091104 Five Must Reads

091104 Five Must Reads Using Technology To Improve Workforce Collaboration As the workforce changes, there are real questions about how you specify roles and performance when results come from teams. There are wide variations in the productivity of knowledge workers. Here are some points of departure for thinking about the coming world of work. What’s […]

091102 JobScore

On November 2, 2009, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Reviews, by John Sumser
JobScore The business card sat on my desk for most of the summer. Dan Arkind, the CEO of JobScore, managed to make contact at one of the spring trade shows. I can’t remember what transpired in the transaction. I did remember my sense of obligation and the warm feeling he engendered. In September, I sent […]

091029 5 Must Reads

On October 28, 2009, in Daily Links, Futures, HR Influencers, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
091028 5 Must Reads Friedman on Education “Our education failure is the largest contributing factor to the decline of the American worker’s global competitiveness, particularly at the middle and bottom ranges,” argued Martin, a former global executive with PepsiCo and Kraft Europe and now an international investor. “This loss of competitiveness has weakened the American […]

091026 RiseSmart

On October 26, 2009, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Reviews, by John Sumser
RiseSmart Last week, a small Silicon Valley company proved that there is still vigor left in the HR Marketplace. RiseSmart, a provider of job concierge services, nailed down $4.6 Million in additional funding. That brings their total investment to $8.85Million. One of the less well understood dynamics of venture financing involves the way that successive […]

091018 Recruiting.com

On October 19, 2009, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Reviews, by John Sumser
Recruiting.com This past week, I had a couple of very nice (related) surprises. Jeff Seely, CEO of Recruiting.com (nee Jobster), called and we had a delightful conversation about the joys of taking over and remaking a high-flying company. Seely, who is a seasoned entrepreneur, took the helm of Jobster as Jason Goldberg was making his […]

091016 Moving Day

Top 100…We’ve moved As a part of the reorganization of RecruitingBlogs.com, the Top100 Influencers project moved to its new home at Top100Influencers. As is the case in any move, there are some things that got packed in the wrong box. We’re busy getting the feel of the new place and remembering where we put stuff […]

091013 #TalentCamp

On October 14, 2009, in Daily News, Futures, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Networking, by John Sumser
#TalentCamp This weekend in Portland is the first gathering of #TalentCamp. With marketing that’s reminiscent of the startup of Sourcecon (recently purchased by ERE), #TalentCamp is shrouded in mystery. The participants, all fully fledged  members of the Recruiterati, aspire to great heights. The core participants Brian DeGroodt, Franny Oxford, Jeff Hunter, Joe Gerstandt, Lance Haun,  […]

091012 Domains for Sale

On October 11, 2009, in Daily News, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Do you remember Dave Lefkow? He was a working member of the recruiting community having tackled TMP and Jobster. Several years ago, he was the brightest candle in the box. He’s had amazing luck in the years since he left our world. Baconaise, his bacon-flovered sandwich spread, has been on the Daily Show. The improbable […]

091008 Guerilla Candidate

On October 8, 2009, in Job Boards, Job Hunting, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Networking, by John Sumser
The relationship between potential employees and employers is changing.Increased ‘transparency’ on both sides of the equation is altering the fundamental social contract. I’m writing about it in a variety of forums. Here’s my section from Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 2.0 Things have really changed. Knowing exactly what you want is more important than ever. […]

090916 What’s Coming?

On September 16, 2009, in Futures, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
What’s Coming There’s a new idea emerging in the noisy din of forecasts about the web’s future. Almost all of the usual suspects point to the “Semantic Web” as the next logical increment of evolution. Jumping on Tim Berners-Lee‘s original vision, they promise richer access to exactly the thing that you want when you want […]