091201 1999 Recruiting Strategy

On December 1, 2009, in Futures, HR Technology, HR Trends, John Sumser, by John Sumser
Here’s a presentation from late 1998 on Recruiting Strategy. This was in the early run up to the dot com bubble. It’s an interesting look at what the future looked like a back then. 1999 Recruiting Strategy View more documents from John Sumser.

091130 Tungle

On November 30, 2009, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Reviews, by John Sumser
Tungle For the past six months, I’ve been using Tungle to schedule and coordinate meetings. The logistics associated with trying to work out schedule details are a time sink. It’s hard, when you do things manually, to guarantee that everyone ends up on the same page. Tungle works well as either a plugin for Outlook […]

Top 100 v1.45 SHRM

On November 29, 2009, in John Sumser, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
As I’ve navigated the first half of the Top 100 HR-Influencers, I’ve had to think hard about the role of SHRM in the industry. Long term readers will be aware of my historically somewhat negative views on the organization. The project helped me reshape my view. SHRM provides the glue that holds the discipline together. SHRM […]

091125 5 Must Reads

On November 25, 2009, in Daily Links, Futures, John Sumser, by John Sumser
091125 5 Must Reads Why Employment Lags in A Recovery Employers want to make sure that the recovery is real. Even in the harshest circumstances, key employees weren’t let go in spite of the lack of work so there’s unused capacity available (labor hoarding). During the downturn, employers focus on adding productivity improvements and reorganizing […]

Top 100 v1.44 George Bradt

On November 24, 2009, in John Sumser, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
Onboarding programs are everywhere. You could be excused for thinking that this somewhat obvious idea has always been a part of the landscape. Employee onboarding, and more specifically, executive onboarding, is a relatively recent invention. I had a good laugh today in a conversation with an old friend. “Imagine”, I said, “that you got to your […]

091123 Evernote

On November 23, 2009, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, Reviews, by John Sumser
Evernote About 90 days ago, Mike Mayeux (at Novotus) suggested that I give Evernote a try. Imagine a filing cabinet into which you can fling tagged materials and then retrieve them when necessary. That’s Evernote. The information that I deal with comes in two basic varieties: material I’ve created and stuff I get from other […]

091120 On The Go v1.03

On November 20, 2009, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, The Go/The-Know, by John Sumser
Sector entrepreneur Auren Hoffman publishes some of the most coherent stuff of any startup leader anywhere. This week, he takes a look at A-players. His suggestion is that if you want to attract them, you need to get rid of some of your rules. Where B and C players need to be told what to […]

Top 100 v1.43 Jeff Kaye

On November 19, 2009, in John Sumser, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
It’s really hard to have influence across the industry while holding down a job. The people with the broadest reach are consultants, vendor CEOs, academics, pundits, conference coordinators, leaders of professional associations, marketing folks, or people from well outside the mainstream of the industry. If you keep your nose to the grindstone and deliver real […]

091119 Social Recruiting Summit Video

On November 19, 2009, in Daily Links, Futures, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
A short snippet of the actual presentation at the Social Recruiting Summity in NYC. Social Recruiting Technology Adoption Curve by ernestvlog

091119 Five Must Reads

091118 Five Must Reads Wanted Engineering Supply-Demand Hot Spots The data is a little stiff (no one really works some where called the San Francisco – Oakland – Fremont Metropolitan Statistical Area but tons of people commute to the individual cities). But, the idea is in the right place and this is a move forward. […]