Talent Tidbits – Indigenous job board, Web 2.0 usage & Fair Work Act

Thought for this week: “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” – John Cage

Web 2.0 at work
McKinsey second annual look at how companies are using web 2.0 technologies (e.g. blogs, RSS etc).  Firms who embraced web.20 applications are “enjoying benefits such as increased knowledge sharing and more effective marketing”.

First indigenous job board
Why it took this long is a mystery. That it took a private sector player to launch the first job board for indigenous Australians is another mystery. Regardless, it’s a welcome arrival. Kudos to everyone involved.

Fair Work Act
AHRI’s new report looks at how prepared Australian organisations are for the introduction of the Fair Work Act 2009.

Happy city and talent
Forbes featured a story on the world’s happiest cities. Sydney ranked no 2. In another global survey of remuneration trends, Sydney is ranked highly (no.2) in terms of net purchasing power.  How much does a city’s brand/persona contribute to the attraction of talent? A lot, I imagined. Another interesting question – How does one promote an organisation’s employment brand if it is located in a less than attractive city? As nations compete for talent, reputation of cities will have a direct bearing on the attraction and recruitment of talent.

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