RecruitTech Presentation

Today I gave a short presentation at RecruitTech in Canberra on Social Media in the workplace. The official bio was:

Many big organisations continue to block the use of social networking tools in the workplace, whilst others encourage their use.  But how much Facebook surfing and Twittering is too much?  This presentation weighs up the pros and cons of social media in the workplace and the impact of an organisation’s social media policy on its recruitment and retention.

Here are the slides from the presentation.

Social media strategy webinar

Recruiter DailyThe 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 presentation will be available.

So what will I cover?

This online tutorial, brought to you by Recruiter Daily and social media expert Michael Specht, separates the trash from the truth. You will gain a better understanding of social networking – the positives and the pitfalls – and learn how to:

  • apply the four Cs of social media – collaboration, content, connection and conversation;
  • use social media in the five phases of recruitment;
  • move from a reactive model to proactively engaging in social media;
  • measure your social recruiting success with meaningful metrics.

It should be an interesting session if I do say so myself.

If you can’t get to the session on the 17th, I will be in Canberra on the 18th at RecruitTech talking about social media in the workplace, if you can’t do either then be in Melbourne 3rd December for the combined ATC and Inspecht one day event on social media and recruitment.

(Just quietly between us I hate the term social media expert.)

Michael is MIA

Irony is after 5 years of blogging I am so busy with other activities I have not blogged for 10 days. Right now things are not going to get any better. I leave tomorrow for my annual ski holiday and will not be back until August 2nd.

What has been keeping me from blogging?

  • Major project for a client that has a significant phase that needs to be completed before I leave
  • Source of Talent Report, although my partner on this project is doing a lot of the work at the moment
  • Work for 3 or 4 other clients, proposals etc
  • Preparing for RecuitTECH in September
  • Planning a webinar for HR/Recruiter Daily on the Business Case for Social Recruiting
  • Planning for a social media and recruitment conference with the team from ATC for November, more on this soon

I hope for things to get back to something like normal in August, in the meantime here are a few links of some interesting stories I have found in the last few weeks.

RecruitTECH September 2009

On September 18 in Canberra I will be speaking at RecruitTECH with a host of other people. What is RecruitTECH?

The RecruitTECH conference will provide delegates with an insight into the future of recruitment and how technology will increasingly impact upon the sourcing of employees in coming years.

Themes to be covered during the conference include:  the use of social media (eg. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn), user-generated content, the distributed workforce, the evolution of recruitment advertising, the use of employer-branded career sites, and the trend towards Software as a Service (SaaS).

My contribution will be about social media in the workplace, other speakers include:

  • Laurel Papworth
  • Stephen Collins
  • Ross Clennett
  • Brett Iredale
  • Geoff Jennings
  • Kelly Magowan
  • Thomas Shaw
  • Kate Sykes
  • Phillip Tusing
  • Riges Younan
  • Clayton Wehner

Registration is only $299 with a maximum of 75 people, so book early to make sure you are not disappointed.