Putting candidates in social networks.

The Marketing Headhunter - Recruiting Animal Show
At Recruitfest, Dennis Smith promoted the idea of setting up a social network which would attract all of the people in his niche of wireless communications. Then he could be the Community Manager, a term he took from Susan Burns the day before. I said, "Hey, David Perry's sitting right here. There was just an article about him in The Wall Street Journal that described him impersonating waiters and skulking around basements to get the names he needs.

"Is he going to bribe a janitor to get the number of somebody's private washroom and then put that guy on Ning? How dumb is that? What's more," I said, "Harry Joiner, the Marketing Headhunter, just appeared on The Recruiting Animal Show, telling us how he blocked another recruiter from accessing one of this star candidates on LinkedIn.."

Now, however Harry tells Bill Vick that he has started a LinkedIn group so that all of his best candidates can see eachother. I don't know the details but I'll bet he won't let the competition in. All the same, once the information is made even somewhat public, it's going to be leaked by some of the members. And how can that be good for Harry?

He can see that. You can tell in the video. But he shrugs his shoulders and says, "Changing is going to cause less pain than not changing." Sure, Harry. Good luck.

See Harry make his fateful remarks on XTREME RECRUITING TV.
"Always informative and entertaining". That's his motto.
PS: Look at his picture. He's wearing Sarah Palin glasses, isn't he?

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Comment by Bill Vick on September 26, 2008 at 10:09am
The video Animal is referring to is at http://www.XtremeRecruiting.tv. His comment originally appeared there.
Comment by Harry Joiner on September 26, 2008 at 10:23am
The rift between me and Steven Burda had to do with me introducing other recruiters to my candidates -- not with me introducing other candidates to each other. I figured that these guys already know each other from trade associations, and if they want to trade job intel, they don't need me to facilitate it. They can already do that through their trade associations.
Comment by Recruiting Animal on September 26, 2008 at 1:50pm
Oh, Harry. I don't know. You've assembled a nest of superstars and it won't take any magic for a guy like David Perry to find it easy pickins
Comment by Recruiting Animal on September 26, 2008 at 1:50pm
Bill the link is behind "Harry tells Bill Vick" but I'll put it in more clearly

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