091016 Moving Day

Top 100…We’ve moved As a part of the reorganization of RecruitingBlogs.com, the Top100 Influencers project moved to its new home at Top100Influencers. As is the case in any move, there are some things that got packed in the wrong box. We’re busy getting the feel of the new place and remembering where we put stuff […]

091013 #TalentCamp

On October 14, 2009, in Daily News, Futures, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Networking, by John Sumser
#TalentCamp This weekend in Portland is the first gathering of #TalentCamp. With marketing that’s reminiscent of the startup of Sourcecon (recently purchased by ERE), #TalentCamp is shrouded in mystery. The participants, all fully fledged  members of the Recruiterati, aspire to great heights. The core participants Brian DeGroodt, Franny Oxford, Jeff Hunter, Joe Gerstandt, Lance Haun,  […]

091012 Domains for Sale

On October 11, 2009, in Daily News, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Do you remember Dave Lefkow? He was a working member of the recruiting community having tackled TMP and Jobster. Several years ago, he was the brightest candle in the box. He’s had amazing luck in the years since he left our world. Baconaise, his bacon-flovered sandwich spread, has been on the Daily Show. The improbable […]

091008 Guerilla Candidate

On October 8, 2009, in Job Boards, Job Hunting, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Networking, by John Sumser
The relationship between potential employees and employers is changing.Increased ‘transparency’ on both sides of the equation is altering the fundamental social contract. I’m writing about it in a variety of forums. Here’s my section from Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 2.0 Things have really changed. Knowing exactly what you want is more important than ever. […]

090916 What’s Coming?

On September 16, 2009, in Futures, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
What’s Coming There’s a new idea emerging in the noisy din of forecasts about the web’s future. Almost all of the usual suspects point to the “Semantic Web” as the next logical increment of evolution. Jumping on Tim Berners-Lee‘s original vision, they promise richer access to exactly the thing that you want when you want […]

Cheesejob II

On September 11, 2009, in All, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
CheeseJob II Every 21st Century organization is a publishing company. It’s not just marketing, recruiting, sales or the investor relations department. Web technology, like termites, is eating out the foundations of traditional management structures. The issue gets sidestepped when you try to think of it as a generational issue in the workplace. Transparent interactions happening […]

090909 CheeseJob I

On September 9, 2009, in All, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
CheeseJob I Joel Cheesman leads a charmed life. I’ll always picture him pulling away from the stoplight in Cleveland waving gang signs from his Land Rover. Branding himself as an anti-corporate crusader, the Cheezhead brand was 1/3 Ali G, 1/3 Homer Simpson and 1/3 Howard Beale. And, all cheese all the time. Cheezhead made quite […]

090827 Top 100 Status

On August 27, 2009, in All, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
I imagine you’ve been watching things unfold on the Top 100 Influencers Project over on RecruitingBlogs.com. Here’s the progress so far. Background Pieces Key Influencer Keys To Influence Influence Happens In A Context Recruiting and HR Spheres of Influence v Name AKA Arena Sponsor 1.01 Naomi Bloom The Architect Data Structures, Enterprise 1.02 Kevin Grossman […]

090823 Recruitfest 1

On August 23, 2009, in Futures, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Recruitfest On September 23 and 24, I’m going to be in Toronto for the second annual Recruitfest. It’s the Recruitingblogs.com conference event. It’s unlike any other get together in the HR – Recruiting – Talent Development industry. A regular review of the Recruitfest facebook page will give you some idea of what’s in store. Most […]

090813 Starr-Tincup

On August 13, 2009, in HR Trends, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Starr – Tincup: Differentiation Have you seen the recently renovated Starr – Tincup website? One thing is immediately clear. There is no other operation like Starr – Tincup in the HR – Recruitment industry. Irreverence, a penchant for the truth, an odd sense of humor and clear targeting of non-boomer demographics are the essence of […]