Why Isn’t Recruiting Fun for Everyone?

On August 20, 2012, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
It’s easy to build an organization of rules embedded in software. While the rules ensure consistency, they are the enemy of innovation. This is the answer to the question "Where is the innovation in Recruiting?"
 

Engagement: Voodoo and Vision

On August 16, 2012, in HR Scoop, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Industry stalwarts cry that if practitioners would only do this right, they’d get better results. That’s what academics do when their ideas perform well in the lab but go feral in the wild.
 

New Architecture V: Learning (by Jay Cross)

On August 14, 2012, in HR Trends, HRExaminer, New Architecture of Work, by Jay Cross
Work-life was much simpler in the last century. Information work entailed following instructions and procedures, and logical analysis. Today’s concept work is improvisation. Learning leaders must deal with situations that aren’t in the rule book.
 

The New Architecture of Work III: Gamification

On August 9, 2012, in Big Data, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Whether it’s administrative paperwork, project plans or performance objectives, gamification will be used to influence the way work gets done. Gamification is the key to measuring and understanding work pacing and flow in information work.
 

The Work Department

On August 6, 2012, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
If the department’s job is to manage, maintain, evaluate, improve and dispose of assets, that’s where it’s focus will be: on the assets themselves and not on the work. Owning and managing the list of assets is interesting and important, it is far from strategic.
 

The New Architecture of Work

Time and motion are not the issue when the product is ideas, conversation and reusable intellectual property. The only thing we know for sure about breakthrough software development is that it seems to involve late nights and a lot of pizza.
 

What’s Up, Mo?

On July 24, 2012, in Big Data, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Reviews, by John Sumser
In a world of rapid feedback in large volumes, employees are looking for clues about whether to stay or to go. There are a ton of variables that can be combined to create a really meaningful assessment of one’s prospects within a company.
 

Technology and Recruiting

On June 18, 2012, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Recruiting Wisdom, by John Sumser
Technology does not make recruiting easier. It makes it better and more precise. Great tools increase the level of detail that can be managed.
 

The Limits of HR

On June 13, 2012, in HR Influencers, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Government regulations intrude into many aspects of organizational life and employee relationships with each other and the company as a whole.
 

Sober Retention

On May 31, 2012, in HR Trends, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, by John Sumser
The retention programs are so good that it has been hard, for a generation, to get a job in government. Essentially, someone must die for an opening to be created. The same holds true for advancement.