This is an incredible opportunity for me. I really like the recruiting business and I really like it from a third party recruiter’s perspective. I started subscribing to the Fordyce Letter almost 10 years ago. It is a tremendous resource and I don’t feel silly saying that no Third Party Recruiter should be without a subscription. It’s true.
At a base level, when it comes to thinking about and relating to the business of being a third party recruiter, The Fordyce Letter is something you should be reading. Sounds like a shameless plug doesn’t it? Well I can tell you something, you just go ahead and ask anyone of the subscribers and let them tell you what they think.
Dave Manaster did something really smart about 36 weeks ago. He called Paul Hawkinson who is the publisher of the Fordyce Letter and worked out a deal that led to ERE’s acquisition of the Fordyce Letter. I remember being floored. I was blown away. It was one of those times where I had to leave the office and take a walk around the building.
For me now to be part of that team is really an honor. I talk to Dave almost every day and the guys at ERE who I have met are good people. Last week I spoke to Paul Hawkinson and though it was not the first time I had spoken to him, it was the first time I was feeling like I had electricity running through me. I think we are all going to get along.