This Week’s Demos and Updates

On August 29, 2013, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Reviews, by John Sumser
This week we have ebsta, HireRightCareerBeam, SmartRecruiters, Bill Kutik, and ConnectCubed.

Big Data: Questions Still Matter Most

On August 28, 2013, in Analytics, Big Data, Data, From The Vault, Futures, HR Technology, Industry Analysis, by John Sumser
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.

Five Links: New Ideas and Cautions

On August 23, 2013, in Big Data, Daily Links, Engagement, HR Scoop, HR Technology, by John Sumser
The Vanishing Cost of Guessing, What Happens When Publishers Invest In Long Stories, Good Leaders Get Emotional, FC1: Who Learns What, and The Future of Programming.

Communication and Integration

On August 21, 2013, in Analytics, Big Data, HR Technology, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Knowing our own little world really well can get in the way of seeing new ideas. Even though there is truth in the “best of type” idea, seeing the whole picture is more important right now.

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.

Not Knowing What You’re Doing

On August 19, 2013, in Big Data, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Always distrust tools; always be alert for alternative ways of thinking. Many of the amazing insights that are becoming available involve rethinking the things you think you know.

David Mamet’s Memo to the Writers of the Unit

Famous writers like David Mamet know how to hold an audience’s attention like few others. Good dramatic writing is to effective business writing as coffee is to closers.

Recruiting Is Local

On August 7, 2013, in Employment Branding, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Recruiting Is Local, by John Sumser
Much of the published information and opinion about HR and Recruiting tries to establish norms or best practices as if local culture made no difference.

Holy Grail II

On August 1, 2013, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
The GuitarCenter uses a foundation of HR information to schedule the entire employee team in each store in a way that optimizes revenue. Step 2 is simultaneous scheduling of training. That’s an HR system with clear impact on the bottom line.

The Holy Grail I

On July 31, 2013, in Big Data, Futures, HR Scoop, HR Technology, by John Sumser
HR sticks to the story of the value of intangibles like a mobster hangs on to an alibi. It’s not hard to believe that people are the heart of the business. It’s been painfully hard to quantify it.