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”

ATC Social Media Conference

We are coming to the end of the early bird discount period for the joint event between Inspecht and ATC Social Media: A Recruitment Revolution. while the early bird discount is good, register 2 or more delegates and you get an even better deal. So why attend? Listen to Australian case studies from Ernst &Continue reading “ATC Social Media Conference”

Jobvite Source: Social Recruiting for All

Late last week Jobvite, who 3 weeks ago secured another $8.25 million in series B funding, launched their latest product Jobvite Source. A product that allows any company to source candidates through a combination of social networks without the need of their larger ATS. Jobvite Source also allows employees to refer jobs on to theirContinue reading “Jobvite Source: Social Recruiting for All”

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 theContinue reading “RecruitTech Presentation”

Are careers website critical to success??

I was beaten to the punch by Kelly Magowan with her post yesterday as to why you need to upgrade your corporate careers site to be successful with social media. This was my flow on post from the Corporate Careers Website Report I released on Wednesday night. However Kelly only scratched the surface of the issue.Continue reading “Are careers website critical to success??”

Is social media a SCAM for recruiting

Credit:Flickr cambodia4kidsorg Last week a US recruitment expert Peter Weddle called social media a SCAM for recruiting. He stated that it was a waste of time with no ROI, although he did not use the term ROI. Finally his prediction was that social media will not be the future of recruiting until 2014 while job boardsContinue reading “Is social media a SCAM for recruiting”

Twitter in the recruitment process

I am sorry but I have to call this out. The RCSA is the peak Australian association for the recruitment and on-hire sector (according to their web site) but I do wonder sometimes if they know what is going on. (Disclosure I am not a member and have only attended a few of their events so myContinue reading “Twitter in the recruitment process”

Job Applications on Twitter-like service

I found this over at the Amnesia blog a Dutch marketing agency, Energize, in a bid to attract social media cadidates has reworked their job application page to look like Twitter. I have to agree with the guy at Amnesia it is a little gimmicky, but as they said the site is getting attention.  AContinue reading “Job Applications on Twitter-like service”

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”

Using Twitter for HR and Recruiting

If you had been watching my to do list for the last 18 months you would have seen an item sitting there and just not getting done. It was important but never urgent so never touched. Write an introduction document on Twitter for HR and Recruiting.  There have been lots of documents/posts/articles on the subjectContinue reading “Using Twitter for HR and Recruiting”