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Why user interface matters and why you should care

Having spent the last nine months building our Recruiting CRM application to interface with many different systems I've been given the unique opportunity to look inside many different HR and recruiting software applications commercially available on the market. I've also had the chance to respond to many RFP's, RFI's, and product bake-offs with competitors. I'm continually blown away at how poorly designed many of these applications are from a users perspective (but not entirely surprised given… Continue

Posted on March 30, 2009 at 2:48pm

Cash is king...

We've all heard the phrase "cash is king" and probably hear that today more than ever. Why? Keep in mind that this is overly general but I'm just trying to illustrate a point. In today's economy we hear a lot about companies that borrowed extensively to fuel their growth and now the underlying assets that secured those loans are worth a lot less. In extreme cases that puts those companies upside down - meaning they owe more than the collateralized assets are worth. One way for these companies… Continue

Posted on February 10, 2009 at 1:30pm

Resume as a Tag Cloud

If you don't know what a tag cloud is go to wikipedia first.

Check out Tag Crowd. Copy and paste any text to make your own tag cloud to visualize word frequency. Try it with a resume or a job description and see the resulting cloud image. Do you like it? Does it have any relevance? Could you ever see this as a useful tool? Why or why not? Let's hear what you think.


Posted on October 5, 2008 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Human Resources Executive magazine announces 2008 Top 10 HR Products selections

Of course I wouldn't be writing this if Avature's Recruiting CRM wasn't selected...thankfully it was and a big "hug it out" to David Shadovitz and his editors for selecting us. You can see the article in the Oct. 2, 2008 current issue here:


There were a few winners in the talent acquisition space so I congratulate them as well - LinkedIN and Kenexa - good company to be in.

What's… Continue

Posted on October 3, 2008 at 12:47am

Tags vs. folders

According to website del.icio.us, "Folders were the old way to organize your bookmarks. They were great if you only had a few bookmarks and a few folders, but as your collection grew, it became harder and harder to decide what goes where. Delicious has a new and better way: tags."

Tags were also popularized by Flickr - the photo sharing website - as a way in which to categorize photos - who's in them, when they were taken, where they were taken, by season, holiday, event type, etc. -… Continue

Posted on August 19, 2008 at 8:29pm — 3 Comments

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At 8:38pm on January 21, 2009, Nicole Walls said…
hi Mike,

My pleasure and excited to be a part of the group...have a great evening
At 12:21pm on January 15, 2009, Becky Metcalf said…
Hi Mike,

Happy Birthday!
At 12:07pm on January 15, 2009, Slouch said…
At 9:42am on January 15, 2009, Slouch said…
Hey Michael. Have a great day to day and don;t spend all of your fun in one place. Thanks again for everything and click on the front page hour with logo to see the new logo we did. Again, the support is helpful. means a lot. Oh, and happy birthday
At 5:33pm on January 14, 2009, Kari Quaas said…
Just heard you on the Animal show today. Glad to find you on here.

Kari : )
At 7:37pm on December 4, 2008, Sarah White said…
Since you are from Oregon - absolutely. Unfortunately this month is pretty booked - can we shoot for January? I have the 2nd week still with availability. Touch base with me the first of the year and we will get it scheduled.
At 12:13am on November 21, 2008, Dan Nuroo said…
Hey Michael,

Thanks for the note. great stuff to look into, thanks for the advice.


At 12:30pm on November 6, 2008, Anthony Knierim said…
haha... Fortunately I'm a sox fan!! but they didn't do to well either!
At 11:49am on November 4, 2008, Allison Sherwood said…
Hi Mike, Thanks for the invite--it's always great to meet another recruiter from the Pacific Northwest! I look forward to staying in touch and sharing ideas.
At 8:45am on October 10, 2008, Catia Yun said…
Hey Mike, great to see you here. I just returned from my honeymoon. Back to business!!


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