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 |

It's Not Paper

(July 11, 2006) All of the new technical tools we see have one underlying thing in common. They are all reflections of a day and age in which paper processes dominated the hiring world. The absolute only offering we've seen that isn't like this is Jobby, the tagging-qualifications tool recently acquired by Jobster.

After 25 years of desktop computing (we got ours in 1981), it is nothing short of astonishing that the mental model behind computing is paper. Workflow, that euphemism for "routing" (or review and approval process) claims to follow the flow of information. Instead, it's all about the flow of paper.

We asked a number of college kids how they'd approach a job hunt. In general, they told us that they'd try to network to get the Hiring person's IM address. Then they'd IM him or her.

Every single manager under 30 we talked to went, "Hmm, of course." Every single manager over 30 said "Hmm, How Rude." And there you have it. After a generation of pretending to automate, something is really changing.

The other day we visited a relatively new entrant to the recruiting software space. We tried to get them talking about Jobby. "Hmmm, this is very bad." They said. How do you control it? People could spam the system.

Old people. Old processes. Automating old ideas. Dinosaurs. Last decade's news. 20th Century ideas posing as 21st Century innovations. The next steps forward in Recruiting will not involve more of the same or another round of improvements on more of the same.

Listen very closely.

The next time a vendor who you about the Resume glut caused by Monster show them the door and offer to see them after they've looked at the market. That story about a resume glut was true at the bottom of the economic cycle. We're now at the top. No one is complaining about a resume glut anymore.

Monster is doing fine because no one has offered an interesting alternative. When there is one, it will not be an incremental improvement to an existing process.

We keep updating the blogroll. There are now 148 Recruiting related blogs.

John Sumser © TwoColorHat. All Rights Reserved.
  Permalink . - . Today's Bugler

Post Jobs - Search Resumes - Make a Better Hire, Faster

Give your job postings the exposure you need to reach the best candidates. Net-Temps' aggressive online advertising attracts the top candidates and your jobs are broadcast to a wider audience.

For 10 years Net-Temps has been providing online services exclusively to staffing companies. Our membership includes:

  •   Reusable job slots - unlimited editing  
  •   Full resume bank access  
  •   Extensive job distribution network

        and many more features to simplify your online recruiting.

Visit http://www.net-temps.com/ to take our Test Drive
or call 800-307-0062 for details.

| ERN | Bugler | The Blogs | Advertise with Us | Trends | Archives |

Contacting Us:

Copyright © 2012 interbiznet. All Rights Reserved.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Send comments to colleen@interbiznet.com

To receive this Newsletter in Email each weekday, please use the form on the linked page.

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

  • It Is Not Paper
  • Trovix
  • Website Basics II
  • Website Basics
  • What Is Content?
  • 10 Years Ago
  • Recruiting Blog Swap
  • Aging Is Not A Disease
  • Consumer Generated Media
  • Talent Shortage
  • Best of the Blogs
  • Associations.7
  • Associations.6
  • Associations.5
  • Dr.HR / Mr.Recruiting II
  • Dr.HR / Mr.Recruiting
  • Associations.4
  • Foment, Ferment, Froth
  • Best of Blogs
  • Associations.3
  • Bugler Baby Boomer SE
  • Baby Boomers SE
  • Associations.2
  • Go Jasons, Go
  • Blogging Update
  • Job Boards
  • Two Davids
  • Best of the Blogs
  • Associations.1
  • Redefining Retirement
  • Webby
  • The Bugler
  • Jobby
  • Microsoft
  • PPC.2 - Search
  • The Hunt
  • Pay per Click
  • Older = Diverse
  • SE: WorkplaceTrends.


    Stocks We Watch:
    Public Companies
    in Electronic Recruiting


       All material on this
       website is the
       property of interbiznet
       (The Internet
       Business Network:
       You may download
       a copy for personal
       use. Redistribution
       without permission
       is strictly prohibited.
       All material on
       this site is
       © 2008 interbiznet.

       All rights reserved.