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Jay Barnett


Jay Barnett

History has shown Jay to be ahead of the curve of what’s next in recruitment strategy and technology.

In 1979, he co-founded and fully computerized an Information Technology search firm – the first of its type on the West Coast. After several successful years, Barnett’s focus shifted toward developing creative, cost-effective alternatives to traditional search, and in 1989 he introduced a forerunner to web-based recruitment in the form of an online job bank accessible to the public by modem.

Jay launched Decision Toolbox in 1992, where he developed applicant-friendly alternatives to costly search firms and newspaper advertising, in the form of the Virtual Interviewing™ and Double Impact Dissemination strategies. These evolved into the Recruitment Engineering™ methodology and suite of tools (Jobinfo Writeup™, Resume Supplement™, Recruiter Pre-Screen Worksheet and Hiring Manager Interview Worksheet). Beginning in 1996, he architected and led the development of Recruiting Machine™, a web-based recruiting management system wrapped around the Recruitment Engineering methodology.

Jay is passionate about quality in recruiting, and he continues to direct that passion toward improving both technology and processes that drive the industry. He holds a BS degree in Marketing from the State University of New York at Albany and resides with his wife in Lake Oswego, OR.

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  • " (DT Recruiter) shows so much dedication to both her candidates and clients and she has the ability to find the needles in the haystacks. The DT Team were very professional and their attention to detail is second to none! I would welcome the opportunity to work with (DT Recruiter) and the DT Team on any recruiting project. "
  • " We are very happy with DT's services. One candidate complimented the whole experience. They have never experienced such an efficient and professional job application and interview process. "
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