090611 Newsy Links

On June 11, 2009, in Applicant Tracking Systems, Daily Links, by John Sumser
Thought for the Day: Social Media is Not about the tools. It’s not about what you can do with the tools. It’s about the social stuff. Asking More from Talent Acquisition System Providers Madeline Laurano notices that employers aren’t happy with their Talent Acquisition Software suppliers. They never are. One of the interesting things about […]

090609 #socialrecruiting links

On June 9, 2009, in All, by John Sumser
Thought for the Day: Social media is participatory. If it’s not participatory, it’s not social media. Social Recruiting: Is The Hype Over Yet? Australia’s Michael Specht takes a whack at describing the work that needs to be done. We’re in the very, very early stages and a number if things are predictable. Gartner’s hype model […]

090603 Visualization Links

On June 3, 2009, in Daily Links, Futures, by John Sumser
Thought for the Day: More and more, HR-Recruiting will be the place you go to understand the data about people in the organization. And, people outside of the organization. And, how they go together. Obama / One People Don’t let the title keep you away from this amazing visualization. It shows the changes in cell […]

090602 #SocialRecruiting Links

On June 2, 2009, in Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought for the Day: Social recruiting is participatory or it isn’t socia. JobScience on Social Recruiting Ted Elliot has built JobScience into a technical powerhouse. They’re a primary sponsor of the Social Recruiting Summit. The add-iness distracts from the message. The service itself is extremely powerful. Who Owns Your Social Media Accounts? Michael VanDervert starts […]

090601 Conventional Wisdom

On June 1, 2009, in All, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Conventional Wisdom (June 01, 2009) If you’ve been following along, there’s a gentle undercurrent about Disruption in my writing these days. The ravages of Moore’s Law ultimately find their way into every pocket of our culture. Moore’s law describes a long-term trend in the history of computing hardware. Since the invention of the integrated circuit […]

090601 Ordinary Links

On June 1, 2009, in Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought for the Day: After all of the fluff about passion and employee engagement, this emerging trend focuses on the value to be found in a good day’s work. Somehow, in our quest for wealth and status, we lost sight of the fact that even a menial job can be a great job. It’s not […]


On May 29, 2009, in Futures, Industry Analysis, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
(May 29, 2009) Disruption is what happens when prices fall and profits rise. Google is a good example of a company that has grown by exploiting disruption. The have the ability to accept far lower revenue per advertising transaction than any of the incumbents. When Google enters a market, the incumbents are in trouble. It […]

090528 Sourcing Links

On May 28, 2009, in Daily Links, Industry Analysis, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought for the Day: There are no people to be found on the internet. But, there are a lot of documents. Good sourcing is all about looking for documents. It is not about people at all. GRecruiter Ami Givertz is singlehandedly revising the sourcer’s desktop. GRecruiter is the emerging outcome. Get onboard. Boolean BlackBelt A […]

090527 Disruption Links

Thought for the Day: Disruption happens when the price drops and the profit increases. Incumbents fail. The Myth of Macroinnovation: “My experience with large companies and governments shows me that it is not a simple or trivial matter to recognize the benefits or marshal the resources. A common failure mode is where the leadership say […]

Retention Doesn’t Work

On May 26, 2009, in Industry Analysis, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Why do we have layoffs? One counter-intuitive answer is “because retention programs work.” Layoffs happen because the efforts to keep the workforce trimmed didn’t work. Attrition wasn’t high enough. The right people did not leave of their own accord. Hiring and Keeping the Best People is a standard goal in most organizations. Identifying key talent […]
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