What HR Should Be Asking Part 2

What is becoming possible is so far beyond conventional definitions of analytics that you’ll miss the bus if that’s how you approach the problem.

The 7 Stages of Promotion

People don’t know what it’s like to lead until they get there.  Too often, however, professionals overestimate how well they know this new place, thus they engage the stages of promotion with surprise and elevated stress.

Work and Time

On February 13, 2013, in Futures, Heather Bussing, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Talent Management, Workforce Planning, by Heather Bussing
For most jobs, the work is about creating something, fixing something, or managing something. While all those things take time and energy, none is about spending the time itself.

Advancing the Gender Agenda: Three Reasons Companies Should Mean Business

“The competition for critical talent, including specialized skills and leadership, remains high. The reason is simple: the talent supply in key areas is not keeping up with demand, and companies must do all they can to boost that supply. ” – Kelly Cartwright

Five Links: Skills Gap

On October 30, 2012, in Futures, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Sourcing, Workforce Planning, by John Sumser
Mexico Is Now A Top Producer Of Engineers But Where Are The Jobs? “President Felipe Calder on last month boasted that Mexico graduates 130,000 engineers and technicians a year from universities and specialized high schools, more than Canada, Germany or even Brazil, which has nearly twice the population of Mexico.”

Strategic Recruiting II (from the Vaults)

On May 28, 2012, in HRExaminer, Recruiting Strategy, Recruiting Wisdom, Workforce Planning, by John Sumser
Although it may seem overwhelming at first, you should be able to identify the people who are likely to become a part of your workforce, the various sources (schools, competitors, adjacent industries) from which they will emerge.

Strategic Recruiting I (from the Vaults)

On May 28, 2012, in HRExaminer, Recruiting Strategy, Social Recruiting, Workforce Planning, by John Sumser
Reactive processes are compounded by tools that work against effective recruiting. Applicant Tracking Systems, by and large, create overwhelming pools of data that inhibit clear decision making.

Sustainable Workforce

Sustainable Work  Force (April 07, 2009)  Over the course of a decade, Kevin Wheeler has compiled a massive contribution to the HR – HCM – Recruiting Industry. Relentlessly travelling the world, he always finds time to head home for ERE. I bumped into him very briefly last week. To paraphrase James Brown, “Ain’t no dog, […]

Relocation Trends

Relocation Trends (April 07, 2009) This is a really good time to figure out the future of your workforce. The downturn changes a lot of things. If you’re still at your desk (and lots of folks in HR are gone), start wondering and planning. After this is all over, we’re going to be living in […]