Social media strategy webinar

The folks at Recruiter Daily have asked me to do a short webinar for their readers about social media and recruitment called “Plan your social media strategy – connect, attract and recruit“. The event will be 11am September 17 and you can register online now, even if you can’t make the live event the presentationContinue reading “Social media strategy webinar”

Social Media: A Recruitment Revolution?

Back in June I shipped myself off to the first Social Recruiting Summit at Google HQ in San Francisco. On my return I was approached by the team from Australasian Talent Conference (Trevor Vas, Horace Chai, and Kevin Wheeler) to see if we could pull off a similar event here in Australia. So on 3rdContinue reading “Social Media: A Recruitment Revolution?”

Social Media In the Workplace

Below are my notes for the talk I have given over the last week on social media in the workplace. I admit they do not flow as an essay as they supplemented my slides, hopefully you can derive my messages. Social Media in the Workplacehttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=fcbpresentationv3-090511080010-phpapp01&rel=0&stripped_title=social-media-in-the-workplace        View more presentations from Michael Specht. For nearly 20 years geeks haveContinue reading “Social Media In the Workplace”

ATC: James Elliott National Recruitment Director Deloitte

James Elliott took the stage after lunch to give us a run down on Deloitte’s (Update: to clarify this is only the Australian operation and does not reflect the US operations.) recruitment function, specifically their Sourcing function. James indicated he was a little concerned about presenting, mainly because of the real time feedback that wouldContinue reading “ATC: James Elliott National Recruitment Director Deloitte”

ATC: Sue Polo Engineering and Operations Staffing Director, Google

Sue Polo from Google, Australian readers yes Google HQ, followed Dr Williamson with a fantastic look at not only Google as a corporation but also their staffing challenges. She provided us with so much information I did not get a chance to write many notes as she talked, but here are some of my topContinue reading “ATC: Sue Polo Engineering and Operations Staffing Director, Google”

ATC: Dr Ian Williamson

Unfortunately the schedule for ATC was changed so I missed the first 30 minutes of Dr Williamson’s presentation, however what I did catch was very very good. Employees are repositories of both human and social capital therefore talent retention is all about relationship management. Dr Williamson (Associate Professor from Melbourne School of Business) talked aContinue reading “ATC: Dr Ian Williamson”

ATC: Naomi Simson, RedBalloon

Up before lunch was Naomi Simson, CEO of RedBalloon, and CEO means Chief Experience Officer. RedBalloon vision, we are changing the face of giving in Australia, the goal is to change employee engagement in Australia by 1%. Given lack of engagement costs Australia $21billion that is a lot of savings. Some thoughts: How can you spendContinue reading “ATC: Naomi Simson, RedBalloon”

ATC: Russell Kronenburg from Pacific Brands

Next up was Russell Kronenburg, Group People and Performance Manager, Pacific Brands. Wow want a fantastic session. Russell provided us with some amazing insights into what Pacific Brands are doing to attract key talent. Pacific Brands had an issue with finding designers, who could take up to 180 days to hire! Russell introduced us to the BarrettContinue reading “ATC: Russell Kronenburg from Pacific Brands”