Five Links: Work Is Changing

On April 1, 2014, in Big Data, Book Review, Futures, HR Scoop, HR Technology, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Everything you own will be inhabited by intelligent agents operating on your behalf. How will we think about work?

Google Glass Field Note 4

On March 27, 2014, in HR Scoop, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Skills Gap, by John Sumser
In this note, John Sumser details all of the functions and capabilities of the Google Glass device.

Who Knows Your Operation Best?

On February 5, 2014, in Heather Bussing, HR Scoop, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Anna Rodriguez works for Delta Airlines at LAX. She is an expert on operations there. I had the honor of spending a couple hours with Anna at LAX this week and watched her in action.

What HR Should Be Asking Part 2

What is becoming possible is so far beyond conventional definitions of analytics that you’ll miss the bus if that’s how you approach the problem.

Five Threads IV: Quantified Everything

On November 7, 2013, in HR Scoop, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
In the first waves of quantification, it’s been okay for HR Departments to hide behind the flag of productivity. In the near term future, competitive battles will be won by the organization that can best quantify and therefore predict the behavior of the people in the workforce.

Talent Shortages

With large portions of our workforce under utilized, demoralized or simply out of work, it strains credulity to say that we are suffering talent shortages.

Social Media is Paralyzing HR

Think of it this way. It’s like driving your car by looking two inches in front of your bumper all the time.

Five Links: New Ideas and Cautions

On August 23, 2013, in Big Data, Daily Links, Engagement, HR Scoop, HR Technology, by John Sumser
The Vanishing Cost of Guessing, What Happens When Publishers Invest In Long Stories, Good Leaders Get Emotional, FC1: Who Learns What, and The Future of Programming.

Who Owns Data 7: Linkedin or Fencedin

On August 20, 2013, in Data, Heather Bussing, HR Scoop, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Social Recruiting, Social Software, by Heather Bussing
Who owns data? Terms of Service or User Agreements are a kind of contract that describes who owns what. When you buy software, you don’t really own the software itself. You get a license to use it.

The Holy Grail I

On July 31, 2013, in Big Data, Futures, HR Scoop, HR Technology, by John Sumser
HR sticks to the story of the value of intangibles like a mobster hangs on to an alibi. It’s not hard to believe that people are the heart of the business. It’s been painfully hard to quantify it.
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