Does Retention Cause Layoffs?

Good, strategic workforce planning is virtually nonexistent. Instead of accurately knowing and describing the specifics of our workforces, we rely on tired generalizations.
 

Retention Confusion

On May 29, 2012, in HR Scoop, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
The “search” for a “business model” (which means “we haven’t figured out how to make more money than we spend”) has become the fuzzy cover-up for what, in other times, might be referred to as “failure”.
 

Learning to Learn

On May 24, 2012, in Futures, HR Influencers, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Jay Cross, by Jay Cross
“Life on earth is faster, faster, faster. We are inundated with information, showered with technological innovation, and pestered by multiple media 24/7. Business is a blur. Life is uncertain.” – Jay Cross
 

Mobile Recruiting: Getting Started in 7 Steps (6 of6)

On May 18, 2012, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Mobile Technology, by John Sumser
While there is no substitute for having a focused partner who keeps you up to speed, basic  sustainability will require that you become a student of mobile recruiting.
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Mobile Recruiting: Defining Your Goals (5 of 6)

On May 17, 2012, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Mobile Technology, by John Sumser
It is inevitable that this new medium will transform your enterprise just like earlier mass media. Deciding to get on board is a question of when, not whether.
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Building a Mobile Strategy (4 of 6)

On May 16, 2012, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Mobile Technology, by John Sumser
The degree of fervor you apply to rolling out the change process should take a number of things into account. The right approach for your team and your organization is probably not a cookie cutter version of someone else’s project.
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Mobile Recruiting: What’s Up? (3 of 6)

On May 15, 2012, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Mobile Technology, by John Sumser
Heavy investment in Employment Brand is destroyed when a candidate leaves the well designed company website and heads into the ATS ghetto.  Attempts  to paint the company in a positive light are sabotaged by clumsy search results and ineffective process integration.
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Mobile Stats (2 of 6)

On May 14, 2012, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
While these numbers describe an increasingly mobile planet, they say little about the risks, opportunities and rewards associated with taking recruiting mobile. Evangelists offer heavy breathing and lots of arm waving. But, to date there are no role models or success stories in the world of mobile recruiting.
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Mobile Recruiting: Prelude

On May 13, 2012, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
A mobile device is not an inferior younger sibling of the Internet. It is a media platform in and of itself. Much as the media types that preceded it, mobile technology transforms everything it touches. Mobile technology reduces friction, shifts time and modifies location.
 

War for Talent

Like a Beatles Renaissance, the War For Talent is Back (for Real) Bruce Steinberg is the labor economist who is most focused on staffing issues. If you’re not subscribed to his monthly newsletter about the Employment Situation, now’s the time to sign up. Bruce’s crisp analysis helps see the national underpinnings of the recruiting problems […]