Why Twitter is Important

On February 12, 2009, in All, Daily News, Futures, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Why Twitter is Important: Mapping the social genome. (Feb 12, 2009) Make no mistake. Twitter is the next Google. Not Facebook, not Friend Feed and not a thousand wannabe knockoffs. Just Twitter. Twitter has stopped being “What are you doing?” and started being “look at this!” Sometimes, this is me, this is you or this […]
 

eHire

On February 11, 2009, in All, Industry Analysis, Job Boards, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
eHire (Feb 11, 2009) The PR reads: “One United Community. One Powerful Experience. Candidates and recruiters are now able to enjoy a universal networking and career-centric platform that is the technological adhesive for developing trusting relationships, saving valuable time, and advancing rewarding careers.” Huh? Technological adhesive? Super Glue for Jobs? “Can you help me? I […]
 

Novotus 1

On February 9, 2009, in All, Industry Analysis, Job Boards, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Novotus I (Feb 09 2009) Mike Mayeux (MYU), CEO of Novotus may be best known for his magic feats of barbeque. In Texas, they do things big and Mayeux‘ portable kitchen is pure lone star. Happy to throw a party and happy to invite you, Mike Mayeux is the quintessential work hard-play hard entrepreneur. At the […]
 

Radical Transparency

On February 5, 2009, in All, Daily News, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Networking, Online Community, by John Sumser
Radical Transparency at Bullhorn Live (Feb 05, 2009) I got back from the Bullhorn Live (User’s conference) late yesterday afternoon. Las Vegas remains the same. Bullhorn, however is really experimenting with some interesting things. Fresh from a $26 Million Venture Capital infusion, the company is out to develop a category killing scale and footprint. They […]
 

HCM Investors Conference Recap

On January 30, 2009, in All, Daily News, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
HCM Investors Conference (Jan.30, 2009) Las Vegas is not my favorite place. Like most resorts, it’s crowded, noisy and distracting. Unfortunately, Vegas, like Orlando and San Diego are great places for a conference. The trade shows would be much more convenient for me if they were all held in San Francisco. While I’m getting fonder […]
 

Enticing Entice Labs

On January 29, 2009, in All, Employment Branding, Industry Analysis, Job Boards, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Entice Labs (Jan 30, 2009) This week, I had the good fortune to spend time with a number of CEOs in the Human Capital Industry. Deb McGrath, who runs HR.com, hosted a simultaneous event for the community that invests in the Human Capital Marketplace. More about the conference tomorrow. I spent about an hour with […]
 

Job Boards Revisited 3

On January 28, 2009, in All, Daily News, Futures, Industry Analysis, Job Boards, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Job Boards Revisited 3 (Jan 28, 2009) There are several major variables moving through the job board industry right now Job scrapers (like Indeed and SimplyHired) are rapidly growing into positions of dominance. They are currently 40% of the top five job boards and account for half of the industry’s growth in traffic. Their price […]
 

Job Boards Revisited 2

On January 27, 2009, in All, Futures, Industry Analysis, Job Boards, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Job Boards Revisited 2 (Jan 27, 2009) The job boards are often maligned, mismanaged and misunderstood. Several recent tidbits create an opportunity for a review. The December Comscore rankings tell a big story. Monster’s database was hacked again. The questions about the value of job boards are increasingly loud (see here and here) This table […]
 

Job Boards Revisited 1

On January 26, 2009, in All, Daily News, Futures, Industry Analysis, Job Boards, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Job Boards Revisited 1 (Jan 26, 2009) The Monster database was hacked again. According to a variety of sources (here, here and here), Monster.com posted the warning about the breach on Friday morning and does not plan to send e-mails to users about the issue. The same attacks affected the USA.gov job board as well. […]
 

Change

On January 20, 2009, in All, Futures, Generational Demographics, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
(January 20, 2009) When I was six, I went to the Cedar Lane Elementary School in Vienna, Va. I had no idea that there were children of other colors and nationalities. Immigration was headed to an all time low of 3%. The black kids went to a school called Louise Archer. I didn’t do so […]