Blue Chip Expert

Got an invitation for Blue Chip Expert today ( thanks Michael). It promises to be the social networking site for high level professionals, networkers and hiring managers. There description is:” Blue Chip Expert is in the business of making recruiters more efficient and more effective by automating the agency search process through a combination of premier social networks, advanced people search technology, and targeted job referrals”.

The novel thing about it is the payment scheme behind it. Ken Hayes summarizes it like this:”Pay out referral fees to anyone who gets their friends to sign up in BCE, who then gets hired for a job or project.  Not only that, but if I refer a friend, and that person signs up another frBluechipiend who gets hired, I also get a small chunk of the fee.  But wait, there’s more!  If a recruiter recommends their colleagues to also hire from the database of candidates, then that recruiter gets a chunk of the fee.  Cash incentives in both directions.”

It is also nicely summarized in this picture on the right.

Seems all very interesting but if everybody puts his invitation key on his blog or distributes it to anyone without knowing if they are good or not, then you loose the quality of the referral, no? Anyway, if anybody wants an invitation, just drop me a line.

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2 thoughts on “Blue Chip Expert

  1. Geert,

    Blue Chip Expert is able to filter out any sub par candidates by using our caliber ranking and scoring algorithm. If someone joins your network ‘off the web’ and either didn’t graduate from college or work for brand name companies that person will not show up in the search results and probably will never get a job through Blue Chip Expert.

    Our search engine is based on top-caliber candidates that have held premium positions a brand name companies or successful start ups or candidates with true expertise is a specific area. Members that refer anyone to join Blue Chip probably won’t make much if any thing in the way of referral fees if the candidates are of low caliber.

    Thanks for the post,

    Duncan

    VP Marketing
    Blue Chip Expert

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