090909 CheeseJob I

On September 9, 2009, in All, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
CheeseJob I Joel Cheesman leads a charmed life. I’ll always picture him pulling away from the stoplight in Cleveland waving gang signs from his Land Rover. Branding himself as an anti-corporate crusader, the Cheezhead brand was 1/3 Ali G, 1/3 Homer Simpson and 1/3 Howard Beale. And, all cheese all the time. Cheezhead made quite […]

090827 Top 100 Status

On August 27, 2009, in All, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
I imagine you’ve been watching things unfold on the Top 100 Influencers Project over on RecruitingBlogs.com. Here’s the progress so far. Background Pieces Key Influencer Keys To Influence Influence Happens In A Context Recruiting and HR Spheres of Influence v Name AKA Arena Sponsor 1.01 Naomi Bloom The Architect Data Structures, Enterprise 1.02 Kevin Grossman […]

090823 Recruitfest 1

On August 23, 2009, in Futures, Industry Analysis, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Recruitfest On September 23 and 24, I’m going to be in Toronto for the second annual Recruitfest. It’s the Recruitingblogs.com conference event. It’s unlike any other get together in the HR – Recruiting – Talent Development industry. A regular review of the Recruitfest facebook page will give you some idea of what’s in store. Most […]

090813 Starr-Tincup

On August 13, 2009, in HR Trends, Industry Analysis, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Starr – Tincup: Differentiation Have you seen the recently renovated Starr – Tincup website? One thing is immediately clear. There is no other operation like Starr – Tincup in the HR – Recruitment industry. Irreverence, a penchant for the truth, an odd sense of humor and clear targeting of non-boomer demographics are the essence of […]

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 […]
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