Five Links: You Need To Know

On August 30, 2013, in Daily Links, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser

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Five Links: Need To Know

This week’s links run the gamut from dispelling assumptions to the government’s latest mobile app. As always, the point of the Five Links Section is to point you to the cream of the online articles flow.

  • Going Social? Not So Much
    The ever brilliant Katherine Jones is the heart of research at Bersin by Deloitte. As Bersin struggles to stay relevant and objective (given the constraints imposed by becoming a part of Deloitte), she is leading the company’s turn into practitioner research. It’s pieces like this that will serve the overall Bersin enterprise well in the future. In her research, Jones has discovered that Social HR is still in the early adopter stage in HR Departments. Take a look.
  • How to Shoot Vine and Instagram Video Like a Pro
    Just as Twitter shifted the communications landscape with severe limitations on message length, Vine and Instagram are changing the way video is used. This little piece is a good place to start. Microvideo will become an important component of employment outreach.
  • When Is Sourcing Actually Hacking
    Nicole Strecker gives a solid look at the intersection of sourcing technique and hacking law. Here’s the money quote. “There is an important case pending in the US Court of Appeals (Third Circuit) regarding the use of automation to manipulate URLs and scrape email addresses that Sourcers need to pay attention to. The highly controversial ruling tells us that under the CFAA, just because a website is publicly accessible and does not require a password, it does not always mean you have permission to access it and use or collect the information you find.”
  • The Stem Crisis is a Myth
    From the pages of the IEEE Spectrum (the professional voice of Electronic Engineers) comes this clear sighted analysis. “The Georgetown study estimates that nearly two-thirds of the STEM job openings in the United States, or about 180 000 jobs per year, will require bachelor’s degrees. Now, if you apply the Commerce Department’s definition of STEM to the NSF’s annual count of science and engineering bachelor’s degrees, that means about 252 000 STEM graduates emerged in 2009. So even if all the STEM openings were entry-level positions and even if only new STEM bachelor’s holders could compete for them, that still leaves 70 000 graduates unable to get a job in their chosen field.”
  • MLRB Launches Mobile App
    The world of employee rights in social media is managed by the National Labor Relations Board. The app is handy if you have responsibility for or are concerned about this volatile area.

Bonus Link

  • Data Analysis Tools Target Non-Experts
    This short piece breezes through some things you should know if you are starting to work with analytics or managing someone whoe is doing it for you. The task is much easier if you have a little skill in coding.

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