091120 On The Go v1.03

On November 20, 2009, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, The Go/The-Know, by John Sumser
  • Sector entrepreneur Auren Hoffman publishes some of the most coherent stuff of any startup leader anywhere. This week, he takes a look at A-players. His suggestion is that if you want to attract them, you need to get rid of some of your rules. Where B and C players need to be told what to do, A players leave when you try to. Entrepreneurs always have very specific views on the need for innovation and how to accomplish that. While it isn’t the only issue that separates high performance HR from the more mundane variety, it’s a good bellwether.
  • Top 100 InfluencerWes Wu joined Knowledge Infusion as principal consultant. Wes is managing editor of the IHRIM Journal and writer of the blog, systematicHR. He contributes regularly to industry publications including IHRIM Journal, IHRIM.link, and HR Executive Magazine.
  • One of the most interesting blogs in the talent management space belongs to Stepstone. The community post: wisdom of the talent crowd has a marvelous combination of outbound links (recommended reading) and interviews. They celebrate the ecosystem that surrounds them. I suppose you can understand that I approve of that formula. Dan Hilbert was interviewed in preparation for the HRTechnology conference. The idea that workforce metrics can be business oriented and predictive sounds like science fiction to most readers. Hilbert’s operation, OrcaEyes, makes it nearly frictionless.
  • The Social Recruiting Summit was a Top 100 love-in. Bill Kutik, Gerry Crispin, Matt Alder, Jessica Lee, Eric Winegardner and others livened up the place.
  • Sometimes, you’re the last to know. John Murabito, another alumni of the Pepsi HR system and current Executive VP of HR for Cigna, was named HR Executive of the Year by HR Executive Magazine. I spoke with him briefly about the award. He instantaneously shifted the conversation to the importance of the award for the company and the powerful team he works with. That’s leadership.
  • If you didn’t get a chance to see Fred Wilson’s pitch (keynote) at the Social Recruiting Summit, the presentation is online. Wilson, writes the successful AVC blog. The comments are particularly worth examining. Fred takes the message of social recruiting well outside of the current silo / echo chamber (Great choice, Mr.Manaster)

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