091119 Five Must Reads

091118 Five Must Reads Wanted Engineering Supply-Demand Hot Spots The data is a little stiff (no one really works some where called the San Francisco – Oakland – Fremont Metropolitan Statistical Area but tons of people commute to the individual cities). But, the idea is in the right place and this is a move forward. […]
 

091104 Five Must Reads

091104 Five Must Reads Using Technology To Improve Workforce Collaboration As the workforce changes, there are real questions about how you specify roles and performance when results come from teams. There are wide variations in the productivity of knowledge workers. Here are some points of departure for thinking about the coming world of work. What’s […]
 

090813 Starr-Tincup

On August 13, 2009, in HR Trends, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Starr – Tincup: Differentiation Have you seen the recently renovated Starr – Tincup website? One thing is immediately clear. There is no other operation like Starr – Tincup in the HR – Recruitment industry. Irreverence, a penchant for the truth, an odd sense of humor and clear targeting of non-boomer demographics are the essence of […]
 

090810 4 Sale

On August 10, 2009, in HR Trends, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
4 Sale: HRMToday.com Here’s the question that’s been puzzling lots of entrepreneurs? What’s an online community worth? Lance Haun and Laurie Ruettimann, the co-owners of HRMToday.com aim to find out. They’ve placed the web community in an eBay auction. The two seasoned HR bloggers have hit a fork in the road. New gigs, expanding visibility […]
 

090807 Culture Links

On August 7, 2009, in Daily Links, HR Trends, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought for the Day: We’re entering a time where company values is becoming a meaningful issue. The container of culture is best enforced through shared discussion and conversation. The internal company social community is the best mechanism for disseminating culture. Leaders should have public discussions on the meaning of company values. Netflix Culture The folks […]
 

090807 Spiritual Blogging

On August 7, 2009, in Futures, HR Trends, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Recruiting Wisdom, Social Recruiting, by John Sumser
Spiritual Blogging at Work I got a note from a good friend who is trying to figure out what he wants to blog for his company. He has an active spiritual practice and is a great thinker about workplace issues. With a very smart insight about the way that shifting demographics and economics change people’s […]
 

090707 Authenticity

On July 6, 2009, in HR Trends, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, Social Software, by John Sumser
This short piece appeared on the interbiznet website in 1996 as an introduction to the then forthcoming 1997 Electronic Recruiting Index. It was a part of a chapter on great website design. There was little else available on website design principles at the time. I’m pretty sure it was the first mention of “authenticity” as […]
 

Mourning The Loss of Context

On May 7, 2009, in All, Daily Links, HR Trends, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Mourning The Loss of Context (May 7, 2009) Sometimes, I think my job is to provide context. My work is built on a foundation of strong beliefs, loosely held. In other words, I try to find frameworks that help make sense of things. I’ll take a stance because it forces a certain range of questioning […]
 

Wherefore Art Thou HR?

On April 30, 2009, in All, Futures, HR Trends, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Wherefore Art Thou HR? (April 30, 2009) This story starts with an article called “Mincing Words” that I published over on RecruitingBlogs.com. The piece begins with the idea that our language for the profession and work of HR is damaging. Laced with descriptors of slavery and the ownership of people, the language (Human Capital, People […]
 

090428 Media Death Links

On April 28, 2009, in All, Daily Links, Futures, HR Trends, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: Marriott Corp.’s recent decision to stop delivering the paper to hotel guest rooms won’t affect the numbers until the next reporting period Today’s links paint a picture of the abrupt end of about 80 years of specialized prosperity for the newspapers. Immense fortunes were made and lost by the moguls who […]