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










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 |


BoB (Best of the Holiday Blogs)

(January 03, 2007)
  • The Great White Referral
    Howard Adamsky's 2005 article on The Myth of the Passive Candidate was a timely repost on today's ERE. If 2005 was the year of the Passive Candidate, 2006 has been the year of the Employee Referral. It's a good thing it's almost 2007 because I am getting tired of it. Don't get me wrong: employee referrals can produce great hires, no doubt about it But I think they're being oversold. (HRM Direct)
  • Where is Jeff Taylor?
    I was watching the Discovery Channel the other day when a commercial appeared from a company called eons.  The commercials (which can be viewed below) included Jeff Taylor, the founder and visionary behind Monster.  I've heard many stories about Jeff, and although I have never met him, his reputation remains solid as on of the leading thinkers and visionaries in the online recruitment industry.  As one industry veteran once told me, "I would work for two CEOs again, one is Jeff". (Human Capitalist)
  • Can We Move Beyond "HRO Vendors Aren't Making Money"?
    One of the big themes in human resources outsourcing (HRO) this past year was, "...none of the HRO vendors are making money".  Can we please move beyond this because, frankly, its old news?  Yes, Hewitt and Convergys have disclosed challenging financials with their HRO business (I actually credit these 2 vendors for actually disclosing their financials at the business unit level) but does it really matter?  (Human Capitalist)
  • Always Be EchoSign
    I'm blogging this on the last working day of Q4, the busiest sales day of the year. And I have the time to blog this because of a seriously great deal execution web service called EchoSign. This morning I had a deal to be done with someone who doesn't use Word out of principle (hey, we are wiki guys and all for it), threw away their fax machine when spam ate all the ink and paper and didn't have access to a scanner.  Another person was on vacation and I didn't want to burden them with the manual labor or a Kinko's run.  I signed up for a free account, uploaded an agreement, sent them, tracked progress during the day and got counter electronic signatures.  CCd the lawyer in the process.  Deal done hassle free. (Ross Mayfield)
  • How the brain forecasts
    Neuroscientists report that the same regions of the brain are used for forecasting the future as recalling the past. In the Washington University study, subjects underwent fMRI brain scans as they were asked to remember, say, a BBQ they attended and also imagine one in the future. The fMRI enabled the scientists to identify which specific brain regions lit up during both tasks. From Scientific American:
    "...To effectively generate a plausible image of the future, subjects reactivate images (e.g. visual-spatial context)," the researchers write in a paper published online January 1 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. "Postexperiment questionnaires indicate that while envisioning the future, subjects tended to place those images in the context of familiar places (e.g. home, school) and familiar people (e.g. friends)." In other words, to imagine the future, we remember the past and put our projections in that context.

    (Boing Boing)

  • RSS wasn't invented
    In the dustup over Microsoft's RSS patents, some of the mainstream press brought up, once again, the issue of Who Invented RSS. But RSS doesn't have an inventor. It wasn't invented. Something else happened, something harder than invention, imho -- an activity that we don't have a word for in the English language. First, let's try to figure out what happened, never mind, for the moment, how it happened. (Scripting News)
  • How to Develop People
    • Any organization develops people; it has no choice. It either helps them grow or it stunts themů In developing people the lesson is to focus on strengths. Then make really stringent demands, and take the time and trouble (it's hard work) to review performance. 1

    Do you even have a talent management practice yet? I'd say that pretty much every large organization has a "VP of talent" or something similar. However, the small and mid sized businesses may be lagging behind a bit. (Systematic HR)

  • What is a weblog?
    The unedited voice of a person People use blogs primarily to discuss one question -- what is a blog? The discussion will continue as long as there are blogs. It's no different from other media, all they ever talk about is what they are. We got dinged by the NY Times because all bloggers talked about at the DNC was other bloggers. But what were they busy doing -- talking about other reporters, except when they were talking about bloggers -- talking about bloggers. Nothing wrong with it. In the early days we joked that they were watching us watch them watch us watch them. And so on. (Scripting News)
  • Vanishing Professions
    Party excess this time of year, but it's also a liberating period when one can practice all one's vices -- gluttony, alcohol abuse, and sleeping late  -- with the knowledge that repentance is nigh on New Year's Day. Resolutions to eat right, exercise, and save money and/or the environment/the world provide the antidotal whiplash to holiday blowouts. I figure it's the ying and yang way to keep people in check for the rest of the year.  (BerkeleyBlog...hat tip Dave Winer)

John Sumser © TwoColorHat. All Rights Reserved.
  Permalink . - . Today's Bugler. - .
Send To a Friend

Talent is what matters most.
Hire the best with Authoria Recruiting.

Authoria Recruiting 2007 is a next-generation recruiting solution that helps you:

  • Understand exactly what talent your managers need.
  • Find the best sources.
  • Target and attract the highest quality candidates.
  • Hire top talent and track their success.
The most widely-used enterprise recruiting solution on the market, Authoria Recruiting helps our customers manage private talent pools totaling over 11 million candidates.

Find a smarter way to hire. Download our complimentary white paper
- Staffing Strategies: Can You Find, Recruit, and Retain the Talent You Need?

Click On Our Sponsors

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

  • Holiday Blogs
  • Here It Comes
  • 2006 Top Ten (V10)
  • 2006 Top Ten (V9)
  • 2006 Top Ten (V8)
  • 2006 Top Ten (V7)
  • 2006 Top Ten (V6)
  • 2006 Top Ten (V5)
  • 2006 Top Ten (V4)
  • 2006 Top Ten (V3)
  • Craig and Buckmaster
  • 2006 Top Ten (V2)
  • 2006 Top Ten
  • Lean Staffing VIII
  • Lean Staffing VII
  • Lean Staffing VI
  • Kennedy Video
  • Media Is Not Culture
  • The Right Traffic






    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.