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Building A Case for Building A National Recruiting Association


Several recent posts by Derek Zeller, Steve Levy and Chris Hoyt (and especially the comments directly following those posts) contributed to my writing this column, but I wanted to weigh in on what appears to be a growing dialogue in our industry. The discussion starts with defining what recruiting really entails.

Now, most people would argue that recruiting is, at the least, a critical business ‘discipline’ (if not a legitimate ‘profession’, but more on that later). It is definitely an ‘occupation,’ a vocation if not, perhaps, always an avocation.

These might seem like slight, specious or superficial differences, but in this case, words matter – and here’s why: