Digging Into RecruitingBlogs.com V 2.14 5 Recent Things

Digging Into RecruitingBlogs.com V 2.14 5 Recent Things

I have fun at my job. Recently, I've been writing about some things that I think are particularly interesting. The sustained downturn is causing innovation in recruiting to explode. I've been looking closely at trends and examples.

I have a weird perspective on the 'future'. I think it's already here and we are in the process of trying to uncover it. The best descriptions of what's actually going on sound like science fiction. Our biggest challenge is always trying to see what is right in front of us.

So, my work involves trying to understand the things we are experiencing in a larger context. Some times I get it really right, sometimes I get it wrong. I get it right more often.

Overall, the idea is to deliver these views to readers who want to have their beliefs challenged. It's boring stuff for someone who wants a pure tactical input. You'll hardly ever see me write a piece called "How to..." You can get that other places.

  • The Twitter Revolution I, II and III
    Twitter isn't what you think it is. The service lays the groundwork for a semantic search engine. The more stuff that gets input, the greater the demand for intelligent search. The Twitter folks have proven an interesting point: collaboration is best facilitated by less functionality rather than more.
  • Just Work
    A job is the only asset that doesn't devalue. There's an emerging movement that takes a different view of work. Instead of the 00s emphasis on position and title, this view is more 19th century. A good job is worth having, engagement passion or not.
  • Job Boards Revisited I, II and III
    Rumors of the impending death of the job boards are highly exaggerated. With a small bit of adaptation (see Jobvite), they have 30 or 40 years of good life left in them. In the downturn, the number of job boards continues to grow.
  • Consolidate and Fragment
    Over the coming months and years, we’re going to see a lot of creative destruction. Tons of social networks will get formed and abandoned. Ning resemble a huge shanty-town from some perspectives. Lots of starts rotting on the vines. The early web was just like this
  • Novotus 1 and Novotus 2
    Mike Mayeux is doing something different. It's a little unfair to call his project an RPO but that's the current nomenclature. The enterprise wraps basic recruiting services into functional modules and then sells with a guarantee. It's revolutionary like one of those jets that works best at speed.

I'm on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Friendfeed. Catch up with me.

I'm leading an Intensive workshop called Recruiting Strategy in a Down Economy: Identifying What's to Come in the Upturn at the Kennedy Recruiting Conference in Las Vegas on May 19.

I'm leading an Intensive workshop called Recruiting Strategy in a Down Economy: Identifying What's to Come in the Upturn at the Kennedy Recruiting Conference in Las Vegas on May 19.

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Comment by Steve Levy on April 12, 2009 at 9:21am
John, what happened to the previous comments?
Comment by Veronica A on April 12, 2009 at 9:38pm
I think somehow your comments always get split into two duplicate posts...

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