The Weekly HRExaminer v1.23

On July 9, 2010, in HRExaminer, Weekly, by John Sumser

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FeatureWhy They Love To Hate HR, Part II

why-we-shouldnt-hate-hr-on-hrexaminer-80pxHR Riddle: What has pink skin tone, a cartoon gal with black hair and a red dress, angry as can be and holding an innocent little rabbit upside-down by one leg? Hint: it pissed you off. Yes! It’s the cover story from the magazine Fast Company five years ago titled “Why We Hate HR”. Jessica Lee, HR Examiner Editorial Advisory Board Contributor and Editor has something to say on the topic that you’re probably going to enjoy. Read More

checkster_logo_smallCheckster | Review
After graduating from Taleo (where Yves Lemursi was on the ground floor and built much of their research business), Lemursi starting fermenting the idea that was to become Checkster. After 18 months in product development and 30 months of trench level selling, it looks like Yves just might have changed the way that things get done. Read more

Kevin Martin | Top 100 Influencer
Kevin Martin runs a group of Aberdeen’s practices that focus on customer and employee-centric research. He is the principal analyst in Aberdeen’s Fresh OrangeHCM practice. When Martin arrived at Aberdeen, the firm was more or less known as a ‘pay for play’ operation. That is to say that Aberdeen had the reputation for being a place where you could purchase a positive review. But Martin says that this reputation has been a blessing in disguise because it’s caused them to work harder than the rest of the market and prove their points with hard data. Kevin Martin’s star is shining because he’s had to work off a tough company reputation. Expect to see his fingerprints in a lot of places. Read more.


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In an increasingly knowledge-based economy, a well coordinated, highly motivated and engaged workforce is one of the key, if not the key driver of quality output and productivity improvements. The IPMI Human Resource Management Institute is a 2 ½ day meeting designed to address these issues by facilitating dialogue amongst leading HR practitioners and experts. Join us along with John Sumser in Atlanta July 25-27, 2010.


In The Know v1.23 | It’s the Stuff You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know Edition

in-the-know-80pxFeatured this week:

  • Nimble, this engaging report from Razorfish describes the media ecosystem and the role of content in the system (you’ve got to see it to experience it).
  • The Wrong Stuff: “at the Onion. Every Monday they have to come up with like 17 or 18 headlines, and to do that, they generate 600 headlines per week. I feel like that’s why it’s good: because they are willing to be wrong 583 times to be right 17.”
  • The Anosognosic’s Dilemma: Something’s Wrong but You’ll Never Know What It Is
  • Google Voice: Your Guide to Getting Started
  • What is Data Science?

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bruce-steinberg-portrait-80 Steinberg on the Economy
We tend to think that the employment economy has a long way to go before it ends up back at the point that this whole mess began. Therefore, the immediate future, 2011, will likely see either the same or slightly less growth for GDP. As for 2012, it depends how well and fast the employment economy recovers.” Read more

Employee Life-Cycle
employee-life-cycle-80pxMuch of the real value extracted from Human Capital comes from the internal machinations involved in assignment, reassignment, utilization, assessment and development. While Recruiting is an extraordinary gateway function, its utility as a key component of strategy is variable: stronger in up times, weaker in down times. When cost savings is the issue, Recruiting is not the answer. Read more

That’s it for this week’s HRExaminer.

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