back to a rant..which I have done ;) good to see you on twitter again.. I think I "did" miss reading your tweets. Why? Well, that's another story. Hope this helped ~~ All the best, Susan p.s. I do like Sesame Street.. and RBC = Sesame Street.. you bet! I agree.
didn't say I don't get mad. I don't get mad in The Recruitosphere because it's a fun place. Just like Sesame Street with all those puppets. Are you going to get mad at Ami or Grover? Of course not. You can wrestle with them but that's a different story.…
served by questions like these . . . " If I may, please let me suggest that it was the very 'debate' itself that led us to the path of going deeper with your questions. To create change and progress, you need to plant a seed . . . and if this debate can lead to an evolution and deeper dive (i.e. your questions themselves), then I'm all for debate. Debate challenges groupthink - debate is needed in a democracy - debate can lead to change - debate is fundamental to progress.
1) Who's got the political clout [read: influence and access to vendors/audience] and economic muscle [read: cash and credit] cold ambition and street-smarts to affirm dominance [not to be confused with leadership or popularity] over time?
A: With a lack of capital, all small businesses are under the gun . . . coming in from the blind position. Entrenched competitors, by their very nature, hold advantage in the way of politics (they've been around longer) and cash/credit. Note that cash/credit are slightly elementary, so let's term this 'buying power/economic power' instead. Cold ambition? I give the edge to the small biz owners/team as the wolf coming up the hill has to be hungrier to survive. Street smarts? That again is debatable - in my estimation, the small biz is closer to the 'street' itself. Let me also suggest that the notion of a 'community' is about being on the 'street' - 'street' members are encouraged to participate and engage . . . and street members see value in other street members as much as the expert articles themselves. (This reminds of me of Business School - I learned more from my classmates than the professors; well, 90% of the time, anyway.)
2) Does a web-enabled flattening of bureaucracy automatically unseat the "tight-fisted hierarchy with all of its emphasis on control" or is that one of the web-enabled hallucinations that come with smoking your own dope in forums like these?
A: I don't understand this question at this point. All that I can add is that I see more engagement and sharing on this medium than any other. I am seeing more of a matrix-style of leadership than a hierarchial command-and-control structure (at least that's the perception at the 'street' level). Perhaps I'm wrong.?.
3) If "No one community can be all things to all recruiters" is true how will the natural order of things be satisfied without a struggle by one to dominate the other and, in so doing, further its own political, economic and/or ideological self-interests?
A: In my estimation, competition is a good thing and I'm not a fan of monopolies and/or cartels. If I may suggest a counterpoint, however, I'd like to say that the winners of today's/tomorrow's economy will be those companies that fill a gap in the market; a hybrid value-proposition, if you will. I'm suggesting a Cirque du Soleil winning over a Movie Theatre, Broadway Show, or Circus, etc.
4) Is 3) not already evidenced in the schism of HR and staffing, staffing and recruiting, recruiting and sourcing, sourcing and research? Or maybe this ongoing fragmentation parallels an ambitious market segmentation dreamed up in some vendors’ boardroom and propagandized by, dare I say, the likes of ERE? "
A: Can you post this question on your blog? This is worthy of its own forum.
"No one community can be all things to all recruiters" - Cha-ching!
5) Doesn’t Josh’s comment “...but at the end of the day, RBC is going to continue 'getting my business' and I'm going to tell all my friends and family how great it is…” say it all?
A: I don't know how RBC is growing, so I can only speak to myself. I tell every recruiter that I know and respect to come here - most have no idea this community even exists. If every Raving Fan did that here, membership would balloon for the right reasons - community.
Great questions, Ami - looking forward to your thoughts and ideas :)…
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an is completed was "mind boggling" to me. How and who "owns the loan" would make any shell game street hustler's jaw drop to the cement sidewalk they are standing on. These hustlers just happen to be standing on Wall Street.
The Giant Pool of Money, a 13 minute podcast by NPR, is also a great "listen."