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Every day I peruse ERE.net, Cheezhead, Workforce, and a bunch of other sites. Why? Well, of course I’m avoiding my ‘real’ work…but I’m also trying to keep up with the ever-shifting winds of change in the HR, recruiting, and job board worlds. This task can take as little as 5 minutes – but it often sucks up much more time.

So I asked myself: does it matter? Is there really any reason to spend time that I could otherwise be devoting to my business and clients? For example, if Monster lays off another 400 people, is that going to affect me? (Um, not likely). If Taleo releases a completely new and exciting version of their omnipresent ATS, will that trickle down to my work? (Er, maybe, maybe not)

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Comment by Jerry Albright on July 14, 2009 at 10:25am
Hi Jeff. You're absolutely right. It's easy to find ourselves as recruiters wondering "Why am I reading this? What does this have to do with my next sendout?"

They've been trying to blur the line between real recruiting and HR Trivia to increase their traffic. Just how many people actually care about that stuff? Far less than they think in my opinion.

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