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.


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.

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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?

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.