Thursday, October 21, 2004

Working with the Gamer Generation

Boomers, Gen X, Y and now a book about the Gamers - those born after 1970 who are moving up the ranks. You may be managing them, they may be managing you.

In the new book Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever, the case is made that Gamers know how to work in teams, are creative problem solvers and believe that nothing is impossible.

Soak up some insights in an interview with the authors.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Why You Might Want to Google Your Applicants

A recent article in the New York Times caught our attention. The title is "Need a New Job? Check Out a Blog."

Some tidbits:

  • more than 2 million Americans are blogging, documenting their lives or opinions online.
  • company blogs are a growing tool for attracting talent
  • personal blogs are a growing tool for seeking a job. "Job seekers use blogs to establish a strong online presence, display their skills and advertise their availability."

Google your candidates and, if they have a blog, you will probably find it.

Go straight to the source to learn more. Learn more about Blogs in general.

FYI this page is a Blog - let us know if you'd like us at Cool Works to help you set one up to communicate with job seekers, to let an articulate staff member share their experience, or any other reason you can come up with. Among the benefits of Blogs, readers can "subscribe" to them, increasing your reach.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Why You Should Google Yourself

For better AND worse, information about all of us is finding its way online. Go ahead and Google yourself to see.

Head to Google, or use their toolbar (which we sure like) and try this:

You might be surprised, you might be upset - but take a look to get a feel for what is out there. If you find things about yourself that you don't want to be online, see what you can do about that. Consider the possibilities, as well, for getting to know your applicants a little better. Soak up some more insights at Anchor Desk.