The Future of HR Tech

On October 10, 2013, in Big Data, Data, Futures, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Performance Management, by John Sumser
HR Tech is all about maintaining the records to keep the organization running and the regulators at bay. And still, the definitions are too narrow.

Five Links: Inno – Outta – Vation

You could decrease the size of the Linkedin database by 20% if you simply banned the word innovation from profiles. The word once reserved for the likes of Thomas Edison is now being bandied about to describe enterprise software rewrites.

Big Data: Questions Still Matter Most

Big Data is as hard to imagine as the web was 20 years ago. Big Data is driven by smart tools, cloud architectures, cheap processing, cheap storage, greater access to statistics and information, and the search for new ways to gain productivity.

Who Owns Data 7: Linkedin or Fencedin

On August 20, 2013, in Data, Heather Bussing, HR Scoop, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Social Recruiting, Social Software, by Heather Bussing
Who owns data? Terms of Service or User Agreements are a kind of contract that describes who owns what. When you buy software, you don’t really own the software itself. You get a license to use it.

Engaging Bit o’ Fiction

On August 15, 2013, in Big Data, Data, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Jobs change, expectations go unmet, cultural integration is not always what it seems to be, decisions get rushed, managers are bad, companies are rotten, coworkers are unpleasant, better jobs emerge elsewhere.

Workforce Analytics & the So What? Factor

On July 2, 2013, in Analytics, Data, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Steve Smith, by Steve Smith
Big Data. There. I said it. Let’s speak this word no more. It’s completely separate from workforce analytics and distracts from the real issue.

Privacy is an App 2

On June 10, 2013, in Big Data, Data, Futures, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Privacy, by Heather Bussing
Privacy is not a legal issue anymore. It’s too late. Now privacy is a technical choice.

Candidate Acquisition (the Forgotten Cost)

Traffic acquisition is the most overlooked aspect of the social recruiting, employment branding and mobile recruiting movements.

Diminished Return and Customer Feedback

On May 29, 2013, in Data, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, William Tincup, by William Tincup
“No one would ever argue NOT to listen to customers. But sometimes it’s appropriate to change the volume on customer feedback.” -William Tincup

5 Key Questions: Mobile Recruiting

There is absolutely no doubt that some recruiting practices will be changed by mobile technology. The technology investment question is better understood as ‘are we at a point where platform stability and clear use cases mandate the use of mobile tech in recruiting?’