090811 Influence II

More Thoughts About Influence. I get lots of interesting mail about the Top 100 Influencers project over at RecruitingBlogs.com. There are any number of people who want to be on the list. There are great insights into the idea of influence. It’s a rich dialog. I’m looking into influence because I think it’s a central […]

090810 4 Sale

On August 10, 2009, in HR Trends, Industry Analysis, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
4 Sale: HRMToday.com Here’s the question that’s been puzzling lots of entrepreneurs? What’s an online community worth? Lance Haun and Laurie Ruettimann, the co-owners of HRMToday.com aim to find out. They’ve placed the web community in an eBay auction. The two seasoned HR bloggers have hit a fork in the road. New gigs, expanding visibility […]

090808 #tcamp09 .2

On August 8, 2009, in All, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
090808 Transparency Camp 2 #tcamp09 .2 Transparency is a funny thing. At first, you’d think that it means everyone wearing clear plastic dresses. A little bit of thought and you realize that almost everyone will want to wear some form of underwear under their see-thru clothing. A little more digging unearths the idea that some […]

090808 #tcamp09.1

On August 8, 2009, in Daily News, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Transparency Camp .1 #tcamp09 Heather and I ventured to Google headquarters this weekend. The Sunlight Foundation is sponsoring an amazing unconference called “Transparency Camp“. Loosely, it’s a gathering of about 150 people who are interested in bringing transparency to government. Some folks call this Government 2.0. There’s a sort of focus and a sort of […]

090807 Culture Links

On August 7, 2009, in Daily Links, HR Trends, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought for the Day: We’re entering a time where company values is becoming a meaningful issue. The container of culture is best enforced through shared discussion and conversation. The internal company social community is the best mechanism for disseminating culture. Leaders should have public discussions on the meaning of company values. Netflix Culture The folks […]

090807 Spiritual Blogging

On August 7, 2009, in Futures, HR Trends, JohnSumser.com, Recruiting Wisdom, Social Recruiting, by John Sumser
Spiritual Blogging at Work I got a note from a good friend who is trying to figure out what he wants to blog for his company. He has an active spiritual practice and is a great thinker about workplace issues. With a very smart insight about the way that shifting demographics and economics change people’s […]

090713 Techno Links

On July 13, 2009, in Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, Regionalization, Social Recruiting, by John Sumser
Thought for the Day: A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him – David Brinkley LinkedIn For Knowledge Workers Tony Karrer continues to impress. This post contains a cornucopia of resources for use and tactics on LinkedIn. In a former life, Karrer and his […]

090713 The Reformatting

On July 13, 2009, in All, Generational Demographics, Industry Analysis, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
The Reformatting Robert Reich, the Clinton era Labor Secretary, offers a wise view of the outcome of our current economic turmoil. In ‘When Will The Recovery Begin? Never‘, Reich outlines his view that the next phase will not be a traditional ‘recovery’. Rather, since we’re starting over, Reich sees the next wave of economic behavior […]

090710 Useful Links

On July 10, 2009, in Daily Links, Job Boards, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought for the Day: Treating people like resources. Novel concept. It would mean not using them when you don’t need them. Like Santa Claus in January United Breaks Guitars Here’s what employees mean to your company. When this guy sings his song about your company, it’s not liable to be about your computers or other […]

090710 Three Legs

On July 9, 2009, in Industry Analysis, by John Sumser
Three Legs There are three separate components of any HR organization: the Generalist function, Learning and Development (Training-OD) and Talent Acquisition (Recruiting). For much of the discipline’s history, the generalists owned the career track. Both Recruiting and Training were castaway elements from a career track perspective. As the question of “Talent Management” became a legitimate […]
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