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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091201 1999 Recruiting Strategy

On December 1, 2009, in Futures, HR Technology, HR Trends, by John Sumser
Here’s a presentation from late 1998 on Recruiting Strategy. This was in the early run up to the dot com bubble. It’s an interesting look at what the future looked like a back then. 1999 Recruiting Strategy View more documents from John Sumser.

091119 Five Must Reads

On November 19, 2009, in Daily Links, HR Technology, HR Trends, Industry Analysis, Job Boards,, by John Sumser
091118 Five Must Reads Wanted Engineering Supply-Demand Hot Spots The data is a little stiff (no one really works some where called the San Francisco – Oakland – Fremont Metropolitan Statistical Area but tons of people commute to the individual cities). But, the idea is in the right place and this is a move forward. […]

091104 Five Must Reads

On November 4, 2009, in All, Daily Links, HR Influencers, HR Technology, HR Trends, Industry Analysis,, by John Sumser
091104 Five Must Reads Using Technology To Improve Workforce Collaboration As the workforce changes, there are real questions about how you specify roles and performance when results come from teams. There are wide variations in the productivity of knowledge workers. Here are some points of departure for thinking about the coming world of work. What’s […]

090515 HRTech Links

On May 15, 2009, in All, Daily Links, HR Technology, Job Boards,, by John Sumser
Thought for the Day: A friend of mine said “the new currency is credibility and attention. In order to get attention, you need credibility.” She was right about everything except the credibility part. WSJ Staff Forbidden To Mix Business and Pleasure on Twitter It’s always really, really smart to treat your best talent as if […]


On April 3, 2009, in All, Daily Links, HR Technology, Job Boards,, by John Sumser
HRTech Central (April 03, 2009) I’m putting my resources behind a new offering called HRTechCentral. Tony Karrer, the guy behind the new effort thinks hard and deeply about how people learn, how they consume information, how they interact with blogs and what information they might need. As a leader in the learning end of the […]