David Meerman Scott comments on Australian businesses' attitudes toward toward social media during a recent Australian tour. "People are naturally scared of that which they do not understand. I noticed a great deal of fear about social media among executives attending my talks during my speaking tour of Australia over the past two weeks."
For something different: this paper examines the role that social capital plays in the determination and distribution of business earnings among female entrepreneurs in rural Nigeria. This is a formal white paper article.
"Talent management and employer branding both have the same objective in mind, i.e. to make company’s more successful in their recruitment and retention, but they shouldn’t be considered the same thing. Talent management is about how to manage employees and employer branding is about how to create and communicate a strong corporate culture that resonates well with the target group you wish to recruit and retain. Employer branding and talent management are interdependent, however, and one cannot function without the other."
'[T]he chasm between talent attraction and talent retention is as wide as I can recall. Top talent is in such high demand that the age-old practice of “just paying more” is no longer good enough to differentiate why employees choose one firm over another. '
"Do you use your personal phone to access the company ATS when you’re not in the office? Or maybe just to contact that hard-to-reach hot prospect? Of course you do.
"[This] report should also serve as a wake-up call to HR — and that doesn’t mean adopting or broadening a policy to limit personal computing devices. As one part of the report notes, employees feel strongly enough about the quality of the technology and how it is supported, that it’s an important factor in taking a job."
1.3 million Australians are on LinkedIn, and 100 million professionals globally. While Facebook and Twitter lead the social conversation, LinkedIn is leading the business discussion, and the question is now becoming not "if" you get involved, but "how." 'Think Harvey Norman's response earlier this year to negative social media sentiment. The key question is how do organisations manage themselves and their employees by establishing social media policy and guidelines that mitigate social media risk?'
ATTRACTION: Before advertising on job boards, have you looked at your organisation's website? "To make one hire, recruiters wade through more than six times as many applications from job boards than they do from their own websites," not considering that the propects coming to directly to the site are potentially far more suitable.
The cheerful exterior to management sponsored “fun” is swell in theory, but new research has indicated that the fun theory is not all it's cracked up to be, and can camoflage internal issues that management may not be aware of.
"Farming and harvesting these social connections has increased the social capital of my network, and I believe that those that are new connections to me have gained added social wealth and influence as well. This is an abundance, not a scarcity wealth system. As I gain social wealth, it doesn’t come at the expense of someone else; in fact both of us gain wealth in the expansion of our collective networks."
MARCH 2011: A university case study, this paper measures human capital development in the Japanese workforce after WWII. An increase in workers' years of schooling is believed to have aided Japan's economic growth after WWII.
Atlassian's Mike Cannon-Brookes encourages other businesses to develop some type of program to help spur innovation. Starting as a small Sydney-based company, Atlassian now has offices in California and The Netherlands.
When it comes to boosting your employee's productivity it all comes down to this: Increase loyalty, and you'll increase productivity. See what other executives are doing to up their staff's productivity.
The workplace that we all survive in has changed dramatically over the past several decades. Today, our workplace could just as likely be governed what happens next door as it is by changes half way around the globe. This article looks at human capital - what the term means in a practical sense: the 21st century.
Challenges and solutions for employer branding: Laura Birk, Director of Talent Management at Barilla North America was a speaker at the 5th Annual Internal Branding & Employee Engagement Conference, Miami, FL.