Good Time

On November 2, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Social Recruiting, Social Software, by John Sumser
It’s hard to have great conversations in social media. What I’m noticing is that very little social technology is actually social. Mostly it’s about the collection and distribution of data. That’s not inherently bad. It’s just that the present and future have so much more to offer.
 

New HR & Social Technology Report Bundle

The pre-order period closed yesterday for the new HRxAnalysts report The 2012 Index of Social Technology in HR & Recruiting. Thanks for your orders (see end of this post for how you can take part in our new report bundle detailed below). New: Today we’re announcing a new pre-order report bundle for $695 that saves […]
 

Mobile Recruiting. Really?

On November 1, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, by John Sumser
With an iPhone, an Android, an iPad and my sleek MacBook Air crammed into my briefcase I hit ten conferences and two analysts confabs in less than seven weeks. I watched my workflow and thought about Mobile Recruiting. There was not the slightest opening for the consumption of advertising of any kind. The few bits of text spam I got made me mad. Where does mobile recruiting fit in all this?
 

Job Descriptions Are The Experience

On October 31, 2011, in Employment Branding, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Scant attention is being paid to the root cause of resume overflow and bad candidate experience. Poorly written job ads. We need copywriters to both reduce the flow of errant resumes and improve the candidate’s experience.
 

Big Data vs Key Selection

On October 25, 2011, in HR Influencers, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Reviews, by John Sumser
George Anders: The Rare Find You can see this one coming from a mile away. This weekend, I read George Anders new book, The Rare Find: Spotting Exceptional Talent Before Everyone Else. The book is a tour of exceptional hiring practice by Anders, a Pulitzer Prize winning author. He chronicles the stories, successes and failures […]
 

Jed Clampett on ROI

On October 24, 2011, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Last year, Jed Clampett ranked 5th on the Forbes list of the richest fictional characters. With $7.5 Billion in wealth created from the oil on his property, Clampett ranks with the great billionaires of our times. As I sat through the presentations at the Recruiting Innovation Summit, I realized the Jed’s view of Investment and Return was worth exploring.
 

2012 Index of Social Technology in HR and Recruiting

On October 24, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
“After five and a half months, I’ve finished the 2012 Index of Social Technology in Recruiting and HR. The 100+ page report is a comprehensive guide that will help you chart your social media strategy for 2012 and beyond.” – John Sumser October, 2011
 

SaaS Revolt III (The Universal Tux)

On October 12, 2011, in HR Scoop, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Perhaps you’re the victim of the latest bad idea from Wall Street. Have you noticed that software companies, particularly SaaS companies, have made it a practice to outsource the installation and implementation of their tools?
 

SaaS Revolt II (Renter vs Owner)

On October 11, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, by John Sumser
SaaS: As long as you are willing to ride the horse of endless unpredictable upgrades, renting makes it possible (though not likely) to always have the latest tools and techniques at a marginal cost.
 

SaaS Revolt (Revisited)

On October 10, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Right now, SaaS Salespeople feel perfectly comfortable selling their ability to update software across the user base as a benefit. From one perspective, this offers the ability to innovate with amazing agility. From another perspective, features are produced without any friction.