HireAbility Awards - "Six Degrees from Dave" - Best Recruitment Blog of 2007!

By Dave Mendoza, Master Cybersleuth, Affiliate Partner, JobMachine Inc. (720) 733-2022

Best Recruitment Blog of 2007

Six Degrees From Dave

My day to day is still that of a Master CyberSleuth, a Strategy & Research Consultant on behalf of Palm Inc., as an Affiliate Partner to Shally Steckerl’s JobMachine Inc. and as a Public Speaker. I needed a platform to evangelize my passion on behalf of sourcing methodologies to develop niche talent strategies, promotion of employment branding and recruitment technologies. “Six Degrees from Dave” has evolved dramatically since its inception in July, 2006 to fulfill that vision. It began as a blog highlighting the significance of social networking in developing talent pipelines and relationships into a broader overview of building upon that networking aspect with an appreciation for the rank and file and thought leadership with an-depth interviews on recruiting trends and best practices on a global scale - reporting from Prague and Amsterdam with many more on-site research planned for 2008.

Six Degrees” has exploded into a true social networking community - with it’s membership group exploding ... in just one month.

Last year, “Six Degrees..” was distinguished by Recruiting.com as receiving the Most Votes for “Best Recruitment Blog of the Year” in 2006. I accept the Hireability Award for “Best Recruitment Blog of 2007″ with humility - it is our readers who made it possible. Special recognition to Shally Steckerl and Glenn Gutmacher, two great friends and personal mentors. Above all, I thank you our readers and everyone who was generous in their time and contributions in providing informative interviews, media content, and support.

“Six Degrees From Dave” - has been been nominated for both Best Overall Recruiting Blog AND Best Recruiting Industry Blog. The Winner wins a trip to Las Vegas and is selected by popular vote. Today is the last day for this Final End-of-Year Awards recognition season. I look forward to your continued support.

Best Recruiter of 2007

Diane Hill-Koenig, Recruiter - PR , Corp Communication, Academic & Staffing

“Diane Hill-Koenig is a Talent Scout, not just any run of the mill recruiter, she has the distinction of being every staffing professional’s best friend. You see, Diane is a bona fide “Recruiter for Recruiters” at YAHOO! Her mission at Yahoo! Is to hire many staffing professionals, i.e. staffing managers, recruiters, sourcers, HR Managers,HR Directors, and HR Reps on behalf of Yahoo!’s human resources department. Yahoo!’s goal is to develop a state of the art staffing process, with an ambitious plan which will ultimately create a staffing environment in which all reqs would be open and closed within ten days. It’s a challenge well suited to Diane, one that highlights her ever growing popularity as Silicon Valley’s recruiting sweetheart.”

Best Recruitment Site of 2007

Shally Steckerl’s JobMachine

Shally Steckerl is a talent acquisition consultant, strategist, and speaker originally from Colombia, South America, now residing in Atlanta, Georgia. Shally is the Founder and Chief CyberSleuth of JobMachine, Inc. (jobmachine.net), the premier provider of sourcing consulting services and workforce development. Early in his career Shally realized that as a contingency recruiter he could beat the competition by finding people who were not available in mainstream sources. Since then he has been instrumental in building numerous world class sourcing and research organizations.

Because of his passion for the Internet as a recruitment tool and his continually innovative methods, Shally has developed a reputation as one of the most respected authorities in passive candidate research and talent pipeline development worldwide. A pioneer in recruitment Internet research, accomplished author and celebrated speaker, he is a regular contributor to many industry publications. Shally is frequently requested to present at leading domestic and international recruiting conferences and conduct private workshops.

Shally now spends his time consulting with organization interested in building passive candidate pipeline generation and recruitment teams, and developing their advanced sourcing skills.

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