Archive for November, 2009
Posted on 30. Nov, 2009 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. [...]
Posted on 24. Nov, 2009 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 [...]
Posted on 20. Nov, 2009 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 [...]
Posted on 17. Nov, 2009 by JohnSumser.
By John Sumser (November 17, 2009) This piece originally appeared as one of the introductions to the Top Influencers in HR project. “Recently, Neal Bruce (the product development genius at First Advantage) said, “If you want to be an HR thought leader, you should have some thoughts.” (Actually the precise quote was “thoughts are a [...]
Posted on 13. Nov, 2009 by John Sumser.
By John Sumser Here are a few of the things I’m discovering as I interview people for the Key Influencers project. I’ve recently crossed the 180 interview threshold. The unconfirmed word on the street is that in the Fortune 500, 130 of the Chief HR Officers (or whatever you call the person with that title) [...]
Posted on 09. Nov, 2009 by John Sumser.
By John Sumser The first thing you don’t think when you meet Eric Winegardner is, “This is the corporate VP of Product Adoption at a Billion dollar company.” Maybe, “Where does that dude get all of that energy.” Or, “Who picks his shoes.” Or, “Man, if I was only that good looking.” Kidding aside, Eric [...]
Posted on 05. Nov, 2009 by John Sumser.
Matt Alder is the preeminent Recruiting futurist in the UK. The UK HR environment is significantly different from the domestic American marketplace. Third party search firms hold great sway in the comings and goings of people. Change that has dominated the American marketplace is just beginning. At the same time, mobile communications are well established [...]
Posted on 03. Nov, 2009 by John Sumser.
Steve Boese teaches the HR Technology course at RIT. As social media makes its inroads into the halls of corporate HR, Steve is there, experimenting and testing so that he can tell his students what works and what doesn’t. Because there are so few actual instructors in graduate schools, Boese’s impact is disproportionaltely large. It’s [...]