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High Tech and High Touch: Headhunting, Technology, and Economic Transformation

James E. Coverdill and William Finlay


This book examines headhunting—contingency recruiting—in the wake of two profound changes in the labor market. The first is the emergence and explosive rise of various forms of social media, most prominently LinkedIn, which have made information about employers, jobs, and job-seekers much more widely available. The second is the unraveling of internal labor markets and the fraying of the ties between employers and employees, which started in the 1980s and 1990s, and accelerated in the wake of the bursting of the dotcom bubble and the Great Recession. Both changes created the possibility that e ... More

Keywords: Job search, Labor market, Headhunting, Social media, Economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501702808
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501702808.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James E. Coverdill, author
University of Georgia

William Finlay, author
University of Georgia