No Pants Works

On September 17, 2013, in Engagement, Futures, Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Leadership, Reviews, Talent Management, by Heather Bussing
Berkun decided if he was going to keep writing and speaking about work and management, he needed to to go back to a company and manage people working, but Wordpress didn’t have hierarchies, or departments, or managers.

This Week’s Demos and Updates

On August 29, 2013, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Reviews, by John Sumser
This week we have ebsta, HireRightCareerBeam, SmartRecruiters, Bill Kutik, and ConnectCubed.

Brutal Simplicity of Thought

On July 22, 2013, in Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Reviews, by Heather Bussing
How did two wheels emancipate women? When bicycles became available in the 1880’s, women did not have to rely on men for transportation. “The bicycle became their freedom machine.”

In The Mood: Measuring the Organizational Climate with Emooter

On January 30, 2013, in Big Data, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Reviews, by John Sumser
Emooter’s aggressive simplicity makes it an interesting contender in an increasingly crowded field. Simple measures of a new product’s acceptance (or a new software tool’s integration) are sure to be a part of the next wave of adoption measurement.

Great New Demos

On January 24, 2013, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Reviews, by John Sumser
Finally, one of the video interviewing players demonstrates that they get that it has to be about more than video. Video itself is free. That means that the video interviewing players all have to scramble to identify the real value add.

Recent Demos

On December 12, 2012, in HRExaminer, Reviews, by John Sumser
Sometimes, it feels like Demo Central around here. We generally see a couple of software demos a day. Here’s the best of them from the past couple of weeks.

LinkedIn: Learning Through Progressive Failure

It turns out that the people you know and love can’t really help you with your career. If you’re laid off, they’re laid off. If your job sucks, theirs does too. Your up close and personal network is riding the exact same economic wave as you are. The lot of you might help each other stay afloat but that ‘s about it.

People Aggregators: Candidate Mining

On October 3, 2012, in Big Data, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Recruiting Strategy, Reviews, by John Sumser
In a recent study, the CareerXRoads team uncovered some startling data. It turns out that while the industry buzz is all about passive candidates, we hire active candidates nearly eighty percent of the time

TalentBin iPhone App

On September 20, 2012, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Reviews, by John Sumser
If you’re headed to a meeting or out and about, this is a fantastic tool for finding and finding out about someone from your phone. Lookup gives you access to the database from your phone. For free.

Startup Compensation Guide

On September 18, 2012, in Big Data, Futures, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Reviews, by John Sumser
While it’s not quite exploding, there’s a frenzy of activity in the startup world. As the deck chairs rearrange themselves and new players get introduced, the whole compensation question is veiled in mystery and supposition.
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