Sunday, August 29, 2010
Daily Thoughts 8/29/2010
I read another chapter in the Facebook Era by Clara Shih. She was writing about social media as a recruiting tool for business. Businesses are looking for candidates through Facebook, Linkedin, Ryze, and other networks. If you are a recruiter who is interested in the social media side of recruiting, there is http://www.ere.net/ Electronic Recruiting Exchange network which has a very nice set of articles on the subject. They also have a national conference every year. I still get invites to it, even though I haven't been in recruiting for many years.
I think I might be working on some bookmarks and a flyer next week for small business books. We are having a five session long program on entrepreneurship in September presented by the Womens Enterprise Development Center, the mayor is doing a small business expo part of it is going to be held at the library, and we have been purchasing quite a bit of material on small business lately. Plus it coincides with my own interests.
I added some more book reviews from August 2009 to my book review list. This is a steady long term project.
The Oxford English Dictionary is moving online only. The last time I used this was to find the etymology of some words for someone. It is not very practical for modern usage. I can understand why it is going online. Still, I think it should be available through print on demand for a considerable fee if someone wants it. http://www.nwcn.com/news/Oxford-English-Dictionary-may-be-going-online-101756313.html