“In the end, marketing (which causes much of the current problem) is the solution. Figuring out how to make your idea take root is essential…”

8 Track Tapes

On April 23, 2013, in Big Data, HR Technology, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, Mobile Technology, by John Sumser
These days, the level of certainty about the future of social media and technology is astonishing. Devices will get smaller and smaller. Tablets will be the next phase. Facebook, Twitter and Google are the face of the new epoch.

Five Links: Talent

Our five links this week include: Talent Communities, The Skills Gap, Robots Will Take Our Jobs, The Post Productive Economy, and Three Lessons for the Industrial Internet from publishers like ADP, Wired, O’Reilly, BizJournals and Kevin Kelly. Plus, see our Events, Interesting Happenings and New Resources at the end of this post.

Why Aren’t We Asking These Questions (2 of 2)

On December 19, 2012, in Big Data, Futures, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, New Architecture of Work, by John Sumser
While the fancy analysts declare that there are not enough quant heads in HR, it looks more like a shortage of imagination and the ability to visualize stories. Each of the fifteen items in the overall list involve understanding and digesting the impact of data flows on the way we think about our people.

Gamification III

On November 14, 2012, in Gamification, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Gamification isn’t a term you want to use in polite society. Serious game designers will laugh you out of the room. Appropriating the serious science of game design for use as a business buzz word is an affront to their work.

LinkedIn: How Not To Build An Ecosystem

On November 8, 2012, in Big Data, HR Technology, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, Job Boards, John Sumser, by John Sumser
What makes most enterprise companies successful in the 21st Century is the degree to which they can create their own walled grade (ecosystem). The more robust the internal options, the better the deal for everyone involved. But, when you go into the LinkedIn garden, all you see is LinkedIn.

Five LinkedIn Links

LinkedIn are on a tear. The stock price is propping up the notion that Silicon Valley IPOs are still a good idea. The company is releasing a torrent of new features and functionality. It’s hard to find a coherent critique in the flow of commentary.

The Privacy App

Privacy is the shielding of personal and behavioral data from people who find value in it. While there may be other people from whom the data flow is withheld, privacy is only interesting when the data produces value for the people who receive and manipulate it.

Social Media Policy Resources

On October 12, 2012, in Daily Links, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, Social Media Policy, by John Sumser
The links assembled here on social media policy will help you understand the latest and most important areas of using social media in your hiring process.

The Limits of HR

On June 13, 2012, in HR Influencers, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Government regulations intrude into many aspects of organizational life and employee relationships with each other and the company as a whole.