Social Recruiting and an experiment

Last week I was meeting with Riges Younan and Jeremy Samuel from 2Vouch to discuss Riges’s presentation for Australiasian Talent Conference in Auckland, topic being “The Evolution of Social Recruiting”. To develop the presentation Riges wanted feedback from the recruiting community on their thoughts, ideas and case studies. To quote Riges: I need your help to shape, contribute andContinue reading “Social Recruiting and an experiment”

Microsoft Tag a not so new tool for marketing

Last week Microsoft launched a new service/tool/technology called Microsoft Tag. In simple terms it allows you to take a photo of an image with your internet-enabled phone and the related content is displayed on your phone. Very similar technology to the QR Code. But implemented very differently. The QR Code stores all of the dataContinue reading “Microsoft Tag a not so new tool for marketing”

Workforce development in public and private sector

A couple of weeks ago Kate Carruthers spoke to me about workforce development programs, the results are an article she published on the NSW TAFE eZine web site, under the heading of “Workforce development: Case studies in private and public sector implementation“. Workforce development is a key issue for both private and public sector businesses. Continue reading “Workforce development in public and private sector”

Cloud/Grid/Utility Computing what is it & must you have it?

Today I want to discuss the latest hype in the HR technology space, Cloud/Grid/Utility Computing. Now the terms utility computing and grid computing have been around for a while now, however cloud computing is areasonable new term. First up they are not the same thing! They can be related but they are not the same. Let me start withContinue reading “Cloud/Grid/Utility Computing what is it & must you have it?”

Year End != Performance Management

Today I was catching up on some of my feeds and noticed many of the major HR technology related blogs I follow were discussing performance management, for example Jason, Meg, Justin and, it even gets a mention on Thomas’s blog. So I felt I would get in on the game. So let’s start at the beginning,Continue reading “Year End != Performance Management”

Halo HP’s Telepresence Solution

Yesterday I attended a media event, as a blogger, for the Australian launch of HP’s Halo Telepresence product. The event was simultaneously held at HP’s office in Sydney and Melbourne using HP’s Halo product and included a Halo hook up to the US and audio hook up to HP’s PR company. Down to the product:Continue reading “Halo HP’s Telepresence Solution”

Oracle Social CRM Part Two

I started this post yesterday but was interrupted by meetings and personal life, so now back to my discussion with Oracle on their Social CRM offerings. I said the tools were limited in functionality, but let me explain in more detail. They are NOT limited in functionality within the firewall, but external user generated contentContinue reading “Oracle Social CRM Part Two”

Slight service interruption

Over the last few days service on this site and several of my other sites has been less than perfect, downright poor for some of them. This has been due to several related factors. Firstly the performance of my previous hosting provider MD Webhosting and secondly the unavoidable service interruptions while moving hosting providers. IContinue reading “Slight service interruption”

Startup Camp Melbourne wrap up

Last weekend was Startup Camp Melbourne, an action packed event I participated in full of drama and success. The idea of bringing unknown people together to learn about creating startups is a fantastic idea that we need more of in Australia. I know we have several incubators and a sort of venture capital industry but, weContinue reading “Startup Camp Melbourne wrap up”

Startup Camp Melbourne

Today, Friday 3rd October, sees Startup Camp Melbourne kick off from 6pm running until about 6pm Sunday. During this time 20 or so would be entrepreneurs will spend almost every minute working to create several new business ideas. The basic agenda for the weekend will be: Friday 3rd October 6pm Arrival & networking 7pm DinnerContinue reading “Startup Camp Melbourne”