Enough Excuses: Build the Right Capabilities

On February 24, 2011, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Marc Effron, by Marc Effron
Marc Effron joins the HRExaminer Editorial Advisory Board this week with his post on building the right capabilities. Marc is the President of the Talent Strategy Group and author of One Page Talent Management. Marc’s talent management consulting provides a highly practical, broadly informed perspective to clients like American Express, Advanced Micro Devices, Fidelity Investments, and […]


On February 23, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, More2Know, by John Sumser
Somewhere between 120 and 200 HR, and Recruiting industry folks wedged themselves into the sub basement of the hotel in a windowless series of rooms and foyers. They consumed about 35 tracks of information from a cadre of presenters, experts, raconteurs and entrepreneurs. You could feel the passion (particularly when it was passing for real knowledge). The tracks themselves ranged from the ridiculous to the sublime. At one end of the spectrum, old war-horses held court and opined the strong views of elders. At the other extreme were conversations that barely merited their allotted time led by the passionately uninformed.

Social Media Reconsidered (Again)

On February 22, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, More2Know, by John Sumser
Facebook has become the global water cooler. Tidbits of information pass themselves off as intimacy and understanding. The barrage of minutia is warm and snuggly, just like the feeling you get before you die from hypothermia. Meaningless noise, delivered with appropriate timing, passes for a deeper reality. Our social instincts are fooled by constant stimulation. Facebook helps us maintain the illusion that obnoxious little sound bites and cleverness are a substitute for intimacy and depth. We trade bumper sticker sensibilities. We posture to make our little accomplishments seem bigger than they are. Somehow, the constant pinpricks of awareness soothe our anxieties. We belong to the great oneness and have immediate access to transcendent experience. Abraham Maslow died a little too early; Facebook is ushering in the era of instant self actualization through marginal disclosure.

HRExaminer v2.07

On February 18, 2011, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Mark McMillan, Weekly, by John Sumser
We have a double feature on HRExaminer this week. Heather Bussing writes in from #trulondon to get to the bottom line on authenticity. Mark McMillan has an equally compelling piece on the Darwinian Evolution of the Recruiter. Plus, John covers shifting trends in decentralization and the slow work movement. Read This Week's HRExaminer Magazine Does […]

Does Authenticity Make Your Butt Look Big?

On February 17, 2011, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Asking yourself if you are being authentic enough is like asking if your jeans make your butt look big.  The questions are equally narcissistic and no one is going to tell you the truth.  (By the way, transparency always makes your butt look big.)

Slow Work

On February 17, 2011, in From The Vault, HRExaminer, John Sumser, More2Know, by John Sumser
There is a subset of the Slow Movement called Slow Work. Slow work is about finding dignity in work. It’s not about fast bucks and fancy positions.

The Darwinian Evolution of the Recruiter

On February 15, 2011, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Mark McMillan, by Mark McMillan
For the next 19 years, 10,000 baby-boomers will retire each day, leading to the hackneyed conclusion – recruiting is going to get harder. That phrase should start paragraphs, not end them.


On February 13, 2011, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, More2Know, by John Sumser
Like a movie action hero walking towards the camera and away from the blast, we are reeling from the pace of growth. One billion PCs, one trillion web pages, 6.7 Billion people, more than 305 million Americans. Everything that used to be centralized is becoming distributed.

HRExaminer v2.06

On February 11, 2011, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Weekly, by John Sumser
Outsourcing has been around for a long time. We even have a TV sitcom dedicated to the subject. Where do current HR leaders and analysts stand on the topic? We found out. Every couple of months, we create a virtual brainstorming session with members of our Editorial Advisory Board – the HRExam Poll. Each member […]

HRExam Poll 2.1: The Details

We close out our series on the outsourcing of HR by sharing all of the detailed responses from our HRExam poll. First up we have a quick summary of the responses and then we provide each member's full response. Do you run an HR team with outsourced functions? Contemplating a new outside effort? We'd love to hear your views. Leave us a comment or write a reply post and link back to this post.