Is Recruiting Broken?

On June 24, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Everywhere you look, being busy and doing stuff appears to be valued over producing results. Because there is no meaningful educational infrastructure in our industry, some extraordinary myths get repeated: Things like, Planning is impossible in recruiting, Recruiting is local, industry or job specific, or technology solves recruiting problems. Hmmmm.
 

OnRec, Anna Brekka is reshaping their conferences

On June 23, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
It’s really pretty amazing that Anna Brekka isn’t on the Top 100 Influencers in HR list yet. The Danish born and bred New Englander is a landmark on the Recruiting map. Since 2003, she’s been involved in the development of the Kennedy Information businesses that ultimately merged with Onrec. If you’ve been to one of those shows over the last decade, you were looking directly at Anna’s work.

Top 25 Online Influencers in Leadership v3 2011

On June 22, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Top 25 Leadership Influencers Online, by John Sumser
Top 25 Online Influencers in Leadership v3 2011 – June 22, 2011 (Bodega Bay, CA) This is the 12th Top 25 Influencers List we’ve published since the project began in late 2009. In that time we’ve drawn a variety of praise, fury, yawns, indifference and curiosity. The lists document a universe that is evolving over […]
 

Ridiculous Research Findings on Informal Learning

On June 21, 2011, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Jay Cross, by Jay Cross
Jay Cross is a champion of informal learning, web 2.0, and systems thinking. He has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. Full Bio Ridiculous Research Findings on Informal Learning by Jay Cross An analyst reports that her company’s research finds that […]
 

Succession Planning is Bad, Getting Worse

On June 20, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
John Hollon takes a look at the miserable state of succession planning. Most companies don’t and the number who don’t is increasing. Savvy business leaders have noticed that the person in the succession plan rarely gets the job. That’s generally because succession planning is a theory and succession always happens at the wrong time and in the wrong circumstances. Those damned downturns and upturns in the economy play havoc with the best laid plans of mice and men.
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45% of Canadians Face Mental Illness

On June 20, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Mental illness faced by 45% of Canadian workers, managers – Health – CBC News. This is from a conference board study that shows 1 in 10 currently suffering some form of mental illness and another 1/3 reporting past history. You can easily imagine that these numbers are understated. After all, mental illness is a pretty […]
 

SHRM Members For Transparency (SMFT)

On June 20, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
This is worth a moment of your attention. From way outside the politics, this looks like a battle over whether the SHRM Board is supposed to be a Board of Directors or a representative body. It smacks of a culture in deep transition for cultural, political and technological reasons. It feels and smells just like newspaper boardrooms did in the late 1990s. It’s the non-profit version of the Board reform that is sweeping the private sector.
 

A Day Without Distraction: Lessons Learned from 12 Hrs of Forced Focus :: Tips :: The 99 Percent

On June 19, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
A Day Without Distraction: Lessons Learned from 12 Hrs of Forced Focus :: Tips :: The 99 Percent. What if you had to focus for at least 30 minutes on every single task that you did? Would it improve your productivity? Cal Newport takes hard focus for a test drive. Increasingly, Social Media has to […]
 

HRExaminer v2.24

Top 100 Influencers v1.77: Trisha McFarlane Some people are at the hub of things actually getting done. The key to practical influence (which is the ability to get things done without authority or resources) is to occupy a position in the network that gets the most done with the least effort. Trisha McFarlane demonstrates an […]
 

Top 100 Influencers v1.77: Trisha McFarlane

On June 17, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
Still, the puzzle of influence remains worth studying. As a tool, no HR professional can get their work done without knowing how to utilize influence. That’s what people in staff positions do. Folks with line responsibilities have power and authority. People on staff have responsibility and influence. (This, more than anything, is at the root of HR’s status in most organizations.)