The Gift of No

On July 2, 2012, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
No sucks. No dashes your fantasies. But No also lets you move on. No is what gets you to the company that says Yes.
 

HRExaminer v.3.26

On June 29, 2012, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Weekly, by John Sumser
HR Examiner Weekly Edition v 3.26 June 29, 2012 Looking BadI’ve been talking to social media experts, lawyers, and HR practitioners for about three days now. There are a lot of questions and few clear answers. But when you distill the discussion to its essence, it comes down to one thing. Read Now » What […]
 

What Are You Trying to Hide?

On June 28, 2012, in HR Scoop, HR Technology, Job Hunting, Social Recruiting, Social Software, by John Sumser
Social technology introduces transparency into places that used to be very well hidden. What is found in those closets isn’t always appealing. To echo a column from earlier this week, many employers are afraid of looking bad. That’s why they want to control social media.
 

Looking Bad

On June 27, 2012, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
I’ve been talking to social media experts, lawyers, and HR practitioners for about three days now. There are a lot of questions and few clear answers. But when you distill the discussion to its essence, it comes down to one thing.
 

Policies and User Adoption

On June 26, 2012, in HRExaminer, Recruiting Strategy, Social Recruiting, Social Software, by John Sumser
We are in the very earliest stages of social technology. All that you can be sure of is that things will continue to change and popular usage of the tools will expand. Like the dawn of the printing press and the emergence of the internet, social technology shifts the locus of power in the culture and in our organizations.
 

People. Not Policies.

On June 25, 2012, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Telling people not to say mean things or act like an idiot won’t stop them from saying mean things and acting like an idiot.  Instead, you need to train them, explain that almost everything they do on social media is public, and show them how to effectively use the tools.
 

HRExaminer v.3.25

On June 22, 2012, in Bob Corlett, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Weekly, by John Sumser
Assumptions about the boss, the CEO, or your hiring manager could be stifling your recruiting effort. “We were meeting with a client to discuss a new search. As we walked out, my new Project Manager looked at me in amazement. “I can’t believe you said that to their CEO!” – Bob Corlett In Technology and Recruiting John Sumser asks if you can tell the difference between new recruiting technology and pornography. Gamification discusses the coming wave of nonsensical HR games. Alex the Benefits Counselor finds John pleasantly surprised to discover an interactive tool that establishes a new benchmark in benefits administration. Make sure to stop by and see John at SHRM next week where he’ll be moderating a number of panels in the blogger’s lounge. Read these stories in the HRExaminer Weekly Edition.
 

SHRM Bloggers’ Lounge Panels

On June 21, 2012, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
This year at SHRM, I’m moderating a number of panels in the bloggers lounge. Stop by. There will be streaming Video.
 

Gamification

On June 21, 2012, in From The Vault, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Recruiting Strategy, by John Sumser
Most software products and services are developed in the absence of clear understanding of the customers. That’s a good part of why technology adoption rates are so low in practice.
 

My Boss Would Never Go For That

On June 19, 2012, in Bob Corlett, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by Bob Corlett
Most recruiters are trapped, frozen in place, unable to innovate. Simple problems become unsolvable because of the corporate power structure.
 
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