We’re Moving Away From Our Own Discussion Groups and Blogs, and Here’s Why

ERE.net began as a place for discussion about recruiting, and our roots as a place for conversation run deep. Over the years we’ve grown and evolved, and those conversations have evolved as well. They have migrated away from our blogs and discussion groups, and found a new home in the comments on the articles on the main site (like this one with 220 comments), the new ideas that we share in articles, and in the free-wheeling conversations that continue in our LinkedIn group.

Our history makes this a tough decision, but we have decided to shut down the blogs and discussion groups on ERE.net, effective April 30. This will allow our team to streamline the site, and concentrate on what you have told us is most important to you here at ERE: delivering great original content and putting on world-class events for recruiters.

Continuing the Discussion

There are several options to keep the conversation going with all of the great people here at the ERE community. Many of you have already taken advantage of them.

For one, I encourage people who have useful information to share with our community to talk to Todd Raphael, the Editor here at ERE. The best posts from our community are every bit as good as our articles, and will always have a home on ERE.net.

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We also plan on revamping the ERE.net website. Adding a more robust commenting system and updating the design is a top priority for our team here. We’ve rolled out redesigned sites for all of our publications except ERE.net, partially because the existence of the discussions and individual blogs made things much more complicated.

For those who are interested in discussions, you should really check out the ERE LinkedIn group. We continue to get an influx of new people (100-200 a week) who are interested in discussing recruiting topics with 23,000+ of their peers. We already spend time on making sure the group stays organized for the most relevant discussions and we hope you’ll consider joining (as many of you already have).

For Questions

If you have blog posts on the ERE.net that you need exported, send me a quick note. We know that most people used the blogs to cross-post but for those who used it as their main platform, we’ll try to accomodate you as best as possible. And if you have any other questions, you can feel free to get in touch as well.

Lance Haun is the practice director of strategy and insights for The Starr Conspiracy, where he focuses on researching and writing about work technology. He is also a former editor for ERE Media, broadly covering the world of human resources, recruiting, and sourcing. 
 
He has been featured as a work expert in publications like the Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, MSNBC, Fast Company, and other HR and business websites.
 
He's based in his Vancouver, Wash., home office with his wife and adorable daughter. You can reach him by email or find him off-topic on Twitter.

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