and The Standard to Present “The Internet Recruiting Masters” Series

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA — OCTOBER 18, 2000 —, the IT problem-solving network(TM), announced today that it has partnered with Standard Media International ("The Standard"), publisher of Internet Economy newsweekly The Industry Standard and website, to present The Internet Recruiting Masters, a live and on-demand, interactive webcast series delivered to IT and human resource professionals. The series debuts today and features Dr. John Sullivan, international recruiting specialist, author and advisor to Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley Firms. Dr. Sullivan is head of the Human Resources Management Program at San Francisco State University.


This new webcast series will combine in-depth coverage of key online recruiting issues and techniques with provocative insight and actionable recommendations. Produced by, with support from The Standard, the series will feature a range of broadband content including guest speakers, streaming video, slides and pop-up interactive surveys.

"This new series underscores's commitment to become the leading online resource for IT professionals," said Mark Williams, chief operating officer of,'s online career service. "Our readers care passionately about recruiting and retaining talent. Good employees mean the difference between success and failure in the technology market. The Internet Recruiting Masters webcast series brings the most innovative and accomplished minds in IT recruiting directly to the desktop. For the first time, IT hiring managers and HR departments can access these thinkers 24 hours per day, 7 days a week with no travel hassles and no seminar fees. Global viewers, too, can benefit from the expertise of industry leaders via a broadband format that's never before been available."

"We are very excited to present this innovative and informative webcast series to the IT community," said Jim Campbell, director of marketing for SkillsVillage, sponsor of the first three webcasts in this series. "The speakers assembled for this series are all leaders in their respective fields, and offer a wealth of knowledge that will be valuable to IT professionals in all areas of the enterprise."

"At, we see first-hand how online recruiting has become increasingly popular among companies and job seekers. As both a recruitment tool and career development resource, the Internet is extremely valuable and this webcast will enable recruiters to leverage the Internet to their advantage," said Cheryl Lucanegro, vice president and publisher of interactive

for The Standard. produces editorial, educational and vendor-based live and on-demand webcasts. Editorial webcasts currently featured on include: IDC Live! and The Networked World hosted by John Gallant, as well as Bob Metcalfe's Live From the Ether series now available on demand. In addition, has produced more than 50 webcasts this year for global leaders such as, Compaq, Nortel, Intel, Sprint, Lucent and


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About The Standard

Headquartered in San Francisco and located on the Web at, The Standard is the essential source for business intelligence on the Internet Economy. Through The Industry Standard, its weekly news magazine;, its daily news outlet and business intelligence resource; its conferences and events; and its online newsletter, research, recruiting and market-making offerings, The Standard provides a new breed of business leaders with the information and resources they need to succeed in the Internet Economy. The Standard has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C. and London, and is owned by Standard Media International, a private company majority owned by IDG.

About SkillsVillage

SkillsVillage is the leading Internet-based skills procurement solution for the contingent workforce. The SkillsVillage Skills Procurement Solution provides a blended model of applications and services across the entire procurement lifecycle for finding, hiring and managing contract workers. This enables companies to deploy workers quickly and efficiently, aggregate their staffing suppliers, and optimize business processes. SkillsVillage is a privately held company located in Santa Clara and can be found on the Internet at

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