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I heard it from several attendees at #SocialRecruiting summit – “I’m hoping to build a case to bring back to my company.” That is the mantra of an employee playing it safe. One of the speakers, Fred Wilson, a venture capital investor in twitter, indeed.com, meetup.com and others, suggested going rogue. He did state that you need to be mindful of laws and other legal compliance issues.
Some people are early adopters and others are not. Why are some people and companies early adopters and other not? I think risk tolerance is a big reason. People that are riskier (innovators) are willing to try new things, these people know that sometimes the new things they try will completely fail, but sometimes the new things will be BIG homeruns. Those that play it safe all the time will have less failures, but will also miss out on the early and most rewarding gains and advantages.
Going rogue is about trying something new and different and doing it outside the traditional risk level of the organization. But, with a policy like one-third of time and budget goes to trying something new and innovative and two-thirds of the time and budget to proven strategies and tactics, companies and individuals can avoid the sticky messes that develop with going rogue. I believe some research and homework helps, just avoid research and analysis paralysis.
Social media – social networks, blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, etc… are often considered rogue activities. John Sumser talked about the “technology adoption curve,” I view this concept as the “rogue curve,” the earlier in the curve you are the “roguer” you are….
Social media is largely an open and public discussion. Social media opens organization to new levels of direct dialogue with customers and jobseekers. In the past, companies could hide behind mail, email and the telephone, with little risk if you ignored correspondeances. Now, with social media, avoiding blog posts, “wall” posts, tweets, comments, video posts and other forms of contact on publicly available forms can have negative consequences. Sodexo, Microsoft and RSM McGladrey representatives were on a panel that discussed their social media strategies and their perspectives on candidate engagement. Here’s each one’s response.
Here’s the video:
Sodexo Candidate Engagement – Kerry Noone
RSM McGladrey Candidate Engagement – Ben Gotkin
Microsoft Candidate Engagement – Heather Tinguely
November 19, 2009 in Uncategorized
St. John’s University Men’s Soccer team won the BIG EAST Tournament for a RECORD 8th time! Now on to the NCAA tournament. @stjohnsalumni
November 18, 2009 in Uncategorized
Lady Gaga – new video and song – Bad Romance http://bit.ly/1Z3I44 , chill party tune
Twitter is bursting at the seams in terms of unique visitors, subscriber growth, buzz, VC financing and valuation. TechCrunch published reports that Twitter had projections of 1 Billion users by 2013. The thing that many question, is the revenue model, which Twitter apparently doesn’t have or is not revealing.
Many Twitter outsiders have speculated about the revenue model. Only C-level Twitter insiders or an active VC investors know the most likely revenue model. Fred Wilson, who’s Union Square Ventures VC invested early in Twitter, will be speaking at the #Social Recruiting Summit in NYC and he published a some of his talking points in a blog. In the comments posted in that blog, Fred writes “twitter can copy indeed’s model there can be free/organic and there can be ways to amplify by paying.” He was referring to indeed.com’s sponsored links and jobs (similar to the traditional SEM model). Fred does say “can” and there is a big difference between “can” and “will.” Time will tell……
I’ll be at #Social Recruiting Summit and the Pre-Social Recruiting Summit Tweetup, if any news develops I’ll post a comment here. I believe there are still a couple spots available if you wish to attend either event….
November 10, 2009 in Uncategorized
Sesame Street was really good today. Big bird migrating and the rapping real estate guy was has the baby glued to TV. Happy 40th Bday!
- Everyone is excited about surprise @libertymutual / @libertyseguros #FIFA mini soccer ball #futbol, game on! http://t.co/C9Gz4nZZzi 3 days ago
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- What the mind can conceive, it can achieve. — Napoleon Hill 2 weeks ago
- Employers added 165,000 jobs in April, pushing the unemployment rate down to 7.5% from 7.6% -- the lowest rate since Dec. 2008. 3 weeks ago
- RT @OFA: Poll numbers keep rising for senators who took a tough vote for common-sense gun control measures: OFA.BO/JJCaWM 3 weeks ago
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