Why At-Will Employment Isn’t

On July 11, 2011, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Heather Bussing is a California attorney who has represented employers, unions and employees in every aspect of employment and labor law including contract negotiations, discrimination and wage hour issues. While the courtroom is a place she’s very familiar with, her preferred approach to employment law is to prevent problems.  Full bio… Why At-Will Employment Isn’t […]
 

HRExaminer v2.27

On July 8, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Weekly, by John Sumser
Gamification Most software products and services are developed in the absence of clear understanding of the customers. That's a good part of why technology adoption rates are so low in practice. As the Software as a Service (SaaS) model shoves success metrics off on the customer, new and exciting approaches to getting user level buy […]
 

All In The Game

On July 8, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Marriott’s online game is a turning point. The fact that a company would find it interesting to deploy a game for the exclusive purpose of employment branding tells you everything. The entire question of who makes and delivers software and for what purpose has radically changed.
 

Gamification

On July 7, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, More2Know, by John Sumser
Most software products and services are developed in the absence of clear understanding of the customers. That’s a good part of why technology adoption rates are so low in practice. As the Software as a Service (SaaS) model shoves success metrics off on the customer, new and exciting approaches to getting user level buy in will be trotted out. You can bet that gamification is going to figure prominently in the misguided attempts to automate stakeholder commitment. Beware.
 

Whose Data Is It?

On July 6, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
The recent LinkedIn API dustup (they blocked Monster, Branchout and a host of others from using ‘their data’) and Facebook’s decision to limit the exporting of Friend data are gearshift moments. They indicate the realities of the future of social media.
 

End The Subsidy

On July 5, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Just as I hit the pothole in front of the shuttered Borders, the Radio newsflash says that Amazon is canceling the associates program in California. The notice was abrupt and instantaneous. What’s the impact on employer branding?
 

Position Players vs All-Around Athletes

On July 5, 2011, in HRExaminer, Movers/Shakers, by Auren Hoffman
“Hiring managers face a dilemma similar to coaches: Should you hire someone who’s really good at one particular thing – or someone who is more of an all-around player?” This guest post from Auren Hoffman shares his insights and experience as the CEO of Rapleaf and an Angel Investor.
 

The Speed Of The Sound of Technology

On July 1, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Agile software development and continuous streams of competitive features (without regard to the actual needs of users) is driving people away from Firefox 5 and the latest editions of Microsoft Office. While subscription based software is all the rage, little is known about the users’ ability to keep up with the flow of changes.
 

HRExaminer v2.26

We're publishing our Weekly Newsletter a day early due to the upcoming July 4th Holiday in the U.S. Happy Independence Day! Now, let's set off some Fireworks » Top 100 v1.78: Susan Strayer Susan Strayer, Marriott International's Senior Director, Global Employer Brand and Marketing, is going places fast because of what she accomplishes. In an […]
 

Top 100 v1.78 Susan Strayer

On June 30, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Susan Strayer, Marriott International’s Senior Director, Global Employer Brand and Marketing, is going places fast because of what she accomplishes. In an extremely short time, Strayer has added dramatic energy to Marriott’s employment branding endeavors.