Social Technology In Context

On December 21, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Recruiting Strategy, by John Sumser
The current offerings in social technology are early demonstrations of ideas that will mature in the coming years. Data collection and distribution are currently far more important than the supposedly social aspects of the technology.
 

The Rare Find

On December 19, 2011, in HR Influencers, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Recruiting Is Local, by John Sumser
The Rare Find is both an exposition on the best recruiting methods and, as a result, a critique of contemporary Recruiting.
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Looking Ahead: 2012 Forecasts

On December 15, 2011, in HR Influencers, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
More Social, More Data, More Job Boards, More Acquisitions. Here are my forecasts for the coming year.
 

Life Tracking

On December 12, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Self-quantification (or life tracking) is the art and science of using personal data to improve performance and understanding.
 

Acquisition Spree 2

On December 8, 2011, in HR Scoop, HR Technology, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
If I wanted to attract the attention of regulators, I’d announce an acquisition on the first day that the markets are able to digest the fact that I was acquired.
 

The Acquisition Spree 1

On December 7, 2011, in HR Scoop, HR Technology, HR Trends, John Sumser, by John Sumser
I’ve spent some time at the SuccessFactors offices in Silicon Valley. Not enough to be a citizen, more like the number of times you use your museum membership. It’s one of the most intriguing cultures I’ve ever run across. The company dreams big, runs on rocket fuel and mania, and has a take no prisoners strategy.
 

Whale Eats Fish

On December 5, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
The difference between bravery and foolishness is hard to distinguish in the sorts of people who are willing to bet it all on their ideas.
 

The Flow of Social Technology In HR and Recruiting

On December 4, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
If you missed the Webinar I held with RecruitingTrends.com on Wednesday, here are the presentation materials. – John Play mp3 Audio from Presentation The Flow of Social Technology In HR and Recruiting View more presentations from John Sumser
 

That Job Board Thing

On November 28, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, 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, John Sumser, 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.