l reasearch. Libraries (public or university). Sales organizations finding competitive intelligence. Generating leads for sales teams.And, not everyone is on LinkedIn or Facebook. In fact, not everyone is on the internet. Warren Buffett is a good example. I need to email him and I can't find his email address. I've reached out to several other people who also can't find his email address. I'm beginning to think he doesn't use email. Is that possible in this day and age? If anyone reading this is up to the challenge, go for it! My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org if you find anything.A few years ago we got a search assignment from a client for a role that there are only about 10 people in the entire US qualified to do. They were NOT on the internet. However, 1st, 2nd, 3rd degrees of seperation came into play. We found out who they work with on many levels and reached out to those people (through internet research and then phone sourcing and recruiting). We did find the right people.In the past 3 years I've seen internet research change so much that we've revised our training manual for internet researchers at least 4 times. So it is true that if you learn a skill one way today, it may be dead in 2-3 years. But that's always been the case with internet research and sourcing. New tools come up, tools disappear. New techniques come up and old techniques become less effective.I hold the opinion that recruiters who are really good at recruiting (no patience, building relationships, building trust and running process) don't have the profile or skills necessary to also be really good at internet research. I also hold the opinion that people who are really good at internet research (patient, curious, open to change on a daily basis, inquisitive) don't have the profile or skills necessary to be really good at recruiting. So, in my opinion and based on the statistics of our very successful third party recruiting firm and our off shore internet research/sourcing firms, they both are necessary and most people can't be really good at both. So we let everyone do what they do best. Our recruiters don't search on the internet and our internet researchers don't make recruit calls. It works out really well. We have recruiters with 3-4 hours of phone time each day (that's connect time, not time available to be on the phone) and billing $200K-$500K per year each and have a $30/$1 ROI on our internet research. If that means it's dead, then we'll take dead!
Hi Amanda (and Maureen)
If you feel comfortable doing so (and you, too Maureen), would you give examples of easy, medium, and *difficult internet (and for you Maureen phone ) searches that you/your team has done?
* You already gave an example of a hard search, Amanda. -kh…
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Maureen Sharib said:The other question this brings up is:What if the Internet went away?We have been and are building our businesses around the internet. What if the internet, as we know it was either taken away or became too expensive for us to access large enough distribution of our product? What would we do? Is this really possible? Is there a plan B?Is it conceivable that only the largest and wealthiest companies could be left standing?Can you imagine having access to only about 200 sites?Can you conceive the cost of having to pay for any additional sites accessed that were not part of the package?We are becoming completely dependant on the internet for our marketing, what would happen to our businesses if it became cost prohibitive?What do you think?Video
ame too expensive for us to access large enough distribution of our product? What would we do? Is this really possible? Is there a plan B?
Is it conceivable that only the largest and wealthiest companies could be left standing?
Can you imagine having access to only about 200 sites?
Can you conceive the cost of having to pay for any additional sites accessed that were not part of the package?
We are becoming completely dependant on the internet for our marketing, what would happen to our businesses if it became cost prohibitive?
What do you think?