Inspecht HR Futures Conference

A quick update on the conference idea from last week. Based on feedback and discussions it have been named “Inspecht HR Futures Conference” and will bring together speakers covering all areas of HR, Recruiting and Technology to discuss how social media, innovation, culture and technology empower, attract, engage and evolve employees. More information is below. ConferenceContinue reading “Inspecht HR Futures Conference”

Social networking sites increase employee productivity

An interesting piece by David Quach on the ABC News site (Hat Tip @aussienick) about how more people should use Facebook to improve worker productivity. Here is the summary: Well, while any adverse effect of Facebook on productivity is detrimental to the economy, economic theory also suggests that the economy could be improved if thereContinue reading “Social networking sites increase employee productivity”

Australian Online tools for HR

I have been watching the growth in non recruiting SaaS tools for HR professionals in Australia with great interest.  We have had payroll and time tracking services for a while, and a few full fledged HRIS tools floating around but most have grown out of the old bureau offerings and not really built with the InternetContinue reading “Australian Online tools for HR”

Meet Jobs in HR founder Kevin Howard

Last month I posted an interview with an internal recruiter from Oracle Australia, David Talamelli, and decided this will become a regular feature. I have always wanted to profile interviews on the blog however up until nowI did not feel Australia had enough of a local online market to generate interesting posts. That has changed.Continue reading “Meet Jobs in HR founder Kevin Howard”

A small but important clarification

A couple of days ago an anonymous blog, The Didge, here in Australia posted a fairly length review of the job referral service 2Vouch during which they stated that I am the owner. This is incorrect I have no ownership in the business. 2Vouch are a client of mine and that is all. I did suggestContinue reading “A small but important clarification”

Your help is needed

About a week ago I had one of my wild ideas, organise an HR and Enterprise 2.0 conference in Melbourne at the beginning of 2009. Over the last week I have been pulling together some figures and making contact with people to see if they would be interested in speaking or attending. The response soContinue reading “Your help is needed”

Cloud/Grid/Utility Computing what is it & must you have it?

Today I want to discuss the latest hype in the HR technology space, Cloud/Grid/Utility Computing. Now the terms utility computing and grid computing have been around for a while now, however cloud computing is areasonable new term. First up they are not the same thing! They can be related but they are not the same. Let me start withContinue reading “Cloud/Grid/Utility Computing what is it & must you have it?”

Background checking as part of your hiring decision

Warning a Michael rant coming. While regular background checkinf is a standard part of most recruitment processes, using search engines and social networks to background check candidates still seems to be the exception. I find this amazing that a quick 5 minute search online to learn about a candidate is still not part of standardContinue reading “Background checking as part of your hiring decision”