“Work used to be simple. Tasks were mechanical. Things rarely changed. Initial lessons lasted a lifetime. This kind of work has largely been automated or outsourced to places where workers earn very low wages.” – Jay Cross
There’s a lot of engagement snake oil being sold around our industry. While there is some interesting academic work that shows the possibility of broad based team synergies to turbocharge organizational performance, most engaement projects are designed to improve scores on employee satisfaction surveys. Most engagement projects are really fancy happiness pills.
HR Examiner Weekly Edition v 3.21 May 25, 2012 Low Tide for All Jobs “We are not just facing a shortage of information workers. We are also facing a real shortage of people to make things and make things work. And that’s only half the problem. ” – China Gorman Read Now » Learning to […]
“Life on earth is faster, faster, faster. We are inundated with information, showered with technological innovation, and pestered by multiple media 24/7. Business is a blur. Life is uncertain.” – Jay Cross
This week our resident lawyer and photographer Heather Bussing points her lens at photo sharing copyright laws on Pinterest. Jay Cross returns to our HRExaminer Editorial Advisory Board to discuss your most valuable asset (guessed it yet?). John Sumser looks to the second generation of social media and profiles Evenbase, the European digital recruiting up-and-comer.
Opportunities abound because the world now moves on ideas instead of things. Value has migrated from tangible assets you could see and touch to intangible assets such as ideas, relationships, patterns and reputation.
HR Examiner Weekly Edition v 3.06 Disparate Impact – Why Mobile Matters by Heather Bussing Heather Bussing considers the job candidate, how they use the Internet, and discovers a new reason why mobile matters. Read Now » Bulletproof Talent Here’s a phrase you don’t hear me utter frequently. *Refreshing Approach To HR*. Jason Lauritsen and […]
“…like Pontiacs and Oldsmobiles, old-school ROI’s day in the sun is waning. In an environment of continuous flow and interaction, there’s a need to consider an emerging metric: return on investment in interaction (ROII)”
Companies should embrace network-supported informal learning because it works better, not because it reduces labor costs. People learn more efficiently at the time of need, in the context of work, from people in the know and through virtual conversation.