Five Links: Roundup

On November 29, 2012, in Big Data, Daily Links, Futures, Gamification, HR Technology, HRExaminer, by John Sumser

Five Links: Roundup - by John Sumser - HRExaminer

Migration has slowed from a high of nearly 2 million annually in 2006 to less than 800,000 last year.

Five Links

This week’s five are a smattering of managerial insight, a whiff of demographics, a bit of freeware, a look at language, a tutorial and a bonus list of rules.

  • Where Americans Are Moving
    “An analysis of domestic migration for the nation’s 51 largest metropolitan statistical areas by demographer Wendell Cox shows that the 10 metropolises with the largest net gains from 2000 through 2009 are in the Sun Belt, led by Phoenix, and followed by Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif.; Atlanta; Dallas-Ft. Worth; and Las Vegas.
    Migration has slowed from a high of nearly 2 million annually in 2006 to less than 800,000 last year, but the most recent numbers show that the Sun Belt states, though chastened by the recession, are far from dead, as often alleged. This part of America, widely consigned to what the Bolshevik firebrand Leon Trotsky called the “dustbin of history” by Eastern pundits, somehow manages to continue to draw Americans seeking opportunities, in particular from the large coastal metropolitan regions.”
  • Wall of Awesome
    Simple and effective recognition system. Nice.
  • 11 Books Every Boss Should Own
    Bob Sutton, famous for his no-nonsense management approaches, covers some great titles here.
  • Why Jargon Feeds on Lazy Minds
    While I’d add Big Data, User Centric, Candidate Experience, Gamification, Cloud and Analytics, this piece focuses on the broader marketplace. Here are the lazy words of our time:

    • Breakthrough
    • Transformative
    • Next-generation
    • Seamless
    • Game-changing
    • Revolutionary
    • Ideation (oh how I hate this word)
    • Disruptive
    • Incentivize
    • Innovation Infrastructure
    • Customer-centric
    • Radical
  • BigData in HR: Why it’s Here and What it Means
    A Bersin blog post that offers one way of looking at Big Data

Bonus Link

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