Five Things HR Can Do

Five Things HR Can Do (March 13, 2009) The line between HR Basher and patriotic critic is lost on some. While many seasoned HR professionals are an active part of their company’s strategy design and execution, many more are not. I spoke with a colleague last night who said, there are three types of HR […]
 

Accuracy and Trust

It’s really easy to believe that the president of SHRM could be out of touch enough to think that it’s okay to say “HR is nothing less than civil rights and human rights.” HR people are that out of touch with their organizations. They see no conflict between having an external political agenda and ‘having a seat at the strategy table’. Which flavor of human and civil rights do you suppose HR stands for? Are they for or against the human and civil rights of the unborn? Is HR really supposed to be the PC police, extending and policing rights? Are they really supposed to be an organizations arbiter of politics beyond the law?
 

Social Network Data

On February 25, 2009, in All, Daily News, Futures, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Online Community, Recruiting Strategy, by John Sumser
How Do You Manage Data From Social Networks? (Feb 25, 2009) There’s no question that social networks are a huge part of the future of Recruiting. With roughly 65 Million users in the domestic US, social networks are rapidly becoming the norm. Youth (29 and under) adoption is in the 2/3 range. Here are the […]
 

10 Years Later: Recruiting Strategy Presentation

On December 1, 2008, in All, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Recruiting Strategy, Recruiting Wisdom, by John Sumser
Take a quick look at this. Though the sites have changed, the fundamentals of Recruiting Strategy remain the same.   1999 Recruiting Strategy
 

The Sourcing Hierarchy: Rational Recruiting Expenditure

As budgets tighten, companies are beginning to wrestle with standard cost-effectiveness questions. Advertising and advertising-like functions are one of the first places that budget shaving takes root. Since much of Recruiting and Talent acquisition uses an advertising business model (upfront expense, limited quantification of returns), the cost cutter’s eyes are inevitably drawn towards expenses in […]
 

Population Distribution Diagrams: Dear Ray Ozzie

On November 25, 2008, in All, John Sumser, 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 II

On November 19, 2008, in All, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Population, Recruiting Strategy, by John Sumser
Population Distribution Diagrams: Definitions (Nov 19, 2008)Population Distributions Defined There’s a pretty length series of discussions about Population Distribution Diagrams (PDDs) in the archives. (There’s also a list of  links at the end of this piece). In a nutshell, PDDs are graphs that show how a group of people are distributed along the lines of […]
 

Population Distribution Diagrams: The Project I

(Nov 18, 2008) The Problem Hiring is almost always reactive, transactional and shortsighted. Even the best hiring environments rarely consider the aggregate impact of an individual hire. Relatively few organizations provide guidance beyond platitudes about the strategic meaning of any given position. Before automation and the various management technologies of the 80s and 90s, service […]
 

081107 The Recruiting Strategy Series So Far

On November 6, 2008, in All, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Recruiting Strategy, by John Sumser
Read The Recruiting Strategy Series So Far Introduction (Strategy or Toys) Recruiting Strategy 1: Various Definitions Recruiting Strategy 2: Underpinnings Recruiting Strategy 3: Elements Recruiting Strategy 4: Starting
 

091106 Recruiting Strategy 5: Organizational Self-Examination

On November 6, 2008, in All, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Recruiting Strategy, by John Sumser
Recruiting Strategy 5: Organizational Self-Examination (Nov 06, 2008) Collecting, assessing and visualizing the information from within your organization is just the very beginning. Often this data rollup becomes such an exercise that it is barely complete by the time that the visioning thing begins. A pile of data in pretty graphs does not necessarily equate […]