The Importance of Twitter: A lesson for Tennessee SHRM

I am attending the Middle Tennessee SHRM conference in Nashville this week as part of the Social Media Pit team. We are there to help people understand the use of social media and its value. Here is a story that demonstrates the value to me. Hopefully this will¬†provide a lesson for the folks from Tennessee. …

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Who do you associate with on a regular basis?

  As you were growing up I am sure your parents were concerned about the friends you hung out with. They did not want you falling in with the wrong crowd. If you have children you are probably concerned about that as well. What about for your professional life? Are you concerned there as well? …

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Hey HR Get Over It, Social Media Is Here to Stay!

I had the good fortune to be able to speak to the Louisiana SHRM State Conference this past weekend. Based on what I saw, to whom I talked and what the program consisted of it was clear that social media played a major part in this conference. ¬†It is not just SHRM National that is …

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Value of Twitter in a Job Search

I don’t usually write about job searching. There are many people out there that already do that. I do offer help when asked and have even coached a few people. Part of what I try to get across to people is the value of Twitter in a job search. There are ways of searching for …

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

I attended a networking last evening. It was people from various walks of business that had one thing in common, the host of the event. We are people that she has met through various methods, but I was one exception. I was the only one that she had met through Twitter. We don’t quite remember …

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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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Networking Is More Than Just Adding A Contact on Social Media

Dan Schawbel, a personal branding expert, put a link about LinkedIn on Twitter. The article is entitled LinkedIn Skyrockets As Job Losses Mount. Apparently more and more people join as they are getting laid off. I have seen alot of people join and I have advised alot of people to join. I think it is …

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Job Hunting in the 21st Century

I was going to post about HR and using social media, since Twitter has been big in the news yesterday and today. But in reading Twitter this morning I came across this article, the link to which, was posted by Jim Stroud on Twitter. The article is entitled “7 Secrets to Getting Your Next Job …

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Back to the Future Part II

You got lucky! Yesterday I presented 5 trends from 2002 and commented on them in 2008. I said I would present another 5 today. Well I miss counted. There were only 8 to begin with so you will only have to look at 3 today. Here we go. Trend #6 (from HRNext’s 2002 trend projection)Acquisitions …

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Is Your Head In the Cloud?: Education For The HR Department

Jim Stroud, of the Recruiters Lounge, pointed out in a Tweet today the 12 New Rules of Working You Should Embrace Today, from the blog site Zenhabits. It is pretty interesting and I would recommend it as a read. But directing you to two new blog sites is not my purpose. My purpose this fine …

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