Future Friday: How will you handle your public reputation?

We are all aware of sites that allow consumers to rate restaurants or stores, like Yelp, or sites that allow candidates and employees to rate companies, like Glassdoor. But have you thought about the possibility of having sites that allow everyone to rate everything? How would that effect you as an HR professional if your …

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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 New Literacy for HR

  I am reading a book entitled Talent Force, written by Rusty Rueff and Hank Stringer. I am just into it and I will be writing a review of it later. But one of the things they used and example early on resonated with me today. I have had a couple of meetings within the …

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Social Media Usage as a Knowledge Creation Tool

I was having a discussion with a group of HR people the other day on the value of social media in the workplace. The group ran the gamut from “totally on board” to “don’t see the value of it” to “just plain afraid of it”. It is no secret of my point of view on …

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Fire For Facebook "Concerted Activity", Risk Getting a Union

Everyone in management today needs to learn the term “concerted activity.” It means trouble in today’s social media world. The National Labor Relations Board has filed yet another complaint against a company for firing workers for remarks made on Facebook. The case involved a company where one employee made a comment about other employees not …

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The HR Carnival: Dead of Winter Edition

Lisa Rosendahl, who writes Simply Lisa, lives where it is very cold. As a result snow, ice and winter sports are at the forefront in her thoughts. Using the theme of winter sports she has put together a very good Carnival of HR using hand warmers, luges, snowshoes and more to display a very large …

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Putting the "SOCIAL" into Social Media

There is a great deal of material on social media being produced on a daily basis. There are millions of people tweeting, linking, posting, “booking” each day. Some are personal connections, some are business oriented. Generally in the personal connections there has at sometime in the past been some “in-person” connection, albeit some may be …

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HR Carnival: Some of the Best in HR Reading

Crapola (click on the link for a def.)… I missed it again! I just need to get better organized. Ben Eubanks was the host this time around over at Upstart HR. He published 25 Pieces of HR Awesomeness. That is this months HR Carnival, which now has its own logo. ———> I promise to have a post …

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