Mobile Recruiting: What’s Up? (3 of 6)

On May 15, 2012, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Mobile Technology, by John Sumser
Heavy investment in Employment Brand is destroyed when a candidate leaves the well designed company website and heads into the ATS ghetto.  Attempts  to paint the company in a positive light are sabotaged by clumsy search results and ineffective process integration.
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Mobile Stats (2 of 6)

On May 14, 2012, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
While these numbers describe an increasingly mobile planet, they say little about the risks, opportunities and rewards associated with taking recruiting mobile. Evangelists offer heavy breathing and lots of arm waving. But, to date there are no role models or success stories in the world of mobile recruiting.
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Mobile Recruiting: Prelude

On May 13, 2012, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
A mobile device is not an inferior younger sibling of the Internet. It is a media platform in and of itself. Much as the media types that preceded it, mobile technology transforms everything it touches. Mobile technology reduces friction, shifts time and modifies location.
 

Social Media Driven Referrals

On May 2, 2012, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
When I vouch for your ability to do a job as both a favor to you and a favor from the hiring manager, each of the three of us are bound into a relationship that depends on the others for success.
 

How Technology Matures

On May 1, 2012, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
New technologies, by definition, begin their lives as untested hypotheses. The ideas make logical sense, but have not been tested in any way. With social media, the rush to deploy has included a number of idealistic ventures that did not work out.
 

Big Data Isn’t Analytics

On April 30, 2012, in Big Data, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Monitoring, in the form of process control charts, spreadsheet generated graphics and staff meeting gotcha reports, was the way an enlightened executive ran his business. Progress was a matter of making the line move up and to the right. Cost cutting involved moving it down and to the right.
 

Equifax Is a Big Data Company.

On April 27, 2012, in Big Data, HR Scoop, HR Technology, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Reviews, by John Sumser
By itself, Talx was an extraordinary data asset. Imagine that all of the information associated with the 11 services listed above were collected in a single database. If you could figure out how to sort and sift it, all sorts of things would be possible.
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Project Staffing

On April 25, 2012, in HR Technology, John Sumser, Reviews, Talent Management, by John Sumser
Often, the real work of a company is expressed in small projects that are coordinated by project managers rather than first level supervisors. The internal project economy tends to run on reputation and political vectors rather than the HR preferred meritocracy.
 

Evenbase Sets New Pace

On April 16, 2012, in HR Scoop, HR Technology, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
If the name Evenbase doesn’t quite ring any bells yet, listen closely. You’ll hear them in the distance. The company is at the beginning of a long march of planned innovation and market disruption and they’re getting louder.
 

It’s Not Really a Network

On April 15, 2012, in HR Influencers, HR Technology, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Networking, 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 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.