A blog story 5 years on

5 years ago today I started blogging with a small and unassuming post called “Welcome” (original I know), with the first topic to be covered being recruitment. Over the years I have written a lot about recruitment, but also technology, management, and HR. In summary over the last 1,825 days: I have typed out 1,313Continue reading “A blog story 5 years on”

Social Recruiting Summit

A quick summary from the Social Recruiting Summit that I attended yesterday at Google in San Francisco. The day kicked off with Reid Hoffman CEO of LinkedIn giving us an amazing presentation on LinkedIn. One of Reid’s main messages was that every individual is now their own small business, which means everyone needs their ownContinue reading “Social Recruiting Summit”

Excellent operational service delivery

This is the third instalment in my look at the hype around social recruiting, if you have missed them see the intro, parts 1 & 2. HR/Recruiters should focus on ensuring their operational service delivery is excellent instead of creating unrealistic expectations that social recruiting will save them. Like any business there is no point trying toContinue reading “Excellent operational service delivery”

Organisational challenges for social recruiting

There are four major challenges facing organisations from integrating social recruiting into their business operations, again I am stealing from the Mckinsey Cloud Computing report. Before we get into them I want to remind you of my current working definition of social recruiting: Using social media tools as part of recruiting Building a community ofContinue reading “Organisational challenges for social recruiting”

Step 1 define Social Recruiting

I wrote yesterday asking is the hype around social recruiting over, while a bit of a attention grabbing title I think the question still needs to be asked. Because when the hype is over we will all have moved on cause it failed to deliver or social recruiting will be part of everyday business. InContinue reading “Step 1 define Social Recruiting”

Social Recruiting: Is the hype over yet?

Next week I head to the US for the Social Recruiting Summit a one day extravaganza being held at the Googleplex in Mountain View. But as I sit here in wintery Melbourne pondering the future I am wondering when Social Recruiting will fall off the top of the Gartner Hype-curve? It will fall the trick will beContinue reading “Social Recruiting: Is the hype over yet?”

Google Wave and the Enterprise

With a fair bit of fanfare on May 28th Google pre-released a brand new tool/suite/ concept/framework for collaboration called Google Wave. I am not going to cover all the technical details, you can see them over at http://wave.google.com. But you do need to understand that Google Wave is actually three things all in one package.Continue reading “Google Wave and the Enterprise”

HR Technology Trends

Credit: Flickr dbilly Last month Watson Wyatt released their 2009 HR Technology Trends Report. So I grabbed my credit card and laid down US$45 to get a copy so I could see what they had to say. Some thoughts: The report is very hard to compare with their 2007 HR Technology Trends Report as theContinue reading “HR Technology Trends”