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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Big Data and Management

January 11th, 2013 · Comments Off · Future, HR Management, HRIS, Management, Technology ·

Over the last couple of weeks I have been very interested in the growth of Big Data. A few years ago Big Data was primarily found in academic and marketing writing, ie not in the main stream. This has changed with many commentators now discussing the merits that this new frontier has to offer. For […]

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What is next…

October 18th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Future, New Media, Social Networks ·

I have been pondering the future. What is next? Do you know? If so please do tell. A number of years ago I pondered what was next from blogging and podcasting, neither of these forms have really survived in the way the were circa 2005/2006. Let alone what happened to MySpace, Friendster, Orkut… Let’s look […]

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Mobile Recruiting

August 27th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Recruitment, Social Networks ·

At the upcoming ATC Social Media conference (early bird prices until 30 September) I will be talking briefly about mobile recruiting. A topic I know is a little strange to some people, but I think effective use of mobile technology is going to become a critical part of a recruiters toolkit. Let’s face it mobile […]

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Who owns your employer brand?

June 1st, 2010 · 2 Comments · Branding, Communication, Management, New Media ·

Last week while I was at ATC Sydney there was lots and lots of talk about employer brands and who really controls them in today’s social media world. For example Steve Fogarty, Recruiting Captain, from adidas in North America covered the topic highlighting that recruiters need to think more like marketers to attract top talent, […]

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