Basic community manager role

The role below floated across my desk on Friday, specifically targeted at students as it was advertised on the Swinburne University employment site for students. A few interesting points. Firstly there are more and more of these roles requesting skills within social media, and secondly they are targeted to university students. I suspect employers haveContinue reading “Basic community manager role”

October is Anxiety and Depression Awareness Month

Yesterday afternoon I received an email from Beyond Blue an Australian not-for-profit that works to help people with depression and anxiety announcing that October was Anxiety and Depression Awareness month. The email was calling for people and organisations to get involved in raising awareness of anxiety and depression and help reduce the associated stigma. NowContinue reading “October is Anxiety and Depression Awareness Month”

10 tips to build your network

It seems today you cannot go anywhere without hearing about social networks and their value to business. This is all very good but what happens if you don’t have a large professional network? Below are 10 easy to implement tips on how to build up your professional network. Join the social networks online The firstContinue reading “10 tips to build your network”

Change management approaches

As I mentioned over the last few weeks I have been through some training in PRINCE2 project management and change management, provided by a local vendor Project Laneways (a bit of plug they are highly recommended and say I sent you), the end result I am a PRINCE2 Practitioner and certified in the Principles ofContinue reading “Change management approaches”

Need to learn about web 2.0, come to university

If you are in Australia, and interested in learning about Web 2.0 then you should get yourself to Sydney on September 23 and attend the Web 2.0 University being run as a extra session at Web Direction South. The Web 2.0 Executive Bootcamp session is being co-hosted by Jeff Kelly & Stephen Collins and isContinue reading “Need to learn about web 2.0, come to university”

Change management and technology implementation

For many years I have felt that change management has been one of the most underrated and overlooked component during technology implementation. (For the IT folks out there I am NOT talking about change control I am taking about the people and organisation aspects.) I have been involved in change management from several perspectives andContinue reading “Change management and technology implementation”

Good the bad and the ugly or is it a storm in a tea cup?

About 2 hours ago Twitter announced they were stopping their SMS notification service outside of the US, Canada, UK and India as it was costing them too much money. Now I completely understand a business needs to make money and the a free service cannot last forever but the way this change has been implementedContinue reading “Good the bad and the ugly or is it a storm in a tea cup?”

Is the IT Sector softening?

I have been interested over the last few weeks to see the varying discussions that Australia is or is not in a recession at the moment. While the jobless figures overall are not too bad at 4.3% for July 2008 (according to the ABS), there are reports of the RBA easing interest rates due toContinue reading “Is the IT Sector softening?”

Recruiting or Branding failure?

I read a article (thanks Plugger) about how the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment need to recruit over 500 firefighters for the coming season. So I clicked on the link to read to full story and read a good story about their recruiting needs. Mr Rash said the love of the bush and theContinue reading “Recruiting or Branding failure?”