081219 2009 Forecasts

On December 19, 2008, in All, Futures, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Note: This is a revised and edited version of “Digging Into RecruitingBlogs.com v1.30“ (Dec 19, 2008) As the year winds down, prognosticators all over the world run their greedy little hands together. Now is the time for impressive feats of crystal ball gazing and hearty forecasting. Since no one has been speculating about the future […]
 

081219 Social Media Links (Dec 19, 2008)

On December 19, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: "Traditional advertising is inherently selfish. It interrupts in order to generate money (part of which pays for more interruptions). That approach doesn’t work at a cocktail party, or at a funeral or in a social network." – Seth Godin Brands, social, clutter and the sundaeSeth Godin’s article is sharp and to […]
 

081218 Marketing and Network Links (Dec 18, 2008)

On December 17, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: "Customers are major players in the arena of marketing – I would argue more so than the marketing professionals themselves now – so it is important to realize that and shift the marketing program to be more about how you interact and empower those customers rather than how you control and […]
 

081217 Recruiting Market Links (Dec 17, 2008)

On December 17, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: Will defriending be the social media trend in 2009? Top Marketing Gurus Gaze Into Their Crystal Balls Includes a great presentation. LeBeast Canada has the RecruitingAnimal, France has LeBeast. Who is LeBeast MySpace Quietly Begins Encouraging Users To Use Their Real Names Anonymity is not in the public interest. MySpace loses […]
 

081216 Global HCM Links (Dec 16, 2008)

On December 16, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: Using Free Services Is Often About Being Cheap Europe tackles health worker shortageThe European Commission has called for the establishment of a “health workforce observatory” to assist member states in planning future workforce capacity, training needs and the implementation of technological developments. In a new Green Paper to tackle health staff […]
 

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. […]