Working Without a Net

On September 12, 2013, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
The question plaguing a world much bigger than our little industry is “How do I get heard over the swell of mediocrity?” We do a good job on that one.

Engagement and Passion

On September 11, 2013, in Analytics, Big Data, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
In other words, the two hippest ideas in the current HR play book (engagement and finding the work you love) are more than a little tenuous. The worst job in a fast growing company can be astonishing because of the freedom and authority that emerge there.

Year-Round Benefits Engagement

On September 10, 2013, in Editorial Advisory Board, Harry Gottlieb, HRExaminer, by Harry Gottlieb
Trying to cram 365 days’ worth of benefits information into the narrow windows of new hire orientation and open/annual enrollment—simply doesn’t work. Disability insurance is an extremely meaningful benefit when you actually need it. It’s worthy of three or four concentrated minutes of an employee’s time to learn about it.

Gender Equity – WTF HBS‽

On September 9, 2013, in Discrimination, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Leadership, by Heather Bussing
The New York Times article on Gender Equity Issues at Harvard Business School reveals a culture of arrogance, self-absorption, and money as the highest good. It was about men and women “leveraging social capital” and calculating the ROI of every human interaction.

HRExaminer v4.34

On September 6, 2013, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Paul Hebert, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
“Just when HR commits to one direction there will be a tweet or blog post that calls BS on that approach...And that’s before the infographics. How does HR ever feel comfortable with their job?”
– Paul Hebert

Five Links

On September 6, 2013, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
This weeks Links: Confessions of a Tech Recruiter, The Right Way to Reject a Job Candidate, Isaac Asimov’s Forecasts about 2014 in 1954, Small Business Is Not The Engine of Job Creation, and The Gender Wage Gap Lie. Plus Bonus Links: Data Analysis Tools Target Non-experts, and Data Scraping Pt 1: IFTT.

Bob Lefsetz

On September 5, 2013, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Bob Lefsetz ships his regular email to a large audience. The subject, generally, is the state of the music business.  As important is the state of Lefsetz.

Working For Rich

On September 4, 2013, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
This is the best job ad and application process all rolled into one I’ve ever seen. It was so good I even applied for the job.

Buying My Friends Back

On September 4, 2013, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Every single thought, word, image, like, sharer, comment, posting or connection you make in social media is the entertainment that the big Social Media sell advertising on. It’s your life and the platform rakes in revenues based on the entertainment value of your life.

Social Media is Paralyzing HR

Think of it this way. It’s like driving your car by looking two inches in front of your bumper all the time.
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