Michael Specht

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

The glass is full with Google Glass

January 20th, 2013 · Comments Off · Future, HR Management, Management, Technology · 4,702 views

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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Social networking and reputational risk in the workplace

March 22nd, 2010 · 4 Comments · Branding, Digital Identity, HR Management, Privacy · 7,988 views

Over 6 months ago Deloitte released their 2009 report on ethics and the workplace this time focusing on impact social computing is having on reputation risk for organisations. The results are very interesting, and given the recent background checking and social media discussions, they also impact individuals and their online reputation. Let’s review the result: 74% of employees said [...]

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RecruitTech Presentation

September 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Management, Recruitment, Social Networks · 4,363 views

Today I gave a short presentation at RecruitTech in Canberra on Social Media in the workplace. The official bio was: Many big organisations continue to block the use of social networking tools in the workplace, whilst others encourage their use.  But how much Facebook surfing and Twittering is too much?  This presentation weighs up the [...]

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More social media and workplace firings

April 19th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Branding, Digital Identity, HR Management, New Media, Social Networks · 5,722 views

It seems that social media is creating an environment where “firings will continue until moralw picks up”, or it just could be that Asher Moses knows he on to a good thing so his editors keep him writing about it… So far in April Asher has written five different articles around social media sites and [...]

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