Population Distribution Diagrams: The Project I

On November 18, 2008, in All, Generational Demographics, JohnSumser.com, Population, Recruiting Strategy, by John Sumser
(Nov 18, 2008) The Problem Hiring is almost always reactive, transactional and shortsighted. Even the best hiring environments rarely consider the aggregate impact of an individual hire. Relatively few organizations provide guidance beyond platitudes about the strategic meaning of any given position. Before automation and the various management technologies of the 80s and 90s, service […]
 

081118 Recruiting Links (Nov 18, 2008)

On November 18, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: "When giving a public science lecture to a general audience, there will always be one weirdo who asks questions that have nothing to do with your lecture. There will also be one smart-aleck who asks questions to show how smart he is. The faster you silence both of them, the happier […]
 

The Rise of the Recruiting Celebrities

On November 17, 2008, in All, Industry Analysis, JohnSumser.com, Networking, by John Sumser
Idiot Savants (November 17, 2008) Today’s piece is a response to a deliciously funny article by my good friend Ami Givertz. In “Speaking In Tongues“, Ami compares charismatic snake charmers and healers with the current crop of celebrities in the Recruiting Industry. Josh Kahn makes similar points in his article “Caveat Lector“. Josh is at […]
 

081117 Talent Management Links (Nov 17, 2008)

On November 16, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For the Day: Once you begin to believe your own resume, you will not be happy with your current job or salary. Talent Management Functions Like the Kidney that Hires the Good Personnel and FiresInspired by a piece of email that featured quotes from "What is the Color of your Parachute" and the idea […]
 

081114 Daily Links (Nov 14, 2008)

On November 14, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For the Day: Focus, focus, focus Google Finally Starts Firing Slackers? “Recent change in behavior here at Google… it used to be nearly impossible to get fired for general underperformance, but about a week ago word went out to managers that this was a good time to get rid of any people who were […]
 

081113 Daily Links (Nov 13, 2008)

On November 13, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: "The old gives way to the new with a kick and a scream. Then the old goes out with a whimper." Online advertising is now deadDave Winer, resident curmudgeon and crystal ball gazer who is almost always right about these things, declares the end of Banner Advertising. One of these days, […]
 

081112 Daily Links (Nov 12, 2008)

On November 12, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: The workforce will be multigenerational for a very long time. Making the place friendly to each of the four resident generations is the new diversity. The Prediction Season Begins in Earnest: The end of the year is the natural time for future-gazing and oracles. This tech group predicts a blase year […]
 

081111 Daily Links (Nov 11, 2008)

On November 10, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: “curse of knowledge: the better we get at generating great ideas—new insights and novel solutions—in our field of expertise, the more unnatural it becomes for us to communicate those ideas clearly. (Made to Stick) Mass Layoffs per month since 2004 The summary includes information about industry and geography. You might want […]
 

081110 Newspapers Grasp For Relevancy

Newspapers Grasp For Relevancy (Nov 10, 2008) I happened on Alan D. Mutter’s piece “It’s time
 

081110 Daily Links (Nov 10, 2008)

On November 10, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: "In auspicious times, what was impossible six months ago is inadequate today." The genius behind SteveThis look at Apple paints a clear picture of the mundane logistics excellence required to deliver sexy design. It paints an interesting picture of the role of an Operations executive. Good background. Tim Cook, Apple’s COO […]