Social Network Data

On February 25, 2009, in All, Daily News, Futures, 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, 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, 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, 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

On November 18, 2008, in All, Generational Demographics, JohnSumser.com, Population, Recruiting Strategy, by John Sumser
(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, 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, 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 […]
 

081105 Recruiting Strategy 4: Starting Point

On November 5, 2008, in All, JohnSumser.com, Recruiting Strategy, by John Sumser
Strategy 4: The Starting Point (November 05, 2008) Every good strategy begins with an operational assessment or inventory. The idea is to clearly define the baseline from which you intend to depart. It’s one of those exercises that tests the mettle of those involved. Retail businesses run inventories every year. You see the windows shuttered […]
 

081104 Recruiting Strategy 3

On November 4, 2008, in All, JohnSumser.com, Recruiting Strategy, by John Sumser
Recruiting Strategy 3 (Nov 04, 2008) Whether conscious or not, all organizations have a Recruiting Strategy. (This notion is akin to the idea that all organizations have performance reviews whether formal or not.) In other words, one way of thinking about Recruiting Strategy is that it is the organization’s consistent pattern over time. Company X […]