Hello from #truHelsinki. I’m spending the next two days with a diverse group of recruiters and HR pros across Europe for the first Tru event in Helsinki. The sessions have been interesting, and confirmed that we all face many of the same talent struggles around the world. I had several conversations over the past three days on a topic I’ve been thinking about a lot lately – innovation.
“When I’m talking about the future, I’m talking about three months time. That’s the pace of technology” – Bill Boorman
It’s fascinating to think of how far technology has progressed over the last 10 years. I remember my first talent database at a recruiting agency I worked with, Pencom Systems. It was built on Sco Unix and was coded to be just simple enough that non-techies could use it. There was a library of four digit skill key words and an open text box for recruiter comments. You could search on keywords, area codes and zip codes. It was quite effective, and a differentiator for Pencom at the time. Continue reading