Twitter Lists for All

For the last couple of months Twitter has been testing out a new feature, Lists, and as of yesterday Lists were available to all users. So what is a list? Anyone can curate and publish lists, so if you have an idea for one, just click “New list” in the sidebar of your Twitter accountContinue reading “Twitter Lists for All”

Crowdsourcing promotions?

I am a firm believer in the whole “Wisdom of Crowds” process so this article in The Age today made me think a bit. Austereo, Australia radio network, had teamed up with Jelli a US network to provide Australians with the first 24 hour a day crowdsourced radio show. Basically listeners go online to voteContinue reading “Crowdsourcing promotions?”

Some unrelated thoughts

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 byContinue reading “Some unrelated thoughts”

It’s all about the message

A lack of clear communication is cited as a common cause of many relationships¬†failures, be they personal or professional. Many a study has shown that clearly communicating the employment deal up front is a critical first step in having an engaged employee. This should be obvious, no one likes to buy a product only toContinue reading “It’s all about the message”

54 Percent of Companies Have Bad Management

These types of articles really really get me going. 54% of Companies Ban … I’m sorry but I am not surprised that 77% of employees who had access to Facebook used it during the work day! Ok how many logged onto personal email accounts, made a personal phone call, used their personal mobile phone, hadContinue reading “54 Percent of Companies Have Bad Management”

ATC Social Media Conference

We are coming to the end of the early bird discount period for the joint event between Inspecht and ATC Social Media: A Recruitment Revolution. while the early bird discount is good, register 2 or more delegates and you get an even better deal. So why attend? Listen to Australian case studies from Ernst &Continue reading “ATC Social Media Conference”

Are your offer letters keepsakes?

Something I get asked a lot is “How does social media impact the HR department?” There are lots of ways, including areas that crosses into the recruiting; attraction, branding, onboarding and closing the deal. Do your offer letters engage future employees like this? All kidding aside, any company that can give this much attention toContinue reading “Are your offer letters keepsakes?”