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?”

Unpaid Internships: Fast Track to your Dream Job or Glorified Slave Labor?

This guest post is contributed by Katheryn Rivas. So after getting being accepted to your Dream University–after painstakingly editing college applications, obsessing over grades, finding extra-curricular activities that sparked your interest AND would somehow impress a college admissions committee–you thought it was all over, right? Once accepted, you’d think the next logical step is toContinue reading “Unpaid Internships: Fast Track to your Dream Job or Glorified Slave Labor?”

Tips on managing social media in the workplace

Last week I did a short podcast with Nick McCormick, author of Lead Well and Prosper, looking at tips for managing social media in the workplace. We spoke about implementing guidelines/policies within the workplace along with some of the potential issues and how to manage them.  However given the short format of the podcast, it is onlyContinue reading “Tips on managing social media in the workplace”

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”

10 things to do in 2010

While we are still in the first few weeks of the new year I through it would be good to look at come of the things you should focus on during 2010 to. In no particular order here is my list of 10 things to do in 2010: Have an HR/Talent Management/Recruiting application blueprint TheContinue reading “10 things to do in 2010”

Thoughts on the Peopleclick Authoria merger

On 5 January 2010 Authoria and Peopleclick combined to form the largest privately owned company in the Talent Management marketplace. The new company, Peopleclick Authoria, claims to serve almost 60% of the Fortune 100 organisations. The new CEO will be Charles S. Jones, Managing Partner of Bedford Funding, the private equity firm undertaking the deal.Continue reading “Thoughts on the Peopleclick Authoria merger”

Is your HR Strategy ready for the intention economy?

I sit here typing this post during the first week of the second decade in the 21st century however some many organisation’s HR strategies are still stuck in the 20th century. Let me explain. Today most organisational HR strategy is based on a asynchronous model where the organisation does something and at a later time employeesContinue reading “Is your HR Strategy ready for the intention economy?”

HR 2020 a look into the future

With us rapidly coming to the end of the first decade of the 21st century I thought it might be fun to look forward another 10 years to see what a day in the life of an HR manager might be like. (First I am not a fiction writer so bear with me. Second whileContinue reading “HR 2020 a look into the future”

Best places to work as voted by you the employees

For the second year in a row Glassdoor has published their Best Places to Work listing based on votes by the employees of these organisations. Basically wisdom of crowds to determine the 50 best employers in the US. The terms of reference were: The Top 50 were selected from more than 37,000 companies reviewed byContinue reading “Best places to work as voted by you the employees”