Market and Cloister 1

On March 28, 2013, in Big Data, Futures, HR Technology, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
In general, sunlight is a great disinfectant. But, as the walls of the organization become transparent, what happens behind the walls has too change. What other explanation could there possibly be for things like the Candidate Experience movement.
 

Happiness Breeds Happiness

On March 14, 2013, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
We’re wired to transmit information from brain to brain. And, we can reprogram the fundamentals. This was a part of an amazing talk given by Shawn Achor as the opening keynote for the Ultimate Software User Conference.
 

Measurement

On March 13, 2013, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
“Measure twice, cut once” is the way that carpenters deal with this obvious fact. No system of measurement is precise enough to guarantee sound decision making from a single glance.
 

Five Links: Staying with the New

On March 8, 2013, in Big Data, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
The world is changing fast. This week’s links point to the global movement against high executive pay, complexity thinking, the importance of context in visualization, pay for play ethics and a review of last week’s Tapestry conference.
 

Tapestry Tidbits ( #tapestryconf )

On March 7, 2013, in Big Data, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Last week, I spent a day in Nashville with the 100 brightest minds in graphic and narrative visualization. The subject is important to HR and the rest of the organization. As we get buried in massive volumes of information, graphic and narrative visualization techniques are the keys to survival.
 

The Buzzword Cycle

On February 26, 2013, in Big Data, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
As technology began to penetrate the HR Marketplace, buzzwords became a feature of product marketing. As a result, the language is getting sketchier and meaning changes too fast for anyone to be able to agree on anything.
 

Genetic Testing

On February 21, 2013, in Big Data, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Privacy, by John Sumser
This stuff isn’t going to be private for very 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.
 

Five Links: Paranoia Edition

On February 15, 2013, in Daily Links, HR Scoop, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
This week, it’s tracking and targeting. The social in social media means hunting and acquiring to some. It means reasonable paranoia to others.
 

Five Links: Talent and The Net

This week: hiring great engineers, an internet for manufacturing, internet 2012 in numbers, state of talent managers report, and meetAlex
 

Mobile is Free

Today’s mobile recruiting advocates get their panties in a bunch over the idea of ‘mobile apply’. For the initiated, that’s code for the fact that you can’t actually apply for a job on your phone yet (in most cases). An army of competing entrepreneurs are hot on that task.