IBN: Defining Excellence in Electronic Recruiting


Electronic Recruiting

Our Rate Card



Please Click On Our Sponsors

Please Click On Our Sponsors

Recruiting News for the Human Resource Professional

Please Click On Our Sponsors

Please Click On Our Sponsors

Please Click On Our Sponsors

Please Click On Our Sponsors




Click On Our Sponsors

Click On Our Sponsors










The Electronic Recruiting News is a Free Daily Newsletter For Recruiters, HR Managers, Advertising Agencies and Clasified Advertising Operations

| ERN | Bugler | The Blogs | Blogroll | Advertise | Archives |

What's Ethical?

(March 03, 2006)  Here's the text of the press release we cited in yesterday's Bugler:

The Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), the world's largest user knowledgebase for the family of Oracle(R) Applications users, announced the development of its Skills Marketplace, a job board specializing in connecting applications users seeking positions with potential employers.

Skills Marketplace is free to all qualified job seekers, both OAUG members and non-members, and provides an array of features designed to make the job-search process more efficient and effective by highlighting specific skills and needs.

In addition to a resume, each candidate's online profile allows him or her to showcase special skills through the application's questionnaires. This enables job seekers to classify themselves by application type and rank their skills in any of the Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Oracle Retail product areas. Candidates may also apply to jobs directly through Skills Marketplace, save job searches and track job applications.

For an annual fee, employers can use the job board to post job descriptions and search for candidates based on product area expertise and predetermined levels of experience. Currently, OAUG member companies can post their first three job descriptions free of charge.

"The OAUG Skills Marketplace is a robust and flexible application that allows companies to set up their own job descriptions or modify one of the hundreds of available templates to assist in targeting the exact candidate they need," said Patricia Dues, president OAUG. "The job board also offers individual applications users a practical, helpful tool for finding their next jobs."

We think it bears your close attention. OAUG is an Oracle subsidized non-profit whose primary goal is to improve the effectiveness of Oracle users. It's a  fan club with benefits that flow in two directions: to Oracle and to its users. The structure is one of those not-quite arm's length things.

By offering a job-board to members of the fan club, Oracle is quietly biting the hands that feed it. Helping users move between various Oracle customers makes Oracle a more solid offering while increasing attrition pressures on their paying clients. The distance between Oracle and OAUG softens the blow but does not diminish the ethical question.

This is the type of issue we'll all face as we move into permanent labor shortages (You could say that there's always been a shortage of Oracle talent.) Customers make great employees. Customers compete with each other for employees who know how to use your products. You have a relationship with those users. What's the right way to navigate this murky turf?

The boundaries between employers, employees and the marketplace have shifted and become transparent. There's no way that outdated ideas about loyalty and competitive differentiation will play to a market with multiple generations of layoff, downsizing and outsourcing experience.

This press release signals the beginning a new era of competition for the loyalty of potential employees.

- John Sumser © TwoColorHat. All Rights Reserved.

Don't forget to read the Bugler and review the latest Recruiting Blogs.

"Exclusive Search Technology, Unparalleled Reach, Recruitment Expertise, Precision Hirepower, Post Local Jobs Today on Yahoo HotJobs."

Click On Our Sponsors

Straining for superstars?
Simplify your search with

Find quality candidates quickly, build a better candidate pool, and develop stronger relationships.

Nine out of the top 10 executive recruiting firms and tens of thousands of recruiters use ZoomInfo. Why?

  • ZoomInfo has the largest index of business people - 28 million and growing
  • Expanded reach - dig deep inside organizations for the best talent
  • Competitive differentiation - you will be the one finding the most qualified candidates
  • Build rapport - Open more doors with the right background information to warm the call
  • Power of referral - Use who you know to find the people you need to know
Bottom line: More ROI with more quality placements in less time

Try ZoomInfo Today!

Please Click On Our Sponsors

Home | ERN | Bugler | The Blogs | Blogroll | Advertise | Archives | Careers

Contacting Us:
interbiznet, Mill Valley, CA 94941

Copyright © 2013 interbiznet. All rights reserved.
Materials written by John Sumser © TwoColorHat. All Rights Reserved.

To receive this Newsletter in Email each weekday, please use the form on the linked page.
If you have any problem with this form please click on the link below and enter your email address:    SUBSCRIBE      Thank you.

Click On Our Sponsors

Electronic Recruiting News


         - Bugler
           Daily Industry News

         - ERNIE
           ERN in Email


  • BlogRoll
  • Integrated Employment
          Branding Presentation
  • Trends Whitepaper
  • interbiznet Listings
  • interbiznet Trends
  • interbiznet Bookclub
  • Top 100 E-Recruiters
  • Presentations
         - Recruiting Then/Now
  • Recruiter's Toolkit
  • Seminar In A Box
  • ERN Archives
  • 1st Steps In The Hunt


  • Our Rate Card
  • Demographics


  • BlogRoll
  • What's Ethical?
  • Trucking
  • Tusk
  • BuildIing & Seeding 4
  • BuildIing & Seeding 3
  • BuildIing & Seeding 2
  • BuildIing & Seeding I
  • Human Capital Management
  • Strong Economic News
  • Targeting Your Audience
  • Online Job Ads
  • Website Brand Basics
  • Interview
  • Bigger Picture
  • Software Development
  • Employment Website III
  • Employment Website II
  • Employment Website
  • PreferredAudience
  • Audience
  • Traffic, Traffic, Traffic
  • Traffic Aquisition II
  • JB Traffic Aquisition
  • Job Board
  • Bugler
  • Psyche Shift
  • Shifting
  • Transparency


    Stocks We Watch:
    Public Companies
    in Electronic Recruiting


    Please Click On Our Sponsors



    Visit Our Sponsor


    Please Click On Our Sponsors


    Please Click On Our Sponsors



    Please Click On Our Sponsors



         © 2013 interbiznet.
         All Rights Reserved.

         Materials written
         by John Sumser
         © TwoColorHat.
         All Rights Reserved.