The Acquisition Spree 1

On December 7, 2011, in HR Scoop, HR Technology, HR Trends, by John Sumser
I’ve spent some time at the SuccessFactors offices in Silicon Valley. Not enough to be a citizen, more like the number of times you use your museum membership. It’s one of the most intriguing cultures I’ve ever run across. The company dreams big, runs on rocket fuel and mania, and has a take no prisoners strategy.
 

Whale Eats Fish

On December 5, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
The difference between bravery and foolishness is hard to distinguish in the sorts of people who are willing to bet it all on their ideas.
 

The Flow of Social Technology In HR and Recruiting

On December 4, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
If you missed the Webinar I held with RecruitingTrends.com on Wednesday, here are the presentation materials. – John Play mp3 Audio from Presentation The Flow of Social Technology In HR and Recruiting View more presentations from John Sumser
 

That Job Board Thing

On November 28, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Conventional wisdom is that job boards have a short life expectancy. Here are two interesting examples that suggest something quite different.
 

Microsoft Talent Network

On November 18, 2011, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Reviews, by John Sumser
It’s not a network at all. There is nothing about it that is a network. The fix is easy. Call it Job Alerts. Stop pretending that it’s something that it’s not.
 

Replicon

On November 17, 2011, in HR Scoop, HR Technology, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Time clock makers, like every other manufacturer of 20th century artifacts are about to be disintermediated. The cloud time clock really is the next wave. An android tablet, customized for the function, is wirelessly tied to the local infrastructure.
 

Reaching Wayback: Stay Tuned to Stay Ahead

On November 7, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Julian Gude, by John Sumser
It’s hard to explain how different the world looks when you shift your focus. What seems subtle or obvious at first become the foundations of a whole new way of seeing things. Things change when you change the way you look at them.
 

Good Time

On November 2, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Social Recruiting, Social Software, by John Sumser
It’s hard to have great conversations in social media. What I’m noticing is that very little social technology is actually social. Mostly it’s about the collection and distribution of data. That’s not inherently bad. It’s just that the present and future have so much more to offer.
 

New HR & Social Technology Report Bundle

The pre-order period closed yesterday for the new HRxAnalysts report The 2012 Index of Social Technology in HR & Recruiting. Thanks for your orders (see end of this post for how you can take part in our new report bundle detailed below). New: Today we’re announcing a new pre-order report bundle for $695 that saves […]
 

Mobile Recruiting. Really?

On November 1, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, by John Sumser
With an iPhone, an Android, an iPad and my sleek MacBook Air crammed into my briefcase I hit ten conferences and two analysts confabs in less than seven weeks. I watched my workflow and thought about Mobile Recruiting. There was not the slightest opening for the consumption of advertising of any kind. The few bits of text spam I got made me mad. Where does mobile recruiting fit in all this?