HRExaminer v4.09

It’s easier to rename an existing product with a hot buzzword than do the hard work of new product development. This is the way that great ideas like “talent pool” and “talent pipeline” have become shorthand for the more apt “email list”. Read more in this week’s Feature: Buzzwords.


How Employers Can Still See Employee Social Media Accounts

Almost all states’ social media password laws allow the employer access to an employee’s social media account as part of an investigation. There are few, if any, limits on what the investigation is about.

HRExaminer v.4.08

It’s really hard to get your arms around the implications of global ubiquitous DNA testing. It’s coming fast. And it won’t stay private for long. If I can find my relatives using genetic information, then the reverse is true. It won’t take long until employers will be able to make a pretty good guess. Read our feature post Genetic Testing.

The Value of Wrong

Topics: Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
It’s normal to be scared of doing it wrong. But always needing to be right is trouble. In order to maintain a universe where you are perfect, and always right, you have to make your world very tiny, so that you can control it.

HRExaminer v.4.07

Maren Hogan joins The HRExaminer Editorial Advisory Board this week with her post Recruiting Sizzle: “…some of the fundamental concepts of work, and how people view it, are changing (for the better IMHO) and that is having a profound effect on how people work, why they work, and therefore, how you can recruit them.” Enjoy this and new posts from Heather Bussing and John Sumser on Social Media, the Health Care Shuffle and more.

Social Media, Blogging, and Copyright

The first thing to understand is the law is way behind reality. Almost all intellectual property law is based on the idea that there is something tangible that you can own and attach ownership rights to—like a book, or a poem, or a painting.

Work and Time

For most jobs, the work is about creating something, fixing something, or managing something. While all those things take time and energy, none is about spending the time itself.

HRExaminer v.4.06

The original notions of how to execute social recruiting bear rethinking. It’s not that Social Recruiting is dead. Its that we haven’t figured out a way to deliver it to the uninitiated (includes John Sumser’s recent presentation on this topic).

Also this week: Kelly Cartwright has Advancing the Gender Agenda: Three Reasons Companies Should Mean Business, Heather Bussing asks some Social Recruiting Questions and John Sumser has Mobile is Free and Five Links: Talent and The Net. Have a great weekend.

Social Recruiting Questions

“Social Recruiting is an important part of a company’s employment brand. Yet, it has to be more than just putting up a Facebook page and posting self-serving ads.” – Heather Bussing

HRExaminer v.4.05

Real-time measurement of the mood in your organization is headed your way. Last week, we spoke with the Finnish founder of Emooter, a one step happiness meter for employees. Read more in this week’s feature: In The Mood: Measuring the Organizational Climate with Emooter. Steve Smith from The Starr Conspiracy contributes 3 Ways to Close the Generation Gap in Performance Reviews, Heather Bussing covers Jay Sheperd’s Result Triangle and John Sumser has Dear XXX, If They Won’t Hire You, We Will and a new Five Links: Smorgasbord. Enjoy.