2009 Roadtrip v1.01

On May 17, 2009, in All, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, The 2009 Roadtrip, by John Sumser
Every so often, I need to get into a two seater and take a roadtrip. Over the years, I’ve driven across the country every way imaginable. Born in Tooele, UT, I have a penchant for vast expanses of desert and canyons. (I was in Tooele for about 6 days when I was born. I didn’t […]
 

090515 HRTech Links

On May 15, 2009, in All, Daily Links, HR Technology, Job Boards, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought for the Day: A friend of mine said “the new currency is credibility and attention. In order to get attention, you need credibility.” She was right about everything except the credibility part. WSJ Staff Forbidden To Mix Business and Pleasure on Twitter It’s always really, really smart to treat your best talent as if […]
 

090514 Talent Management Links

On May 13, 2009, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Talent Management, by John Sumser
Thought for the Day: The jargon of HR Vendor Marketing is designed to obfuscate. Infohrm Releases New Modeling Capabilities While no one was looking, the folks at Infohrm have begun to change the world. With models that make real accounting for the organization’s aggregate people movements, the conversation is beginning to approach something a real business […]
 

090513 Not Flat Links

On May 13, 2009, in All, Daily Links, Futures, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought for the Day: The world is not flat. Organizations are not flat. The internet strengthens regional ties and hierarchies. Seth Godin on Tribes This is 20 minutes of video. The nice thing about TED videos is that they make great podcasts. Open his in one browser tab, work in another. The idea is good […]
 

090512 Social Recruiting Links

On May 12, 2009, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Social Recruiting, by John Sumser
Thought For the Day The post that started the whole thing. Shannon and Julian are prescient, hard working powers of example. The most important point? “This expectation isn’t set by the type of experience they are used to having on career or internal company sites, rather it is set by the type of online experience […]
 

090511 Daily Links

On May 11, 2009, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For the Day “Design elegance should be a measured component of the candidate experience.” On Top of The Great Recession One look at the unemployment question that compares it to the 1983 Recession. It this guy’s opinion, we ain’t seen nothing yet. Cap and Trade: Who Wins, Who Loses The new program is great […]
 

Mourning The Loss of Context

On May 7, 2009, in All, Daily Links, HR Trends, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Mourning The Loss of Context (May 7, 2009) Sometimes, I think my job is to provide context. My work is built on a foundation of strong beliefs, loosely held. In other words, I try to find frameworks that help make sense of things. I’ll take a stance because it forces a certain range of questioning […]
 

Jim Hammock

On May 6, 2009, in All, HR Influencers, Industry Analysis, Job Boards, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Jim Hammock (May 06, 2009) Jim Hammock is one of the reasons that our industry is in the shape it is today. A lumbering Texan, with long credits as an IBM Sales Engine and as a fixer for big time VCs, Hammock was the CEO of Hire.com. He was Hank Stringer‘s operating partner for the […]
 

090506 Demographics Links

On May 6, 2009, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: There comes a time, a level, where all the coaching and training in the world won’t change what is. Key Influencers I’m trying to identify the Top 100 people who influence the shape and content of the HR – HRTech – Recruiting Complex. Please take a moment and let me know […]
 

090504 Driver Links

On May 4, 2009, in All, Daily Links, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: “It is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. You have little competition.” Larry Page The Imagine Cup Microsoft is really setting standards for the cultivation of talent and talent pools. The Imagine Cup is a global competition. Explore this. The Power of False Remembering People defend the choices that […]