The Buzzword Cycle

On February 26, 2013, in Big Data, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
As technology began to penetrate the HR Marketplace, buzzwords became a feature of product marketing. As a result, the language is getting sketchier and meaning changes too fast for anyone to be able to agree on anything.
 

How Employers Can Still See Employee Social Media Accounts

On February 25, 2013, in Heather Bussing, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Policies, Privacy, Social Media Policy, by Heather Bussing
Almost all states’ social media password laws allow the employer access to an employee’s social media account as part of an investigation. There are few, if any, limits on what the investigation is about.
 

Five Links: Genetic Testing and Data

On February 22, 2013, in Daily Links, HR Scoop, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Privacy, by John Sumser
As genetic information becomes clearer and more widely available, it’s going to become an issue in employment law. While there are regulations in place (see below), the data is voluminous, unwieldy and likely to be everywhere.
 

Genetic Testing

On February 21, 2013, in Big Data, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Privacy, by John Sumser
This stuff isn’t going to be private for very long. If I can find my relatives using genetic information, then the reverse is true. It won’t take long until employers will be able to make a pretty good guess.
 

Naked Statistics

On February 20, 2013, in HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
It’s kind of like the fuss about driverless cars. They won’t do you a damn bit of good if you don’t know where you’re going. They’re sort of useless without that info.
 

Surveys in the HR Market

On February 19, 2013, in HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
If you want to do a survey that has meaningful results, you have to acquire a random sample of the universe you want to understand. The whole idea is that by randomly picking the survey subjects, you will get a result that is a meaningful representation of the whole.
 

Five Links: Paranoia Edition

On February 15, 2013, in Daily Links, HR Scoop, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
This week, it’s tracking and targeting. The social in social media means hunting and acquiring to some. It means reasonable paranoia to others.
 

Work and Time

On February 13, 2013, in Futures, Heather Bussing, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Talent Management, Workforce Planning, by Heather Bussing
For most jobs, the work is about creating something, fixing something, or managing something. While all those things take time and energy, none is about spending the time itself.
 

The Health Care Shuffle

On February 13, 2013, in HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
The employers who recognize this short term windfall will end up paying for their employees healthcare in the long haul. Workers who get saddled with new bills seem to always want raises.
 

Five Links: Talent and The Net

This week: hiring great engineers, an internet for manufacturing, internet 2012 in numbers, state of talent managers report, and meetAlex