What HR Should Be Asking Part 2

What is becoming possible is so far beyond conventional definitions of analytics that you’ll miss the bus if that’s how you approach the problem.
 

What HR Should Be Asking Part 1

More than a mandate, change is an issue of survival. It’s time to ask new questions.
 

Five Threads III: Data for Other Departments

What used to be delivered in a stale memo is now communicated in the flow/context of other data. It turns out that the more personal the data, the more it sticks.
 

Five Links: Management Disruption

On October 25, 2013, in Analytics, Futures, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, by John Sumser
This week: Four articles about the disruption of traditioanl management approaches and one article on the slowness of change.
 

Five Threads II: Integrating Non HR Data

On October 24, 2013, in Analytics, Big Data, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Recruiting, which is always the most competitive of the HR silos is already trying to make sense of a world that violates our preconceptions.
 

Five Links: Practical Matters

On October 18, 2013, in Big Data, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, by John Sumser
This week’s links include a number of useful pieces of practical information. What can retailers learn from tracking? How to hire. The realities of the long tail. Why Content Marketing is starting to fail. Getting women into hardware.
 

Handling Data I

On September 25, 2013, in Big Data, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Over the next several weeks, we’re going to look at the problems and opportunities for using data in HR.
 

Five Links: Inno – Outta – Vation

You could decrease the size of the Linkedin database by 20% if you simply banned the word innovation from profiles. The word once reserved for the likes of Thomas Edison is now being bandied about to describe enterprise software rewrites.
 

Outtavation

On September 19, 2013, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, by John Sumser
As often as you can say the word innovation, it doesn’t make these projects about innovation. Innovation is a radical reimaginging or an absolutely new method. Better ways to target me are a disappointing outcome.
 

Big Data: Questions Still Matter Most

Big Data is as hard to imagine as the web was 20 years ago. Big Data is driven by smart tools, cloud architectures, cheap processing, cheap storage, greater access to statistics and information, and the search for new ways to gain productivity.