Top 100 v1.50: Mary Sue Rogers

On January 14, 2010, in HRExaminer, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
Mary Sue Rogers routinely appears on lists of the Top Consultants in the World (here’s another). The head of IBM’s Global HR and Learning Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)operations, Rogers oversees an organization of 7,000 HR professionals and consultants who execute the HR operations for 30 major global concerns. Her client list includes American Airlines, […]

Influenza: Top 100 Status Report

On January 7, 2010, in HRExaminer, Movers/Shakers, Weekly, by John Sumser
By John Sumser When I was in high school (don’t ask, but we did have telephones), my girlfriend and I figured out a code for saying “I love you” on the phone. In those days, there was generally one phone line with many phones on it. Family life and telephone privacy were mutually exclusive. It was […]

Top 100 v 1.49 Mary Kitson

On January 4, 2010, in HRExaminer, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
By John Sumser Leverage is one of the keys to having long lasting influence while holding don an HR management job. Leverage means finding areas where the return for an investment of time is disproportionate. These facets of the craft of HR are not easy to identify. If they were, everyone would have enormous influence (and […]

Top 100 v1.48: Marc Effron – Talent Manager

On December 30, 2009, in HRExaminer, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
People who work in HR have a difficult time influencing the profession or its direction. It’s just not possible, most of the time, to get a clear view of the big picture from one slot in the trenches. Because of this, most of the big ideas that move through the industry come from consultants, academics, […]

Top 100 v1.47 Sue Marks

On December 14, 2009, in HRExaminer, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
By John Sumser Like a slow moving tsunami, the Recruitment Process Outsourcing movement is headed to a recruiting department near you. These days, the state of the art looks like a seamless integration with the host company. Today, RPOs engage in talent pool development, employment branding and onboarding for starters. The practice has moved from a […]

Measuring Influence

On December 11, 2009, in Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
Measuring Influence Next week, as a part of the launch of the HRExaminer, we’re going to release a ranked list of the Top 25 Online Influencers in HR. This list is completely generated by algorithm (think Google). The list ranks the Top 25 voices in HR based on their online footprint. In the larger Top 100 project, […]

Top 100 v1.47 Kris Dunn

On December 11, 2009, in HRExaminer, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
By John Sumser At a party the other night, someone said that Kris Dunn is so omnipresent because he never sleeps. Kris’s output is prodigious; he seems to be everywhere. There are very few VPs of HR who hold a candle to his insight and contribution. He is the quintessential next generation HR Leader. If you’re not […]

Top 100 v1.46 Dan Finnigan

On December 7, 2009, in Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
By John Sumser Dan Finnigan has the deepest roots in internet technologies of anyone in the HR or Recruiting space. He’s had his finger on the pulse of changing communications infrastructure since the early 80s. With roles in academia, business, newspapers, internet media and now SocialRecruitment, Finnigan has been at the start of three, possibly four, […]

Top 100 v1.45 SHRM

On November 29, 2009, in Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
As I’ve navigated the first half of the Top 100 HR-Influencers, I’ve had to think hard about the role of SHRM in the industry. Long term readers will be aware of my historically somewhat negative views on the organization. The project helped me reshape my view. SHRM provides the glue that holds the discipline together. SHRM […]

Top 100 v1.44 George Bradt

On November 24, 2009, in Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
Onboarding programs are everywhere. You could be excused for thinking that this somewhat obvious idea has always been a part of the landscape. Employee onboarding, and more specifically, executive onboarding, is a relatively recent invention. I had a good laugh today in a conversation with an old friend. “Imagine”, I said, “that you got to your […]