091214 Traackr

On December 14, 2009, in HRExaminer, Reviews, by John Sumser
Traackr At the end of last week, we started talking about the computer generated Top 25 Digital HR Influencer’s list. We’ll be releasing it on Thursday, noon pacific. It will be a part of the launch of our new periodical, the HRExaminer. We built the list in partnership with Traackr. The Boston based firm is […]

Top 100 v1.47 Kris Dunn

On December 11, 2009, in HRExaminer, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
By John Sumser At a party the other night, someone said that Kris Dunn is so omnipresent because he never sleeps. Kris’s output is prodigious; he seems to be everywhere. There are very few VPs of HR who hold a candle to his insight and contribution. He is the quintessential next generation HR Leader. If you’re not […]

Top 25 HR Digital Influencers

On December 7, 2009, in HRExaminer, Top 25 Online Influencers in Recruiting, by John Sumser
Publishing in December 2009 The Top 25 HR Digital Influencers will offer an intriguing profile of the 25 people shaping the people business online. Subscribe to our e-mail updates today so you don’t miss out. This list is completely generated by algorithm (think Google). The list ranks the Top 25 voices in HR based on […]

091207 Jobvite

On December 7, 2009, in HRExaminer, Reviews, by John Sumser
Jobvite There are a ton of companies moving into the use of social media for recruiting. None are as advanced and focused as Jobvite. The Burlingame, CA startup, is the industry leader in the development of innovation and functionality in Social Recruiting. The company began its life as a referral driven Applicant Tracking System. As […]

091203 In The Know v1.04

On December 3, 2009, in HRExaminer, The Go/The-Know, by John Sumser
091203 In The Know: Five Useful Links Discussions with our Research Members: Five Topics to Watch for 2010 Josh Bersin’s membership roundtable suggests the following issues will be top of mind in 2010 Diversity as a talent management strategy. Leadership assessment as core to the leadership strategy. Expanding career development beyond promotion. Focus on the HR generalists and field training […]

091130 Tungle

On November 30, 2009, in HRExaminer, Reviews, by John Sumser
Tungle For the past six months, I’ve been using Tungle to schedule and coordinate meetings. The logistics associated with trying to work out schedule details are a time sink. It’s hard, when you do things manually, to guarantee that everyone ends up on the same page. Tungle works well as either a plugin for Outlook […]

091123 Evernote

On November 23, 2009, in HRExaminer, Reviews, by John Sumser
Evernote About 90 days ago, Mike Mayeux (at Novotus) suggested that I give Evernote a try. Imagine a filing cabinet into which you can fling tagged materials and then retrieve them when necessary. That’s Evernote. The information that I deal with comes in two basic varieties: material I’ve created and stuff I get from other […]

091120 On The Go v1.03

On November 20, 2009, in HRExaminer, The Go/The-Know, by John Sumser
Sector entrepreneur Auren Hoffman publishes some of the most coherent stuff of any startup leader anywhere. This week, he takes a look at A-players. His suggestion is that if you want to attract them, you need to get rid of some of your rules. Where B and C players need to be told what to […]

091116 Tweetajob

On November 16, 2009, in HRExaminer, Reviews, by John Sumser
Tweetajob Tweetajob is a signal about our future. The simple, intuitive job-tweeting solution does a very few things very well. It’s not feature laden. It’s not all thing to all people. It posts jobs to twitter. It collects a little data. It can generate Google listings and SEO. If you want, you can brand it. […]

Key Influencers: Observable Trends

On November 12, 2009, in HRExaminer, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
By John Sumser Here are a few of the things I’m discovering as I interview people for the Key Influencers project. I’ve recently crossed the 180 interview threshold. The unconfirmed word on the street is that in the Fortune 500, 130 of the Chief HR Officers (or whatever you call the person with that title) are alumni […]