Australian HR Technology Report

The team at Navigo, distributors of OrgPlus, have released their 2010 reasearch report into HR technology usage by larger organisations in Australia, you can get your copy of the report at http://hrtechreport.com.au. The report is an interesting read focusing more on organisation’s satisfaction with their solutions than looking at overall trend in usage. Having saidContinue reading “Australian HR Technology Report”

User Generated Competency Maps

Thomas Otter, Gartner Analyst by day cyclist by night, posted on his Gartner blog last week about the new XING Competency Card and how it raises questions around the need for “complex, expensive, poorly maintained HR competency management applications behind the firewall”. The competency card allow you to add skills to your XING profile (think aContinue reading “User Generated Competency Maps”

Inspecht Software Directory

Over the last few weeks I have had a new site/service built, the Inspecht Software Directory. Basically a service to help Australian and New Zealand businesses learn about the different options they have for their HR/Payroll/Talent Management/Recruitment/Applicant Tracking systems. Right now there is basic information on over 100 vendors who service the Australian and NewContinue reading “Inspecht Software Directory”

Social media as part of background checking (Part 4)

Finally part four! In case you missed the reason we are here have a look at the last few posts. In the first post we looked at laying a foundation for the discussion and about how social media allows you access to a unique view on a candidate’s character. In part two I discussed the issue of culturalContinue reading “Social media as part of background checking (Part 4)”

Social networking and reputational risk in the workplace

Over 6 months ago Deloitte released their 2009 report on ethics and the workplace this time focusing on impact social computing is having on reputation risk for organisations. The results are very interesting, and given the recent background checking and social media discussions, they also impact individuals and their online reputation. Let’s review the result: 74% of employees saidContinue reading “Social networking and reputational risk in the workplace”

Social media as part of background checking (Part 3)

This is part three in my four part series on social media and background checking. In the first post we looked at laying a foundation for the discussion and about how social media allows you access to a unique view on a candidate’s character. In part two I discussed the issue of cultural fit andContinue reading “Social media as part of background checking (Part 3)”

Social media as part of background checking (Part 2)

This is part two in my four part series on social media and background checking. In the first post we looked at laying a foundation for the discussion and about how social media allows you access to a unique view on a candidate’s character. Now another method of assessing character is through a process HRContinue reading “Social media as part of background checking (Part 2)”

Social media as part of background checking (Part 1)

Right now the Australian online recruitment community have started some very health debate/discussion about the concept of using the content from social media as part of background checking. All started by Riges Younan from Peerlo*. Most of the discussion from the agency perspective is focusing around the ethics of using what is in the publicContinue reading “Social media as part of background checking (Part 1)”

HR Technology Landscape

I have been thinking a lot about how complex the overall HR technology landscape has become in the last five years. Traditional time and attendance vendors now do all things (Kronos), applicant tracking vendors now do performance management (take your pick of vendors), learning management vendors now do compensation (Plateau ) and competitors are nowContinue reading “HR Technology Landscape”