HR links on HR Trends, Employment Branding and Technology
- 13 Tech Trends to Adopt Before Year’s End
A panel of young entrepreneurs recommends that you pay attention to these 13 areas. It’s worth a scan as a reminder of the changes that you are immersed in.
- Mobile Recruitment: Morning Mind Control
From the UK’s Felix Wetzel comes the first intelligent piece of writing on mobile recruiting. So far, every single piece of material on the subject has focused on replicating existing approaches and workflows. That’s exactly what mobile isn’t going to be. Wetzel (citing a great HBR article) takes a run at looking at the various states of mobility in which users of touch devices are going to operate. Portable touch rectangles will revolutionize recruiting. But it will happen because the new way is useful, not because it’s cool.
- Understanding Urbanity
Great HR thinkers study cities. Why? Because that’s where most workers live. Being able to
harness the dynamics of the region in which the plant is located can turbo charge productivity. This article provides a good grounding by reviewing seven critical works on the topic.
- The Rise of Teleworking and What it Means
While the center of attention has moved on to the latest shiny new toy, workers are increasingly doing it at home. (Be sure to read Slate’s Is Telecommuting a Good Idea?). For reasons of productivity and carbon-consciousness, more and more people are working from home. The typical teleworker is a 49-year-old, college-educated, salaried, non-union employee in a management or professional role, earning $58,000 a year at a company with more than 100 employees. One way of thinking about the accelerating trend is that it integrates the suburbs into the urban environments that are increasingly where the workers actually are.
- The Story of a Hire
This infographic demonstrates what effective information marketing loooks like. It’s the tip of the iceberg in a new wave of quantitative candidate behavior evaluation (see Felix Wetzel’s work above).