Recruitment anno 2012

Knowing this can be our future, what do recruiters need to know nowadays?

If you like to know what recruitment might be like in within the next 3 years, and you do understand Dutch, here is what is you might expect, according to Bas Westland, Gordon Lokenberg and Ha Vo: Recruitment anno 2012, tonight, September 23rd at 20.00hrs Amsterdam, live broadcast via

“The first webinar on Recruitment in the Dutch Language”


RCE day 3, New ideas and implications

for the 21st Century Staffing!

Kevin Wheeler
Do you need to change to stay successful over the next 5-10 years?
What needs to change?
Giving up control…
Respect, we need to show…Learn to become transparent… Reality tv is commodity, learn how to cope with that.

We are shifting from Control to Choice, from fixed to flexible.

Recruiters need to wake up! (I’ve heard that one before) We need no to become pro-active, driven by sales and marketing techniques. Ton Rodenburg, ARA, brings the term Talent Marketeer. I like that one as well. It definitely shows that our role as recruiter IS chancing.

What is the primary goal of recruiting?

To have relationship with a qualified candidate who is available and willing to step forward when needed

This session is fully interactive and to be followed live at and

Of course a lot of new ideas have been discussed, but what do you do with it. Think about it.

Think of “all being said here as if it has been the latest fashion show in Paris”. What they show there they won’t wear in daily live, but it does give lots of inspiration!

Kevin thanks for this inspiring session!

RCE day 2, the future of recruitment


Alan Whitford, our chairman for the next two days has opened day 2 so we can start now!

John Nurthen, Randstad Holding, our first speaker, will bring us into the future of recruitment.
The war of talent is going on from late 50’s, so what is our problem nowadays? Population is shifting, we hire globally so we think. But the survey (2006) of Stepstone and Intelligence Group tells we like to hire first from our neighbor countries….(you actually you still can buy this survey)

Temptation of the new Mobile Technology, Video Resumes, Virtual Worlds…

The geek shall inherit earth

Better integration of different HR techniques/ technology will lead to better processes. (why people don’t do this…)

Discussing figures in Online recruitment (2006) 17.2 bln dollar is spend online, average growth of 44% per year… 13,2% of the global population look online for their new job… 20% of the Dutch population has put their cv on Monster.

Quote by Ian Pearson, Head of Futurology, BT
By 2050 we would expect to be able to download your mind into a machine, so when you die it’s not a major career problem

John thanks for the overview of the future, I did like the maps showing population shift 🙂