Michael Specht

A blog from Australia looking at technology, management, Human Resources (HR) and recruitment.

Entries Tagged as 'Management'

The Five Horsemen and you

August 9th, 2016 · Comments Off · Future, HR Management, Management, Technology ·

A rambling post of thoughts for you. For a few years there has been talk of the “five horsemen” of tech – Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. The opinion of having Microsoft included has varied over time the final number doesn’t matter, these five organisations are massive – in terms of impact, revenue, employees […]

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What’s Next?

February 28th, 2016 · Comments Off · Blogging, Management ·

I’ve been thinking about writing on my blog for a while now, and this post doesn’t mean I will write regularly (but you never know). So what is next? This is something I have been searching for over the last few years. Today I read a good summary, by Chris Dixon, on some key computing […]

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Reputation in the workplace

February 8th, 2013 · Comments Off · Enterprise 2.0, HR Management, Management, Social Networks ·

After reading a post about collaboration and recruiting from Jobscience I went to watch the TEDGlobal Video of Rachel Botsman who explores the currency that makes systems like Airbnb and Taskrabbit work: trust, influence, and what she calls “reputation capital”. To me what Rachel is talking about is really the same as Whuffie, a term […]

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The glass is full with Google Glass

January 20th, 2013 · Comments Off · Future, HR Management, Management, Technology ·

One of the coolest inventions of 2012 is Google Glass, a wearable computer, running Android, that looks like a set of regular glasses that includes a video camera and augmented reality head-up display unit. Wearers of the glasses interact with them using natural language input while connected to the Internet. The best way to describe […]

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Mobility and HR

January 14th, 2013 · Comments Off · HR Management, Management, Recruitment, Technology ·

Source: Flickr user smemon Be it mobile phones or tablets Australians love our mobile devices with 76% of us having a Smartphone and almost 40% of us now have tablet devices, however only 50% of these with non-wifi communication capability limiting the remainder to use in cafes and other public wifi locations. The 8th Australian […]

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