HRExaminer v6.36

On September 25, 2015, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
We’re accustomed to reading great articles by Heather Bussing here on The HR Examiner. Heather published her first piece on in June of 2010 and here we are five years and 197 articles later. When you read Heather’s work you may smile, laugh, disagree, or nod your head to acknowledge a perspective you haven’t considered before. It’s likely you’ve found yourself admiring Heather for her ideas, her writing, and her courage. There’s a good chance you’ve thought to yourself, “We could all be a lot more like Heather.”


HRExaminer v6.35

On September 18, 2015, in Bob Corlett, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
In our feature article, Bob Corlett examines How Bad Glassdoor Reviews Affect Recruiting and what you can do about it.

It’s a full week on episode 37 of HR Tech Weekly. Listen in as Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss Benefits Solution Providers. Mercer is joining forces with SAP to provide advisory services on cloud-based HCM and also partnering with Jiff on their new Health Pathfinder product. Cloud-based HCM platform PlanSource receives a new $70MM investment. Tim O’Reilly has his take on Uber. John and Stacey wrap up episode 37 with news that Ultimate announced a “New Workforce Predictors” dashboard.

On Episode 111 of HRExaminer Radio John chats with Jeanne Achille, Founder, President & CEO of PR Firm The Devon Group.

Have a great week!


HRExaminer v6.34

In our feature article, Dr. Tomas Chamorro–Premuzic examines how employee engagement is about more than making employees happier at work; it’s about bringing out the best in people and tapping their full potential on a day–to–day basis. Read, The Engagement Epidemic: Why It Begins and Ends with Leadership.

What are Guild Cities? John Sumser explains how cities are increasingly organized by profession. Read, From The Vault: Guild Cities.

When John Sumser speaks with you he tries to help you see things that were invisible before your conversation. He tries to create context with his questions. John explains more in, From The Vault: Questions.

Listen in as Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss Obama and workers’ rights, how eHarmony aims to mix work with pleasure, a discussion on Employee engagement, NLRB collective bargaining for franchise employees, and Greenhouse Software. It’s all on episode 36 of HR Tech Weekly.

On Episode 110 of HRExaminer Radio John speaks with Cathy Missildine, SPHR, Chief Performance Officer at Intellectual Capital Consulting.

HRExaminer v6.33

On September 4, 2015, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
The New York Times and Amazon are competitors. They hire and deploy the same kinds of people. Jeff Bezos owns the Times’ most formidable newspaper competitor. Among other things, these are the giants of 21st-century publishing. In this week’s feature article, John Sumser explores what happens when modern titans play Employment Branding Hardball.

What does the Ashley Madison story mean to HR? You’ll find out in, Ashley and the Ostrich from John Sumser.

John Sumser has five starting points on how to critically consume data in contemporary HR. Dial in, Five Links: Data and Integrity.

Listen in as Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss Target’s $2.8 million discriminatory hiring test, LinkedIn’s new LookUp App, Coursera’s pivot to job training, and the new Russian Personal Data Law. It’s all on episode 35 of HR Tech Weekly.

On Episode 109 of HRExaminer Radio John speaks with Davis Bell, VP of Corporate Markets at Instructure, the learning management system company that makes Bridge.


HRExaminer v6.32

We start this week with our feature on the Ashley Madison story. Read John Sumser’s article Ashley and the Ostrich and, Why You Should Not Check to See if Employees are on Ashley Madison, from Heather Bussing.

On Episode 108 of HRExaminer Radio John speaks with Crystal Miller, Chief Engagement Officer at Branded Strategies. On Episode 107, John talks with China Gorman, Chair of the WorkHuman Advisory Board at Globoforce.

On Episode 34 of HR Tech Weekly Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss the Amazon Employee Backlash, CareerBuilder BDAS Analytics, Cornerstone OnDemand, and Ultimate Software’s 2nd quarter results. On Episode 33 the topics include: the SuccessFactors user conference, ADP Health Exchange, Commentary on growing HR Tech competition, and the LinkedIn SuccessFactors data integration.

Jay Cross shares an uplifting and instructional account about how he freed himself from depression. Don’t skip, I’ve Been Depressed, You? by Jay Cross.


