On the business of recruiting...
"Recruiting is about driving the business forward. Competitive advantage. Period. Nothing more, nothing less. It doesn’t exist to get people jobs and it doesn’t exist so that people who couldn’t get jobs being a camp counselor can make 6 figures. That means that you figure out the positions that will make or break your company and you get the perfect person for that job, and you pour your blood, sweat and tears into that, and… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on May 31, 2007 at 6:00am —
"I'm a little surprised that anyone would have a problem with John Sullivan's stand on aggressive recruiting tactics. In my opinion, once you've made the decision to poach another company's employees, you've already crossed the line. Other than misleading a candidate about the merits of the job, everything else a recruiter does to find… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on May 30, 2007 at 9:00am —
On social networks...
"Social networks suck. There is a new social network launched every other day, and they suck as well...The biggest risk to all social-networking players is the flighty, unpredictable behavior of Internet users...In an attempt to keep visitors hanging around, many social networks are integrating entertainment, such as videos, music clips, blogs, and instant messaging into their sites. But with each new update, social networks become harder to… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on May 29, 2007 at 9:00am —
On blogging etiquette...
"The professional world is increasingly the last outpost of civility in a world where 'upper class' is defined by Paris Hilton instead of Jackie Onassis. 'You are what you blog,' is the order of the day here: if you call Bill Gates a coprophagic pederast, I'll take your word that's honestly representative of your feelings, but I'll also back slowly away from you while looking for the exit."
Colin Kingsbury,… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on May 28, 2007 at 9:00am —
Hmmm...Need I say more?
Added by Amitai Givertz on May 27, 2007 at 12:05pm —