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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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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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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Microsoft Tag a not so new tool for marketing

January 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Recruitment, Technology ·

Last week Microsoft launched a new service/tool/technology called Microsoft Tag. In simple terms it allows you to take a photo of an image with your internet-enabled phone and the related content is displayed on your phone. Very similar technology to the QR Code. But implemented very differently. The QR Code stores all of the data […]

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