091203 In The Know v1.04

On December 3, 2009, in HRExaminer, The Go/The-Know, by John Sumser
091203 In The Know: Five Useful Links Discussions with our Research Members: Five Topics to Watch for 2010 Josh Bersin’s membership roundtable suggests the following issues will be top of mind in 2010 Diversity as a talent management strategy. Leadership assessment as core to the leadership strategy. Expanding career development beyond promotion. Focus on the HR generalists and field training [...]
 

091202 Organizational Aikido

On December 2, 2009, in Generational Demographics, HR Trends, Industry Analysis, JohnSumser.com, Population, by John Sumser
This presentation contains the insights I’ve developed from a couple of years of looking at organizational demographics. The idea of Organizational Aikido is that organizations naturally want to evolve in a certain way. Leading them means understanding the natural tendencies and leaving them alone unless you want to work really hard. The key to maintaining […]
 

091201 1999 Recruiting Strategy

On December 1, 2009, in Futures, HR Technology, HR Trends, by John Sumser
Here’s a presentation from late 1998 on Recruiting Strategy. This was in the early run up to the dot com bubble. It’s an interesting look at what the future looked like a back then. 1999 Recruiting Strategy View more documents from John Sumser.
 

091130 Tungle

On November 30, 2009, in HRExaminer, Reviews, by John Sumser
Tungle For the past six months, I’ve been using Tungle to schedule and coordinate meetings. The logistics associated with trying to work out schedule details are a time sink. It’s hard, when you do things manually, to guarantee that everyone ends up on the same page. Tungle works well as either a plugin for Outlook […]
 

Top 100 v1.45 SHRM

On November 29, 2009, in Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
As I’ve navigated the first half of the Top 100 HR-Influencers, I’ve had to think hard about the role of SHRM in the industry. Long term readers will be aware of my historically somewhat negative views on the organization. The project helped me reshape my view. SHRM provides the glue that holds the discipline together. SHRM [...]
 

091125 5 Must Reads

On November 25, 2009, in Daily Links, Futures, by John Sumser
091125 5 Must Reads Why Employment Lags in A Recovery Employers want to make sure that the recovery is real. Even in the harshest circumstances, key employees weren’t let go in spite of the lack of work so there’s unused capacity available (labor hoarding). During the downturn, employers focus on adding productivity improvements and reorganizing […]
 

Top 100 v1.44 George Bradt

On November 24, 2009, in Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
Onboarding programs are everywhere. You could be excused for thinking that this somewhat obvious idea has always been a part of the landscape. Employee onboarding, and more specifically, executive onboarding, is a relatively recent invention. I had a good laugh today in a conversation with an old friend. “Imagine”, I said, “that you got to your [...]
 

091123 Evernote

On November 23, 2009, in HRExaminer, Reviews, by John Sumser
Evernote About 90 days ago, Mike Mayeux (at Novotus) suggested that I give Evernote a try. Imagine a filing cabinet into which you can fling tagged materials and then retrieve them when necessary. That’s Evernote. The information that I deal with comes in two basic varieties: material I’ve created and stuff I get from other […]
 

091120 On The Go v1.03

On November 20, 2009, in HRExaminer, The Go/The-Know, by John Sumser
Sector entrepreneur Auren Hoffman publishes some of the most coherent stuff of any startup leader anywhere. This week, he takes a look at A-players. His suggestion is that if you want to attract them, you need to get rid of some of your rules. Where B and C players need to be told what to [...]
 

Top 100 v1.43 Jeff Kaye

On November 19, 2009, in Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
It’s really hard to have influence across the industry while holding down a job. The people with the broadest reach are consultants, vendor CEOs, academics, pundits, conference coordinators, leaders of professional associations, marketing folks, or people from well outside the mainstream of the industry. If you keep your nose to the grindstone and deliver real [...]
 
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