In The Know v1.39: Influence

On November 4, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
You’re going to hear more and more about influence. At some point, there might actually be useful stuff about how to get specific things done using it. Until then, we’re all going to think and stew. In the new world of work, no one has any authority. We all represent a team. In most cases, more than one of our team mantes can over rule us. So, we’re learning to manage using influence. It means that we make decisions without firm backing and try to make sure that the holes are filled in as we go along.

Top 100 v1.71 Alice Snell

On November 4, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
Top 100 Influencers in HR v1.71 Alice Snell There are not very many people who have been researching Human Capital issues as long as Alice Snell. The Vice President of Taleo Research has been covering the space for 15 years. Widely seen as a voice of reason in a sea of hype, Alice effectively navigates the […]

Influence Project Status Report

On November 3, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
We find greatness by tackling the imperfect. Waiting around to get it right always produces ‘analysis paralysis’. It’s better to put a stake in the ground and get started than it is to sit around waiting for perfect inspiration, the right timing and an unassailable position of strength. It’s easier to navigate when you’re moving. […]

From The Vaults: Cost Per Hire

On November 2, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
The HRExaminer archives are a dangerous place to visit. Here’s a decade old piece on the nonesense of using ‘cost per hire’ as a recruiting metric. Still, today, this is the prime measurement in many places. Ouch. The idea of adequately planned replacements (non-reactive recruiting) is still taking root but the progress has been slow. […]

From The Vaults: Tools Wear Out

On November 1, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Here’s a smart piece from exactly 10 years ago. At the time, we were facing serious labor shortages as the dot com thing exploded. While the thinking about labor supplies has certainly changed, the fundamental point of the article continues to be valid. Tools wear out. The competitive advantage accorded to early adopters (when they aren’t busy being fooled by their own enthusiasm) is not a permanent improvement. The people who are making hay today with social media are not generating repeatable results. Rather, they are benefiting from the fact that they are ahead of their time.

The HRExaminer v1.39

Read The Weekly HRExaminer v1.39 Now Feature | Top 25 Online Influencers in Recruiting v2.0 We explore the nature of influence in depth at HRExaminer. Starting late last year we focused our attention on the online influence of key HR silos like Recruiting with our Top 25 lists. This week we begin a new chapter […]

Top 25 Most Influential Online Recruiters (v2.0)

On October 28, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Top 25 Online Influencers in Recruiting, by John Sumser
Today, we introduce the second edition of the Top 25 Most Influential Online Recruiters (v2.0), part of the ongoing project to illuminate and define influence in our industry. This list is one of a group of lists of people who influence the various silos in the HR Industry. In the online world, influence changes pretty […]

HR Carnival: Bone Picker Edition (In the Know v 1.39)

On October 27, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, The Go/The-Know, by John Sumser
The sea of self promoting HR bloggerisms rises up to meet the shore in the HR Carnival. Each month’s postings are a good source of traffic and the smart marketers of the HR blogosphere are ready. Since all you have to do is send a link to the editor of the month, it’s easy for folks to submit their work. This month’s submittals ranged from completely naive or downright stupid to insightful or provocative. Rather than editing out the relatively useless, I took this as an opportunity to discover the conversation implicit in even the most off base submittals.

Candidate Experience Is Not About Pleasing Everyone

On October 26, 2010, in Claudia Faust, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by Claudia Faust
Claudia Faust joins the HRExaminer Editorial Advisory Board this week with a post about candidate experience. As a recruiter and leader of corporate recruiting organizations for 15 years, Claudia Faust brings her passion for people and analytics to hiring and retention. She has recruited and managed staffing organizations for globally recognized brands such as T-Mobile […]

Social Network Sourcing – Why You Won’t Get Sued

On October 24, 2010, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Heather Bussing is a returning contributor to our HRExaminer Editorial Advisory Board. Heather has practiced employment and business law for over 20 years. She has represented employers, unions and employees in every aspect of employment and labor law including contract negotiations, discrimination and wage hour issues. While the courtroom is a place she’s very familiar […]