The Five Horsemen and you

A rambling post of thoughts for you. For a few years there has been talk of the “five horsemen” of tech – Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. The opinion of having Microsoft included has varied over time the final number doesn’t matter, these five organisations are massive – in terms of impact, revenue, employeesContinue reading “The Five Horsemen and you”

Big Data and Management

Over the last couple of weeks I have been very interested in the growth of Big Data. A few years ago Big Data was primarily found in academic and marketing writing, ie not in the main stream. This has changed with many commentators now discussing the merits that this new frontier has to offer. ForContinue reading “Big Data and Management”

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…”

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”

Who owns your employer brand?

Last week while I was at ATC Sydney there was lots and lots of talk about employer brands and who really controls them in today’s social media world. For example Steve Fogarty, Recruiting Captain, from adidas in North America covered the topic highlighting that recruiters need to think more like marketers to attract top talent,Continue reading “Who owns your employer brand?”

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”

Unique job seeking method

I was forwarded an interesting Facebook event invitation today, someone seeking a job! Here is the deal, our hero today is Paul a recent uni graduate in Engineering majoring in Robotics and Mechatronics and minoring in Mechanical Design Engineering with 18 months professional experience. Paul is having issues getting a job, so he put aContinue reading “Unique job seeking method”

Some unrelated thoughts

The famous Web 2.0 Summit wrapped up late last week with lots and lots of product announcements and more news stories than I could ever hope to digest. (Not helped by the fact that I have been sick for about 4 days now.) Anyway here are a few summary items: If teens are confused byContinue reading “Some unrelated thoughts”

54 Percent of Companies Have Bad Management

These types of articles really really get me going. 54% of Companies Ban … I’m sorry but I am not surprised that 77% of employees who had access to Facebook used it during the work day! Ok how many logged onto personal email accounts, made a personal phone call, used their personal mobile phone, hadContinue reading “54 Percent of Companies Have Bad Management”