Disengaged Employees cost you US$2246 per employee every year

Profitability drives the actions of all organisation, even not for profits as they at least need to break even, as such senior leadership teams are constantly reviewing regular reports on the health of their organisation through financial, operational and people metrics. Unfortunately a majority of these metrics are looking backward at what took place duringContinue reading “Disengaged Employees cost you US$2246 per employee every year”

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”

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”

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?”

Australian Vendor PeopleStreme – 30% increase in Revenue

Many companies during the last 12 months have experienced either a reduction or at best no growth in revenue, not local vendor PeopleStreme . PeopleStreme, who sell talent management solutions recorded a 30% increase in revenue. According to Lyle Potgieter CEO of PeopleStreme: “Organisations have got two problems, the first being getting their people productive,Continue reading “Australian Vendor PeopleStreme – 30% increase in Revenue”

Leaders are temporary

A couple of years ago the Collab@Work blog wrote a very interesting article on how leadership in MMORPG’s, such as World of Warcraft is temporary. They provided reasons why in these MMORPG’s it makes sense to have temporary leaders: In those games, leadership is a temporary position. At one point in time, you’re leading, theContinue reading “Leaders are temporary”

Using Video within your HR Processes

Yesterday afternoon I sat in to listen Bill Boorman‘s Downunder Recruiting show where the discussion was on video, an interesting topic. I am very interested in video within a talent acquisition strategy as this has been a topic for many many years and I am glad to see people are starting to move away from theContinue reading “Using Video within your HR Processes”