Getting to the Future: The Double Bind

On May 23, 2013, in Futures, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
HR and Recruiting leaders are routinely subjected to the requirement to maintain the status quo while imagining some sort of future. The very existence of the function depends on succeeding at both. Sadly, it’s a double bind.

The Fair Market Value of Employees

On May 22, 2013, in Editorial Advisory Board, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Paul Hebert, by Paul Hebert
“Innovation and growth come from the discretionary effort of the workers – not the investment in capital on the production floor. The company’s real value is its employees.” – Paul Hebert

Them Job Changes

On May 16, 2013, in Data, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, by John Sumser
The smoke and mirrors about retention is beginning to lift. A new study provides examples of how new approaches to data and open minds discover hidden, important truths. People change jobs less often than they used to. It’s a trend that’s been maturing for 30 years.

Really, Big Data Isn’t Analytics

On May 13, 2013, in Analytics, Futures, HR Technology, HR Trends, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Before, progress was just a matter of making the line move up and to the right. With big data, what matters is the ability to see patterns in the data.


“In the end, marketing (which causes much of the current problem) is the solution. Figuring out how to make your idea take root is essential…”

12 Ways To Make Your Gamification Project Fail

On May 2, 2013, in Big Data, Gamification, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by Siddhesh Bhobe
A closer look at the failures will reveal some simple ground rules which can ensure the success of your gamification initiative. Here are the top 10 pitfalls to be aware of (and a couple of bonus items), and avoid, in your quest for successful gamification.

Who Owns Data 2: What You Can’t Own

On April 9, 2013, in Big Data, Futures, Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
This post looks at the some of  the legal and practical concepts of ownership. Actually, we’re looking at what you can’t own. Laws are based on people, places, and things. But you can’t hold a piece of data.

Who Owns Data 1- Overview

On April 8, 2013, in Big Data, Futures, Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HR Trends, John Sumser, Privacy, by John Sumser
The ownership of data depends on what the data is, how it was generated, what devices were used, where it came from, and whether it is attributable to a person or thing. It depends on existing legal ideas, and ones that have not been developed yet.

Five Links: Cornucopia

This week, the links focus on things to make you better at your job. Presentation tips, insights on innovation, using Google+ as a sourcing tool, Apple experiences social media backfire and a look at technology and jobs. There’s plenty of good material to cycle around your office.

Poor Candidate Experience Declared Illegal

On April 1, 2013, in Employment Branding, Futures, Gerry Crispin, HR Influencers, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by Gerry Crispin
“In three years, surprisingly, some things have moved forward. Being somewhat cynical about any government program, I’m pleasantly entertained at how much change has taken place (and especially thrilled to see the demise of the ‘essay’).” – Gerry Crispin