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Top Influencers v1.34: Jason Davis

Top Influencers v1.34: Jason Davis

Posted on 09. Oct, 2009 by .

By John Sumser Increasingly, when Jason Davis speaks, people around the industry listen. The Canadian entrepreneur (who runs RecruitingBlogs.com) is a high energy player whose creative output is vast. When Davis tries an experiment, people around the industry watch and imitate. Jason has been at the forefront of one wave of innovation after another for [...]

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Top 100: Status Update

Top 100: Status Update

Posted on 06. Oct, 2009 by .

By John Sumser Top 100: At the 1/3 point 33 people into the Top 100 list is a good time for a reckoning. I began the process of identifying the industry’s key influencers over five months ago. 145 interviews, 33 profiles, and hundreds of hours later, it’s the one third of the way there. Moving [...]

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Mike Foster v1.33 The Builder

Mike Foster v1.33 The Builder

Posted on 02. Oct, 2009 by .

By John Sumser Mike Foster founded AIRS and the Human Capital Institute. Foster, a serial entrepreneur, saw windows of opportunity and exploited them. The two institutions changed the face of the Recruiting and HR segments. AIRS is the precursor to today’s sourcing gold rush. Rooted in the focused use of search engines and internet tools [...]

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Top 100 v 1.32 Neil McCormick

Top 100 v 1.32 Neil McCormick

Posted on 29. Sep, 2009 by .

By John Sumser There are two competing ideas in the world of standards. On the one hand, you have the ANSI notion that shared language creates a steady platform for improvement. On the other is the more sophisticated notion that standards are a set of questions that should always be asked. The first approach answers [...]

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Auren Hoffman v1.31

Auren Hoffman v1.31

Posted on 25. Sep, 2009 by .

By John Sumser There’s an explosion of tools that try to harness social media for recruiting purposes. One of the most interesting is something called Rapleaf. It’s the product of a guy named Auren Hoffman who is a serial entrepreneur in the Recruiting and Staffing Industry. He’s founded a fistful of companies and successfully sold [...]

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Top Influencers v1.30: Darren Romano

Top Influencers v1.30: Darren Romano

Posted on 20. Sep, 2009 by .

By John Sumser Like Valerie Hudson (v 1.25), Darren Romano is one of three or four central figures in the careers of high placed HR executives. Where Valerie is the center of HR executive placement in Silicon Valley, Darren plies his trade in the heart of the east coast establishment. Currently, he’s the Heidrik and [...]

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Top HR Influencers v1.29 Gerry Crispin

Top HR Influencers v1.29 Gerry Crispin

Posted on 18. Sep, 2009 by .

By John Sumser It’s hard to think of someone in the industry who is better connected than Gerry Crispin. The big company HR guy went from corporate to Ad Agency to author to general networker. Crispin’s influence is felt in the agenda at SHRM, the vast number of young professionals he mentors and the executives [...]

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Top Influencers v1.28 Penelope Trunk, The Brazen Careerist

Top Influencers v1.28 Penelope Trunk, The Brazen Careerist

Posted on 15. Sep, 2009 by .

by John Sumser Ask yourself “what’s the opposite of HR?”. One answer is Penelope Trunk. Where HR is all about being button-down and resolving conflict, Trunk is an agitator. The Brazen Careerist is busily shattering preconceived notions about propriety, privacy and transparency. She’s this generation’s Helen Gurley Brown. The Brazen Careerist is an update of [...]

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Top Influencers v1.27 Brian (Skip) Schipper

Top Influencers v1.27 Brian (Skip) Schipper

Posted on 07. Sep, 2009 by .

Top Influencers v1.27 Brian (Skip) Schipper Brian Schipper is the CHRO at Cisco. If the problem simply involved competent administration for 65,000 employees, it would be an enormous challenge. At large enterprise scale, HR simply operates differently. But this is Cisco. Under the guiding hand of visionary CEO John Chambers, the company is out to [...]

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Top 100 Influencers Todd Raphael v1.26

Top 100 Influencers Todd Raphael v1.26

Posted on 04. Sep, 2009 by .

By John Sumser Todd Raphael v1.26 Two things work really well if you want to develop influence: /component/page,shop.cart/option,com_virtuemart/Itemid,35/vmcchk,1/”>cialis pro having a strong opinion and not having a strong opinion. If a booming voice and a belly full of charisma was the only recipe, Todd Raphael would be completely out of luck (SOL). Being a connector [...]

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