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Tom Boyle

As the director of product strategy at SilkRoad technology, Tom Boyle has more than 15 years of experience in Web-based talent management software including recruiting, vendor management, onboarding, performance management, learning management, and social media. His passion is working with sales, marketing, and industry analysts to share the unique value propositions these solutions bring to customers and the overall talent management market.

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Recruiting Goes Mainstream With Reality TV, Exposing Tech Divide Between Corporate and Executive Recruiters

by
Tom Boyle
Jul 2, 2013, 4:23 pm ET

logo_toprecruiterWith more than 11.8 million unemployed Americans (and millions more globally) it only makes sense for anything recruiting or hiring-related to get a lot of attention. In fact, recruiting has gone mainstream enough to garner not only national attention from businesses and their C-suites, but also its own reality TV show.

I was recently given the opportunity to participate in a new web-based reality show called “Top Recruiter 2 — The Competition.” Along with a colleague, I was able to build a challenge for six of the world’s best recruiters, all competing for the title of “Top Recruiter.”

The show afforded an up-close and in-depth glimpse into the world of recruiting and what it takes to attract, engage, and hire the best talent. While the contestants ranged in background and experience, they fell into two major groups with three corporate recruiters and three executive search recruiters. The key difference that emerged between these groups was how they embraced technology. keep reading…