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Michael Specht - HR, Recruitment, and technology

A blog from Australia looking at technology, management, Human Resources (HR) and recruitment.

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The Five Horsemen and you

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 10:45:22 +0000

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, employees […]

What’s Next?

Sun, 28 Feb 2016 06:42:28 +0000

I’ve been thinking about writing on my blog for a while now, and this post doesn’t mean I will write regularly (but you never know). So what is next? This is something I have been searching for over the last few years. Today I read a good summary, by Chris Dixon, on some key computing […]

4th Australian HR Technology Survey

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 04:33:24 +0000

  Earlier this week Navigo Research opened up our 4th Australian HR Technology Survey. The survey examines the local HR Technology landscape and specifically focuses on vendors/solutions used, satisfaction, expenditure and future trends. The resulting free report is designed to provide organisations with the information to plan, justify and execute HR technology projects. If you […]

HR Technology Conference

Wed, 02 Oct 2013 22:56:34 +0000

Next week I am heading off to Las Vegas to attend the 16th Annual HR Technology Conference. This will be my second visit to the conference, the last was in 2001/2002. That time the event was held in Chicago and was an amazing experience back then. I can only imagine the improvements over the last […]

Navigo Research 3rd Australian HR Technology Report

Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:22:43 +0000

One of the first things I did after joining Navigo Research was to pick up the finalisation of the HR Technology Report. As of this week the report has been finally made available and can be downloaded over on the Navigo Research web site. (Yes it was late – long story for another time.) The […]

Some content for you

Mon, 24 Jun 2013 00:52:39 +0000

In the interests of trying to save some of you from subscribing to multiple locations I will try to cross post content from Navigo Research here. A few recent posts. You have to action your data for it to be meaningful A recent study by Cleo Magazine has found that many organisations are complying with […]

Where has all the content gone?

Sun, 19 May 2013 08:34:10 +0000

A short update. As some will know I started a new job about 6 weeks ago. Like all new jobs things have been fairly busy, but I have been writing, just not here. Most of my blogging is going to be over at the Navigo Research site. I will still be blogging here, just at […]

7th Annual ATC Conference coming up

Wed, 20 Mar 2013 07:12:28 +0000

The 7th Annual ATC Conference is just around the corner and from the looks of the agenda it will be as fantastic as the previous ones. This year’s theme is around agile talent management and will be looking at the different ways you can structure your talent management function. As always the speaker line up […]

On the Move

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 06:56:00 +0000

A few months ago I started assessing what I would be doing come the end of March after this very long project was over. I blogged a few times about the process of trying to decide where I was going and what I was doing, I even applied for a few jobs. Well it is […]

Disengaged Employees cost you US$2246 per employee every year

Thu, 28 Feb 2013 06:42:25 +0000

Profitability drives the actions of all organisation, even not for profits as they at least need to break even, as such senior leadership teams are constantly reviewing regular reports on the health of their organisation through financial, operational and people metrics. Unfortunately a majority of these metrics are looking backward at what took place during […]

Popular posts

Sun, 24 Feb 2013 04:08:18 +0000

I had a thought over the last couple of days; “What are my most popular posts?” About 7 years ago I installed a plug in called WP-PostViews as I cannot remember exactly when I installed it I have no solid starting point for the numbers. However it is still interesting to see what has been […]

Assessing cloud for HR Technology

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 06:57:24 +0000

I was driving home today listening to The Cloud Computing podcast where Chris Dailey discussed an article entitled Scrap you code. Start from scratch for cloud which was suggesting that smaller companies do not need to invest on-premise computing offerings instead they can go straight to the cloud for everything. The premise of this, going […]

Reputation in the workplace

Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:45:18 +0000

After reading a post about collaboration and recruiting from Jobscience I went to watch the TEDGlobal Video of Rachel Botsman who explores the currency that makes systems like Airbnb and Taskrabbit work: trust, influence, and what she calls “reputation capital”. To me what Rachel is talking about is really the same as Whuffie, a term […]

Plans for 2013

Sat, 26 Jan 2013 01:11:30 +0000

Just a short update and a small reflection. At this stage nothing set in stone, still talking to a few people and looking at the jobs on offer. My review of next steps has me looking in two different directions both equally interesting; IT project management ideally in HR Technology (either vendor or customer) or […]

Cloud Computing and HR

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:15:42 +0000

Yes another trend post, there might be a few more as I get my head across all that has happened in the last year or so. Cloud Computing has been gaining momentum over the last few years, in HR it is getting some significant airtime and how could it not with the success of cloud […]

The glass is full with Google Glass

Sun, 20 Jan 2013 01:15:12 +0000

One of the coolest inventions of 2012 is Google Glass, a wearable computer, running Android, that looks like a set of regular glasses that includes a video camera and augmented reality head-up display unit. Wearers of the glasses interact with them using natural language input while connected to the Internet. The best way to describe […]

MySpace is Back and Different

Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:52:31 +0000

Yes you read that right. MySpace is back, new, improved and very different. Mashable have a very good round up of the new MySpace service with the opening paragraph summing up how I felt after using the service for the first hour: The new MySpace is pretty. It incorporates many of the trends in modern […]

Mobility and HR

Sun, 13 Jan 2013 23:17:04 +0000

Source: Flickr user smemon Be it mobile phones or tablets Australians love our mobile devices with 76% of us having a Smartphone and almost 40% of us now have tablet devices, however only 50% of these with non-wifi communication capability limiting the remainder to use in cafes and other public wifi locations. The 8th Australian […]

Big Data and Management

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:22:05 +0000

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. For […]

Search Update

Sat, 01 Dec 2012 02:15:25 +0000

A bit of an update. Yes the networks do work, got a few interesting leads and a couple of meetings to follow up to see where things might go. In addition I have been reviewing my resume and looking at what I enjoy doing as a step to determine the right sort of role and […]