The In-Person Value of Social Media

  It is no secret that I am a big fan of social media. I think it is important in the field of HR now and I think it will be critical in the future for both the profession and for the professionals who embrace it. Your advancement will be hindered in the future without …

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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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Time to Get on the Twitter Train

I like Twitter. I typically do something with it everyday. When I mention to people that I use Twitter they often roll their eyes and say “I just don’t get it, why does anyone want to know what someone had for lunch?” At that point I sigh and roll my eyes and then decide if …

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A Cup of Coffee and A Chat: Networking at Its Core

Some times we get so wrapped up in our Social Media connecting frenzy that we lose the true essence of what networking is all about. I had the good fortune to act as a “connector” today and introduce one friend to two other friends. They already “knew” each other through social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs) …

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