Archive for July, 2009
Posted on 31. Jul, 2009 by John Sumser.
What started as landed.fm became Total Picture Radio. The story, told with some eloquence here, is that Peter Clayton founded landed.fm in 2003 as a way of bringing a full spectrum of media to the career development and management question. Before anyone had ever heard of a “podcast”, Clayton was putting well produced, professional quality [...]
Posted on 24. Jul, 2009 by John Sumser.
By John Sumser The Landscape Currently, HR is built on three legs, Transactional, Learning and Development (L&D) and Acquisition. Every HR Department is a unique blend of the three pieces. Some companies choose to primarily develop talent (their acquisition functions are always a little less sophisticated because they focus on raw potentials). Some are acquisition-centric, [...]
Posted on 22. Jul, 2009 by John Sumser.
By John Sumser Some kinds of influence involve creating the disposition for a deal. There are any number of people who excel in the art of shaping the language and the debate, The terms Talent Management and Human Capital are both examples of the work of people who shape language. There are a few institution [...]
Posted on 21. Jul, 2009 by John Sumser.
By John Sumser Part of the folklore of innovation is the notion that new ideas emerge in a blinding flash of insight. The “Eureka” moment is a Hollywood picture of things. The “discovery” of new concepts is, most often, the result of long years of hard work. The Web was built on a history of [...]
Posted on 14. Jul, 2009 by John Sumser.
So far, the people covered in this series are a part of the industry’s bulwark. These folks shepherd new ideas into our universe with the painstaking care of estate conservators. Much of the ebb and flow of influence is spent on nuanced movement of the status quo. Influence is precisely a complex calculus of popularity [...]
Posted on 10. Jul, 2009 by John Sumser.
There are a group of people who influence the industry because of the things they make possible. Generally, these folks are really bright technologists or academics who think they have found ways to get the job of Recruiting or some branch of HR done better. In general, they look at the assembled masses of the [...]
Posted on 09. Jul, 2009 by admin.
By Sia Collins The lucky have their career paths chalked out impeccably while there are many whose ‘careers just happen’. The ideal way is to create a road map of our goals – but not many of us follow it. At best we create a daily “to-do” list and place tick marks against everything we [...]
Posted on 07. Jul, 2009 by John Sumser.
By John Sumser As I talked with William Tincup, I couldn’t help thinking about Kinky Friedman. Friedman is an Texan songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician who styles himself after Will Rogers and Mark Twain. Bigger than life and brimming over with ideas, Tincup, who is the public networking half of HR marketing firm Starr-Tincup, tirelessly channels [...]
Posted on 03. Jul, 2009 by John Sumser.
By John Sumser The interesting thing about the Top 100 process is that I continue to discover new areas of influence. So far, every aspect of influence covered in the stories has involved the insides if the industry,. Each of the first ten people profiled are influential within the domestic American HR-Recruiting Industry. Peter Drucker [...]