Sneak Peek at the Week Ahead

This was an exciting week at ERE. After months of work by the team, especially our development team of Jim Dalton & Hunter Ford, we finally launched the new ERE Community! Hopefully by now, you have had the chance to check it out, update your profile, and start networking. If you haven’t already, come on over, and also check out David’s post from the other day where he introduces some of the new features of the new ERE Community.

We also took an important step to help connect those of you currently out of work with positions available in our industry. From now until August 1, we have dropped the price of a 30-day job posting on EREJobs from $200 to just $25. And keeping even a $25 fee is not a financial decision. We want to make it low enough for anyone to post a job, however keep away the spammers who would take advantage of the situation if we made it free. So if you are looking for recruiters or looking for your next opportunity, check out EREJobs today.

Here is a rundown of what else is going on around the ERE world this week:

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  • On Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. ET, sign up for our next free ERE webinar: How to Attract & Retail Top Performing Employees, led by Janet Walsh, President of Birchtree-HR.
  • Last week, we offered a special discount for the upcoming Fordyce Forum 2009 taking place in Las Vegas from June 10-12. If you are on the search and placement side of the business and didn’t receive my email with the exclusive ERE subscriber discount, drop me a line!
  • On the content side of things this week, we’ll take a look at workforce planning, one of the topics our readers tell us is most on their minds right now. Expect some info on ere.net, and more in the Journal of Corporate Recruiting Leadership.
  • If you haven’t checked out the Fall ERE Expo agenda in a while, we have added some exciting speakers such as Marvin Smith from Microsoft and Tony Blake from DaVita to the lineup of speakers. Make sure to register early to take advantage of the early-bird discounts that can save you more than $400 on the attendee price for the Expo taking place September 9-11 at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL.

Have a great week everyone, and feel free to leave any comments below.

Scott is The Fordyce Letter's Marketing Director. Handling all communications to the recruiting community about our products and services, you have most likely heard from Scott at one point or another. Drop him a line or meet up with him at one of our upcoming events.

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