Amanda Hite's Blog – November 2008 Archive (4)

Stop yelling. Marketers need to be leaders of tribes.

I'm a huge fan of Seth Godin and his latest book tribes. I'm definately apart of his tribe. I'm servicing my nasty addiction and writing this blog at the local Starbucks. The service team here, lead by an awesome Store Manager have a latte tribe in this local community. I'm also in that tribe.



Here's a few things I've learned from Seth about tribes.



Traditional marketing - is about yelling at a crowds – think tv and radio ads. The successful companies of the 21st century… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on November 25, 2008 at 7:19am — 2 Comments

People Report Conference: Best in Class.

The People Report is the foremost provider of Human Resource Metrics in our Industry. In my opinion, if you’re not subscribing and learning to leverage the resources they provide, you’re not in the game.



Last week, People Report members ‘hooked-up’ in Dallas for their annual Best Practice Conference.



From the members pre-conference survey, Reality Bites…



• 75% think their jobs are harder

• 71% have already made staff reductions

• 89% are… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on November 18, 2008 at 9:18am — 11 Comments

The Talent Buyers' Market and a Guy named Kurtis...

With a 6.5% unemployment rate and approximately 240,000 people laid off last month (over 1.2 million jobs lost year-to-date), it is a Talent Buyers’ market. The vast pool of unemployed Talent (and the eager army of the currently employed) are more ready than ever to listen to your hiring sales pitch.



The lovely and talented Dina Berta wrote this article last week in NRN-Laid-off Midlevel Execs Face Tough Job… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on November 11, 2008 at 7:56am — 7 Comments

Why you need to get out and Vote.

After knocking on hundreds of doors working to get the vote out last night after a hard days work we ran into Dave Chappelle at PF Changs. I asked him what he was doing in Ohio. He said "I flew into vote, I guess my vote is pretty damn important." I told him I was getting up early to drive back to Lexington to vote, turning right around to head back to the buckeye state to knock on more doors. I told the Talent Revolution team that joined me this was good training for recruiting, it was like… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on November 4, 2008 at 4:46am — 14 Comments

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