Google+ happened along just as I began to realize the potential of collaborative conversation. It turns out that having good questions trumps having good answers every day of the week. So, I’m trying to figure out a new way of thinking and communicating. Google plus is the excuse.
In the recent Glassdoor Quarterly Employment Confidence Survey, job satisfaction was ironically up while pessimism about the employment market was also increasing. How do we explain this rise and what does it mean to today’s HR Leaders?
All of my previous work on JohnSumser.com published over 2008 and 2009 is now available here on HRExaminer. You can see the full archive of my work from JohnSumser.com by clicking here. Posts are shown in typical reverse chronological order. Of course, you may find it easier to search our entire archive or browse articles […]
This week we published the Fourth Edition of our Top 25 List for Online Influence in HR. Hank Stringer discusses the systemic problems clogging up the talent pipeline. John Sumser introduces us to Friendship Farming (not what you think) and Pummeling Equine Cadavers (huh?).
The measurement of online influence is in its very primitive stages. Like any measurement, people change their behavior in order to meet the standard. In this arena, as it is everywhere, “You get what you measure.” Klout measures Twitter activities and is weighted towards volume in followers and tweets. mPact measures the impact of the […]
Self proclaimed HR thought leaders tend to be vacuous morons, incapable of sustained thought. There’s a code that I saw somewhere that says you can’t be one unless someone else says you are (without being asked to). Even that’s not good enough, really. The bluntest knife in the box has a mom who thinks he’s got HR Thought Leadership potential. When he walks up to you and introduces himself as a HR thought leader, hang on to your wallet.
Ask just about anyone if they think the ‘pipes are too full’ with resumes and you will quickly get agreement. Why? Well, ask if a resume has been submitted to a company and where it ended up. Nine times out of ten the response will be ‘the black hole’. As long as systems are designed for talent to view all positions and apply to any of them, many people will do just that – apply for everything and hope. Meanwhile recruiters search public and private resume databases, finding people who may have submitted to a position long ago and never heard back. These are not new problems. They are, however, made worse in our connected world.