Back in the day, hiring a new employee meant taking out an ad in the local newspaper, retention was not a concern because employees would spend their entire working careers at one company, and branding typically involved creating a logo and a catchphrase.
My how things have changed! And, social media is one of the biggest game changers when it comes to talent recruitment, retention, and branding. There are so many ways to use Web 2.0 for talent, but how do you use these tools effectively? In this video, Cisco’s own talent expert Mimish L’Esperance talks about ways to use Facebook, Twitter, video — and some new tools, too.
Mimish will be sharing more on social media and talent at Cisco’s HR Talent Forums for partners. Read on to find out how to sign up for these free workshops.
All around us, the Internet is evolving from what used to be pipes serving up email and web sites to a global borderless network carrying data, images, video, tweets, TelePresence meetings, WebEx conferences, Facebook posts, and a host of other transmissions.
As Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior details in this video interview below, Cisco partners will play an important role in this Next Generation Internet evolution which will require new products, technologies, and solutions. (Watch the first interview as Padma talks more indepth about the changes the Next Generation Internet will bring.)
Cisco’s investments into these areas fall into four major buckets:
Keith Goodwin, senior vice president of Cisco’s Worldwide Partner Organization, discusses the changing IT landscape, the evolving role of the network, and the implications to Cisco’s partnering strategy with HP.
Recently, the Collaboration blog posted details about the new Cisco I-Prize contest which is a global contest inviting entrepreneurs around the world to come up with the next big idea. Oh, and there’s a $250,000 prize to the winner.
Idea Guy Marc Lewis’ formula for creativity would definitely come in handy here. What innovative solutions, disruptive technologies, and life-changing ideas will come into our lives next? Maybe someone will create a device to predict the future.
Last year, team AKS beat out 2,500 competitors and took the I-Prize for its Intelligent Home Power System — a result of collaborating with a great team, execution, and brilliant idea generation.
This year, the contest will solicit your ideas in four key areas: