Big Data Employee Style: The 4 Kinds of Workforce Data You Really Need

In my experience, HR is usually a year and a half behind the curve for many business trends. From TQM in the 1980′s, balanced scorecard in the 1990′s — we’re usually behind the curve. When I was in HR for a F500 company in 2007 and first started talking about using social media in HR, people thought I was nuts. It took a two years to bring it to life. Enter Big Data. Sure, HR prognosticators like John Sumser get it. He’s ...

The Future of Social Recruiting in a Nutshell

Where’s social recruiting really  headed? Bullhorn Reach asked 20 recruiting thought leaders for their thoughts on the future of social recruiting. Here’s mine: “Marketers use social media to get instant feedback, engage with customers, and extend a brand in one click. The future of social recruiting is using social channels the same way marketers do. Savvy leaders will use social channels to learn more about their candidate base and turn that data into rich, powerful insights. Sourcers will tap into conversations for evidence of performance and ...

8 People Who Changed My Life in 2011

I could and should be looking ahead and making resolutions for 2012. But before I do, I’m looking back. And for good reason. I’m about to return back to my entrepreneurial roots as a talent strategy and brand consultant.  Like any brand shift, it happened slowly and evolved over time as I thought about where I can best make an impact in a way that fits my talents and work style the best. But change doesn’t happen in a vacuum. ...

8 People Who Changed My Life in 2011

I could and should be looking ahead and making resolutions for 2012. But before I do, I’m looking back. And for good reason. I’m about to return back to my entrepreneurial roots as a talent strategy and brand consultant.  Like any brand shift, it happened slowly and evolved over time as I thought about where I can best make an impact in a way that fits my talents and work style the best. But change doesn’t happen in a vacuum. ...

8 People Who Changed My Life in 2011

I could and should be looking ahead and making resolutions for 2012. But before I do, I’m looking back. And for good reason. I’m about to return back to my entrepreneurial roots as a talent strategy and brand consultant.  Like any brand shift, it happened slowly and evolved over time as I thought about where I can best make an impact in a way that fits my talents and work style the best. But change doesn’t happen in a vacuum. ...

The University of Sumser

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Class is in session at the University of Sumser where the Dean is opposed to idea that there is a quick fix to everything. If you’ve taken a class here before, you know that staunch opinion and firm beliefs always make an appearance. But there’s always an interesting discussion in the works. 

Solving the Jobs Problem

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HR Examiner’s John Sumser recently invited me to join the amazing group of folks on the Editorial Advisory Board. I’m thrilled to be in their company and to share my first post: Solving the Jobs Problem the Wrong Way.  If you’re in HR and/or recruiting, and you don’t know John or HR Examiner, you’ve been living under the proverbial Internet rock.  John’s a legend in the industry and has something amazing to teach each and every time I return to HR ...

Solving the Jobs Problem

HRE

HR Examiner’s John Sumser recently invited me to join the amazing group of folks on the Editorial Advisory Board. I’m thrilled to be in their company and to share my first post: Solving the Jobs Problem the Wrong Way.  If you’re in HR and/or recruiting, and you don’t know John or HR Examiner, you’ve been living under the proverbial Internet rock.  John’s a legend in the industry and has something amazing to teach each and every time I return to HR ...

Solving the Jobs Problem

HRE

HR Examiner’s John Sumser recently invited me to join the amazing group of folks on the Editorial Advisory Board. I’m thrilled to be in their company and to share my first post: Solving the Jobs Problem the Wrong Way.  If you’re in HR and/or recruiting, and you don’t know John or HR Examiner, you’ve been living under the proverbial Internet rock.  John’s a legend in the industry and has something amazing to teach each and every time I return to HR ...