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Social Media Driven Referrals

On May 2, 2012, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
When I vouch for your ability to do a job as both a favor to you and a favor from the hiring manager, each of the three of us are bound into a relationship that depends on the others for success.

How Technology Matures

On May 1, 2012, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
New technologies, by definition, begin their lives as untested hypotheses. The ideas make logical sense, but have not been tested in any way. With social media, the rush to deploy has included a number of idealistic ventures that did not work out.

Big Data Isn’t Analytics

On April 30, 2012, in Big Data, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Monitoring, in the form of process control charts, spreadsheet generated graphics and staff meeting gotcha reports, was the way an enlightened executive ran his business. Progress was a matter of making the line move up and to the right. Cost cutting involved moving it down and to the right.

Equifax Is a Big Data Company.

On April 27, 2012, in Big Data, HR Scoop, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Reviews, by John Sumser
By itself, Talx was an extraordinary data asset. Imagine that all of the information associated with the 11 services listed above were collected in a single database. If you could figure out how to sort and sift it, all sorts of things would be possible.
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Project Staffing

On April 25, 2012, in HR Technology, Reviews, Talent Management, by John Sumser
Often, the real work of a company is expressed in small projects that are coordinated by project managers rather than first level supervisors. The internal project economy tends to run on reputation and political vectors rather than the HR preferred meritocracy.

Evenbase Sets New Pace

On April 16, 2012, in HR Scoop, HR Technology, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
If the name Evenbase doesn’t quite ring any bells yet, listen closely. You’ll hear them in the distance. The company is at the beginning of a long march of planned innovation and market disruption and they’re getting louder.

It’s Not Really a Network

On April 15, 2012, in HR Influencers, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Networking, by John Sumser
We are at the edges of the second generation of social media. Much of the original hype has been tested and found wanting. It turns out that we don’t really like seeing job ads in the middle of the flow of descriptions of last night’s burritos.

Opening The Big Data Future of Employment Branding

On March 28, 2012, in Employment Branding, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Reviews, by John Sumser
On a job by job basis, the Wanted Analytics data can be displayed to show where a particular job is being hired and who the day to day competitors are. With data in hand, in becomes particularly clear that the competition varies by job and location.

Information Privacy 5: Futures and Issues

On March 22, 2012, in Futures, HR Influencers, HR Technology, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Just like Target was able to “know” that a customer was pregnant, HR will be able to put 2 and 2 together on a variety of subjects. Large scale data mining will begin to show near-magical correlations between conditions and productivity.

Ceridian: Solving the Legacy Problem

On March 13, 2012, in HR Scoop, HR Technology, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Over the past couple of years, the team at Ceridian put a great deal of energy into telling their story. The company is one of the largest players in the HR software business. With 130,000 customers who have a total of 25 million employees.