HRExaminer v2.30

On July 29, 2011, in HRExaminer, Weekly, by John Sumser
HRExaminer Editorial Advisory Board Member Rusty Rueff ponders the rise in recent employee satisfaction numbers and what it means to today’s HR Leaders.
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On July 28, 2011, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Google+ happened along just as I began to realize the potential of collaborative conversation. It turns out that having good questions trumps having good answers every day of the week. So, I’m trying to figure out a new way of thinking and communicating. Google plus is the excuse.


On July 27, 2011, in HRExaminer, More2Know, by John Sumser
All of the sourcing and record keeping programs in the world can’t begin to compensate for a recruiting process that treats potential candidates as objects.

Employee Satisfaction Rises: Is it Real?

On July 26, 2011, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Rusty Rueff, by Rusty Rueff
In the recent Glassdoor Quarterly Employment Confidence Survey, job satisfaction was ironically up while pessimism about the employment market was also increasing. How do we explain this rise and what does it mean to today’s HR Leaders? Content Now on

On July 25, 2011, in HRExaminer,, by John Sumser
All of my previous work on published over 2008 and 2009 is now available here on HRExaminer. You can see the full archive of my work from by clicking here. Posts are shown in typical reverse chronological order. Of course, you may find it easier to search our entire archive or browse articles […]

One Stop Apply

On July 25, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Job Boards, by John Sumser
This week LinkedIn unveiled their new one stop apply button. For the simple addition of 8 lines of code, any employer can facilitate the use of a single, universal application. Is their move heralded, shortsighted or something else?
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HRExaminer v2.29

On July 22, 2011, in Editorial Advisory Board, Hank Stringer, HRExaminer, Weekly, by John Sumser
This week we published the Fourth Edition of our Top 25 List for Online Influence in HR. Hank Stringer discusses the systemic problems clogging up the talent pipeline. John Sumser introduces us to Friendship Farming (not what you think) and Pummeling Equine Cadavers (huh?).

Top 25 HR Digital Influencers V4

On July 20, 2011, in HRExaminer, Top 25 HR Digital Influencers, by John Sumser
The measurement of online influence is in its very primitive stages. Like any measurement, people change their behavior in order to meet the standard. In this arena, as it is everywhere, “You get what you measure.” Klout measures Twitter activities and is weighted towards volume in followers and tweets. mPact measures the impact of the […]

Pummeling Equine Cadavers

On July 19, 2011, in From The Vault, HRExaminer, More2Know, by John Sumser
Self proclaimed HR thought leaders tend to be vacuous morons, incapable of sustained thought. There’s a code that I saw somewhere that says you can’t be one unless someone else says you are (without being asked to). Even that’s not good enough, really. The bluntest knife in the box has a mom who thinks he’s got HR Thought Leadership potential. When he walks up to you and introduces himself as a HR thought leader, hang on to your wallet.

Less Data, More Target

On July 18, 2011, in Editorial Advisory Board, Hank Stringer, HRExaminer, by Hank Stringer
Ask just about anyone if they think the ‘pipes are too full’ with resumes and you will quickly get agreement. Why? Well, ask if a resume has been submitted to a company and where it ended up. Nine times out of ten the response will be ‘the black hole’. As long as systems are designed for talent to view all positions and apply to any of them, many people will do just that – apply for everything and hope. Meanwhile recruiters search public and private resume databases, finding people who may have submitted to a position long ago and never heard back. These are not new problems. They are, however, made worse in our connected world.
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