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From Newspaper Boy through Engineering to Recruiter, with several stops on the journey to today! John Rose CPC [also known as Resourcefuljohn] has over many years embraced change, developed new skills and shared them with the passion and belief that ‘the world is not flat’ and ‘you can teach old dogs new tricks’. John Rose CPC is an exponent for everyone to apply 'Best Practices' and the effective and beneficial utilization of Social Media to connect, communicate and collaborate with people and businesses.   Even with the advancements in technology, John Rose CPC strongly believes "people make businesses succeed".  John's passion is about people and business people re-engineering. John does train others and talk about recruiters | recruitment | careers | job search | social media as a tool. Being an early adopter of new tools and process in the recruitment and careers market, John Rose CPC  believes in learning through communication and collaboration. Presently on the Board of Advisers to AIESEC LAURIER - a graduate student led business that facilitates international student internships.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Tomorrow here already!!!

Arrrrr! Intranet network crashed and lost connectivity to our remote server (both database and CRM program)…fingers crossed it is not the Conficker worm virus…Phew! Not a problem…tech support are replacing our server, apparently it is 5 years old and out of date, but working fine...lol

Compounding the issue of accessibility was the inability to get on the internet and remotely access the system…what a shame…will have to go and work from home and hope my internet is working from there!!!  So a quandary to pose…What happens to businesses that wholly rely on these technologies for their everyday operations, when the technology is not available?

Recently, on LinkedIn, a question was posed at to the future of ‘e-cruiting versus traditional recruiting’ (no definition of what the author means)…Which one would survive beyond an event such as ‘catastrophic failure of technology’?

I guess both questions are seeking the same answers…and are asking a generalized question of….What will tomorrow bring? 

  • A cynic would answer: Death and Taxes!
  • An optimist would answer: Prosperity for all!
  • A pessimist would answer: Nothing good!
  • A pragmatist would answer: Changes for all involved!
  • Me, I would answer: An opportunity…

My answer to the question of ‘What happens to business…?’ The opportunity to review practices and processes and people, build the team (with the right people) for today and the future – not yesterday, who will; resolve the issues, tackle the challenges, overcome the obstacles. 

As for ‘the future of e-cruiting versus traditional recruiting?’ those who have a full toolkit of skills, abilities and value the role of the profession in yesterdays’, today’s and tomorrows’ market place will flourish and prosper.  Others will wither and drift onto another profession…just look at how many recruitment businesses or people have disappeared from your market place, look and see how many big players are reducing and consolidating their service centre’s into the larger metropolis...

All businesses should be taking a positive approach today, think of the implosion of the economy the same as catastrophic technology failure! NOW is the opportunity to resolve the team issue, by reviewing what you have, decide what you need (for the future) and remove, replace or re-train individuals (willing and capable too be!) for the bright future ahead.

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