Mobile Recruiting: Prelude

On May 13, 2012, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, 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

On May 8, 2012, in HR Trends, HRExaminer, Population, Recruiting Is Local, Recruiting Strategy, by John Sumser
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 […]

Social Media Driven Referrals

On May 2, 2012, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
When I vouch for your ability to do a job as both a favor to you and a favor from the hiring manager, each of the three of us are bound into a relationship that depends on the others for success.

Big Data Isn’t Analytics

On April 30, 2012, in Big Data, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Monitoring, in the form of process control charts, spreadsheet generated graphics and staff meeting gotcha reports, was the way an enlightened executive ran his business. Progress was a matter of making the line move up and to the right. Cost cutting involved moving it down and to the right.

Disruption is a Process

On April 24, 2012, in HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Today, we’re publishing the first in a series of free white papers about the various forms of disruption that are entering the HR and HRTechnology industries. Disruption undermines the existing ways of doing business by providing a faster, lower cost, higher quality alternative.

Where’s The Attraction?

On April 23, 2012, in Employment Branding, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Advertising is much more about attraction, through increasing brand awareness. Advertising takes time and focus. It operates on different rhythms than the direct approach. It is friendlier with a relaxed pace.

Time Is All We Have

On April 17, 2012, in HR Trends, HRExaminer, Jay Cross, by Jay Cross
Opportunities abound because the world now moves on ideas instead of things. Value has migrated from tangible assets you could see and touch to intangible assets such as ideas, relationships, patterns and reputation.

Is Social Technology Failing HR?

On April 9, 2012, in HR Trends, HRExaminer, Social Recruiting, Social Software, by John Sumser
We live in a world inhabited by evangelists for whom real adoption of their technologies is not enough. Like the Spanish Inquisition , which insisted on an extremely literal form of obedience, belief and usage isn’t enough. The evangelists demand adherence to an unreachable standard.

Opening The Big Data Future of Employment Branding

On March 28, 2012, in Employment Branding, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Reviews, by John Sumser
On a job by job basis, the Wanted Analytics data can be displayed to show where a particular job is being hired and who the day to day competitors are. With data in hand, in becomes particularly clear that the competition varies by job and location.

Forecasts (3 of 3)

On March 8, 2012, in Futures, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
When the VP of HR slot is filled from within the ranks of the department, people with Recruiting backgrounds have the advantage.