Who owns your employer brand?

Last week while I was at ATC Sydney there was lots and lots of talk about employer brands and who really controls them in today’s social media world. For example Steve Fogarty, Recruiting Captain, from adidas in North America covered the topic highlighting that recruiters need to think more like marketers to attract top talent,Continue reading “Who owns your employer brand?”

Twitter Bans Third-Party Ads

I noticed an interesting development over night, Twitter is looking to ban all third-part ad networks from injecting ads into users Twitter streams. From the Twitter blog: As our primary concern is the long-term health and value of the network, we have and will continue to forgo near-term revenue opportunities in the service of carefullyContinue reading “Twitter Bans Third-Party Ads”

Employee Engagement and Social Media

Over the last 2 weeks I have been giving a series of presentations looking at how social media (and Enterprise 2.0) can drive employee engagement. While the slides are available on slideshare for download I wanted to give a bit of context. As part of preparing the presentation I came across a presentation by SusanContinue reading “Employee Engagement and Social Media”

How to Motivate Employees to Succeed

This guest post is contributed by Melissa Tamura. Every employer wants to get the most productivity from their employees. If you push too hard, though, you risk making employees unhappy, causing unwelcome turnover and costing you money. So the question remains, how do you motivate your employees to work their best? Praise Employers are oftenContinue reading “How to Motivate Employees to Succeed”

Marshall Goldsmith at AHRI National Convention

Marshall Goldsmith opened the 2010 AHRI National Convention with a highly interactive and thought provoking talk looking at how to be a better coach. Marshall began the session by saying his focus is to teach leaders what to STOP doing instead of teaching them what to do. Marshall provided us 5 key challenges of successfulContinue reading “Marshall Goldsmith at AHRI National Convention”

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”