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.
 

Reaching Wayback: Stay Tuned to Stay Ahead

On November 7, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Julian Gude, by John Sumser
It’s hard to explain how different the world looks when you shift your focus. What seems subtle or obvious at first become the foundations of a whole new way of seeing things. Things change when you change the way you look at them.
 

Good Time

On November 2, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Social Recruiting, Social Software, by John Sumser
It’s hard to have great conversations in social media. What I’m noticing is that very little social technology is actually social. Mostly it’s about the collection and distribution of data. That’s not inherently bad. It’s just that the present and future have so much more to offer.
 

New HR & Social Technology Report Bundle

The pre-order period closed yesterday for the new HRxAnalysts report The 2012 Index of Social Technology in HR & Recruiting. Thanks for your orders (see end of this post for how you can take part in our new report bundle detailed below). New: Today we’re announcing a new pre-order report bundle for $695 that saves […]
 

Mobile Recruiting. Really?

On November 1, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, by John Sumser
With an iPhone, an Android, an iPad and my sleek MacBook Air crammed into my briefcase I hit ten conferences and two analysts confabs in less than seven weeks. I watched my workflow and thought about Mobile Recruiting. There was not the slightest opening for the consumption of advertising of any kind. The few bits of text spam I got made me mad. Where does mobile recruiting fit in all this?