Looking Ahead: 2012 Forecasts

On December 15, 2011, in HR Influencers, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
More Social, More Data, More Job Boards, More Acquisitions. Here are my forecasts for the coming year.
 

Recruiting is Local II

On December 14, 2011, in HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Recruiting Is Local, Recruiting Strategy, by John Sumser
Local Recruiting doesn’t mean narrowing your search. It means starting locally and working up. It means connecting with half of U.S. workers. It’s where small and growth and tech and innovate and patent and yes hang out.
 

Life Tracking

On December 12, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Self-quantification (or life tracking) is the art and science of using personal data to improve performance and understanding.
 

Recruiting is Local I

On December 8, 2011, in HR Trends, John Sumser, Recruiting Is Local, by John Sumser
If you’ve been following along, you know I’ve been talking, thinking and researching about the local aspects of Recruiting. It’s an extension of work I’ve been doing for several years now. What I’m learning is that a significant array of factors make a local focus vastly more effective. (You can see presentation materials here and […]
 

The Acquisition Spree 1

On December 7, 2011, in HR Scoop, HR Technology, HR Trends, John Sumser, by John Sumser
I’ve spent some time at the SuccessFactors offices in Silicon Valley. Not enough to be a citizen, more like the number of times you use your museum membership. It’s one of the most intriguing cultures I’ve ever run across. The company dreams big, runs on rocket fuel and mania, and has a take no prisoners strategy.
 

‘Quality of Hire’

On December 6, 2011, in HR Scoop, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
When fitst viewed, the recruiting problem looks simple. Really, though, there are so many nuances that generalizations end up being the source of problems.
 

Whale Eats Fish

On December 5, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
The difference between bravery and foolishness is hard to distinguish in the sorts of people who are willing to bet it all on their ideas.
 

The Flow of Social Technology In HR and Recruiting

On December 4, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
If you missed the Webinar I held with RecruitingTrends.com on Wednesday, here are the presentation materials. – John Play mp3 Audio from Presentation The Flow of Social Technology In HR and Recruiting View more presentations from John Sumser
 

That Job Board Thing

On November 28, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Conventional wisdom is that job boards have a short life expectancy. Here are two interesting examples that suggest something quite different.
 

Branding 2012

On November 9, 2011, in HR Scoop, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
The key to 21st Century marketing effectiveness is a combination of intimacy and search engine friendliness. A surprise branding challenger emerged at last month’s Recruiting Innovation Summit.