Michael Specht

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

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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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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Are your offer letters keepsakes?

October 6th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Branding, Recruitment ·

Something I get asked a lot is “How does social media impact the HR department?” There are lots of ways, including areas that crosses into the recruiting; attraction, branding, onboarding and closing the deal. Do your offer letters engage future employees like this? All kidding aside, any company that can give this much attention to […]

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Succession planning a critical process

January 18th, 2009 · 3 Comments · HR Management ·

Managing your talent is one of the most critical activities an HR professional undertakes. Starting with the workforce plan, the right mix of hires, supporting performance and development, to planning succession which feeds back into your workforce plan. Of these steps succession planning, and workforce planning tend to be overlooked by many organisations. For many […]

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