It’s a shame that the headline scared off serious readers, but Mike Butcher’s “Recruiter’s Wet Dream” article about social discovery apps deserves attention from staffing pros.
Not of course for the apps that he hypes – they were summarily dismissed by the few commenters to his article – but instead for the mere reasonableness of a future in which mobile eHarmony cum Four Square type apps make their way into the recruiting space.
I’m not so sure that future is so far away. For me at least it won’t be. In a couple months, the ASA (American Staffing Association) is set to host Staffing World 2012 (Oct 9-11) in Las Vegas. Judging by all the people asking me about it, the show promises to break modern attendance records. And I won’t be there to play the slot machines.
We’re recruiting on all fronts – software developers, staffing software sales people, worker comp pros, software trainers, mobile designers, a reporter for Staffing Talk, recruitment website designers – you name it, and where else can you find such a wide and talented audience of staffing experts than ASA.
How about you? Are you going to ASA? Are you already using a social discovery app?