I just ran across a blog entry by Ethan Bloomfield titled http://www.ere.net/blogs/Recruiting_ROI/5B1ED5CC22824C5094376A933A0... "Are we passively missing the best active candidates?”</a> He was doing a comparison between the qualities of active vs. passive candidates. He was singing the praises of the best active candidate. The only thought that was resonating with me was; this is as off-key as my singing in the shower.
But what was most interesting is the discussion that followed, the discussion went to defining the candidates stages to the sales process. I was left with the impression that almost everyone thinks as candidates as commodities to be sold or traded. Is it just a "butts" in seats kinda thing. Is this really the case? Is this really the current philosophy? Maybe I am just misreading the whole discussion?