2012 Index of Social Technology in HR and Recruiting

On October 24, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
“After five and a half months, I’ve finished the 2012 Index of Social Technology in Recruiting and HR. The 100+ page report is a comprehensive guide that will help you chart your social media strategy for 2012 and beyond.” – John Sumser October, 2011
 

SaaS Revolt III (The Universal Tux)

On October 12, 2011, in HR Scoop, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Perhaps you’re the victim of the latest bad idea from Wall Street. Have you noticed that software companies, particularly SaaS companies, have made it a practice to outsource the installation and implementation of their tools?
 

SaaS Revolt II (Renter vs Owner)

On October 11, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, by John Sumser
SaaS: As long as you are willing to ride the horse of endless unpredictable upgrades, renting makes it possible (though not likely) to always have the latest tools and techniques at a marginal cost.
 

SaaS Revolt (Revisited)

On October 10, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Right now, SaaS Salespeople feel perfectly comfortable selling their ability to update software across the user base as a benefit. From one perspective, this offers the ability to innovate with amazing agility. From another perspective, features are produced without any friction.
 

Moneyball

On September 26, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Reviews, by John Sumser
Seven years ago, this review appeared in the pages of the Electronic Recruiting News. It’s reprinted in honor of the final arrival of the movie. In the intervening years, some elements of the HR and Recruiting world have paid attention and begun to use metrics to figure out hiring problems. It’s not another exercise in […]
 

Recruiting Is Local

I don’t think much of best practices and big generalizations about our profession. Recruiting practices that work famously at Google are recipes for disaster in a factory near Macon, Ga. What works as personality assessment in Minneapolis is downright dumb in Baton Rouge.
 

Facebook Career Apps – Another Look at the Race

On September 19, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Last week, I told you about the fact that BeKnown‘s basic Facebook traffic had caught up with Branchout. I can share more detail today on what these numbers might mean.
 

Top 100 Influencers in HR v1.81 Craig Fisher

On September 19, 2011, in Applicant Tracking Systems, HR Influencers, HR Technology, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
There are two kinds of businesses emerging on the scene today. One, blessed with resources from investors, is heavily oriented towards tool creation in social technology. The other, personified by Craig Fisher, is being built by people with substantial time in the trenches.
 

HRTech Conference Final Push

On September 15, 2011, in HR Influencers, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
I’ll be sitting in the audience at HREvolution on Sunday October 2, 2011. It’s like the warm up band for HR Tech. Imagine that it’s Lucinda Williams opening for Dean Martin. It’s like that. If you want to understand where HR is headed, check out HR evolution and HR Tech (Oct 3-5). I hope to see you there.
 

Your Friends Are Not A Network 5

On September 14, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, 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 a 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. It seems like we don’t really want to flood our personal brag-a-thons with the story of our struggle to find meaning and work. We are not really the company’s solution to its staffing problems nor are we our friends’ gateway to work.