HR Looking for a Performance Boost? Learn to Embrace the “Edges” …

Josh Letourneau Candidate Pool, Joshua Letourneau, Social Network Analysis

If someone asked you to draw your personal network, you’d probably start with your own smiling face at the center.  From there, you’d likely start drawing in those you’re particularly close to (i.e. your “strong ties” or “1st degree”), with others (i.e. your “weak ties” or “2nd degree”) moving toward the outer area of the picture.  Collectively, your “weak ties” …

Hey FOT, Get Me Promoted Already! (And What the Bleep is Social Capital?)

Josh Letourneau Career Paths, Influence, Innovation, Joshua Letourneau, Leadership, Recruiting, Social Network Analysis

Most FOT readers I’ve run into over the last few years are unique individuals – they like to be entertained, but look for some substance under the veil of snarkiness, skepticism, and comedy.  And in that substance, many dive for insights; insights that can help fine tune a current program or initiative … maybe even find a nugget or two …

“Betweenishly” Social Recruiting Through #HRFL10 (HR Florida)

Josh Letourneau Candidate Pool, Joshua Letourneau, Social Network Analysis, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

A couple months ago, I wrote about how Social Recruiting 3.0 would be all about leveraging interaction patterns and social behavior itself. There is no denying the “Why” – look at any company’s referral programs, or the fact that most HiPos’ come from employee referral as the source of hire, and it makes utter sense that we should try to …

Social Cavemen, the Broken Web, and Recruiting

Josh Letourneau Candidate Pool, HR Tech, Joshua Letourneau, Social Network Analysis, Social Recruiting

The web is changing.  Sure, you already knew that, but the web has likely changed since you last considered what the change really meant.  “Back in the day” (say, two years ago), most of our time on the web used to be spent consuming content.  Not so much anymore.  We are actually spending significant amounts of time interacting with others …

Watching the World Cup? If You’re in the Talent Game, You Should Be

Josh Letourneau Joshua Letourneau, Social Network Analysis, Sports

In terms of global sports, no event captures the captivating mix of raw passion and nationalistic pride quite like the World Cup.  National anthems, each country's colors on their team's jerseys, the thrill of the penalty-kick shootout, flying headers into the back of the net, the screaming of "Gooooooaaaaaallllllllll" (in any language), it all adds up to a game that …

Social Graphs – Soon-to-Be Breakthrough Coming to a Recruiting Team Near You

Josh Letourneau Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Joshua Letourneau, Social Network Analysis

It's 8:42pm Sunday night as I begin this post.  I admit it's an extremely odd time to have an epiphany.  Yet that's exactly what I'm saying . . . and it's exactly why I'm writing this post.  I now get the importance of the Social Graph as it relates to Recruiting in the 21st century. This morning, I read a …

The War for Talent is Dying: Re-Thinking Individual Talent from a Network-Aware Perspective

Josh Letourneau Joshua Letourneau, Social Network Analysis, War for Talent

The “War for Talent” is dying.  Better put, the unrelenting focus on individual “Human Capital” (i.e. what’s “inside” us, such as talent, experience, etc.) is dying.  We’ve awakened to Greenspan’s “worldview flaw” — a new reality of global interconnection and interdependence.  And in this new reality, “Social Capital” (i.e. what’s “between” us, such as trust, respect, etc.) reigns supreme. Our …