The Office is a Great Place for Fun and Games

“When adults have autonomy at work they might not focus on their normal tasks 100% of the time. That’s normal. Guess what? Using some of that autonomy for small doses of play at work actually facilitates productivity for most people. It represents a fun not-related-to-work break that stimulates healthy thinking.” – Todd Dewett

Rethinking Discrimination

On January 21, 2013, in Heather Bussing, HR Trends, Policies, Recruiting Strategy, Talent Management, by Heather Bussing
“As accessibility to information and data about everyone become ubiquitous, we need to rethink our approaches to equal opportunity, diversity, and discrimination.” – Heather Bussing

HRExaminer v.4.01

On January 4, 2013, in Big Data, HRExaminer, Talent Management, Weekly, by John Sumser
At it’s simplest, The Internet of Things is the idea that the heaviest users of the intenet will be things. As sensors (like RFID tags) get cheaper and smaller, they’ll be embedded in everything (and everyone). The stage is set for a moment in time where employees are in control of their own data that may be strategically important for the company. John Sumser’s post on the Internet of Things in HR will help thoughtful HR Professionals come to grips with the most important questions of the New Architecture of Work: Harnessing Employee Data.

SF in SF Stuff

On June 11, 2012, in HRExaminer, Reviews, Talent Management, by John Sumser
Given the opportunity to personify the stated values of the company, the SuccessFactors team choked and did what most organizations usually do.

Talent Communities

On May 7, 2012, in HRExaminer, Social Recruiting, Social Software, Sourcing, Talent Management, by John Sumser
Rather than making things better, it’s fairly common for venbdors to use a FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) strategy rather than actually developing something. By screwing around with semantics and turning intelligent conversation into a debate about the meanings of words, they derail innovation and disruption.

Project Staffing

On April 25, 2012, in HR Technology, Reviews, Talent Management, by John Sumser
Often, the real work of a company is expressed in small projects that are coordinated by project managers rather than first level supervisors. The internal project economy tends to run on reputation and political vectors rather than the HR preferred meritocracy.

The Flow Of Social Technology In Recruiting

On November 29, 2011, in Recruiting Strategy, Social Recruiting, Talent Management, by John Sumser
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 […]

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 […]

090514 Talent Management Links

On May 13, 2009, in All, Daily Links,, Talent Management, by John Sumser
Thought for the Day: The jargon of HR Vendor Marketing is designed to obfuscate. Infohrm Releases New Modeling Capabilities While no one was looking, the folks at Infohrm have begun to change the world. With models that make real accounting for the organization’s aggregate people movements, the conversation is beginning to approach something a real business […]

090416 Recruiting Links

On April 16, 2009, in All, Daily Links,, Talent Management, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: “Execution is the only strategy customers or competitors ever see.” Peter Drucker.. Suggested by Dave Opton Roses In The Thornbush (pdf) An oldie but goodie. 10 pages of practical insight about the ways in which marketing can help recruiting and vice versa. Still relevant. Bill Vick Interviews The Recruiting Animal Yesterday, […]