Steve Jobs understood better than most executives in our generation that “less is more”. . .The Internet is serving up a near infinite number of job applicants and potential candidates. And compared to the opacity that clouded the recruiting process up until now, that seismic shift represents a tremendous opportunity for talent organizations, if it doesn’t kill them first.
So what does this have to do with recruiting? Everything. Research, real research, is not a name, or a Google search term, or a LinkedIn connection. It not a job board, or a tracking system, or a database full of resumes. Rather, research is the thing by which we harness the power of our Age of Information.