People Not Technology
In our feature this week, Jay Cross argues that the future is about people powering better technology, not doing away with the people. Meanwhile, John gives us a case in point by discussing innovation in HR, which is about people delivering innovation through technology. Let’s call that a theme shall we? We also highlight a great webinar from this week (you can catch the recorded version), dig into employment branding, tout upcoming events and provide a roundup of articles from the web about influence. Read This Week’s HRExaminer Magazine

jay-cross-on-hrexaminerPeople Not Technology
“Recently, I called for the abolition of corporate training departments. Now some instructors and traditional instructional designers see me as a job threat. They needn’t worry. Enlightened e-learning requires more people, not fewer.” – Jay Cross, HRExaminer Editorial Advisory Board Read More…

Employment Branding
What makes Company X the employer of choice for Unix professionals is unlikely to be the dynamic that attracts candidates in accounting. A brand, as it is commonly understood is a good place to start. But, the focus on being a generic “employer of choice” is an inadequate vision for effective long term labor supply management. Read More…

Tidbits
What will keep you up at night in 2011? Dreams of talent management and electric sheep? Find out in this recorded webinar from earlier this week where a team of recruiting practitioners joined up with the Recruiting Guru Crew (Sumser, Wheeler, Sullivan, Crispin) to sound off. Plus, find out about some upcoming events you’ll want to attend. Read More…

Out of Left Field
“That’s where innovation seems to come from…way out in left field. The major players in the HR business are better understood as channels for innovation that happened elsewhere. HR vendors are largely companies that are adept at applying external changes to the local market.” In this post John discusses the new playing field for innovation in HR and then gives a couple of great industry related examples. Read More…

In The Know v 2.01: More Influence
Influence is a particularly tricky thing to understand. That some people are more influential than others is a given. Exactly how influential they are and what that means is a more challenging question. One of this week’s articles suggests that Influence is best understood from the perspective of the influenced. I think that means that everyone has their own internal Top Influencer list. Read More…

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