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Navigo Research appoints Michael Specht as Senior Advisor

By / April 5, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Navigo Research is pleased to announce its recent hire of Michael Specht as Senior Advisor.  Specht will research technology use within HR, analysis of the HR Vendor landscape and provide advisory services.

“The Australian HR Technology marketplace currently lacks localised and relevant research forcing organisations and vendors to look overseas or operate without a clear picture on the vendor landscape,” said Specht. “Leveraging off current data from the HR Tech Report and further industry examination, Navigo Research will develop valuable in-depth content specific to the Australian HR marketplace.” Specht went on to say “I am excited to be part of the Navigo team.”

Specht brings 20 years experience, specialising in the HR Technology arena and the impact it has on enterprise management practices.  Prior to joining Navigo Research, he managed his own niche HR Technology and consulting business; Inspecht, focussing on HR Technology project management and social media for recruitment.

Michael’s experience covers a multitude of roles in the HR Technology industry, ranging from software development to project management both in Australia and overseas. He is a regular speaker on HR Technology and was a convener of Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) Victoria HR Technology Special Interest Group. Michael also runs Australia’s oldest HR and recruitment technology blog (http://specht.com.au), listed as one of the top 50 in the world covering HR and Recruitment.

Specht’s appointment comes at the conclusion of another very successful year for Navigo. “Over the last year Navigo has seen a growth in Australian organisations wanting vendor analysis and independent advisory services.  To meet this need, we established a dedicated research division to expand our HR Technology Surveys and market analysis” said Peter Forbes, Managing Director Navigo. “Michael’s depth of experience will strengthen our research and analysis efforts in this very exciting and dynamic period for HR Technology and Enterprise software in Australia.”

For more information please contact:

Julia Rosenthal
Navigo Marketing Manager
Email: julia@navigo.com.au
Phone: +61 3 9879 4060  or 1300 NAVIGO (628 446)


About Navigo Research

Navigo Research is an independent research and advisory operating under the Navigo Group.

Navigo Research provides HR technology focused advisory services that are tightly integrated with industry based research data.  This research data is created and maintained by us from our own field activities and is specifically focused on the Australia and New Zealand market.

We proudly maintain our independence from all HR related solutions vendors, to ensure we maintain a totally unbiased reputable view of the industry.

Our sole purpose is to provide advice and guidance to our customers regarding the best possible use of HR technology and how to leverage those investments to create great organisations.

Our team consists of research analysts and consultants who are experts in Australian HR related technology solutions.

Our technology research covers all areas of the employee life-cycle  but has a particular focus on HRIS (payroll, core HR) and Talent Management.