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Go Home
Today is ‘Go Home On Time Day’, a brainchild of Australia Institute which recently conducted a comprehensive study on overtime work in Australia. Are you leaving office early today?.

Academia Blues
Melissa Gregg thinks that academia is no longer a smart choice.

JobDash
Jobdash, a career management tool for IT professionals, is already capitalising on Linkedin’s new API announcement.  Jobdash can be used to  ‘track and Filter real-time Employment Offers from Twitter and LinkedIn status updates’. Our world is rapidly changing.

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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.

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The future of work
Time magazine has a good piece on what the future of work would look like. I particularly find Seth’s contribution thought provoking: “ there’s going to be a huge focus on finding the essential people and outsourcing the rest”

Is optimism back?
Optimism among executives is back, McKinsey’s latest economic survey says so. 39% of executives across the globe think their economy will improve. Another study by AESC also found signs of improvement in executives recruiters activity.

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 Money quote

“There are, of course, powerful economic reasons behind the trend. As sociologist Nan Lin puts it in his book, Social Capital, “Individuals engage in interactions and networking in order to produce profits.” These profits are based upon information, influence, social credentials, and recognition. The accumulated social capital, meanwhile, helps individuals to gain competitive advantages in the labor market as a result of privileged access to “resources” located on the social networks” McKinsey, March 2009

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