Johnnie Moore

Social recruiting

Johnnie Moore

Johnnie Moore

I’m Johnnie Moore, and I help people work better together

Jon Husband spotted this story in the Toronto Globe and Mail: Employers sidestep recruiters to tap social media.

An entrepreneur seeking to fill 17 positions asked his employees to share them on Facebook and LinkedIn, and tweet them and encourage re-tweeting. He’ll host an open house expecting a thousand people to show up. His costs will be massively lower than running newspaper ads or forking over commission to a recruitment firm. Not to mention the likelihood of other word-of-mouth opportunities arising, nor the degree to which new faces will be somewhat verified by a social network.

We live in interesting times.

Share Post

More Posts

Blogging for Ourhouse

Welcome to the Ourhouse Weblog. Blogging is something I’ve become increasingly interested in. Earlier this month I set up the Beyond Branding Blog which is


I’ve been doing a lot of thinking – and worrying – about collaboration. I think the ability to collaborate effectively is becoming ever more essential

Just Undo It?

The AntiBrand: blackSpot sneakers, a project by Adbusters attacks Nike directly. In doing so they take on what has become one of the great icons

Trust and NGOs

My friend Olaf Brugman has invited me to take part in a workshop in Brussels on October 29th. It looks set to be an interesting


I’ve finally started paying attention to RSS and all this stuff about “Blog Aggregators”. The final shove was wanting to get Martin Roell’s English feed.

More Updates

Emotional debt

Releasing the hidden costs of pent up frustrations


Finding the aliveness below the surface of stuck

Johnnie Moore

In the box: revenge of the geeks?

Prompted by several friends and finally by some excellent posts from Marc Babej, I’ve read Douglas Rushkoff’s latest, Get Back in the Box. This is one of the best non-fiction

Johnnie Moore

The Hub

I took part in an open evening at The Hub on Thursday. I ran a couple of sessions using improv to explore how people can connect to generate new ideas.

Johnnie Moore

Crime and wickedness

I’m disappointed by this new report on Engaging Communities in Fighting Crime as reported here by the beeb. The report notes that although there’s pretty good evidence that crime is

Johnnie Moore

Leveraging blancmange

The great Reggie Perrin could never stop picturing a hippopotamus at the very mention of his mother-in-law. I’m experiencing a similar mental quirk where the hippopotamus is replaced by blancmange