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Five LinkedIn Links

LinkedIn are on a tear. The stock price is propping up the notion that Silicon Valley IPOs are still a good idea. The company is releasing a torrent of new features and functionality. It’s hard to find a coherent critique in the flow of commentary.

LinkedIn: Learning Through Progressive Failure

It turns out that the people you know and love can’t really help you with your career. If you’re laid off, they’re laid off. If your job sucks, theirs does too. Your up close and personal network is riding the exact same economic wave as you are. The lot of you might help each other stay afloat but that ‘s about it.

Don’t Promote, Attract

On November 1, 2012, in Big Data, HR Scoop, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
The presence of fear in promotional tools is precisely the reason that cold calls and direct marketing approaches have such low rates of closing. When you reach out cold to a prospect, your batting average falls rapidly.

Distractions on the Record

On October 29, 2012, in Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
When fax, and then email, became primary business tools, the speed of written communication changed dramatically. No letters had to be mailed and delivered, no memos had to be distributed by hand. For awhile, the way to really get to someone was to fax bomb them late Friday afternoon with something that would require them to work over the weekend.

Buzzwords, Buzzwords Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink

On October 25, 2012, in Big Data, Employment Branding, Futures, HR Scoop, HR Technology, 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. New ideas rapidly devolve to the least common denominator.

The Privacy App

Privacy is the shielding of personal and behavioral data from people who find value in it. While there may be other people from whom the data flow is withheld, privacy is only interesting when the data produces value for the people who receive and manipulate it.

Five Links: The Future is Now

On October 17, 2012, in Big Data, Brand Aid, Futures, Gamification, HR Technology, by John Sumser
Transparency and accountability arrive in the form of a smart phone. Companies can no longer get away with bad bosses, sketchy ethical practice or mediocre working conditions. Everyone has comprehensive recording technology all the time everywhere. The new normal is “how will this look on YouTube?

Five Links: Measures

On October 10, 2012, in Big Data, Gamification, Generational Demographics, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
In the Nick of Real Time “Pandora’s box has been opened. It can’t be closed. Brands are racing to capture as many fans as possible in as many social media channels as possible. It’s not enough for brands to capture and connect with these consumers, without the expectation of one good turn deserving another. It […]

When Tech Is Not the Answer

On October 8, 2012, in Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Word makes me want to scream and throw things. Big things. How does such counter-intuitive, needlessly complicated crap become the program everyone uses?

People Aggregators: Candidate Mining

On October 3, 2012, in Big Data, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Recruiting Strategy, Reviews, by John Sumser
In a recent study, the CareerXRoads team uncovered some startling data. It turns out that while the industry buzz is all about passive candidates, we hire active candidates nearly eighty percent of the time