From leaders Julius Caesar to smart HR departments, there has always been a need for recruitment. Our friends at Zartis have had a look at how employee referrals came about (the Roman legion), when headhunting got popular in Borneo, how press gangs (not related to News Corp.) forces civilians into working on navy ships and then the dawn of agency recruitment. Apparently it was by some guy with lightbulbs in his office.

The first job board appeared in 1992, followed by the social networking explosion of the noughties. The final step is smart HR departments, especially the ones that buy Zartis’ solutions I would imagine! See what you think.

Related: Is Social Recruiting Really Happening? [Video].

how recruitment has evolved through history

The original Undercover Recruiter, after 7 years in tech recruiting Jorgen now runs Link Humans, a social media agency in London.