A Tool for HR in a Changing World

  At the SHRM 2012 national conference I had the opportunity to hear Tom Brokaw (see this post.) One of the many things he said that made an impact on me was “We can’t be a coach potato anymore to be an active citizen. You have to become aggressive about getting your news.” In reflecting …

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Social Media at SHRM 2012

  This conference was all about Social Media, at least for many of us. I was there as part of a large contingent of bloggers invited to participate and spread the word. Curtis Midkiff, Jr., the Director of Social Engagement for SHRM, lead a concerted effort to focus on the value of social media in …

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The Final Day of SHRM 2012: A Morning with Tom Brokaw

  When I was a young man attending high school and college in Southern California I always watched NBC news because of the news anchor. He had good looks and a deep resonating voice. He beamed credibility. You believed him. We were disappointed when he got promoted, but proud of “our” anchor guy getting promoted. …

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The Value of Twitter: Putting Some RICE in Your Social Media Diet

I am attending SHRM 2012 this week. This conference has a concerted effort on SHRM’s part to focus on the use of social media. They have enlisted well known bloggers and Tweeters to actively promote social media use. The conference has a room called The Hive specifically to answer questions people have about social media. …

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Networking Advice: SHRM 2012

  Regardless of whether you are employed or unemployed networking skills are extremely important. Most of us do it poorly. On person who does it correctly is Keith Ferrazzi of FerrazziGreenlight. He is an über-networker. He provides a constant stream of tips and networking advice on his Greenlight Blog. In one of his recent newsletters …

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