The search

As I mentioned earlier I have been busy, I still am but now looking at my next steps and that will most likely result in some employment arrangement within an organisation. I have just started this journey but I do need to find something for March 2013. I have spent a little time looking overContinue reading “The search”

4 years on some thoughts

I was have a chat with an old colleague this afternoon and we were discussing where social media has gone in the last few years, specifically around recruitment. Which got me thinking. You know where has social media gone? This then took me back in time to some of the crazy ideas I had aboutContinue reading “4 years on some thoughts”

ATC Social Media Presentation

Here is my presentation from the ATC Social Media event. My main messages that I hope people took away were: Using social media for marketing is ok, but engagement and community is better Engagement and community is harder than just a Twitter account or Facebook Social Media is not easy, nor is it free TrueContinue reading “ATC Social Media Presentation”

Social media and the elephant in the room

Once again a longtime between drinks, however this post might start to demonstrate why. For many months I have felt that something is not right in the world of social media. The problem was I have not been able to put my finger on the issue. I happened to read a post over at SocialContinue reading “Social media and the elephant in the room”

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?”

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”

Unique Video Usage

If you have been following some of the other HR and Recruitment blogs in Australia there has been a bit of talk about using video, even I joined the discussions with a bit of a technology review. Today I want to highlight a fairly unique use of YouTube Video. (If you are in marketing circlesContinue reading “Unique Video Usage”

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?”