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On February 25, 2011, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Marc Effron, Weekly, by John Sumser

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Social media – a topic seemingly worn threadbare by too many a washing. Are the clothes of social media losing their color or taking on the character of a well loved pair of jeans? John weighs in and then shares his experience from last week's TRULondon unconference. Does software matter anymore? Find out if, when and why. We close by begging no excuses. Well, Marc Effron does actually. Marc joins the HRExaminer Editorial Advisory Board and says it's time to end all the excuses in HR. True Enough. Read This Week's HRExaminer Magazine

social media reconsidered - againSocial Media Reconsidered (again)
Contrary to the hype, Facebook contains precious little information to help you distinguish someone's viability as an employee. Facebook has become the global water cooler. Tidbits of information pass themselves off as intimacy and understanding. The barrage of minutia is warm and snuggly, just like the feeling you get before you die from hypothermia. Read Now…

#trulondon with John Sumser TRULondon
Upwards of 200 HR and Recruiting industry folks wedged themselves into an East London sub basement of a hotel in a windowless series of rooms and foyers. Unconference style. They consumed about 35 tracks of information from a cadre of presenters, experts, raconteurs and entrepreneurs. You could feel the passion (particularly when it was passing for real knowledge). The tracks themselves ranged from the ridiculous to the sublime. This is what a marketplace of ideas looks like. Read Now…

Does Software Matter Anymore?
does software matter anymore We're at the edge of a great transformation. There are vendors across the spectrum of HR software and services in the process of blurring familiar boundaries by building market expertise into their data processing systems. See who is leading the charge. Read Now…

Enough Excuses: Build the Right Capabilities – Marc Effron
slow work on hrexaminerWe can rationalize why HR features so poorly in global strategy consulting reports but, honestly, our excuses for not delivering on our executives' needs are starting to wear thin. Our best plan is to admit that our capabilities are woefully short of what's needed, then work furiously to catch up. Read Now…

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