HRExaminer v6.39

It’s the act of turning the generic into the unique, the commonplace into the valuable — branding. And Jeff Dickey–Chasins finds that A Good Recruiting Brand Is Hard to Find.

What’s A Startup? John Sumser answers with an outline of the life cycle of a HR Tech company.

Listen in as Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss the ADP Analyst Day held at the NY Innovation Lab and the Workday Rising User Conference in Episode 40 of HR Tech Weekly.

In Episode 41 of HR Tech Weekly: Europe’s top court rejects ‘Safe Harbor’ data ruling, Big Data, Smaller Risk, and Randstad buys outplacement firm RiseSmart for $100 million.

On Episode 117 of HRExaminer Radio John speaks with Dr. David Kippen, internationally recognized leader in brand strategy and the founder and CEO of Evviva Brands.


HRExaminer v6.38

Mark Berry writes, “If you – as a HR leader – want to really support your organization’s HR analytics efforts, there are specific things – “sins”, if you will – you should seek to avoid.” Read more in this week’s feature article, Seven Deadly Sins of HR Analytics Initiatives.

Paul Hebert declares employee engagement a bust. Is Engagement the New Self-Esteem Movement?

Listen in as Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss the latest news and trends on episode 39 of HR Tech Weekly.

On Episode 116 of HRExaminer Radio John speaks with Richard Campione, the CEO of Findly.


HRExaminer v6.37

We’re featuring the radio shows of HRExaminer this week with five great interviews of HR movers and shakers and the latest industry news and insight from HR Tech Weekly. Tune into Radio HRExaminer.


HRExaminer v6.36

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

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

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

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.