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.”
 

HRExaminer 2.14

Don't Be a Drag, Just Be a Queen by Heather Bussing Many women are upset at being called "nurturing" at work. They want you to know that they can handle the union busting men of HR and are really most concerned about the financial bottom line. They are not nurturing. They are busy managing a business. They […]
 

Social Intelligence

On April 7, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Reviews, by John Sumser
On the firm Social Intelligence: The really interesting thing is that their execution model is a hybrid of technology and human infrastructure. If you’ve been following our view of the evolution of software, this is exactly what the next generation of software looks like. Software as a service is a service and it is increasingly about the people who deliver it. Social Intelligence gets a number of things right. Our bet is that they will be widely emulated and acquired early.
 

Brand Aid #1

On April 7, 2011, in Brand Aid, HRExaminer, John Sumser, More2Know, by John Sumser
…a company with a fresh new logo, a smart tag line and well chosen colors is a lot like a teenage boy dressed and ready for his first formal dance. Looks good, smells good and makes mommy proud. The rubber meets the road at the curb of the girlfriend’s house. From there it’s about putting substance into the fresh clothes and cologne; it’s passing the girlfriend’s father test; it’s creating a good experience; it might even involve customer intimacy.
 

Don’t Be a Drag, Just Be a Queen

On April 5, 2011, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Many women are upset at being called “nurturing” at work. They want you to know that they can handle the union busting men of HR and are really most concerned about the financial bottom line. They are not nurturing. They are busy managing a business. They do not nurture people. The role of women in the workplace has changed a lot in the last 25 years. Women now have the opportunity to be complete assholes, just like men. But many choose not to.
 

HRExaminer v2.13

On April 1, 2011, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Kelly Cartwright, Weekly, by John Sumser
HR is Female While HR is widely understood to be a difficult place to sell and do business, it's worth considering that the problem lies with the sellers, not the buyers. The uniformity of the profession's angst about salespeople, marketing and vendor performance suggest that there's something really wrong with the way that vendors see […]

HR Is Female

On March 30, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, More2Know, by John Sumser
While HR is widely understood to be a difficult place to sell and do business, it’s worth considering that the problem lies with the sellers, not the buyers. The uniformity of the profession’s angst about salespeople, marketing and vendor performance suggest that there’s something really wrong with the way that vendors see their HR customers.