Five Links: Managing the Real

On January 25, 2013, in Daily Links, HRExaminer, by John Sumser

Five Links: Managing the Real - by John Sumser - HRExaminer

This week's links include a piece about the relationship between offshoring and capabilities, skills gap stuff, social recruiting, analytics and user adoption guides.

Five Links: Manging the Real

This week’s links include a piece about the relationship between offshoring and capabilities, skills gap stuff, social recruiting, analytics and user adoption guides.

  • The Boeing Debacle: Seven Lessons Every CEO Must Learn
    The article is a discussion of the way to manage risk in offshoring and outsourcing. This is a critical concern for HR Execs. The relative capabilities of the organization are theessence of its human capital. While subcontracting may confer cost advantages, there is good reason to investigate the consequences for the company in other dimensions.“The decline of manufacturing in a region sets off a chain reaction. Once manufacturing is outsourced, process-engineering expertise can’t be maintained, since it depends on daily interactions with manufacturing. Without process-engineering capabilities, companies find it increasingly difficult to conduct advanced research on next-generation process technologies. Without the ability to develop such new processes, they find they can no longer develop new products. In the long term, then, an economy that lacks an infrastructure for advanced process engineering and manufacturing will lose its ability to innovate.”

    Also see the followup: What Went Wrong At Boeing

  • Mass skills shortage: Britain could be lacking 3.1m workers by 2050
    The rhetoric of skills gaps and shortages is getting shriller with each passing day. This short British piece is a typical example of hundreds of daily articles around the globe. There are real demographic crises on thre horizon in Western Europe.
  • The Reality of Social Recruiting and How to Approach It
    Andrew Karpie is rapidly becoming a voice to be reckoned with in Recruiting circles. In this series, he describes social recruiting for a third party staffing firm. It’s particularly insightful and void of the usual cheerleading. Also see Part 2 and Part 3
  • Things Users Don’t Care About
    If you are responisble for interface design or change management or a new software rollout, print this out and tape it somewhere you can see it. Users do not care about you and your trials and tribulations. They care about themselves and getting their work done.
  • Using Analytics to Win the War for Talent
    Okay, so ‘War For Talent’ is a little breathy. The thing here is that the use of analytics is becoming mainstream. This is one of those articles you forward to your boss

 

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