Dot Jobs

On July 15, 2010, in More2Know, by John Sumser
““I strongly oppose Employ Media’s history of dissembling, lack of transparency and willingness to enter into backroom deals and, am even more strongly concerned with SHRM’s inability to choose to act as a trusted referee…..due to misinformation, lack of interest etc. etc. it goes without saying that the community of legitimate job boards feels threatened by the proposed expansion of the .jobs top level domain.” Further, I note that this is the wrong time, economically, to disrupt the job hunting process. Adding friction to job discovery, as this initiative obviously will, couldn’t be more ill timed. The last thing that global job hunters need today is more confusion in the online employment marketplace.

Top 25 Online Influencers in Leadership

On July 14, 2010, in HRExaminer, Top 25 Leadership Influencers Online, by John Sumser
Here are the key words we used to generate the Top 25 Online Influencers in Leadership list: “leadership development”,”employee engagement”,motivating employees,”leadership style”,”employee development”,”high performance teams”,servant leader,measuring leadership,”talent management”,”leadership consultant”,”leadership guru”,”management guru”,leadership integrity,leadership trust,leadership strengths,leadership authenticity,”motivational speaker”,”leadership speaker”,”leadership coaching”,”executive coaching”,”leadership communication”,”management style”,”management training”,”personal branding” leader,”executive leadership”

Just Work (from the Vaults)

On July 9, 2010, in HRExaminer, More2Know, by John Sumser
There’s an emerging movement. It’s something like the slow food movement as it applies to work. Slow food is an antidote to fast food. It’s a part of the Slow Movement which features websites like Slow Planet. Slow is not about doing everything at a snail’s pace; it’s about working, playing and living better by doing everything at the right speed.

The Weekly HRExaminer v1.23

On July 9, 2010, in HRExaminer, Weekly, by John Sumser
Read the The Weekly HRExaminer v1.23 Now Feature | Why They Love To Hate HR, Part II HR Riddle: What has pink skin tone, a cartoon gal with black hair and a red dress, angry as can be and holding an innocent little rabbit upside-down by one leg? Hint: it pissed you off. Yes! It’s the […]

Workforce Strategy 101

On July 8, 2010, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Neil McCormick, by Neil McCormick
Joining the HRExaminer Editorial Advisory Board from Australia and representing the Asia-Pac region is Neil McCormick. Neil has worked in human resources and consulting services for the past 16 years building a repertoire covering human resource management, recruitment consulting, management consulting, talent management, general management and learning and development. He currently serves as General Manager […]

Putting HR Out of Business

On July 8, 2010, in HRExaminer, More2Know, by John Sumser
What if the goal of the HR operation was to put itself out of business? Not as a way of moving on to a better type of HR but as an end in itself. Why shouldn’t HR be responsible for solving a set of problems and then closing the door?

In The Know v1.24

On July 7, 2010, in The Go/The-Know, by John Sumser
In The Know v1.24 Five links to stay abreast if the trends shaping HR. Regulating Distributed Work (Why It’s a Good Idea)Crowdsourcing and mechanical turks are reshaping the way that work gets done. These employees are not specifically addressed in current employment law. The author makes the case for increased oversight as a way of […]

Top 100 v1.66: Kevin Martin

On July 7, 2010, in HRExaminer, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
Industry analysts occupy a unique position of trust. They work closely with vendors in order to establish opinions and insight about the companies and their offerings. Rather than deploy a full time team to wade through everything in the technology arena, most companies outsource their research (whether or not they think of it this way) to Industry Analysts. Analysts parse information about features, functionality, trends and products that would overwhelm an individual HR practitioner.

Steinberg on the Economy

On July 2, 2010, in More2Know, by John Sumser
One of the challenges of predicting the future is that something could come along to completely upset the trend. So, for example, just before the turn of the century as people were moving into urban areas and before the automobile, government statisticians empirically predicted — based on the rate of growth — that the cities would literally be buried in horse manure since the dominant form of transportation was via equine. But then the automobile came along and changed that trend line completely. There’s a joke somewhere in that pile of horse manure and government predictions, but we’ll leave it to you to dig it out for yourself.

Revisiting Why They Hate HR, Part II

On July 1, 2010, in Editorial Advisory Board, More2Know, by Jessica Lee
Pretty much every HR professional I know has read, and likely has on a target with a dozen darts in it, the infamous Fast Company magazine issue with the cover story, Why We Hate HR. Published five years ago, the cover image alone is still vividly burned into my head. Pink skin tone cartoon gal […]
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