HR 2020 a look into the future

With us rapidly coming to the end of the first decade of the 21st century I thought it might be fun to look forward another 10 years to see what a day in the life of an HR manager might be like. (First I am not a fiction writer so bear with me. Second whileContinue reading “HR 2020 a look into the future”

Your HRIS Selection Process

HR practitioners know that business strategy should drive HR strategy, and the same is true for the organisation’s Human Resource Information System strategy – it should be driven by the HR strategy and aligned with the business strategy. Therefore, when selecting a Human Resource Information System for the organisation, the first and most important step is toContinue reading “Your HRIS Selection Process”

Movement at Stepstone?

After performing well in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant report it seems things are changing for Stepstone . Earlier this week they held an Extraordinary General Meeting to vote on de-listing the company from both the Norwegian and UK exchanges. De-listing of the shares of the company from Oslo Børs In accordance with the Board’s proposal, the general meetingContinue reading “Movement at Stepstone?”

Best places to work as voted by you the employees

For the second year in a row Glassdoor has published their Best Places to Work listing based on votes by the employees of these organisations. Basically wisdom of crowds to determine the 50 best employers in the US. The terms of reference were: The Top 50 were selected from more than 37,000 companies reviewed byContinue reading “Best places to work as voted by you the employees”

Magicality of a Gartner Magic Quadrant

Ok magicality may not be a real word but who cares. Being in the magic quadrant for a vendor can make or break them in the sales process as so many people place so much emphasis on these results. As such Gartner released the 2009 eRecruitment Magic Quadrant last week with some interesting results. FirstlyContinue reading “Magicality of a Gartner Magic Quadrant”

Do brands have a Dunbar’s number?

Well do they? (You do know what Dunbar’s number is right?) This question was posed by Manu Prasad over in India, thanks to Gautam Gosh for pointing it out. Manu ponders that: if there was a Dunbar number for brands, dictated by the number of people the brand can connect with- internally as well asContinue reading “Do brands have a Dunbar’s number?”

A history lesson of sorts

I got distracted today so I started digging through my old blog posts to have a look at some of the subjects I have covered in the last 5 years. Initially I was very much focused on blogs as a method of solving all of the world’s issues. Mainly because that was the main formContinue reading “A history lesson of sorts”

Agile talent management software – Your survival plan?

I read with interest this morning Dr John Sullivan’s article looking at how to survive in such turbulent economic times, his concept seems to be a play on the software development process Agile. To quote Wikipedia Agile software development is: Agile software development refers to a group of software development methodologies based on iterative development,Continue reading “Agile talent management software – Your survival plan?”

Presentation from ATC Social Media Event

The slides from my joint session with Trevor Vas from HCMS are now available for you to view. Creating Social Recruiting Strategyhttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=creatingsocialrecruitingstrategymstvv3-091203185421-phpapp01&stripped_title=creating-social-recruiting-strategy View more presentations from Michael Specht.

ATC Social Media Event

Yesterday was the first joint ATC/Inspecht event looking specifically at the usage of social media in recruitment. My personal opinion is that overall the day was a great success, although we will wait for the formal feedback from participants to know their feelings. Here are some of my thoughts and observations. Having over 130 peopleContinue reading “ATC Social Media Event”