Hello Hammer, Meet Nail

“This is merely a friendly reminder. Don’t follow in the footsteps of these “ready, fire, aim” decision-makers. They have the best of intentions, but often inadvertently make things worse.” - Dr. Todd Dewett

Hammer, Meet Nail

“I only care about what works, and that changes nearly every time. First listen in an attempt to get to the root of the issue. ” Dr. Todd Dewett

Five Links: Science and Human Behavior

This week’s links feature new ways to think about the future, a manual of cognitive science, the FTC on the ever changing data brokerage business, an inventory of today’s internet and an ode to wearable computing.

Mobile is Free

Today’s mobile recruiting advocates get their panties in a bunch over the idea of ‘mobile apply’. For the initiated, that’s code for the fact that you can’t actually apply for a job on your phone yet (in most cases). An army of competing entrepreneurs are hot on that task.

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.

New Architecture of Work VIII: Harnessing Employee Data

Have you been following the emerging conversation about the Internet of Things? The prevailing case law seems to indicate that the owner of the device is the owner of the data.

HRExaminer v.3.51

Our features this week are highlights from HR Examiner in 2012 and include The Skills Gap, New Architecture of Work and Employee Privacy Series. We’ve enjoyed your company this year and we wish you a wonderful New Year.

The Series: New Architecture of Work

In the late summer, we started exploring the new face of HR in the “New Architecture of Work” series. There are a number of driving forces moving HR into its next level

Five Links: New Management

The way we work and the way we manage are both changing in front of our eyes. The only way to avoid seeing it is to squint. Here are some snapshots from the front lines.

Skills Gap 5 – The Future is Here

Senior engineers and first line supervisors found themselves without a map of the new territory. All of the vectors that defined work one day were invalid the next. A trench level employee who looked like he was slacking off might actually be waiting for the machine to finish processing.