Top 100 v1.72 Laurie Ruettimann

On November 11, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
Top 100 v1.72 Laurie Reuttimann It would be very easy to dismiss Laurie Reuttimann as a lightweight or vacuous. (I was going to use the word flaky but that means undependable and Laurie is never that.) The personality behind Punk Rock HR and the current author of Cynical Girl, Reutttiman takes a very 21st Century social […]
 

Top 100 v1.71 Alice Snell

On November 4, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
Top 100 Influencers in HR v1.71 Alice Snell There are not very many people who have been researching Human Capital issues as long as Alice Snell. The Vice President of Taleo Research has been covering the space for 15 years. Widely seen as a voice of reason in a sea of hype, Alice effectively navigates the […]
 

Top 100 v1.70 Jay Whitehead

On October 21, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
We talked briefly about the people who influence HR. Jay pointed quickly to the CEOs of software companies and senior execs in the large consultancies. The vendors have better visibility into smart approaches and have more control of the look and feel of implementation than any of the folks inside an HR function. Whitehead’s view is that the levers that drive most HR performance are well outside the walls of the company. As I’ve moved through the process of interviewing people in the Top 100 Influencers project, I’ve noticed this same thing. The people who work in HR are not as influential as those who work on it. Whitehead’s perspective is illuminating. The people who work outside the company’s HR Department all tell stories that people live in.
 

HR & Recruiting Meetup Photos

On October 18, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
There’s something about breaking bread that appeals to a timeless side of us. I get the sense from these experiences that it must be just as enriching today as it was eons ago. Over the summer HRExaminer hosted two Salon Dinners in Boston and then New York City. It was a great chance for Human […]

Top v1.69 Bret Starr

On September 30, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
Top 100 Influencers v 1.69 Bret Starr A surprising number of the people who influence the direction of the HR Industry come from Texas. Of course, Austin, with its technology industries (driven by the live music culture) produces a fair share of the ideation. But, Dallas is a major (if not THE major) Recruiting hub. And, […]
 

Top 100 Influencers in HR v1.68: Lisa Rowan

On September 9, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
Top 100 Influencers in HR v1.68: Lisa Rowan Lisa Rowan is one of the two or three primary reference points in the analyst landscape. Plainspoken and rooted in common sense notions, Rowan’s history is laced with the foundations of HR automation. She views enterprise technology with the wizened eye of someone who has been in […]
 

Top 100 v1.67 Jason Averbook

On August 2, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
Jason Averbook is the founder and CEO of Knowledge Infusion, the most rapidly growing firm on the HR Consulting front lines. We had been playing a game of meeting phone tag for most of the past 6 months. KI’s rapid growth and Averbrook’s legendary focus on customer satisfaction are at the heart of the scheduling conflicts. Finally, early on a Friday morning, we made the connection.
 

Top 100 v1.66: Kevin Martin

On July 7, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
Industry analysts occupy a unique position of trust. They work closely with vendors in order to establish opinions and insight about the companies and their offerings. Rather than deploy a full time team to wade through everything in the technology arena, most companies outsource their research (whether or not they think of it this way) to Industry Analysts. Analysts parse information about features, functionality, trends and products that would overwhelm an individual HR practitioner.
 

Top 100 v1.65 Jim Holincheck

On June 21, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
Top 100 Influencers in HR v1.65 Jim Holincheck Gartner (IT) is the preeminent IT research firm. With 650 analysts covering over 1,000 subspecialties, the firm wields mighty influence over the IT industry. Their value proposition is nicely summarized by a customer (who i quoted on their website): “Without Gartner, we’d likely find ourselves perpetually overspending […]
 

Top 100 v1.64 Josh Bersin

On April 13, 2010, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
Top 100 v1.64 Josh Bersin Josh Bersin is living proof that you can create influence from whole cloth. In seven and a half years, his eponymous company, Bersin and Associates, has come from nowhere to extraordinary industry prominence. His small team is increasingly responsible for the way that HR sees itself. In 2001, with 20 […]