A couple of weeks ago, we informed the Network Membership of the passing of Preferred Member recruiter Bob Bornstein. Just recently, two prominent individuals in the recruiting community also passed.
Those two were industry trainer Dave Knutson and Bob Style, Esq.
I had the opportunity to meet and work with both of these men. Dave served as the main speaker for us at the 2007 Fall Conference, and he also conducted a few webinar training sessions for us. He was a big hit with the recruiters who attended that Fall Conference, providing a wealth of valuable information, as well as plenty of laughs. (Anybody who knew Dave knew he liked to enjoy himself, and he liked to make sure that those around him had a good time, too.)
Bob, a lawyer, was integral in the creation of the Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) program for the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS). Along with Frank Burtnett, he conducted CPC and Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist (CTS) training for NAPS for a number of years. In fact, they even conducted the training in conjunction with some of our networking events, including the 2008 National Convention in Dallas, where we were able to record their sessions. Bob was extremely knowledgeable, and his talents and abilities helped countless recruiters down through the years.
Both men were a pleasure to know, a pleasure to work with, and will be missed greatly.