Date: "2013"

BraveNewTalent Tackles Talent Engagment

Tackling Talent Engagement

BraveNewTalent is thrilled to be noted as one of the talent engagement solutions featured in a post today by Human Resource Executive Online.

Suggesting that companies can no longer rely on basic corporate-career websites and applicant-tracking systems to maintain competitive advantage and engage talent, member-based talent communities built around shared content – such as our BraveNewTalent social learning platform – are among the recommendations for employers to differentiate themselves from the competition.

 

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Community, Mobile Technology and the Disruption of Space

Mobile Technology and the Disruption of Space 01

A recent article in the MIT Tech Review inspired me to write about a topic that, on its own, can seem rather commonplace, but in the context of information and communication technologies (ICTs) is hotly debated, and incredibly complex. The topic in question being geographical space.

While the article I read was more focused on the idea that mobile computing is reconstituting the importance of distance for marketing and selling consumer products, I would like to turn my attention towards, and admittedly only skim the surface of, how mobile ICTs have redefined what geographical space means in the context of community and interaction. Probably the most prominent effect that mobile technology has had is the blending of public and private space. There is no longer a clear distinction between being on a bus on your way home from work and having an intimate conversation with your partner, nor does being in the privacy of your own home mean that you can’t broadcast your every thought to the outside world.

 

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BraveNewTalent To Speak At The Close It Summit in Washington

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BraveNewTalent, the social learning and talent engagement platform for enterprise, today announced that its founder & chief executive, Lucian Tarnowski, will speak during The Close It Summit in Washington, D.C. on November 7, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

Solutions to skills gap between employers and job seekers explored through keynote and panel discussion

Presented by Innovate + Educate, The Close It Summit is designed to explore new talent pathways to close the skills gap between employers and job seekers, and bridge the opportunity divide, and will take place November 5 - 7, 2013 at The Capitol Hilton in Washington, D.C.

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An Introduction to User Interface Design

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Over the past few weeks I have been given a bit of a crash course in UI/UX research. The product required qualitative testing, but before we could jump into usability it was necessary to learn the principles of Lean UI, in order to know why this was necessary.

As it was explained to me, Lean UI is an iterative process based on a cycle of build - measure - learn. The initial product that is built should be a minimum viable product (MVP), a product that consists of nothing more than what it requires to be deployed, that can be tested to measure user behaviour that will reveal usability issues which can be learned from and subsequently applied in the next building stage.

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Social Networks in the Workplace: An Ongoing Debate

Social Networks and Communities at Work

The arguments for and against the use of social networks in the workplace rest, at some basic level, on the foundation of the age old debate of mankind’s ‘state of nature’. Of course, since the Enlightenment, no one has really heralded the idea of the solitary individual roaming the land in their most basic animal form, it is unquestioningly accepted that humans are innately social beings. We can never know our true ‘state of nature’, but we can build on what we know with the proliferation and adoption of new and pervasive technologies that allow us to connect and interact in different ways.

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