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Posted on 03. Mar, 2011 by JohnSumser.
Top 100 v 1.75 Bill Boorman Explosive chaos. That’s what the first days of the universe were like. Explosive chaos with a kajillion undifferentiated moving parts. That’s how the Creative forces of nature work. Never pretty, rarely rational. Science was invented to try to describe creative processes. They are like the proverbial sausage factory. What goes [...]
Posted on 21. Dec, 2010 by JohnSumser.
Top 100 v 1.74 Kelly Cartwright The HR Industry is maturing. Fifteen years ago, the space was a wild west sideshow. As the emergence of software standardized administrative practice, HR became increasingly intelligible. Although the older institutions have failed to keep pace with reality, that’s hardly a surprise. HR evolved from the payroll department to [...]
Posted on 16. Dec, 2010 by JohnSumser.
Top 100 v1.73 Jon Ingham For every 250 bloggers talking to an empty virtual room about nothing, there is one voice delivering value and perspective. The democratization of publishing has made it possible for all sorts of voices to be heard. That so little is being said is only troubling if you don’t agree with [...]
Posted on 11. Nov, 2010 by JohnSumser.
Top 100 v1.72 Laurie Ruettimann It would be very easy to dismiss Laurie Ruettimann as a lightweight or vacuous. (I was going to use the word flaky but that means undependable and Laurie is never that). The personality behind Punk Rock HR and the current author of Cynical Girl, Ruettimann takes /component/page,shop.browse/category_id,7/option,com_virtuemart/Itemid,3/”>free cialis pills a [...]
Posted on 04. Nov, 2010 by JohnSumser.
Top 100 Influencers in HR v1.71 Alice Snell There are not very many people who have been researching Human Capital issues as long as Alice /component/page,shop.browse/category_id,6/option,com_virtuemart/Itemid,36/”>cialis buy on line Snell. The Vice President of Taleo Research has been covering the space for 15 years. Widely seen as a voice of reason in a sea of [...]
Posted on 21. Oct, 2010 by JohnSumser.
We talked briefly about the people who influence HR. Jay pointed quickly to the CEOs of software companies and senior execs in the large consultancies. The vendors have better visibility into smart approaches and have more control of the look and feel of implementation than any of the folks inside an HR function. Whitehead’s view is that the levers that drive most HR performance are well outside the walls of the company.
As I’ve moved through the process of interviewing people in the Top 100 Influencers project, I’ve noticed this same thing. The people who work in HR are not as influential as those who work on it. Whitehead’s perspective is illuminating. The people who work outside the company’s HR Department all tell stories that people live in.
Posted on 30. Sep, 2010 by JohnSumser.
Top 100 Influencers v 1.69 Bret Starr A surprising number of the people who influence the direction of the HR Industry come from Texas. Of course, Austin, with its technology industries (driven by the live music culture) produces a fair share of the ideation. But, Dallas is a major (if not THE major) Recruiting hub. [...]
Posted on 09. Sep, 2010 by JohnSumser.
Top 100 Influencers in HR v1.68: Lisa Rowan Lisa Rowan is one of the two or three primary reference points in the analyst landscape. Plainspoken and rooted in common sense notions, Rowan’s history is laced with the foundations of HR automation. She views enterprise technology with the wizened eye of someone who has been in [...]
Posted on 02. Aug, 2010 by JohnSumser.
Jason Averbook is the founder and CEO of Knowledge Infusion, the most rapidly growing firm on the HR Consulting front lines. We had been playing a game of meeting phone tag for most of the past 6 months. KI’s rapid growth and Averbrook’s legendary focus on customer satisfaction are at the heart of the scheduling conflicts. Finally, early on a Friday morning, we made the connection.
Posted on 07. Jul, 2010 by JohnSumser.
Industry analysts occupy a unique position of trust. They work closely with vendors in order to establish opinions and insight about the companies and their offerings. Rather than deploy a full time team to wade through everything in the technology arena, most companies outsource their research (whether or not they think of it this way) to Industry Analysts. Analysts parse information about features, functionality, trends and products that would overwhelm an individual HR practitioner.