I know the cost of recruitment systems have dropped through the floor compared to the heady days of 1999 when most people didn't even know how to spell e-recruitment (or was it Erecruitment) and i-GRasp was still an infant (and no one ever gets the spelling right, even today) but it is getting worse or better? Facebook Pages are free. Facebook Events are free and the largest event system on the web (allegedly)
I wrote an article for Personnel Today last week about Agencyosaurus. Following on, how do you spot Agencyosaurus? They were recruiting BEFORE mobile phones. They have used a Rolodex. Their hair is not the same colour now as when they started recruiting (if they have any). They talk about how many recessions they have seen
I'm not sure what Justin King is hoping to achieve by this latest Apprentice style TV programme; maybe at the end he will tell all TV stars they are actually fired. He states that colleagues will have the best ideas for how to improve their business which I would agree with but, based on what they have shown maybe this is not the case. Or was it deliberate?
An article I enjoyed writing for Personnel Today ; enjoy! More friends, more non-friends no doubt.
I have read a few of Seth Godin's books and enjoyed them all but found his latest book Tribes to be a great addition to my wood burning fire. I have to say that I got bored by page 15, flicked through looking for inspiration and found none and admitted defeat. Maybe this is an example of how a 'guru' becomes a 'gnu' and loses his way amongst his own self-importance. The book read like some kind of 'rally to rebel' against I'm not sure what. Maybe Godin fell off his soapbox at page 15 and hit his head? Maybe that's why he will not take comments on his blog? Maybe that's why I'm not a guru - I'm just missing something. Let's hope his next book is better. The point of the post? I'm rebelling and happy to be wrong so in Godin's opinion being a leader - I think not