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.
 

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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