Thinking About Influence (or Why isn’t Laurie Ruettimann on the top of every influencer list?)

On June 29, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Reviews, by John Sumser
mBlast is showing something really important about the HR idea marketplace. It extends way beyond the confines of our little echo chamber. HR issues are critical in all businesses and the general trade press cover unemployment, recruiting, talent management, training, succession planning, compensation, performance management, labor markets, skills deficits, talent wars and a host of HR issues.
 

The Big Guys Are Coming

On June 28, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
I love Dave Winer. Here’s how he summarizes the internal development process when big companies go after successful upstarts. If you’ve worked for a bigco, you’ve been to this meeting: CTO: We need to kill Facebook. CEO: What will we do? CTO: It can’t just be Facebook. CTO: No one will use that. CEO: It […]
 

The Seven Habits of Highly-Ineffective Software Buyers

On June 28, 2011, in Colin Kingsbury, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by Colin Kingsbury
Colin W. Kingsbury is the president and co-founder of HRM Direct, a leading SaaS provider of applicant tracking and onboarding systems to mid-sized organizations. Colin brings a lifetime of experience from both in and outside of the software industry, having previously held positions in product management, software engineering, sales, and as a newspaper journalist with […]
 

Social Media Swirl: BeKnown

On June 27, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Reviews, by John Sumser
Today, my inbox started its own form of acceleration. I joined Monster’s new BeKnown network last night to stay on top of the flow in social media products. Beknown is Foursquare meets LinkedIn on the Facebook platform. Beknown is professional networking with badges and accomplishments. It’s easy to dismiss the concept as derivative and unnecessary. After all, LinkedIn was there first and turning professional networking into a game could well have unintended consequences. And, who needs another social media time sink? But that sort of misses the point.
 

HRExaminer v2.25

On June 24, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Top 25 Leadership Influencers Online, Weekly, by John Sumser
Top 25 Online Influencers in Leadership v3 2011 With influence, it is increasingly difficult to see the impact of the old guard because most people use search engines to discover things. That's where online influence comes in, and with it, our attempts to measure and define it. This is the 12th Top 25 Influencers List […]
 

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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