Recruiting Is Not Recruiting, HR is not HR

On April 20, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, More2Know, by John Sumser
The single largest myth about HR is that so called ‘best practices’ are somehow transferable between organizations and functions regardless of the organization and the function. In Recruiting circles, people will tell you with a straight face that Recruiting is the same thing regardless of the setting. The idea is that something about hiring a barista is somehow related to hiring a public company CEO.
 

Why That New Metrics Initiative Will Destroy Your HR Career

On April 19, 2011, in Bob Corlett, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by Bob Corlett
Bob Corlett returns to the HRExaminer Editorial Advisory Board. Bob has worked in staffing and consulting for over 25 years. He is the founder and President of Staffing Advisors, a retained search firm near Washington DC. He developed The Results-Based Hiring Process® and is one of Washington’s best known thought leaders on staffing and recruiting. Full Bio… […]
 

Last Chance: What HR Thinks and Feels (The Webinar)

On April 18, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Have you read the new report from HRxAnalysts, “What HR Thinks and Feels”? Whether or not you’ve purchased the report (it costs $1,195), you’ll probably want to attend the webinar hosted by Starr Tincup tomorrow, April 19 at noon Central time. If you already have something scheduled for that time slot, you should cancel it. […]

HRExaminer v2.15

On April 15, 2011, in Claudia Faust, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Weekly, by John Sumser
Does HR Hold Any Real Power? "HR's vocal critics are predominantly male and focused on the department's seeming inability to cash in its own chips while complaining about the need for more of them. A more useful approach might be to help HR Practitioners gain effectiveness in organizational politics or to help illuminate the real […]
 

Does HR Hold Any Real Power?

On April 15, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Reviews, by John Sumser
“HR’s vocal critics are predominantly male and focused on the department’s seeming inability to cash in its own chips while complaining about the need for more of them. A more useful approach might be to help HR Practitioners gain effectiveness in organizational politics or to help illuminate the real power that they hold.”
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Brand Aid #2

On April 14, 2011, in Brand Aid, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
You’ve probably heard the oft repeated notion that a brand is a conversation. That’s not exactly right. The core direction is right; a brand is a verb, not a noun. It’s more accurate to say that a company is a conversation. The brand is the set of things that stand for that conversation.
 

Analytics Schmanalytics

On April 13, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Reviews, by John Sumser
With all of the fuss about the integration of analytics into enterprise HR Systems, it’s pretty hard to tell the difference between what we used to call ‘reports’ and what we now call ‘workforce analytics’. While the reporting is increasingly precise (that means knowing exactly whose butt will be kicked at the next staff meeting and for what reasons), access to the information required to start solving the problem remains a challenge.
 

The Trouble with Online Applications

On April 12, 2011, in Claudia Faust, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by Claudia Faust
“In my estimation, poor candidate experience at the earliest stages of talent acquisition is due to employers that don’t differentiate right up front between the general job seeking population and qualified future talent.” Claudia Faust
 

How to be Happy

On April 11, 2011, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
“If friends are more important than money when it comes to happiness, and if we spend most of our time at work, isn’t it logical that we’ll be happier if we work harder to develop meaningful relationships at work than we do trying to screw everyone on our way to the corner office?” – Bret Starr
 

Webinar: What HR Thinks and Feels

On April 8, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, More2Know, by John Sumser
Have you read the new report from HRxAnalysts, “What HR Thinks and Feels”? Whether or not you’ve purchased the report (it costs $1,195), you’ll probably want to attend the webinar April 19 at noon Central time. If you already have something scheduled for that time slot, you should cancel it. We will not be distributing copies of the presentation, and the webinar will not be recorded (HRxAnalysts usually charges for this data). This is a one-time-only presentation of the data from “What HR Thinks and Feels.”