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”

Workforce Analytics: Following the employees

I ran across an interesting post from the LinkedIn blog, via Steve Barham from LinkedIn, entitled Where did all the people go from the collapsed financial institutions?. The post was looking at the flow of employees between five major financial services companies: Barclays Credit Suisse Citigroup Bank Of America JP Morgan Chase This image showsContinue reading “Workforce Analytics: Following the employees”

Social Recruiting what is it?

For several years now I have been watching the development of social media and its eventual impact on both the HR and Recruitment professions. I have attempted to define social recruiting, run presentations on the development of a strategy, and worked with several clients on creating a strategy. If you attended some of my presentationsContinue reading “Social Recruiting what is it?”

How engaged are your employees??

Last night I had the privilege  to see François-Frédéric Guy perform in his Sydney debut as part of the Sydney Symphony’s International Pianists in Recital Series. François-Frédéric performed three Chopin and three Beethoven pieces to a packed crowd of piano lovers. In particular he performed: CHOPIN Nocturne in C minor, Op.48 No.1 Nocturne in E, Op.62 No.2 Polonaise-fantaisie, Op.61 BEETHOVEN Sonata No.31 in AContinue reading “How engaged are your employees??”

What do executives in Australia want?

On Monday my colleague Philip Tusing, co-author of the Sources of Talent Report, released his latest report, Executive Monitor. An eye opening look at what 1,332 executives are thinking in Australia about all sorts of different topics from compensation, education, recruiters and personal branding. Philip gives a great run down on the key findings on his site,Continue reading “What do executives in Australia want?”