Friday, May 11, 2007

If half of america's employees got their job networking...

I didn’t take note of the article I read it on but what I was reading was that eighty percent of available jobs are never advertised, and that over half of all employees get their jobs through networking, the article was quoting a company called BH Careers International.

I went immediately into a maddening daze of thoughts!!! and thought holy cow, Batman!!! If half of the employees get their jobs through networking why does America spend 80% of its recruiting budget on the three major job boards (being Careerbuilder, monster, hotjobs). Wouldn’t this indicate that we need to focus our effots in networking? This is the best reason as to why sourcing is being successful we are tapping into the piece of the market that is most ignored. It is a great time to be a sourcer, isn't it!!!

1 comment:

Epithet said...

Duh ! Recruiting Community....but if it was that simple then a lot of people would be out of work.

Somewhere I remember a quote:

"Times of general calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm."
Charles Caleb Colton