From SHRM 2010 – What Will have Bigger Impact .Jobs or .XXX?

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I had a chance yesterday to sit down with CEO of Beyond.com, Rich Milgram on the Expo floor at SHRM10 to talk about the domain .Jobs and what it means to HR Pros.  On top of that, fellow FOT’er Jessica Lee brought up the fact that the domain for pornography, .XXX, was recently approved and it now might be easier to get your companies name with a .XXX than getting your company name with a .Jobs domain ending. She’s one classy editor. Yep. ERE and many others have been trying to get more access to .Jobs over the last year without much luck – read about it here… but what does it really mean to your every day HR or recruiting pro?

What should be clear to all is allowing open access to .Jobs isn’t an easy decision and it does have direct impact to HR Pros, most notably (as mentioned by Milgram in the video) to your company’s SEO and by adding more noise to an already crowded and confusing job landscape to potential applicants for your jobs (email subscribers, click through to watch the video) :

More to come from SHRM10 this week – check back!