090513 Not Flat Links

On May 13, 2009, in All, Daily Links, Futures, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought for the Day: The world is not flat. Organizations are not flat. The internet strengthens regional ties and hierarchies. Seth Godin on Tribes This is 20 minutes of video. The nice thing about TED videos is that they make great podcasts. Open his in one browser tab, work in another. The idea is good […]
 

090512 Social Recruiting Links

On May 12, 2009, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, Social Recruiting, by John Sumser
Thought For the Day The post that started the whole thing. Shannon and Julian are prescient, hard working powers of example. The most important point? “This expectation isn’t set by the type of experience they are used to having on career or internal company sites, rather it is set by the type of online experience […]
 

090511 Daily Links

On May 11, 2009, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For the Day “Design elegance should be a measured component of the candidate experience.” On Top of The Great Recession One look at the unemployment question that compares it to the 1983 Recession. It this guy’s opinion, we ain’t seen nothing yet. Cap and Trade: Who Wins, Who Loses The new program is great […]
 

Mourning The Loss of Context

On May 7, 2009, in All, Daily Links, HR Trends, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Mourning The Loss of Context (May 7, 2009) Sometimes, I think my job is to provide context. My work is built on a foundation of strong beliefs, loosely held. In other words, I try to find frameworks that help make sense of things. I’ll take a stance because it forces a certain range of questioning […]
 

Jim Hammock

On May 6, 2009, in All, HR Influencers, Industry Analysis, Job Boards, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Jim Hammock (May 06, 2009) Jim Hammock is one of the reasons that our industry is in the shape it is today. A lumbering Texan, with long credits as an IBM Sales Engine and as a fixer for big time VCs, Hammock was the CEO of Hire.com. He was Hank Stringer‘s operating partner for the […]
 

090506 Demographics Links

On May 6, 2009, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: There comes a time, a level, where all the coaching and training in the world won’t change what is. Key Influencers I’m trying to identify the Top 100 people who influence the shape and content of the HR – HRTech – Recruiting Complex. Please take a moment and let me know […]
 

090504 Driver Links

On May 4, 2009, in All, Daily Links, Industry Analysis, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: “It is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. You have little competition.” Larry Page The Imagine Cup Microsoft is really setting standards for the cultivation of talent and talent pools. The Imagine Cup is a global competition. Explore this. The Power of False Remembering People defend the choices that […]
 

#TalentNet (#SocialRecruiting)

On May 1, 2009, in All, Industry Analysis, JohnSumser.com, Social Recruiting, by John Sumser
#TalentNet (May 01, 2009) Last night I had an interesting opportunity. Craig Fisher (@fishdogs on Twitter) asked me to join an event called TalentNet. He wanted me to pick a topic and tweet about it for a half an hour or so. Fisher, the founder of A-List Staffing dosage side effects is a regular presence […]
 

090501 Daily Links

On May 1, 2009, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: Montaigne‘s axiom: “Nothing  is so firmly believed as what we least know.” Word Cloud for JohnSumser.com E-Sourcing ROI: Searchability vs. Data Depth Boolean Black Belt (B3) does it again. The graphic makes clear where the real value n sourcing is hidden. “The whole point of using information systems to search for […]
 

Wherefore Art Thou HR?

On April 30, 2009, in All, Futures, HR Trends, Industry Analysis, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Wherefore Art Thou HR? (April 30, 2009) This story starts with an article called “Mincing Words” that I published over on RecruitingBlogs.com. The piece begins with the idea that our language for the profession and work of HR is damaging. Laced with descriptors of slavery and the ownership of people, the language (Human Capital, People […]