John Sumser

About the Author

John Sumser is the founder and editor of the recently launched HRExaminer. A well-known industry analyst, Sumser is also the CEO of Two Color Hat, a media and HR marketing consultancy.

Five Scenarios X: Presentation Recap

Disruption is what happens when someone figures out a new way to arrive at the conclusion you get to the old way. In pure technical environments, disruption happens when a cheaper, divergent technology replaces a standard. Generally speaking, the new way replaces the old quickly. The dominant players of the old school are…

Five Scenarios IX: Opportunities

I’m looking forward to the conversation in San Diego at ERE. (There’s still time to register if you hurry). With any luck, we’ll do something really interesting. I hope that the articles to date will provide a framework for discussion and brainstorming. The session is at 3:15 on Wednesday the 17th. I’m interested…

Five Recruiting Scenarios 4: The Future Matters

Recruiting and HR will not evolve independently of global events and pressures. Geopolitical issues, energy, global warming, rapid industrialization, demographics, immigration, and the constant invention of new jobs and disciplines will always drive the day-to-day realities of recruiting and HR. A key driver of the evolution of recruiting and HR is the amount…

Five Scenarios 3: The Marketplace

When change comes to recruiting, it comes in a variety of forms. In the search for the candidate who will deliver the best value for the money, companies are continuously innovating and seeking competitive advantage in the employment marketplace. Trends, fads, and idiosyncratic procedures are commonplace. Again, change comes in a variety of…

Five Scenarios 2: Trends

Precise forecasts are always wrong. The old line, often attributed to Eisenhower, is “The plan is nothing, the plan is everything.” That means that the plan will always fail in the field. But, the planning process is the only way to come close to guaranteeing preparedness. Planning is essential. Believing the plan is…