Dr. John Sullivan always has something interesting to say. His 2005 trends analysis is spot on if you ask me. All of these different trends will affect us recruiters/companies/industries differently (for example, assessment is less of a hot issue for me since I hire marketing talent and online assessments don't really work in our space). This is a great overview of what we should be expecting this year. I find this encouraging. Some of these areas of focus for the coming year have been long needed (effective, business relevant metrics...yay!)