"@paul, the majority of people on LI are non paying members. If memory serves me correctly, the figures I saw indicated that 82% of participants are non payers. With people joining for free, and revenues falling over the past two years,…"
LI's financial situation doesn't surprise me at all. I believe that as time moves forward, social media in general has a limited lifespan. The freemium business model will have a difficult time moving to a subscription or…"
"Topgrading is a book on hiring, coaching and keeping "A" players. Jack Welch adopted concepts discussed in the book while at GE, so I wouldn't discount the TalentKeepers results or the concepts in Topgrading until you have…"
Attached is a link http://www.talentkeepers.com/turnover.jsp that describes how TalentKeepers arrived at the $5 Trillion figure. The number that I mentioned was from the book "Topgrading" in conjunction with…"
"Keith, the turnover costs were $5 Trillion for one year. You are only factoring in salary costs. There are many factors that contribute to this number. Check out the study and find out for yourself why this figure is $5…"
"There are multiple studies that have been done regarding social media that these statistics have been gleamed from. If you are looking for one in particular, I don't think these stats have been accumulated into one study, at least not one that…"
"Maureen, the statistics came from a studies done by Bersin Associates, John Sullivan and Brad Smart. The evidence is there if you look for it, unfortunately, the hype tends to cloud and mask the truth. Another issue is whether anyone…"
"Technology is making people who would normally be invisible, visible. Individuals who have not accomplished anything in their career now have a medium where they can jump up and down saying look at me. Companies who think they can build…"
"LinkedIn was built on the backs of the recruiters whom they have consistently tried to put out of business. If you take a look at the majority of profiles, the profiles are primarily job duty and responsibility oriented, most without any form…"
"It would be interesting to find out what Jane's background was prior to her 6 months in this position. Most companies do a terrible job of vetting outside recruiters. The company needs to find out if the recruiter specializes in the…"
The $5T figure came out of the book called "Topgrading". A consulting firm called Talentkeepers did the research. By the way, this $5T is annually. Recent studies have shown that 80% of new hires do not meet the goals…"
"250 resumes for each corporate job opening is the best argument for using a recruiter who specializes in your industry. By focusing on performance based hiring in a specialized market, a company can interview 4-5 qualified people in a short…"
"The first question I would ask you is, do you have a signed fee agreement, and if not, why not? This is the first step in collecting money that was owed to you. The second question, can you establish linkage as to your being the source…"
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