Who Is The Audience?

On May 31, 2011, in From The Vault, HRExaminer, More2Know, by John Sumser
When job hunters are given the opportunity to examine endless opportunities, what do you think they do? Truth is that after about a dozen thorough readings of job ads, they revert to skimming. The web actively encourages this approach…it’s a skimming medium. Following a skimming phase, the job hunter reverts to reviewing opportunities briefly and punching a resume button in response. It’s extremely Pavlovian.

Referrals III

On May 30, 2011, in Brand Aid, HRExaminer, More2Know, by John Sumser
The world of referrals is changing rapidly. What used to be the province of personal relationships and intimate references is becoming a transactional marketplace for contact information. The notion that executives think this is the best source of new employees is balderdash.

HRExaminer 2.21

Who are the people managing the conversation in Talent Management? This week we unveil the Top 25 online voices that are achieving reach, resonance and relevance in Talent Management. Read more in this week’s HRExaminer » Top 25 Online Influencers in Talent Management (v3) On Wednesday we published the third version of our list, The […]

HREvolution Session Notes

On May 26, 2011, in HRExaminer, The Go/The-Know, by John Sumser
I remain a little befuddled about the strengths and weaknesses of the Bersin Impact Show and HRevolution. The two events combined give you a really clear picture of what is right and what is wrong in contemporary HR.  Where Bersin’s event is a clear example of using data to drive credibility, the HRevolution folks do […]

Criticality and Workforce Strategy

On May 26, 2011, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Neil McCormick, by Neil McCormick
Over his 30 year career, Neil McCormick has heard a lot of people label the HR activity they were focused on at the time as “critical.” It usually meant either blank space on the organization chart or crisis management. In this article, Neil explores “criticality” and how to determine what is essential to your Workforce Strategy.

Top 25 Online Influencers in Talent Management (v3)

On May 25, 2011, in Top 25 Talent Management, by John Sumser
On Wednesday we published the third version of our list, The HRExaminer Top 25 Online Influencers in Talent Management. These are the people who generate content and build audiences on the subject of Talent Management and are making their presence known from Google to Facebook and back. There are stalwarts and newcomers, frenetic content generators, connectors and self promoters. They don&#39’t all have street cred (though many do) but one thing they do have in common is a voice.

The Marketing Conversation

On May 24, 2011, in HRExaminer, More2Know, The Go/The-Know, by John Sumser
When you look at the majority of the material that flows from the marketing departments of our industry, you have to wonder if the idea that ‘markets are conversations’ ever penetrated our world. Loud shouting and ridiculous claims drown out any possibility of nuanced conversation. It is completely impossible to tell the difference between one vendor’s claims and the next.

HRExaminer v2.20

On May 20, 2011, in HRExaminer, Weekly, by John Sumser
Sex and the CEO: You'll Need Street Cred. Street credibility is an HR leader's currency that buys the right to interject themselves into sticky situations where people might think you don’t belong. It's built over time and involves a good bit of give and take, and no SHRM program is going to show you how […]

Maturity Models: Oh Grow Up.

On May 20, 2011, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Earlier this week I was in Austin Texas where I attended and presented at the Lumesse Customer Conference (formerly StepStone Solutions). This is a presentation on Talent Management Maturity Models from research and analysis I’ve conducted in my role at HRxAnalysts.

Not Your Step(ping) Stone

On May 19, 2011, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
This is definitely not your mother’s StepStone. The re-branding of StepStone Solutions to Lemesse, designed to communicate the operation’s independence (through a management buy out) from the fabled European Job Board, is symbolic of an inflection point in Lumesse’s trajectory. With dramatic year over year growth in Europe, the company is ready to build on its tireless incremental growth in the United States.
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