Job Descriptions Are The Experience

On October 31, 2011, in Employment Branding, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Scant attention is being paid to the root cause of resume overflow and bad candidate experience. Poorly written job ads. We need copywriters to both reduce the flow of errant resumes and improve the candidate’s experience.
 

Big Data vs Key Selection

On October 25, 2011, in HR Influencers, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Reviews, by John Sumser
George Anders: The Rare Find You can see this one coming from a mile away. This weekend, I read George Anders new book, The Rare Find: Spotting Exceptional Talent Before Everyone Else. The book is a tour of exceptional hiring practice by Anders, a Pulitzer Prize winning author. He chronicles the stories, successes and failures […]
 

Jed Clampett on ROI

On October 24, 2011, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, by John Sumser
Last year, Jed Clampett ranked 5th on the Forbes list of the richest fictional characters. With $7.5 Billion in wealth created from the oil on his property, Clampett ranks with the great billionaires of our times. As I sat through the presentations at the Recruiting Innovation Summit, I realized the Jed’s view of Investment and Return was worth exploring.
 

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.