Is Social Technology Failing HR?

We live in a world inhabited by evangelists for whom real adoption of their technologies is not enough. Like the Spanish Inquisition , which insisted on an extremely literal form of obedience, belief and usage isn’t enough. The evangelists demand adherence to an unreachable standard.

The Social Technologies

The core technologies are gathered together to solve a specific business problem just like flour, sugar, salt and eggs are assembled to make a cake. In this article, the raw technologies are those found in consumer settings.

HRExaminer v3.07

Do you recall the story of the blind wisemen and the elephant? It’s a great explanation of how the same thing can look very different depending on your perspective. So it goes with your employment brand.

Social Media in HR and Recruiting

Whether or not social media and technology provides sourcing value, it will be the competition from now on.
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The Flow Of Social Technology In Recruiting

Join me and Recruiting Trends this Wednesday November 30th at 1PM EST as I present a new webinar on The Flow Of Social Technology In Recruiting. There is a huge supply of conflicting information about social media and its utility in Recruiting. The Evangelists seem to line the streets insisting that the end is near […]

HRExaminer v2.43

Is there any there there in mobile recruiting?
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Good Time

It’s hard to have great conversations in social media. What I’m noticing is that very little social technology is actually social. Mostly it’s about the collection and distribution of data. That’s not inherently bad. It’s just that the present and future have so much more to offer.

New HR & Social Technology Report Bundle

The pre-order period closed yesterday for the new HRxAnalysts report The 2012 Index of Social Technology in HR & Recruiting. Thanks for your orders (see end of this post for how you can take part in our new report bundle detailed below). New: Today we’re announcing a new pre-order report bundle for $695 that saves […]

091111 Five Must Reads

091111 Five Must Reads (and a Bonus) 21 Secrets Your Customer Service Reps Would Never Share (until now) It’s ridiculously hard to explain what conversation really means. The corporate managerial mindset is so used to one way (unidirectional) communications that it is nearly impossible to cause actual listening to happen. This piece showcases something you […]

090811 Influence II

More Thoughts About Influence. I get lots of interesting mail about the Top 100 Influencers project over at There are any number of people who want to be on the list. There are great insights into the idea of influence. It’s a rich dialog. I’m looking into influence because I think it’s a central […]