Tag Archive: Twitter

If You’re Not Out There, You’re Nowhere

Many of you know I recently lost my job as the Senior Vice President of Shared Services at a multi-national public company.  My position was eliminated as a result of a year long restructuring effort which culminated with Chapter 11 bankruptcy and impending change of ownership and capital structure to private equity.  It’s cool –…

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Happy New Year, HR Blogosphere!

It has been my pleasure over the last year learning more about social media, Web 2.0, and how all of it impacts HR.  More than anything, though, it has been rewarding to have connected with so many bright, interesting, and spirited HR professionals over the last quarter of 2009 as I stumbled into the Twitter scene and…

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Employers Need Love Too…

I’m tired of hearing about what’s wrong with corporate America, getting a regular inventory of all the things employers should do better, and generally watching the workforce lament over getting beaten down again and again.  Do me a favor and get over it…even if just for this week of Thanksgiving.  Play along with me here. …

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HR: the Place where Smart goes to Die

I came across a Tweet from one @hulach today and it incited a riot in my head.  He says “2 years ago I met a HR manager…really smart.  After 2 years, smart turned stupid!” Aside from being quite pithy – and I’m a fan of pithy – I started to wonder whether there is something to this notion…

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Stop watching the damn clock…

I hate the reputation that HR carries as being a bunch of clock watchers.  I’ve come across a number of tweets around this lately (e.g. @Chorazin: @EchoLegacy Yeah, HR is normally a 8-5, weekdays only type department.)  I have to admit that the reputation is probably well deserved.  It discourages me when my own team locks the…

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