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.
 

Advantage BeKnown

On September 13, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, Job Boards, by John Sumser
BeKnown’s user count has surpassed Branchout’s. It’s not much of a surprise. One of a job board’s primary skills is candidate acquisition. As the company that wrote the book on the subject, Monster is uniquely prepared to build an online network.
 

Your Friends Are Not A Network 4

On September 12, 2011, in Five Scenarios, Futures, HR Technology, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
You probably don’t know someone who can get you a job. Most of the people you know won’t be a good fit at your company either. That doesn’t sound much like the land of milk and honey described by the proponents of social media as a recruiting and job hunting tool.
 

Your Friends Are Not A Network 3

On September 9, 2011, in Futures, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, by John Sumser
Really. Your friends are not a network. The mafia is a network. A union is a network. The computers in your house are a network. Your phone runs on a network. Electricity flows though a network. Parts of political parties are networks. Friends are different.
 

Your Friends Are Not A Network 2

On September 8, 2011, in Five Scenarios, Futures, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Collaboration is nearly always championed by people who want to be in charge of stuff. This year, I took a series of experimental classes with a number of geniuses in educational technology and reform. Their ardent belief in the collaborative god initially gave me the willies. I soldiered on, but did I change my mind?
 

Peter Clayton

On September 2, 2011, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Peter Clayton has interviewed over 600 leaders in the HR and Recruiting industry. Sorting through the archives at Total Picture Radio will give you a first class education in the industry. Find out what Peter is up to these days and what you can learn from tuning in to his clear and present signal.
 

Getting The Problem Straight

On August 28, 2011, in Futures, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, More2Know, by John Sumser
Market complexity is the normal condition of the Recruiting and HR  Industry. With warring factions, cultural differences, regional biases, profession driven sales techniques and 50 Million annual customized transactions, it is not surprising that no company has ever owned more than 4% of the domestic American marketplace. It is difficult to explain the recurring expectation […]
 

MyPhilter for LinkedIn

On August 23, 2011, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Reviews, by John Sumser
MyPhilter delivers an obvious (and missing) chunk of simple LinkedIn functionality. A user can organize LinkedIn contacts into categories for further consideration. A simple process loads the data. MyPhilter tracks the categories. (You can have up to five custom categories.) MyPhilter makes LinkedIn a lot more useful if you’re actually using LinkedIn to recruit or find a job.
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One Stop Apply

On July 25, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Job Boards, by John Sumser
This week LinkedIn unveiled their new one stop apply button. For the simple addition of 8 lines of code, any employer can facilitate the use of a single, universal application. Is their move heralded, shortsighted or something else?
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