Michael Specht

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

Entries Tagged as 'Productivity'

Agile talent management software – Your survival plan?

December 8th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Enterprise 2.0, HRIS, Productivity, Recruitment, Technology ·

I read with interest this morning Dr John Sullivan’s article looking at how to survive in such turbulent economic times, his concept seems to be a play on the software development process Agile. To quote Wikipedia Agile software development is: Agile software development refers to a group of software development methodologies based on iterative development, […]

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Google Wave and the Enterprise

June 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Productivity, Technology, Wikis ·

With a fair bit of fanfare on May 28th Google pre-released a brand new tool/suite/ concept/framework for collaboration called Google Wave. I am not going to cover all the technical details, you can see them over at http://wave.google.com. But you do need to understand that Google Wave is actually three things all in one package. […]

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Internet usage at work makes you productive

April 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments · Branding, Engagement, Productivity ·

(Source: Flickr dietpoison)An Australian report released yesterday found that employees who “surf the Internet work” are 9% more productivity than those that don’t! The study was conducted by Dr Brent Coker from the Department of Management and Marketing. The study covered 300 workers and found that 70% engage in what has has termed “workplace Internet […]

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Productivity paradox of social networks

January 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Engagement, Productivity, Social Networks ·

Social networking tends to take a bit of a beating in the mainstream press when it comes to the business value.¬†They seem to ignore the good examples of how organisations use these tools, such as Dow Chemical to encourage their alumni and employees on long term leave to return. In the first three months of […]

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Great places to work in Australia

December 17th, 2008 · Comments Off · Engagement, HR Management, Productivity, Work Life Balance ·

The Great Place to Work Institute has launched their 2009 program partnering with BRW. They have over 20 years experience in measuring employee engagement from all over the globe, they define a great place to work as one where trust exists. At the heart of our definition of a great place to work¬†– a place […]

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