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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Best places to work as voted by you the employees

December 18th, 2009 · Comments Off · Engagement, HR Management, Recruitment ·

For the second year in a row Glassdoor has published their Best Places to Work listing based on votes by the employees of these organisations. Basically wisdom of crowds to determine the 50 best employers in the US. The terms of reference were: The Top 50 were selected from more than 37,000 companies reviewed by […]

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What’s next with social recruiting

November 20th, 2009 · Comments Off · Branding, Future, HR Management, Recruitment ·

If you have been following this blog for a while you would know that I am always looking for the next thing. I have been doing the same thing with using social media in business. Social Recruiting has a lot of  buzz at the moment. How do I know there is a buzz, well 200+ people […]

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Some unrelated thoughts

October 26th, 2009 · Comments Off · Future ·

The famous Web 2.0 Summit wrapped up late last week with lots and lots of product announcements and more news stories than I could ever hope to digest. (Not helped by the fact that I have been sick for about 4 days now.) Anyway here are a few summary items: If teens are confused by […]

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