HRExaminer Inaugural Issue v1.01

On January 8, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Weekly, by John Sumser
The HRExaminer is a weekly magazine. Each week, the content builds, a piece at a time, until it is ready for the Friday edition. We’ll have one feature and stories highlighting a Top100 Influencer and news from our In-The-Know and On-The-Go (recent moves) sections, plus a HR related Review. Open the post for a summary or jump right over to read the full issue now.

Influenza: Top 100 Status Report

On January 7, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Movers/Shakers, Weekly, by John Sumser
By John Sumser When I was in high school (don’t ask, but we did have telephones), my girlfriend and I figured out a code for saying “I love you” on the phone. In those days, there was generally one phone line with many phones on it. Family life and telephone privacy were mutually exclusive. It was […]
 

Top 100 v 1.49 Mary Kitson

On January 4, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
By John Sumser Leverage is one of the keys to having long lasting influence while holding don an HR management job. Leverage means finding areas where the return for an investment of time is disproportionate. These facets of the craft of HR are not easy to identify. If they were, everyone would have enormous influence (and […]
 

100104 Zeo

On January 4, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Reviews, by John Sumser
100104 Zeo I got a ZEO for Christmas. Billed as a ‘sleep coach’, the product is the tip of the iceberg in the next wave of consumer goods. Zeo measures and analyzes your sleep patterns with the general idea that one can take charge of one’s nocturnal productivity. You wear a headband that wirelessly interacts […]
 

Top 100 v1.48: Marc Effron – Talent Manager

On December 30, 2009, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
People who work in HR have a difficult time influencing the profession or its direction. It’s just not possible, most of the time, to get a clear view of the big picture from one slot in the trenches. Because of this, most of the big ideas that move through the industry come from consultants, academics, […]
 

091230 In The Know v1.08

On December 30, 2009, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, The Go/The-Know, by John Sumser
In The Know v1.08 (A weekly list of links to five important ideas) Tech Impact and End Of Year Lists Incentives Don’t Motivate Dan Pink’s TED Video on the surprising science of motivation. Variable incentives do the opposite of what you’d expect if you’re trying to get ‘out of the box’ results. What really motivates contemporary workers are […]
 

091223 In The Know v1.07

On December 23, 2009, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, The Go/The-Know, by John Sumser
In The Know v1.07 (A weekly list of links to five important ideas) Tech Impact and End Of Year Lists Mobile Internet Repor From Morgan Stanley. Read the whole thing, look at the overview or digest the 700 slide presentation. Mobile is going to transform and keep on transforming your organization, the nature of work, and the fundamental […]
 

091218 On The Go v1.06

On December 18, 2009, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, The Go/The-Know, by John Sumser
On The Go v1.06 Key Moves In The HR Space Todd C. McCarty is the new senior VP for human resources at the New York Times Company. McCarty, 43, was senior vice president for global human resources at the Reader’s Digest Association, which he joined in 2008. From 2005 to 2008, he was senior vice president […]
 

The Top 25 HR Digital Influencers 2009

On December 17, 2009, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Top 25 HR Digital Influencers, by John Sumser
Top 25 Digital HR Influencers. We are starting to be able to measure influence. For most of human history, figuring out how things worked always meant guessing (and asking) about who influenced things. As the world got more crowded and older institutions started to strain, the question of influence became more pertinent. Older hierarchical organizations […]
 

091216 In The Know v1.06

On December 16, 2009, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, The Go/The-Know, by John Sumser
In The Know v1.06 (A weekly list of links to five important articles) Shifting Data, Disclosure and Information Norms 1 Billion Spammers Served Surprising look at the degree to which bots generate spam and the way that spammers’ identities are laundered. The story estimates nearly 2 trillion spam messages since 2004. The process will inevitably invade the career […]