Thinking About Measurement

On May 21, 2010, in More2Know, by John Sumser
Thinking About Measurement The old saw goes “What gets measured gets managed.” That is the simplest way to describe the fundamental workings of management as a discipline. Here, at the dawn of truly strategic Human Capital function, we are often surprised at the degree to which people want to argue about measurement systems. First of […]

Attraction vs Promotion

On May 20, 2010, in More2Know, by John Sumser
Marketing that works well has the net effect of reversing the flow of the phone traffic and lead generation. With no clear marketing strategy, the enterprise is forced to identify every potential sales target by name and then reach out and create the relationship. The hard work of physical lead generation is a part of […]

Keeping up with the Joneses can be destructive

On May 20, 2010, in Dr. Todd Dewett, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by Dr. Todd Dewett
Please welcome Dr. Dewett as the newest member of the HRExaminer Editorial Advisory Board. Dr. Dewett is a leadership expert and professor at Wright State University, author, speaker, trainer, consultant, and Harley nut.  Full Bio… Many people-related innovations in the workplace are adopted for the wrong reasons.  And I will hazard a guess that half of […]

Review: Linkup

On May 19, 2010, in Reviews, by John Sumser
Review: Linkup Toby Dayton is one of the industry’s least known, most effective entrepreneurs. JobDig, his first offering, is the midwest’s parallel to the Southwest’s Jobing. JobDig delivers recruitment advertising a combination of print, radio and web in Oklahoma, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, North Dakota and South Dakota. Like Jobing’s Aaron Matos, Dayton understands that Recruiting […]

The Weekly HRExaminer v1.17

On May 19, 2010, in HRExaminer, Weekly, by John Sumser
Razz and HRaaS | Feature It used to be easy to understand what software was. With the onslaught of marketing double talk we’re left searching for any real value. This week in our feature Razz and HRaaS, we look at the people side of enterprise software and software as a service (Saas) in the HR […]
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All you ever wanted to know about informal learning

On May 18, 2010, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Jay Cross, by Jay Cross
Jay Cross is a champion of informal learning, web 2.0, and systems thinking. He has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. Full Bio Description: This presentation by Jay Cross will address the following points about “Informal Learning” What is Informal Learning? […]
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Looks Like Training

On May 17, 2010, in More2Know, by John Sumser
Looks Like Training Have you seen John Sullivan’s laundry list of the dissatisfaction with Recruiting? I whittled it down to a few strokes for the folks at Glassdoor. Recruiting is broken. The failure rate (50%) leaves only one possible conclusion: Recruiters embrace the crummy quality of the profession for reasons of job security. If Recruiters […]

Emergent Properties

On May 14, 2010, in More2Know, by John Sumser
Some times, more of the same makes for something really different. When that happens, it is called an “emergent property” of the system in which it happened. Or, it is simply called emergence. Emergence is defined with exceptionally clear detail in the wikipedia: Emergence is the process of complex pattern formation from simpler rules. This […]

The Weekly HRExaminer v1.16

On May 11, 2010, in HRExaminer, Weekly, by John Sumser
Reminder: It’s not too late to sign up for John Sumser’s webinar this Thursday. Act now. Retention I & II | Feature Retention is often seen as a panacea. Like lemmings, the vendors in our industry have latched on to the concept of retention as an alternative to solid Labor Supply Management. Like most ill […]
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Razz and Harass part 2

On May 11, 2010, in More2Know, by John Sumser
Razz and Harass part 2 Upon reflection, it’s really surprising that Recruiting as a Service (RaaS) hasn’t taken quick root in the culture. A service priced as a subscription, focused on helping the organization achieve specific staffing, retention and attrition targets is good for everyone. Recruiting shifts from a highly variable cost to something controlled […]
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