HRExaminer v6.31

Paul Hebert looks past the headlines of the $70,000 minimum wage enacted by Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price in, The $70,000 Minimum Wage – The Rest of The Story.

Victorio Milian shares his personal account of developing his career and capability and how today, Professional Development is a Necessity.

On Episode 32 of HR Tech Weekly Stacey and John discuss the S.E.C.’s new rule on CEO Pay, Yearlong paid leave at Netflix, and Intel’s new referral bonus to promote diversity.

Listen to HR Examiner Radio where host John Sumser speaks about talent analytics with Andrew Gadomski, Founder of Aspen Advisors.


HRExaminer v6.30

On August 7, 2015, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
You know Gerry Crispin, the smile, the hat, the thoughtful conversations. A lifelong student of staffing, John Sumser talks with Gerry about his start at Johnson and Johnson, his work at CareerXroads and the Candidate Experience Awards, right up to today’s effort with China Gorman to lead an HR delegation to Cuba this November. Listen to Gerry Crispin on HR Examiner Radio.

Heather Bussing has an analysis of the dispute in the U.S. about employee and contractor status in, Why the Government Wants Companies to Have Employees.

On Episode 31 of HR Tech Weekly Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss new software from The Marcus Buckingham Company, The 24-month Job by Google Express and Adecco, and low wage jobs.

We wrap up this week’s edition with 5 Links: Law & Social Media from Heather Bussing. Enjoy.


HRExaminer v6.29

Most candidates have never heard of an ATS and don’t understand the system behind the forms they are filling out while uploading their resume. Recently, Chris Havrilla took time out of her day as the VP of Global HR Technology at ADP to talk with a group of legal students about a new language they’d need to learn in order to land their first job as a lawyer. Read, How to Talk to an ATS.

Heather Bussing covers the subtle and not so subtle case of Discrimination v. Reality. After hearing Heather’s case, be sure to read what others are saying in, 5 Links: Unconscious Bias.

On Episode 30 of HR Tech Weekly: Oracle HCN Cloud 10, Ultimate Software ACA Employer Services, Accenture dumps performance reviews, and Zappos compensation and holacracy.

On HR Examiner Radio John Sumser talks with Rajeev Behera, Founding CEO of Reflektive, a real time feedback and performance management system.

HRExaminer v6.28

Last week, Key Interval Research released its third major report this year. The Optimal HR Tech Stack is the first ever deep look at the technologies that compose the operating environment for today’s HR Practitioners. We asked 785 HR Practitioners about the software they used in each of thirteen distinct HR practice areas that serve as their Optimal HR Tech stack.

Accenture has announced they’ll stop doing employee performance reviews. Before the announcement Paul Hebert was preaching that very gospel. Read, Performance Reviews: The Process Doesn’t Suck - People Do.

Legal Editor Heather Bussing has five ways noncompete agreements can backfire against employers. Hint: Stop Using Noncompete Agreements.

On Episode 29 of HR Tech Weekly: Workday launches investment fund Workday Ventures, Amazon Prime Day, Blackhawk Network to Acquire Achievers Corp., Ceridian User Conference, and Gen M Suffers From Mobile Guilt (Shadow Tasking).

On HR Examiner Radio John Sumser talks with Eileen Klegg, Founder and Principal of Visual Insight.


HRExaminer v6.27

Legal Editor Heather Bussing looks at a case at Ford where they fired an employee for violating their sexual orientation policy while the employee claimed religious discrimination for being fired. Read, Religious Expression and Discrimination.

Susan LaMotte discusses the cost of HR policies that rely on leadership assumptions that are out of touch. Read, Susan LaMotte’s article, Don’t Assume: Find Out What It’s Really Like.

Legal Editor Heather Bussing explains the legal aspects of managing depressed employees in, Work and Depression.

On Episode 28 of HR Tech Weekly: Optimal Technical Stack Report KeyInterval Research, Job openings hit a new 14-year high, KPMG acquires Towers Watson’s Human Resource Service, Network Monkey, and Walmart uses crowdsourcing analytics competition platform Kaggle.

John Sumser wraps up this week with his discussion on HR Examiner Radio with the CEO of the Marcus Buckingham Company, Jason Averbook.