I wanted to send out a Monday note to everyone on RecruitingBlogs.com about some things.
We have two great events coming up. The first is in Las Vegas next week and the other is in Dallas March 6th.
What is interesting about Vegas event is that almost all of the sponsorship money was from members of RecruitingBlogs.com. I really appreciate the generosity from Ben Yoskovitz and standoutjobs.com
, George Vasu from StaffingForce
, Mark Newman from HireVue
and Bill Bargas from Diversity.com
who are making this event free.
The interesting thing about the Dallas Event is that it is being organized by two active RecruitingBlogs.com members. Dennis Smith
has been a close friend of mine since the beginning and Amanda Papp
who is just a ball of energy. I am happy she is on the case. If you are interested in attending the Dallas event, please get in touch with Amanda. She’ll fill you in on the details.
I want to continue to put on these small evening networking parties so if you are interested in helping organize a local event, please send me a message about it. My goal is 10 in the next 4 months.
Over the past few weeks, it has become very obvious to me that there are a number of people out there with things to sell to recruiters. When RecruitingBlogs.com was set up, a marketplace was not in my top 10 things I was looking for. However, I know I need to set up some kind of system to allow this type of thing. It just drives me crazy when I see this stuff mixed in with regular posts about recruiting. I am open to suggestions on this one.
I have also added a new question on everyone profile page. It asks what kind of networking are you open to. I am hoping that clarifies to some degree what you hope to get out of possible relationships you can develop on RecruitingBlogs.com. I also hope it cuts down on irrelevant comment spam on your personal page. Please note that it is easy to delete unwanted and inappropriate comments. There is a red X beside every comment and you can just click the X.
I also want to publicly thank Dave Mendoza
for opening up his network to RecruitingBlogs.com I also want to thank everyone else who has invited people into RecruitingBlogs.com – There are lots of you who have invited people and I am thanking you right now. I really appreciate it.
There are three things I would like to close off with that you may be interested in.
1. Gerry Crispin is doing a webinar Feb 27 on Source of Hire – What 2007 Results Offer To Your 2008 Plans
2. HRmarkter has a new Ebook you can download for free on Marketing to HR with Traditional and Web 2.0 Integrated Strategies
3. I wanted to give a plug to ZoomInfo
– They sponsored last year's best blog awards and I highly recommend trying them out for free. Here is a link to get a free password to ZoomInfo
for a period of time.