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Corporate Recruiting
(October 27, 1996): We're hard at work on the next edition of the Electronic Recruiting Index (to be published in December). As a part of our research, we've surveyed nearly 1500 Corporate Recruiting Sites. If you're in corporate HR, take a look at the competition. If your in third party recruiting, it's a great look at the HR Online Marketplace.

The Whole HR Suite

(October 24, 1996): The current issue of WebWeek features a story on ATT's use of the net for a broad spectrum of HR functions. "Taking HR To The Next Level" puts a spotlight on an important notion. Recruiting is a component of a full HR function and must be tightly integrated to be truly effective.

Non Industry Recruiters

(October 23, 1996):We're surprised that none of the firms you might call "traditional recruiters" have matched the services of Tripod or Extreme Resume Drop
  • Tripod offers free online resume creation services (as well as a bunch of solid career material). Visitors can use their instant resume creation site and join Tripod's community. It's a free place from which to market a resume.

    They also provide a solid list of places on which to post resumes. In general, they have a remarkable grasp of the job hunter's perspective.

  • Extreme Resume Drop offers a service that allows job hunters to ship a resume to 200 companies at the push of a button. There's a service right on the page that allows you to add your company to the list.


(October 22, 1996): Is it a big deal? Although we tend to downplay the ultimate role of privacy in the evolution of the Internet, it seems to be a big (and getting bigger) bugaboo. For a comprehensive picture, take a look at the Stalker's Home Page. It's not really a collection of tools for stalkers, it's more of an alarmist's look at the potential of the net to invade privacy.

Career Descriptions

(October 21, 1996):In what we think is the beginning of a trend, Webmaster Magazine convened a professional forum to discuss:
What are webmasters? What do they do? What kind of skills do they need? What do they earn? Should they be certified? How do employers recruit and retain them? Where do they fit into the organization? Where's the profession going? We have assembled a set of resources and a panel of experts to help you answer these and related issues about "webmastery". Drop in on our online forum to ask questions, find answers, share observations and learn more about this dynamic, evolving profession and its implications for your business, or just delve into the other information you'll find here.
If you're interested in the various ways that webmasters work in organizations, this material is a must read. More importantly, it reflects a new approach to career counseling made possible by the web.

Traditionally, this sort of peer to peer discussion of an occupation was limited to small, real-time settings and could only be distributed with the awkward use of video cassette. We expect to see similar forums. conducted by professional groups, covering many disciplines. They will emerge over the next 18 months.

Both corporate HR and specialty third party recruiters will benefit greatly from associations with these projects as they appear.

Recruiters' Internet
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(AUGUST 01, 1996): It's here and we're proud. Staffing Industry Resources has published the Recruiter's Internet Survival Guide by our editor, John Sumser.
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See a detailed index of our past issues

  • Week Ending October 27, 1996
    • Non-Industry Recruiters
    • Stalker's Page
    • Career Descriptions
    • HR: The Next Level
    • Corporate Recruiters
  • Week Ending October 20, 1996
    • Internet Alternatives
    • Watching The Newspapers
    • 809 Phone Scam
    • Resume Databases
    • USJob.netWork
  • Week Ending October 13, 1996
    • Snorkeling The Web
    • Email Etiquette
    • Job Listings As Infotainment
    • Niche-Ing With Nation Job
  • Week Ending October 6, 1996
    • Kevin Johansen Interview
      • Community and Recruiting
      • Starting A Web Business
      • Web As Recruiting Tool
      • Recruiters as Leaders
      • The Future
  • Week Ending September 29 1996
    • Resources for Researchers
    • Netshare
    • Design: Doomed to Tombstones?
    • Job Bank USA
    • Regionalizing
    • Austin Knight
  • 2 Weeks Ending September 22 1996 Including:
    • Job Lynx
    • Career City Launches
    • Better Not To Bother
    • Scratch The Niche
    • Role Of Marketing
    • Salary Surveys
  • 2 Weeks Ending September 07 1996 Including:
    • Thought Experiment
    • Staying Abreast of Technology
    • Another Personal Agent
    • The Customer Is Everything
    • Net Demographics
    • Much, Much More
  • Week Ending August 24 1996 Including:
    • Andrew Barbour Interview
    • Electronic Labour Exchange
    • Global Translation Alliance
    • Career Companion from ESpan
    • Career Magazine Redesign
    • Duh...With A Capital D
  • Week Ending August 17 1996 Including:
    • New Net Growth Stats
    • Browser Search
    • Gimmicks
    • Copy Editors
    • Changes At Online Career Center
    • Net-Temps and Yahoo
  • Week Ending August 10 1996 Including:
    • Know Thy Competition
    • Life as a Road Warrior
    • TV as a Cross Promotion Tool
    • Monster Board Snags All-Star
    • Recruiter's Web Survival Guide
    • New Look
  • Two Weeks Ending August 03 1996 Including:
    • Eudora 3.0
    • Net News Daily
    • RON and ESpan
    • Manpower
    • New Sites
    • 8 Corners of ECommerce
    • Free Email
    • Much Much More
  • July 20 1996 Including:
    • HR Mailing Lists
    • Net-Temps Gets It
    • Career
    • Web Grrrrls
    • Adams Job Bank
    • Site Marketing
  • July 13 1996 Including:
    • Franchising
    • Jobsite
    • NTSA
    • More Government Resources
    • Staffing Industry Report
    • Recruiter's Survival Guide
  • July 06 1996 Including:
    • Informant
    • Knowing Your Audience
    • Microsoft Viruses and Tools
    • Other Ways To Skin a Cat
    • New And Changed Listings
    • Standardizing Job Listings with Tags
  • June 22 1996 Including:
    • What Makes a Perfect Recruiting Site
    • Picking Alliance Partners
    • Background Check Resources
    • Career Path
    • Advertising Law
    • Usability Design
  • June 15 1996 Including:
    • Options For Recruiters
    • The Spiders Are Coming
    • More About Spiders
    • Quantifying Claims For Databases
    • Austin Knight's Recruiting Resources
    • Technology Evolution
  • June 08 1996 Including:
    • Privacy and Recruiting
    • To Fish, Go Where the Fish Are
    • Equity Compensation
    • WesTech Career Expo
    • Internet Link Exchange
    • HR News Outlets
  • June 01 1996 Including:
    • Extreme Resume Drop
    • WebWeek: Electronic Recruiting
    • Espan: Technical Engine
    • The FTC is Coming
    • Bulk Resume Submittal
    • New Sites (lots)
  • May 25 1996 Including:
    • Will The Web Eat Your Job
    • Salary Surveys
    • The Value of Market Research
    • Seeing It From All Sides
    • Give It Away To Keep It
    • Getting Started
  • May 18 1996 Including:
    • Television Stations Enter the Recruiting Marketplace
    • Do You Know Who Your Competition Is
    • The Dangers of Mediocrity
    • Net-Temps
    • HotWired: Dream Jobs
    • A Nearly Perfect Recruiting Site From Australia
  • May 11 1996
    • Tropical Jim's Web Re-Makers
    • Wall Street Journal
    • Roverbot
    • Tripod Work Attitudes Survey
    • Job Hunter's Tools List
    • Entertainment Recruiting Network
    • 79 New Sites
  • May 04 1996
    • ExecuNet
    • The Regional Re-Careerment Center
    • Lame Registration Statement Award
    • Adia Sets The Standard for Recruiting Firms
    • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
    • Position Analysis Resources
    • 1,000,000 Job Postings Milestone

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