So what. Even if we all have access to the same data we will still need people to poke folks, qualify and enthuse them about opportunities.
Asking someone to write up a personal summary of relavant business information seems a pretty minimally painful entry point. I think it will be a while before we leave that behind.…
erabilty with sites like Linkedin I can see where those same companies would place restrictions on social media to preempt issues in the future. Non-Compete,Confidentiality and non solicitation agreements are fairly common and I am pretty sure that if a company wanted to make a former employees life painful they could use the contacts retained via linkedin as a breach of most boilerplate agreements. I don't restrict linkedin at my company and don't even use restrictive covenants for my employees, but still I can see the reasoning of those that do. …
makes for a painful spectator sport.
Sometimes I think the biggest thing that SMedia and Web 2.0 have done is give everyone a megahorn and the (often misguided) idea that we are all *experts* and that what we have to say is both right and matters to everyone else.
Earlier this week some dude made the comment that candidates looking for a position should *always* refuse to talk about compensation with recruiters and even direct companies. Boy, that'll move you up to the top of my stack! Another "expert" said you should try to get fired from your current job, because after that you'll better be able to find your dream job. Both of these clowns were irresponsible bloviators, and annoyed me no end, and I bet they would have you as well. To top it off they were also selling shit online about how to get hired billing themselves as *experts* (neither were recruiters so put the rocks down). Their approach was so reckless, irresponsible and stupid I wanted to puke on my shoes.
I guess my point, and I do have one, is that *perhaps* we should all take a step back and realize that our own personal experience does not absolute truth make. Lots of ways to skin a rabbit (I hate that phrase as much as beating a dead horse) and nothing comes off as annoying as telling other people what their truth is. If we do we better have some serious proof in our back pocket (and in my experience in this industry that teaches us new schtuff every minute that is pretty hard to come by) or we should just shut the heck up.
d of always want to agree but after thinking back and forth on it - I'm pretty sure I disagree. (lol)
My father worked his whole life with the value that a good job (and honest salary) is more important than passion, engagement and even the 'joy' of work. Then, the motor city fell into shambles.
This value led people to accept their job simply because "working for the autos is good/honest work" - now the industry is falling apart and many of these people have few other skillsets. It's generations of people just doing good work that now are left with very little or even nothing.
Life should and is more than just a good job. There needs to be passion, innovation, and joy in work. My dad always loved to cook but in his opinion (and his fathers, and his grandfathers) being a chef just didn't cut it in terms of 'good work' but the passion/energy/innovation he shows in the kitchen makes me think he could have been a great chef or atleast a fat, happy little restaurant owner with the best burgers in town...
I think that people should find work that excites them, that they have a passion for because at the end of the day you should enjoy your life and your lifes work. You shouldn't just do it because its 'good work.'
Not to mention, un-engaged, impassionate employees can lead to a companies slow and painful demise. There is a return on investment in terms of engaging employees. I know thats a very textbook sounding line but its one of the few I really truly believe.
Thank you for your great post though. :-)…
k Diamond which resulted in me taking a bucket of black paint and painting my old white horse black. Which brought the wrath of my grandfather down on my nine year old head and made me very aware of how long it takes to scrub black paint off a white horse. Thinking he was doing something fun on my birthday one year in early nineties, my friend came in my office accompanied by a crusty old man carrying a bull whip and introduced me to Lash. It was not a pretty picture. It was four in the afternoon and Lash was loaded to the gills. My friend, a non drinker, decided that what we needed to do was take old Lash to dinner and sober him up. A noble plan but one that hardly ever works.
To make a long and painful story short. Lash consumed about 12 drinks of straight something on the rocks, passed out in his plate after regaling everyone within hearing distance of a foghorn all about his eleven marriages and his fall from grace in the movie industry. My childhood hero was destroyed before my eyes. My friend is still apologizing to me.
