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John Sumser
Works at HRxAnalysts
Attended Catholic University
Lives in Bodega Bay, Ca


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As the 21st century opens, HR departments are dealing with a new reality. Here are the 10 ideas you need to understand.
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John Sumser attended the December 2015 Workday “Tech Summit” and came away with a few key insights that he reports on here.
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My experience with trying to get a set of Google Glass frames fitted with prescription lenses is beginning to border on the absurd.

First, I ordered the Curve Lenses and took them to a Glass approved optometrist who told me that my prescription would not work in the frames. I posted about that in the forum.

I then asked about returning those frames and what the protocol would be.

Then I ordered an new set of frames (Thin) in Charcoal. The arrived in the blue color. Rather than continue to rack up credit card bills, I decided to keep them and get frames. Those glasses should be ready in a week or so.

Meanwhile, I got responses from various Google team members that seemed like they hadn't bothered to read through the various postings. They all ended with the same annoying and trite attempt at customer service humor.

Today, I go a box from Google. It was for returning the Glass Device itself, Not the Frames.

I'm working hard to remain curious about this project and its consequences. What I am getting for the most part seem to be the buggy results of a badly designed retail system that is either suffering under unexpected volume or has some other process issues.

I expect, now that I've posted this, to receive overly patronizing responses from Googlers who haven't looked closely at the case.

Please. I want to keep the device and learn how to use it once the prescription is done. But, I want to return the frames that you said would work but didn't (because of the intense curve in their design).
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The desaturating haze says California coast to me. We have similar vistas here in Western Australia but they are razor sharp and deep colored - no haze. This is like an Italian renaissance painting. Here we get tack sharp Dali. 
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We think we can measure and predict people but the truth is we really can’t. What happens, then, when we measure someone or a group of someones and then label them with the results?
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Turns out that the new RX Frames don't work with just any old prescription. My Curve frames will not work with progressive lenses. Google's answer is to wait til more frames are in stock and then order them one at a time until I find a frame that works. That means that I'm in the market to trade someone a set of Curc=ve frames (unused) for one of the others. Any takers?
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Researcher and Analyst focusing on People and Technology. HR, HRTech, , Social Media
I help develop marketing strategy for vendors who serve the HR and Recruiting Industries. I am the editor of the HRExaminer and the Principal Analyst at HRxAnalysts
  • Catholic University
    Psychology, Philosophy, 1973 - 1979
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Organizational Psychology, 1979 - 1983
  • Loyola College
    MBA, 1982 - 1984
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Consulting with Companies who sell to the HR - Staffing - Recruiting - HRTech - TotalHR Marketplace
  • HRxAnalysts
    Principal Analyst, 2011 - present
  • HRExaminer
    Founder and Editor in Chief, 2009 - present
  • Two Color Hat
    Consulting with Companies who sell to the HR - Staffing - Recruiting - HRTech - TotalHR Marketplace, present
    Board Director, 1999 - 2010
  • Recruiting Roadshow
    Founder and Director, 2006 - 2008
  • interbiznet
    Founder and CEO, 1994 - 2005
  • Whole Earth (Point Foundation)
    Director, Editor and Publisher, 1992 - 1994
  • Westinghouse Defense
    Director, Research and Development, 1978 - 1992
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Best Practices are a Warning Sign

The HR and HRTech industries are exploding with dramatic assertions about how things work and what matters. Even though no one can agree on


We think we can measure and predict people but the truth is we really can’t. What happens, then, when we measure someone or a group of someo

Express Yourself: Build A Great Brand In Four Steps

Dr. David Kippen, CEO and Chief Strategist at Evviva, takes a deeper look at brand. Beyond the name, how does a brand come together when it’

Workday Tech Summit 2015

John Sumser attended the December 2015 Workday “Tech Summit” and came away with a few key insights that he reports on here.

Hiring is a Variable Phenomenon | John Sumser | LinkedIn

It’s much harder to hire people when there is a glut of talent. That’s one of the fundamental reasons that measures like ‘Time to Hire’ are

HR vs IT | HR Examiner

IT can’t prioritize HR’s requirements at the top of the list. So, HR always gets short shrift.

Humans of Work: William Tincup | HR Examiner

Read William Tincup's response to Heather Bussing when she asks: What is the hardest lesson you've learned in working with others?

Sumser Interview: 2014 Job Board Summit North America | HR Examiner

At the end of the month, I'll be joining a fascinating group of presenters and professionals at the JobG8 conference in Orlando.

Instant HR Certification Solution | HR Examiner

I am offering instant HR Certification, completely free of charge.

Five Links: Non HR Tech Companies Entering the Market | HR Examiner

This week's links take a look at tech companies that are traditionally consider to be 'not HR'.

Don’t Monitor Employees on Social Media | HR Examiner

Lose the disclaimers, drivel and drama. Social media monitoring doesn't protect your company like you think.

Mobile Recruiting Rears Up | HR Examiner

Mobile Recruiting Rears Up Matt Alder, the British Recruiting Futurologist, recently published an eloquent screed lamenting our collective f

Engagement: Lies, Damn Lies and WTF I | HR Examiner

Engagement: Lies, Damn Lies and WTF I Crap detection and critical thinking skills are the survival techniques of the 21st century. Figuring

Why I Killed My Linkedin Account | HR Examiner

"I have read most social media terms of service and this is the most draconian indemnity clause I have seen."

Five Links: Hot New Technologies | HR Examiner

This week's links focus on an amazing array of workforce technology with personal and automatic assessment solutions taking center stage.

ELBC Walks Into a Bar | HR Examiner

A lawyer, a nun, a priest, an Irishman, a minister, a Scotsman, a rabbi and a blonde walk into a bar. The bartender looks at them and asks,

HRExaminer Radio: Episode #48: Bucky Couch | HR Examiner

On HR Examiner Radio, John Sumser interviews Bucky Couch, head of the Lumesse Americas’ region.

Quantified HR 2: Hiring Analytics | HR Examiner

Everything I've seen and heard about recruiting analytics fails to give the end customer, the hiring manager, useful data. Most recruiting a

Google Glass Field Note 2: First Impressions | HR Examiner

It's been a couple of days since the Prescription Lens Google Glass ended up actually on my face. It took nearly six weeks to navigate the o

Espier Control Center 7

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