9:00 am…The Great John Sullivan opens the ERE Conference. He made some special observations…
He spoke of the two woman who ran roughshod over the south (he looked out at the audience for the appearance of knives or other sharp objects)
He mentioned the increasing ratio of employees to recruiters in aggressive recruiting organizations (FYI, Google is 14:1)
The trend towards the insourcing of recruiting is ramping up
He referred to Michael Homula as Darth Vader (we referred to Michael as Opie the night before)
TPRs want corporate staff not to adopt creative methods because they prefer in-housers to remain “dumb”
He mentioned the international ERE Conference in Belgium; John spoke of the great beer but was not certain of the quality of recruiters
When John introduced Tim Butler, Keynote Speaker, John noted that the common element between Harvard and SFSU is that both drug test their new hires…but Harvard hires the ones who fail.
10:15…talking to Mark Mehler about ethics (in reference to the bar discussions of the night before). Not to beat a dead horse but when Sullivan offers ideas, he’s not forcing recruiters to adopt all his thoughts. Ethics IS a gray line and it’s one’s integrity (what you do when no is around) that drives which ideas you inculcate into your operations.
We’re going to try and re-create last night’s great discussion and turn it into a podcast…