One of the first times this was mentioned publicly was October 28, when Nick Gallimore posted a comment speculating online about it on ERE. Gallimore’s a UK recruiter who specializes in the “natural language” field.
Jim Stroud, whose long experience helping companies with sourcing includes stints with Bernard Hodes Group and now Randstad Sourceright, has also floated the possibility.
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In a podcast, he talks about how Amazon could enter the recruiting-tech field: you buy a guitar, and you have a chance to hire a guitar teacher. Perhaps Amazon (which hasn’t commented to me) would handle the billing and take a cut of the loot.
Want any more clues? Check out this ad, posted on LinkedIn, for a job at Amazon. The job could involve solely work for Amazon’s own, internal recruiting — or not.