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The Call of the Average Worker: Hint — it’s Not You

On January 22, 2018, in Editorial Advisory Board, Employment Branding, HRExaminer, Susan Strayer LaMotte, by Susan LaMotte
Here’s the problem, employer brands can’t be built in boardrooms. It’s time to get grounded, get real, and be strategic about building your brand.

HRExaminer v8.14

Susan LaMotte writes, “We can’t shy away from embracing openness and honesty in HR. If you think Google, Facebook, Netflix, or Zappos have been consistently lauded for their HR practices because they’re quiet, think again.” Susan has more in, Running Scared: Why HR Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Honest Communications.

Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, locks on to the U.S. workforce participation decline where he notes we have a serious problem. John Sumser has the story in, Workforce Participation Decline.

“Platform and artificial intelligence are where the industry race is. Ultimate is leading in both in some very significant ways.” Read, Ultimate Software 2017 by John Sumser.

Imo Udom is the CEO of WePow, a leader in video interviewing and talent selection. Imo started the Silicon Valley-based organization in 2011. He hails from London, lives in San Francisco, and holds engineering degrees from UPenn. Listen to Imo Udom on HRExaminer Radio - Executive Conversations.

On Episode 14 of HRx Big Ideas Radio, John Sumser speaks with Steve Browne about the role of the positive in culture building. Steve is the Executive Director of Human Resources for LaRosa’s, Inc. - a regional pizzeria restaurant chain with over 1,100 team members. Listen to Steve Browne is on Big Ideas Radio.

HRExaminer v7.42

On October 28, 2016, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Susan Strayer LaMotte, Weekly, by John Sumser
Workday’s new learning functionality is a box breaker. Their new release makes it possible to reimagine every bit of workflow as a learning experience. For example, recruiting is learning and onboarding is Learning. John Sumser has the full story in, Learning With Workday Part I.

Data drives decisions. And there’s no shortage of data these days. Susan LaMotte writes about what can go wrong with the knee-jerk reaction that often follows. Read Susan’s post on Data Fatigue.

In this week’s Five Links post, John Sumser covers the gig economy, finding a job that doesn’t exist, Predictive analytics in healthcare, the technology behind Workday’s apps, and how many formulas you should learn.

On Episode 93 of HR Tech Weekly: Glassdoor Launches “Know Your Worth tool,” Opens New Corporate Headquarters, Workers Compensation System Reviews, Zenefits Launches Z2 - an App for Small Business HR, Ultimate Software Customers Meet ACA Filing Deadlines with UltiPro, and Amazon ramps up AWS Educate with free e-learning and job ads.

Deb Calvert is the President of People First Productivity Solutions, a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge, an ICF-Certified Executive Coach, and an instructor at UC Berkeley. Listen to Deb Calvert on HRExaminer Radio.

Jeanne Achille is Devon’s CEO. She founded the award-winning PR agency in 1994 and today is considered by many to be one of the best public relations professionals in the business. Jeanne Achille is on HRExaminer Radio.

Data Fatigue: A Reflection on Keeping Up With the HR Joneses

On October 26, 2016, in HRExaminer, Susan Strayer LaMotte, by Susan LaMotte
“I see it all the time. Our obsession with broad data trends and benchmarking leads to a flurry of often unnecessary activity. As HR leaders we’re so worried that we’re not doing enough our strategy isn’t strategy at all. It’s knee-jerk reaction.” – Susan LaMotte

HRExaminer v7.07

On February 19, 2016, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Radio, Susan Strayer LaMotte, Weekly, by John Sumser
It’s harder than ever to stay on top of the flow of massively conflicting claims about what works and what doesn’t in HR Technology. In our feature article this week, John Sumser puts things in order with some old fashioned Sense Making.

Do you “Recognize the Middle?” John Sumser scans the horizon from atop the surging tide of ‘recognition platforms.’

Lars Schmidt hosts “Random Tweets of Kindness” every year. Now, Susan LaMotte and HRExaminer encourage you to help Lars appear on The Ellen Show. It’s time to Get Lars On Ellen.

On Episode 57 of HR Tech Weekly: Cloud has gloomy day, Voluntary Job Quitting hits high, SAP Performance Management, HotSchedules and Performance Management. Topics discussed: #CloudStocks, #PerformanceManagement, #VoluntaryTurnover.

Advisor George LaRocque, the President of LAROCQUE, LLC, joins host John Sumser on HR Examiner Radio.


HRExaminer v6.47

On December 18, 2015, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Radio, Susan Strayer LaMotte, Weekly, by John Sumser
HR and Recruiting leaders are required to maintain the status quo while imagining some sort of future. In our feature article this week John Sumser finds that it’s a Double Bind.

Memo to Leaders: Forget about gifts and gorging for a second and think about what you’re really grateful for. How to Give, and Give Thanks by Susan LaMotte.

This week on HR Tech Weekly: Workday Technology Summit updates and Paycor buys Newton Software. Listen to Episode 49 of HR Tech Weekly.

In Episode 129 of HR Examiner Radio, John Sumser speaks with Maia Josebachvili, the Vice President of Strategy and People at


Memo to Leaders: How to Give, and Give Thanks by Susan LaMotte

On December 16, 2015, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Leadership, Susan Strayer LaMotte, by Susan LaMotte
Forget about gifts and gorging for a second and think about what you’re really grateful for.

HRExaminer v6.27

Legal Editor Heather Bussing looks at a case at Ford where they fired an employee for violating their sexual orientation policy while the employee claimed religious discrimination for being fired. Read, Religious Expression and Discrimination.

Susan LaMotte discusses the cost of HR policies that rely on leadership assumptions that are out of touch. Read, Susan LaMotte’s article, Don’t Assume: Find Out What It’s Really Like.

Legal Editor Heather Bussing explains the legal aspects of managing depressed employees in, Work and Depression.

On Episode 28 of HR Tech Weekly: Optimal Technical Stack Report KeyInterval Research, Job openings hit a new 14-year high, KPMG acquires Towers Watson’s Human Resource Service, Network Monkey, and Walmart uses crowdsourcing analytics competition platform Kaggle.

John Sumser wraps up this week with his discussion on HR Examiner Radio with the CEO of the Marcus Buckingham Company, Jason Averbook.


Don’t Assume: Find Out What It’s Really Like.

Susan LaMotte discusses the cost of HR policies that rely on leadership assumptions that are out of touch or based on outdated employment experience.

HRExaminer v5.38

The battle over great recruiters reigns supreme. In this week’s feature article, Susan LaMotte asks if you’re betting your talent acquisition strategy on long–term performance or short–term wins. Read all about it in, Recruiters Matter in Quality of Hire. In her article, Privacy: Drawing Lines, Heather Bussing has the latest on the privacy debate and a review of the new book, Terms of Service: understanding our role in the World of Big Data.

On December 12th at The Bently Reserve in San Francisco Jeanne Achille, John Sumser, and William Tincup roll out the latest Master Class in HCM. On HR Examiner Radio John speaks with Suzanne Donner from Tatum where they discuss new research about the CFO–HR connection. Enjoy!
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