WealthHabit: New Architecture of Work VII

On August 29, 2012, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
WealthHabit: Embedded Learning and Quantification: The New Architecture of Work IV A significant portion of the workforce is underwater on their houses (11Million), behind on their monthly payments, drowning in college debt, subsidizing other family members or simply recovering from bad habits with credit cards. Financial stress absorbs time and attention during the workday (particular […]
 

The Shifting Landscape: IBM Joins Buyers’ Club

On August 28, 2012, in Big Data, HR Scoop, HR Technology, John Sumser, by John Sumser
The Shifting Landscape: IBM Joins Buyers’ Club I want to start by trying to enumerate my biases on this one. I’ve gotten to know the management team at Kenexa over the past couple of years at Analyst confabs and industry events. Prior to that, I was on the Board of Directors at Salary.com when we […]
 

Why Isn’t Recruiting Fun for Everyone?

On August 20, 2012, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
It’s easy to build an organization of rules embedded in software. While the rules ensure consistency, they are the enemy of innovation. This is the answer to the question "Where is the innovation in Recruiting?"
 

The New Architecture of Work VI: Learning Technology

On August 17, 2012, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Things are changing very rapidly. Moore’s law, the stubborn force beneath the reinvention of the planet, continues its relentless doubling. As learners, we need to know how to figure out what to learn and how to learn it.
 

The New Architecture of Work III: Gamification

On August 9, 2012, in Big Data, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Whether it’s administrative paperwork, project plans or performance objectives, gamification will be used to influence the way work gets done. Gamification is the key to measuring and understanding work pacing and flow in information work.
 

The Work Department

On August 6, 2012, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
If the department’s job is to manage, maintain, evaluate, improve and dispose of assets, that’s where it’s focus will be: on the assets themselves and not on the work. Owning and managing the list of assets is interesting and important, it is far from strategic.
 

What’s Up, Mo?

On July 24, 2012, in Big Data, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Reviews, by John Sumser
In a world of rapid feedback in large volumes, employees are looking for clues about whether to stay or to go. There are a ton of variables that can be combined to create a really meaningful assessment of one’s prospects within a company.
 

My Life In Technology

On July 23, 2012, in HR Technology, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Any competent analysis of solutions has to include an assessment of the fit between customer and supplier. To say that this is missing from the game today is to engage in dramatic understatement.
 

Fundamentals of Facebook Recruiting

As times change, the ‘recruiting waters’ get overfished. This is what makes the profession so highly flexible.  Over the course of a decade, the success of one technique creates the demand for the next.
 

Refer or Reefer: Another Social Recruiting Referral Play

Referral programs harness the energies of a few very specific types of people. While automation can reduce the complexity of referral programs, it is unlikely to significantly increase the yield of those programs.