In The Know v 2.01: More Influence

On January 5, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, The Go/The-Know, by John Sumser
Influence is a particularly tricky thing to understand. That some people are more influential than others is a given. Exactly how influential they are and what that means is a more challenging question. One of this week’s articles suggests that Influence is best understood from the perspective of the influenced. I think that means that everyone has their own internal Top Influencer list.
 

People Not Technology

On January 4, 2011, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Jay Cross, John Sumser, by John Sumser
“Recently, I called for the abolition of corporate training departments. Now some instructors and traditional instructional designers see me as a job threat. They needn’t worry. Enlightened e-learning requires more people, not fewer.”
 

HRExaminer v1.47

On December 30, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Weekly, by John Sumser
Congratulations! You survived one hell of a year in HR and Talent Management. In our last issue for 2010 we look back at the standouts for 2010 and survey the terrain for 2011. This is The HRExaminer v1.47 for December 30, 2010. A Year Of Living Dangerously in HR 2010 In Review HRExaminer charts the […]
 

2011: What’s Coming?

On December 28, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
It’s hard work to see the future in times of upheaval. We’re getting used to ass-covering as a way of doing business. You’d think that highly compensated executives could do better than the ‘forecasting is dead’ point of view. In the two long years since the economic downturn started in earnest, seeing what’s coming has been hard to do. These days, it’s not uncommon to hear normally sensible business people talk about not having a long term view as an acceptable thing.
 

2010 In Review

On December 27, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
HRExaminer charts the big changes in 2010. With little fanfare and a constant rush of incremental news bites, 2010 didn’t always feel like a lot was happening. In hindsight, there was a TON of structural change in the HR Industry. New powerhouses emerged. The focus of HR underwent a series of profound shifts. Years of impoverishment in marketing and sales investments began to show as structural weakness. Here are the high points of the year we are wrapping up.
 

HRExaminer v1.46

On December 24, 2010, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Kelly Cartwright, Weekly, by John Sumser
This week we cover a popular topic about popular people – online influencers. We're honored to feature Kelly Cartwright's reaction to our latest Top 25 List for Talent Management. Right on the heels of her article on influence is John Sumser's Top 100 Influencer Profile of Kelly. Next, we crunch the numbers with a piece […]
 

Talent Management Influencers’ List: Add a Grain of Salt for Flavor

On December 23, 2010, in HRExaminer, Kelly Cartwright, by Kelly Cartwright
Talent Management Influencers’ List: Add a Grain of Salt for Flavor by Kelly Cartwright [editor’s note: I asked Kelly, who is this week’s Top 100 Influencer and a seasoned player in the Talent Management scene, to respond to the most recent Top 25 list. Here are her thoughts.] I find lists irresistible. Even on the […]
 

In The Know v 1.45 HRDemo Roundup

On December 23, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
In The Know v 1.45 HRDemo Roundup Earlier this month, I hosted a new kind of conference in Las Vegas. The HRDemo Show features vendors demoing their software. It’s a new format for our industry and offered some significant insights into the state of the market and the differences between vendors. What Katherine Saw From […]
 

Measurement is the Problem

On December 22, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Measurement is the Problem As I was leaving Las Vegas after the HRDemo show, I stopped into the little oxygen bar by the gate. Vegas always leaves me feeling spent and a dose of O2 is my favorite treat on the way home. The Oxygen bar is a clever little operation that always has something […]
 

Top 100 v 1.74 Kelly Cartwright

On December 21, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
Top 100 v 1.74 Kelly Cartwright The HR Industry is maturing. Fifteen years ago, the space was a wild west sideshow. As the emergence of software standardized administrative practice, HR became increasingly intelligible. Although the older institutions have failed to keep pace with reality, that’s hardly a surprise. HR evolved from the payroll department to a digital […]