It may have been smoking that caused the emphysema that finished old Lash off but i can testify that a crashing addiction to the demon rum probably had a lot to do with the organism shutting down. If he was as pickled when they cremated him as he was the day my friend brought my childhood hero into my office the cremation would have been a flash fire.
And whoever writes for webfly needs to learn to spell and use the proper tense of a verb. Don't believe everything you read on the net.…
mart’, mobile users are spending almost as much time on their phones as they are in front of TVs. Big black boxes (flat or tube, LED or plasma, 2D or 3D) are about to lose its long-standing living room dominance as the modern family fireplace. Instead, the new vision of living room is…everyone stare at your own mobile device screen.
And what are ATS vendors doing to change and adopt this paradigm shift in technology and embrace its users’ new behavior? It appears that they are doing absolutely nothing. Doesn’t matter which ATS solution you have, large or small, custom or not, they’re pretty much all looking the same way since before the age of smartphones.
Now it would be half the battle for applicants if smartphone makers would just include a magnifying glass in place of the regular screens. However, it is doubtful that smartphone manufacturers would be persuaded to make such a bold move for one industry. The other half of the battle would be to allow applicants to somehow effortlessly attach a resume via smartphone. And believe it or not, it can be done – by less than 5% of all users and through painful installation of certain apps to make it happen.
So will somebody please tell me, is there an ATS out there that handles mobile applications well. If not, I would truly appreciate any industry insights, however factual or speculative, as to why ATS system have this luxury of not innovating and modernizing for the 21st century applicant?
Thank you so much!
nd a healthy, realistic look at America’s role as we enter a new era which he calls the “rise of the rest.”
I will bring my part of the conversation to a close with this comment: The economic troubles, the public's dissatisfaction with the War in Iraq -- which was not central to the war on terrorism if you believe Condi Rice's statements on videotape in 2000 ("Saddam is contained and poses no threat.") – our narcissistic entitlement philosophy that is so rampant in the U.S., which Maureen so appropriately pointed out, are all a reflection of leadership. We can disagree on whether President Bush's policies contributed to our current mess. Some of his ideas were spot on. But he missed opportunity after opportunity to be a great leader. I was in NYC on the Friday following 9/11. As Bush spoke on the pile of rubble, with his arm around the retired NYFD volunteer, he had the nation ready to act. We all moved to the edge of our chairs, ready to stand up and sacrifice. Then nothing. Later, he said our role to support the war on terror effort was, in essence, to go to the malls and spend. Our armed forces were sent to war, sometimes poorly armed and prepared, and the America was not really involved. So, over time, it is not surprising that We the People turned against him. It is true in life, politics and with the leadership of a company.
I would argue the Presidency of George Bush will become a great case study not over bad policies, although the way Vice President Cheney and Sec. Rumsfeld managed Iraq was pretty far off the mark. No, his Presidency will be a great case study on leadership opportunities lost. He is not a bad man. He believes and is convinced he was right.
I think the healthiest thing we can do in our process of moving on is to look at the leadership issues and learn. Every leader in government or business can learn from this administration’s style and actions – the good and the not so good.
America is the greatest nation in the world. I reject the notion we have entered our period of decline. It will take decades for India and China to match us militarily and with a sophisticated economy, if ever. I reject the argument that we are in decline because I know that good leadership can right wrongs and redirect the national course, to regain the high ground of moral leadership of the world. However, I also think that our role in the world as a superpower and world leader will forever be changed by the past eight years. The war on terror will continue but not in the same way as we see it today. Instead of unilateral action, you will see the U.S. function as the Chairman of the Board with military force as a true and last resort. Truth be told, if we use force against every nation that has ignored UN resolutions, we would be at war with so many countries, including Israel.
Our world is much flatter and interconnected. Over the next five years we will see dramatic changes, even in our world of talent acqusition and talent managment. There will be painful changes and new opportunities. It is how we respond to the latter that will determine whether we have entered the period of great decline or not.
God bless the USA and thanks to our friends in Australia, the UK, Canada, etc. who have supported us even when we are wrong.…