ith our new offices we are going to buy home-essentials for the needy and give them out (it's something I took from my personal life and applied it to the work-place). You can take photos of your company with the sweatshirts, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, etc...
el, you can find out immediately.
The removable, flavor-laden stickers can be licked just once and can't be reattached to the ad. So far, this technology, which has been approved by the FDA, has been used to promote grape juice and toothpaste in popular magazines such as People and Rolling Stone.
Although advertisers are still studying the "ick factor" (how receptive consumers are to licking ads), new flavors are being developed. Keep an eye out for pizza, soy milk, and children's cold medicines.
(Source: The Wall Street Journal)…
sweeping statements. In particular:
"Contemporary sourcing is a dead-end occupation with little in the way of transferrable skills."
Transferrable to what? Couldn't you say the same thing about Recruiting et al? A Recruiter who can't Source (identify, contact and confirm) talent is an HR Admin. However, I completely agree that pure internet sourcing is a dead end as it merely generates data, not leads. A skill-set including a combination of world-class internet search and phone sourcing is absolutely transferrable to just about any Sales/Lead Generation opportunity. The same can't be said about an HR Admin who schedules interviews and completes new hire forms.
"Next generation recruiting is about relating intimately, not about mutual discovery." This has always applied to Recruiting, not just "next generation".
"It's about fidelity and long term value exchange, not one night stands." By the numbers: 1 hire requires approx. 10 interviews (phone and full face-to-face). 10 interviews require 40 profiles (resume, candidate profile completed by Recruiter). 40 profiles require 100 solid "hits" (candidate generation through passive and active search). A typical Recruiter carries 20-25 Reqs at any given time and they are rarely all for the same exact description. However, let's assume for our purposes these req's are identicle. 20 req's times 40 profiles = 800 profiles...people YOU claim are interested in long-term "fidelity". Let's make this easier by cutting everything in half. You still claim that success can only come with intimate, professional relationships with over 400 people. In the ever-changing real world, skills, priorities and hiring targets are constantly moving. How many people do you honestly think a professional can have a true intimate and long-term professional relationship?
"It's about data that updates itself because the relationship is constantly working." Updates itself? How? Who's doing the data entry? There are technical solutions out there that automate contact data (job title, company, phone, email, etc.) for us without picking up the phone or sending emails. The toothpaste is out of tube already with this technology and is available to anyone who takes the time to build a professional network of contacts via LI, Facebook, et al.
Sourcing has and always will be an extremely important aspect of successful recruiting.…
Animal, is your name really . . . .oh, never mind. She was the last person I kept in a rage for three days and it wasn't because I was"appeasing the barbarians". It was much worse - something to do with the toothpaste top, the toilet paper roll was upside down or something else even less dastardly like standing up for Gen Y'ers and asking Boomers to get over the bad selves at times.
You are right. Never was at Kent State. But there was a race riot and armed guards in the halls of Rockford West High School in the early 70's. (No need to google it for accuracy. West is now a middle school I believe). No fun having the squad cars at the homecoming dance. My wife, also a PROUD boomer like myself, remembers going to school in Massachusetts when her dad was stationed in VietNam. Those kids told her that her dad was a "baby killer".
Boomers are great folks. Not perfect. And, we often forget what we were like. I am very proud to be a boomer. What a great generation - but, again, we forget sometimes what it was like.
You'll be glad to know I did get out the vinyls for a 60's party we had a couple weeks ago. Good to see the albums for The Who, Blood Sweat and Tears, Three Dog Night, Cream, and sad to say we still have the Bobby Goldsboro and Peter, Paul and Mary vinyls, too.
Jerry, clicking on your link and hearing The Who was outstanding. Mary Kay, my wife, and I saw them at the Hollywood Bowl about 18 months ago. They still rock and I think Townsend is better now than he was at Woodstock. Animal, saw the movie "Woodstock" at the Riverlane outdoor theater. If you google that one you'll see it is gone, too. Kids today have no idea how cool the outdoor was.
Lonnie, no hidden agenda. No hocus pocus. Gave a speech to about 500 college kids two weeks ago in Anaheim. My message was simple - if you want to be in sales I want to talk to you. If you don't, I want to help you with your resume or interviewing skills so you have a better chance. I just wish someone would have told me about this 35 years ago.
Sandra, be careful now. Saw that you've been recruiting since 1978. If I'm drueling in the oatmeal you are going to be bib shopping soon. We aren't that far apart - although your picture is much better.
Maureen - it IS a scrary time for many AARPers. Jobs going away, 401ks losing 40% of their value. Fortunately us proud baby boomers will figure out how to get through it.
Rayann, I gotta buy a turntable first. Then, watch out neighborhood. I still have Woodstock vinly and it has some raucous songs.
Animal, hope you can sleep this weekend. 3 days of rage. Outstanding . . .simply outstanding!