Tim Sackett: Top Influencers Special Edition v0.00

“Beating our wayward employees, while personally enjoyable, doesn’t really seem to be doing much for productivity. Why don’t we simply have them removed from the premises and never speak to them again. It would be like putting your problems in a trash sack and having them hauled away.”
 

New HR & Social Technology Report Bundle

The pre-order period closed yesterday for the new HRxAnalysts report The 2012 Index of Social Technology in HR & Recruiting. Thanks for your orders (see end of this post for how you can take part in our new report bundle detailed below). New: Today we’re announcing a new pre-order report bundle for $695 that saves […]
 

Mobile Recruiting. Really?

On November 1, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, by John Sumser
With an iPhone, an Android, an iPad and my sleek MacBook Air crammed into my briefcase I hit ten conferences and two analysts confabs in less than seven weeks. I watched my workflow and thought about Mobile Recruiting. There was not the slightest opening for the consumption of advertising of any kind. The few bits of text spam I got made me mad. Where does mobile recruiting fit in all this?
 

Jed Clampett on ROI

On October 24, 2011, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Last year, Jed Clampett ranked 5th on the Forbes list of the richest fictional characters. With $7.5 Billion in wealth created from the oil on his property, Clampett ranks with the great billionaires of our times. As I sat through the presentations at the Recruiting Innovation Summit, I realized the Jed’s view of Investment and Return was worth exploring.
 

SaaS Revolt II (Renter vs Owner)

On October 11, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, by John Sumser
SaaS: As long as you are willing to ride the horse of endless unpredictable upgrades, renting makes it possible (though not likely) to always have the latest tools and techniques at a marginal cost.
 

Your Friends Are Not A Network 5

On September 14, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, by John Sumser
We are at the edges of the second generation of social media. Much of the original hype has been tested and found a wanting. It turns out that we don’t really like seeing job ads in the middle of the flow of descriptions of last night’s burritos. It seems like we don’t really want to flood our personal brag-a-thons with the story of our struggle to find meaning and work. We are not really the company’s solution to its staffing problems nor are we our friends’ gateway to work.
 

Advantage BeKnown

On September 13, 2011, in HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, Job Boards, John Sumser, by John Sumser
BeKnown’s user count has surpassed Branchout’s. It’s not much of a surprise. One of a job board’s primary skills is candidate acquisition. As the company that wrote the book on the subject, Monster is uniquely prepared to build an online network.
 

Your Friends Are Not A Network 3

On September 9, 2011, in Futures, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Really. Your friends are not a network. The mafia is a network. A union is a network. The computers in your house are a network. Your phone runs on a network. Electricity flows though a network. Parts of political parties are networks. Friends are different.
 

091202 Organizational Aikido

This presentation contains the insights I’ve developed from a couple of years of looking at organizational demographics. The idea of Organizational Aikido is that organizations naturally want to evolve in a certain way. Leading them means understanding the natural tendencies and leaving them alone unless you want to work really hard. The key to maintaining […]
 

091119 Five Must Reads

091118 Five Must Reads Wanted Engineering Supply-Demand Hot Spots The data is a little stiff (no one really works some where called the San Francisco – Oakland – Fremont Metropolitan Statistical Area but tons of people commute to the individual cities). But, the idea is in the right place and this is a move forward. […]