“We need to leverage technology to bring recruiting back to its' roots as a social activity.”

The Founder of the Zero Unemployment Movement and CEO of SmartRecruiters, Jerome Ternynck, explains, "We created unemployment by allowing our economy to build a labor market that is not functioning properly; a labor market that is not effective."

The Zero Unemployment Movement launched on April 1st. It is a grassroots movement to gather ideas for addressing the inefficiencies of the labor markets.

"There is no reason for recruiting to be painful and lengthy and expensive. And that is what we want to fix...Recruiting is not rocket science; cast a wide net and make the right choice."

How can the labor markets be improved? How can inefficiencies in the recruiting process be addressed? Many people have contributed to the Zero Unemployment Movement, and more ideas will go a long way toward driving down unemployment.

"Technology, ideas, innovation can really help us fix this, I mean at the end of the day we created unemployment."

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Comment by Paul Alfred on May 19, 2011 at 4:56pm
So let's say we make recruiting easy and not expensive - where do you put the Millions you have just made unemployed in the Recruitment Industry ... Remember this is a 500 Billion dollar Global industry that is a lot of people that make up that industry.   I want to feed all the hungry people in the world too - Your Cause might be great but your solution has just transferred the problem to the very group trying to reduce unemployment.
Comment by David Smooke on May 19, 2011 at 6:43pm

@Paul. That's a catch22. If recruiting is easy and inexpensive, former recruiters will be easily and inexpensively be offered positions that utilize their talent in different and/or new ways.

The worker evolves. Always has and always will have to if he wants to continue to be a worker. Recruiters have a lot of great skills that can be used in many aspects of business: negotiating, managing expectations of clients, a great network of talent - to name a few . . . If businesses can save money they should. It drives prices down and increases output.


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