Top 25 Online Influencers in Leadership 2011

Todd Dewett Examines the Top 25 Leadership list This is the second HRExaminer Top 25 List focused on Leadership. You can see the first Top 25 Online Influencers in Leadership from July 2010 here. Introduction by Dr. Todd Dewett – Founding Member, HRExaminer Editorial Advisory Board – Full Bio Overall, I think this list is […]

In The Know v 2.04 Hodgepodge

On January 27, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, The Go/The-Know, by John Sumser
This week’s five links are a collection of cats, dogs and a chicken. We’re working in a time of extreme social change. It’s really hard to tell the difference between noise and information. Even honesty and integrity are hard to fathom. In this sort of climate, people search desperately for a box to fit into.

HumanConcepts 2

On January 26, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Reviews, by John Sumser
One of the strengths of the HumanConcepts approach is that it doesn’t focus on the repetition of best practices. Rather, it offers a relatively blank slate from which you can ask and answer questions that actually matter to your organization. Instead of offering abstract wisdom to a closeted group of workforce planners, the tool works best when there are real problems to be solved rooted in the organization’s actual performance data.

HumanConcepts 1

On January 25, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Reviews, by John Sumser
When you look out at the market for workforce planning tools, HR Analytics and other leading edge offerings, what you see is an emphasis on sameness. HumanConcepts, a Sausalito, CA based operation (On the same floor as GlassDoor), takes a different approach. Rather than predefined question sets, the HumanConcepts system makes the core data visible so that intelligent hypotheses can be made after the data is in the system. It’s the difference between standardization and ad hoc query development and it works.

HRExaminer v2.03

On January 21, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Weekly, by John Sumser
Age distribution is just one key aspect of population dynamics that is changing. This week John Sumser takes you on an illuminating journey in his three part series on Population Dynamics and what it means to HR. Plus, we've got news about the beta of the Employer Popularity Index and an In The Know edition […]

Announcing HRxAnalysts

On January 21, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, More2Know, by John Sumser
HRXAnalysts is a strategic partnership between HRExaminer and Starr Tincup to develop ground breaking independent research that will be equally valuable to both HR buyers and HR technology providers. HRXAnalysts will foster greater insight and performance between HR and HR technology solutions through research, analyst services, consulting, and media.

In The Know v2.03 The Role of Talent

On January 21, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, The Go/The-Know, by John Sumser
The “War for Talent” rhetoric is about 10 years old. It’s an awful way to describe the fact that there is a steep competition for a certain kind of employee. There’s really no such thing in the ranks of the over 40 crowd, the ethnic population or the trench level workforce. The focus on competition for scarce resurces shifts our attention away from more pertinent questions like “how to make the most out of what you have”.

Employer Popularity Index (AfterCollege)

On January 20, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Reviews, by John Sumser
Scant attention has been paid to the fact that an employer brand is only relevant to the people who care about it. How they care and what they care about is a function of demographics, geography, and organizational role. Engineers from Georgia are different enough from Accountants in Manhattan that separate branding initiatives are likely necessary. It may even be the case that the department is the proper level for brand initiatives.

Population Dynamics 3

On January 18, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, More2Know, by John Sumser
Historically, economic growth depends on a pyramid structure. More people, more work, more jobs, more goods. We have no idea how to engineer growth without an underlying impetus of population expansion. In all of the industrialized countries except the USA, population is leveling off or declining. That means that what used to be population pyramids are becoming rectangles or “silos”.
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Population Dynamics 2

On January 17, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, More2Know, by John Sumser
For the entire history of the human race, with virtually no exceptions. the age distribution of population has had the shape of a pyramid. As people get older, there are fewer of them. The pyramid shape means that there are few old people and lots of young people. The older that people get, the more of them die. More old people and fewer kids means that the so-called pyramid no longer resembles a pyramid in the US and all of the industrialized world.
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