maturing into a critical business tool.  It’s not so much the personal stuff, it’s the flow of competitive intel. You’re Leaving a Digital Trail. What About Privacy? When you add it all up, our trails […]