Five Links: Graphic Visualization

On March 29, 2013, in Daily Links, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
This week, the links all showcase aspects of graphic visualization. Over and over again, you’ll see that you have to have the story before you can have the picture.
 

Narrative Visualization in HR

On March 27, 2013, in Big Data, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
One of the keys to the successful use of insights derived from big data is the visualization of that data. To say that the science is primitive is to overstate the progress we’ve made. Still, the only way to consume big data is through visuals.
 

Happiness Breeds Happiness

On March 14, 2013, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
We’re wired to transmit information from brain to brain. And, we can reprogram the fundamentals. This was a part of an amazing talk given by Shawn Achor as the opening keynote for the Ultimate Software User Conference.
 

Measurement

On March 13, 2013, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
“Measure twice, cut once” is the way that carpenters deal with this obvious fact. No system of measurement is precise enough to guarantee sound decision making from a single glance.
 

Five Links: Staying with the New

On March 8, 2013, in Big Data, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
The world is changing fast. This week’s links point to the global movement against high executive pay, complexity thinking, the importance of context in visualization, pay for play ethics and a review of last week’s Tapestry conference.
 

Tapestry Tidbits ( #tapestryconf )

On March 7, 2013, in Big Data, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Last week, I spent a day in Nashville with the 100 brightest minds in graphic and narrative visualization. The subject is important to HR and the rest of the organization. As we get buried in massive volumes of information, graphic and narrative visualization techniques are the keys to survival.
 

Retaining Walls

On March 6, 2013, in HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Hiring and Keeping the Best People is a standard goal in most organizations. Identifying key talent and promoting them is such a core part of conventional wisdom that we take it for granted. Most leaders aspire to be surrounded by trusted colleagues who are well seasoned and deeply experienced.
 

Five Links: Visualization

On March 1, 2013, in Big Data, HR Scoop, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
The common thread is the future of HR. In order to communicate the onruch of human capital data, HR Departments will have to master visualization. This week’s links look at the graphic side of the question. Coming soon, the narrative visualization toolset.
 

The Buzzword Cycle

On February 26, 2013, in Big Data, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, 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.