Solutions Web 2.0:
Innovative Management Systems for
       Employment Services


                  January 25, 2010


   ...
Introductions

                          John Coward

                        Steven Atkinson
                          Wo...
Workshop Objectives

1.  Why Web 2.0 applications have emerged
    in the Career Development Sector
2.  Determine whether ...
Web 2.0: What is it?

 •  Definition of Web 2.0:

The term "Web 2.0" (2004–present) is commonly associated with web applic...
Web 2.0: Common Applications in
Career Development
•  Networking:
           Linkedin – professional groups
           B...
Potential Organizational Applications of
Web 2.0
                    •  Fund Development
                               E...
Experience with Web 2.0:
Organizational Applications
 •  Advocacy
      o    E.g. BC Youth Employment Advocacy

 •    Prop...
Positive Features of Web 2.0 in
Organizational Development
•    Low cost/No cost options
•    Relatively easy implementati...
Challenges Associated with Web 2.0

  o    Vision
  o    Readiness
  o    Expectations
  o    Literacy
  o    Barriers
  o...
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Innovative Management Systems for Employment Services

  1. 1. Solutions Web 2.0: Innovative Management Systems for Employment Services January 25, 2010 John Coward, MA Steven Atkinson, MBA
  2. 2. Introductions John Coward Steven Atkinson Workshop Participants o  Introductions and experience using Web 2.0 applications
  3. 3. Workshop Objectives 1.  Why Web 2.0 applications have emerged in the Career Development Sector 2.  Determine whether there is a role for Web 2.0 applications beyond networking and job search support 3.  Potential applications of Web 2.0 for organizational development 4.  Explore some applications of Web 2.0 platforms in Employment Services 5.  Identify the positive features of Web 2.0 in organizations development 6.  Challenges associated with the use of Web 2.0
  4. 4. Web 2.0: What is it? •  Definition of Web 2.0: The term "Web 2.0" (2004–present) is commonly associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design,[1] and collaboration on the World Wide Web. Examples of Web 2.0 include web-based communities, hosted services, web applications, social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, blogs, mashups, and folksonomies. A Web 2.0 site allows its users to interact with other users or to change website content, in contrast to non-interactive websites where users are limited to the passive viewing of information that is provided to them. •  History of Web 2.0
  5. 5. Web 2.0: Common Applications in Career Development •  Networking:   Linkedin – professional groups   Blogs   Facebook   Twitter •  Job Exploration •  Job Development
  6. 6. Potential Organizational Applications of Web 2.0 •  Fund Development   E.g. Haiti Earthquake Donations •  Advocacy   E.g. Facebook Groups •  Proposal Development •  “Intranets” •  Brainstorming/White boarding •  Staff Training •  Human Resources Management •  Budget Development •  Budget Management
  7. 7. Experience with Web 2.0: Organizational Applications •  Advocacy o  E.g. BC Youth Employment Advocacy •  Proposal Development •  “Intranets” •  Brainstorming/White boarding •  Staff Training •  Human Resources Management •  Budget Development •  Budget Management
  8. 8. Positive Features of Web 2.0 in Organizational Development •  Low cost/No cost options •  Relatively easy implementation •  Highly automated •  Increase storage capacity •  Increases employee engagement opportunities •  Levels organizational information flow •  Allows for multiple sources of input •  Central repository for individual and shared information •  Real time information flow •  More mobility
  9. 9. Challenges Associated with Web 2.0 o  Vision o  Readiness o  Expectations o  Literacy o  Barriers o  Implementation o  Sustainability and growth o  Assessment and Evaluation o  Privacy and Security
  10. 10. Thank You!

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