Reputation in the workplace

After reading a post about collaboration and recruiting from Jobscience I went to watch the TEDGlobal Video of Rachel Botsman who explores the currency that makes systems like Airbnb and Taskrabbit work: trust, influence, and what she calls “reputation capital”. To me what Rachel is talking about is really the same as Whuffie, a termContinue reading “Reputation in the workplace”

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”

What is next…

I have been pondering the future. What is next? Do you know? If so please do tell. A number of years ago I pondered what was next from blogging and podcasting, neither of these forms have really survived in the way the were circa 2005/2006. Let alone what happened to MySpace, Friendster, Orkut… Let’s lookContinue reading “What is next…”

Who owns your brand in the social media world?

Tomorrow morning I am doing a presentation for MyCareer and some of their clients looking at the wonderful topic of: Who owns your brand in a social media world An interesting topic some might think more interesting have a job board promote social media, more on that later. While I have a large amount ofContinue reading “Who owns your brand in the social media world?”

Mobile Recruiting

At the upcoming ATC Social Media conference (early bird prices until 30 September) I will be talking briefly about mobile recruiting. A topic I know is a little strange to some people, but I think effective use of mobile technology is going to become a critical part of a recruiters toolkit. Let’s face it mobileContinue reading “Mobile Recruiting”

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”

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?”

Twitter and LinkedIn

Earlier this week Twitter and LinkedIn announced a partnership whereby you can now share updates between both services. Given that according to Pew Internet & American Life Project a total of 19% of American online adults have posted a status update this change is significant. Firstly it will give all those professionals on LinkedIn whoContinue reading “Twitter and LinkedIn”

Twitter Lists for All

For the last couple of months Twitter has been testing out a new feature, Lists, and as of yesterday Lists were available to all users. So what is a list? Anyone can curate and publish lists, so if you have an idea for one, just click “New list” in the sidebar of your Twitter accountContinue reading “Twitter Lists for All”