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.

Sober Retention

On May 31, 2012, in HR Trends, HRExaminer, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, by John Sumser
The retention programs are so good that it has been hard, for a generation, to get a job in government. Essentially, someone must die for an opening to be created. The same holds true for advancement.

Does Retention Cause Layoffs?

Good, strategic workforce planning is virtually nonexistent. Instead of accurately knowing and describing the specifics of our workforces, we rely on tired generalizations.

HRExaminer v3.07

Do you recall the story of the blind wisemen and the elephant? It’s a great explanation of how the same thing can look very different depending on your perspective. So it goes with your employment brand.

Social Media in HR and Recruiting

On February 15, 2012, in HR Technology, HR Trends, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, Social Recruiting, by John Sumser
Whether or not social media and technology provides sourcing value, it will be the competition from now on.
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