People Aggregators: Candidate Mining

On October 3, 2012, in Big Data, HR Technology, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Recruiting Strategy, Reviews, by John Sumser
In a recent study, the CareerXRoads team uncovered some startling data. It turns out that while the industry buzz is all about passive candidates, we hire active candidates nearly eighty percent of the time
 

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Why Don’t Employment Sites Have These Features? Jeff Dickey-Chasens is the preeminent expert on job boards, their functionality, marketing and business strategy. Her, he outlines some useful functionality that would improve job board effectiveness and reach.
 

Where The Innovation Went: Sales HR

On September 26, 2012, in Big Data, Futures, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
I’ve been watching the HRTechnology scene for a long time. With each passing year, I wonder a little more about where the innovation comes from. At Dreamforce, I found it. The sales department is doing the innovation that the rest of the organization needs.
 

eMee: Serious Business Gamification

On September 25, 2012, in Big Data, Gamification, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
My jaw dropped when I saw that the first ever comprehensive enterprise management platform using gamification was developed by Persistent Systems, an Indian company. Persistent’s social gamification platform, eMee, harnesses game dynamics to drive both productivity and personnel development.
 

Disruption

On September 24, 2012, in Big Data, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Digital technology moves through our landscapes like a tornado, stripping away the familiar while installing a new order. In some ways, we’re increasingly nonplussed by astonishing change. In other ways, we are constantly being taken by surprise.
 

Five Links 120921

On September 21, 2012, in Daily Links, Employment Branding, HR Technology, HR Trends, John Sumser, Mobile Technology, by John Sumser
13 Tech Trends to Adopt Before Year’s End A panel of young entrepreneurs recommends that you pay attention to these 13 areas. It’s worth a scan as a reminder of the changes that you are immersed in. Mobile Recruitment: Morning Mind Control From the UK’s Felix Wetzel comes the first intelligent piece of writing on […]
 

TalentBin iPhone App

On September 20, 2012, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Reviews, by John Sumser
If you’re headed to a meeting or out and about, this is a fantastic tool for finding and finding out about someone from your phone. Lookup gives you access to the database from your phone. For free.
 

Internet News: The Perils of Automation

On September 19, 2012, in Big Data, HR Technology, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
The physical constraints of an actual newspaper limit my choices. In doing so, they increase the likelihood that I’ll consume information that is not directly related to my stated interests.
 

Startup Compensation Guide

On September 18, 2012, in Big Data, Futures, HR Technology, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Reviews, by John Sumser
While it’s not quite exploding, there’s a frenzy of activity in the startup world. As the deck chairs rearrange themselves and new players get introduced, the whole compensation question is veiled in mystery and supposition.
 

On Riding a Trojan Horse

On September 5, 2012, in All, Big Data, Brand Aid, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Innovation has to happen whether or not big companies can afford it. As a result, smaller and smaller increments of value are worth more and more.