This week, the links focus on things to make you better at your job. Presentation tips, insights on innovation, using Google+ as a sourcing tool, Apple experiences social media backfire and a look at technology and jobs. There’s plenty of good material to cycle around your office.
“In three years, surprisingly, some things have moved forward. Being somewhat cynical about any government program, I’m pleasantly entertained at how much change has taken place (and especially thrilled to see the demise of the ‘essay’).” – Gerry Crispin
Every bit of attention paid in training and mentoring employees pays a huge benefit for the firm in loyalty, improved decision making and effective work habits. Influence is what happens when you change the organization by improving the people who work there.
This Special Edition of The HRExaminer is to announce the first edition of our Top 25 List for online influencers in Employment Law. We’re continuing to mine the social universe for clues and insight into the subject of influence. Since we began the HR Influence project back in 2009 (this is our 17th Top 25 list), the world has become more sophisticated on the topic of online influence. Where reach, relevance and resonance were once acceptable limits on the conversation, things have changed in interesting ways. And this is an interesting and diverse group of thinkers that you’ll be better off for knowing.
“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
We are at the edges of the second generation of social media. Much of the original hype has been tested and found wanting. It turns out that we don’t really like seeing job ads in the middle of the flow of descriptions of last night’s burritos.
Over the past several weeks, we’ve been exploring the topic of employment branding. It’s murky territory for some. We’re lucky to have the best minds in the business on our team. The great thing about the HRExaminer is that it provides a place for a dialog between and about such mutually exclusive potions.
Just like Target was able to “know” that a customer was pregnant, HR will be able to put 2 and 2 together on a variety of subjects. Large scale data mining will begin to show near-magical correlations between conditions and productivity.