Advancing the Gender Agenda: Three Reasons Companies Should Mean Business

“The competition for critical talent, including specialized skills and leadership, remains high. The reason is simple: the talent supply in key areas is not keeping up with demand, and companies must do all they can to boost that supply. ” – Kelly Cartwright
 

Five Links: The Unevenly Distributed Future

Each one of these articles should cause you to scratch your head. The world is changing fast and these ideas are at the forefront of the change. How the outside sees your labor practices, man-machine integration, democratic big data, brain drain is good, build a utility with your brand. Enjoy.
 

120928 Five Links

Why Don’t Employment Sites Have These Features? Jeff Dickey-Chasens is the preeminent expert on job boards, their functionality, marketing and business strategy. Her, he outlines some useful functionality that would improve job board effectiveness and reach.
 

War for Talent

On May 8, 2012, in HR Trends, HRExaminer, Population, Recruiting Is Local, Recruiting Strategy, by John Sumser
Like a Beatles Renaissance, the War For Talent is Back (for Real) Bruce Steinberg is the labor economist who is most focused on staffing issues. If you’re not subscribed to his monthly newsletter about the Employment Situation, now’s the time to sign up. Bruce’s crisp analysis helps see the national underpinnings of the recruiting problems […]
 

Recruiting Is Local

I don’t think much of best practices and big generalizations about our profession. Recruiting practices that work famously at Google are recipes for disaster in a factory near Macon, Ga. What works as personality assessment in Minneapolis is downright dumb in Baton Rouge.
 

091202 Organizational Aikido

On December 2, 2009, in Generational Demographics, HR Trends, Industry Analysis, JohnSumser.com, Population, by John Sumser
This presentation contains the insights I’ve developed from a couple of years of looking at organizational demographics. The idea of Organizational Aikido is that organizations naturally want to evolve in a certain way. Leading them means understanding the natural tendencies and leaving them alone unless you want to work really hard. The key to maintaining […]
 

Relocation Trends

Relocation Trends (April 07, 2009) This is a really good time to figure out the future of your workforce. The downturn changes a lot of things. If you’re still at your desk (and lots of folks in HR are gone), start wondering and planning. After this is all over, we’re going to be living in […]
 

Just Work

Just Work (Mar 26, 2009) There’s an emerging movement. It’s something like the slow food movement as it applies to work. Slow food is an antidote to fast food. It’s a part of the Slow Movement which features websites like  Slow Planet. Slow is not about doing everything at a snail’s pace; it’s about working, […]
 

Population Distribution Diagrams: Dear Ray Ozzie

On November 25, 2008, in All, JohnSumser.com, Population, Recruiting Strategy, by John Sumser
Dear Ray Ozzie (November 25, 2008) Ray Ozzie is the Chief Software Architect at Microsoft. It’s a role and title directly passed down from Bill Gates. Ozzie is a software wonder-child. The current Wired magazine features a really solid article on Ozzie’s desire to restore entrepreneurial attitudes in the mammoth company. The article is by […]
 

Population Distribution Diagrams: The Project III

On November 21, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, Population, by John Sumser
Some Specifics (Nov 21, 2008) Here’s the light-bulb. By assessing your organization with Population Distribution Diagrams, you can see risks, opportunities and the consequences of organizational history. The tool creates a perspective that is unavailable with other means. A good PDD analysis contains a look at history (how did we get here?), and the current […]