Bulletproof Talent

On February 6, 2012, in HR Scoop, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Reviews, by John Sumser
Here’s a phrase you don’t hear me utter frequently. Refreshing Approach To HR. Jason Lauritsen and Cy Wakeman are building a company that is focused on business outcomes, not internal HR Metrics. They are killing sacred cows while reestablishing common sense.
 

Big Data and HRTech

On January 17, 2012, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Right around the corner, hoping to be embedded in the various smart phones and tablets are a universe of sensors that will blow the lid off of HR as we know it.
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Another Look at Influence

On January 10, 2012, in HR Influencers, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
The last time we published a list of influencers was in August, 2011. In the intervening five months, there has been an explosion of services that measure and evaluate an individual’s influence online.
 

Defining Influence 2012

On January 2, 2012, in HR Influencers, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Defining influence is a class A Philosophy project. There are nuances upon nuances. Influence is one of those ideas that describes situational dynamics.
 

Social Technology In Context

On December 21, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Recruiting Strategy, by John Sumser
The current offerings in social technology are early demonstrations of ideas that will mature in the coming years. Data collection and distribution are currently far more important than the supposedly social aspects of the technology.
 

The Rare Find

On December 19, 2011, in HR Influencers, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Recruiting Is Local, by John Sumser
The Rare Find is both an exposition on the best recruiting methods and, as a result, a critique of contemporary Recruiting.
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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 […]