Archive for August, 2009
Posted on 31. Aug, 2009 by John Sumser.
By John Sumser Valerie Frederickson v1.25 The Sage The amazing thing about Valerie Frederickson is that she is really easy to like and a fun conversation partner. Equally comfortable with a stuck, neurotic mid-career bureaucrat and the all-star executives she places, Frederickson is the model of grace and sophistication. She is uniquely able to tell [...]
Posted on 28. Aug, 2009 by John Sumser.
By John Sumser Elliot Clark: The Publisher Kenexa had plans to build a ‘Recruiting Factory’ fifteen years ago, in 1994. Although there is great debate among the progenitors about who invented the Recruitment Process Outsourcing business, Kenexa made a decent stab at the question. The Recruiting Factory applied industrial engineering, process management and division of [...]
Posted on 25. Aug, 2009 by John Sumser.
By John Sumser “The snickering begins when they ask to be your business partner. With little business acumen and even less understanding, they demand a seat at the table when anyone knows that what you want is a seat in the golf cart.” So says Rusty Rueff as he ponders the future of HR. “We’re [...]
Posted on 20. Aug, 2009 by John Sumser.
By John Sumser Top Influencers V1.22 Shally The Sourceror – Sourcing, Candidate Research Overnight successes usually aren’t. Years of hard work toiling in the trenches, are the normal foundation. In rapidly evolving business environments, like any aspect of HR technology, dues paying is a lengthy process. Figuring out how to apply new ideas to old [...]
Posted on 18. Aug, 2009 by John Sumser.
By John Sumser There’s an inverse relationship between the ability to stay on message and the ability to have and use influence. There are any number of executives who, flanked by their handlers, squeeze repeated sound bites from their lips like it was the last splotch of toothpaste in the tube. Being on the receiving [...]
Posted on 11. Aug, 2009 by John Sumser.
By John Sumser There’s an enormous amount of work going on as people try to define influence. Networks, online and off are driven by their influencers. Various /component/option,com_jcalpro/Itemid,28/extmode,day/date,2010-12-27/”>cialis buy cialis online forms of social network analysis are being used to track government corruption, money laundering, credit card fraud, terrorist organizations and industry structure. There are [...]
Posted on 07. Aug, 2009 by John Sumser.
By John Sumser Influence is one part position and leverage and one part personality. There are some things you just can’t do unless you have the right job. While many of the key influencers in HR-Recruiting have built their spheres over time, others move through careers and end up in positions that cast a big [...]