Social Media

Mind the Gaps

It was the repetition that got to me, like a writer pointing out the obvious over and over to ensure you didn’t miss the point. And yet, someone always misjudged the distance, overcompensating reach and step and stumbling over the crevice, feet landing askew on the platform, unsure of going left or right, staring at… more Mind the Gaps

The new world of ongoing engagement

That was when my finger refused to post the benign tweet. The simple, straightforward tweet about the Recruiting Trends panel discussion on social media, transparency and competitive advantage in the world of work, recruiting and human resources. My finger rested right above the return key. And then before I pressed it I heard, “Well, at… more The new world of ongoing engagement

Channeling the crowd-sourced mindshare

“I don’t want to be out here doing nothing. It’s dangerous.” This from a 14-year-old boy in Chicago who should be in school, but is not, because of the Chicago Teachers’ strike. This isn’t a rebuke of why he’s not in school, it’s just a brief commentary about the phrase itself as metaphor for the power… more Channeling the crowd-sourced mindshare

A Brave New World of Work

I’ve been a big proponent of the convergence of social, career development and community, especially since I co-founded the highly popular Twitter chat called #TChat. True Talent Communities offer professionals and organizations the ability to connect, communicate and collaborate – not just around employer brands, but also around relevant topics and learning opportunities for candidates,… more A Brave New World of Work

A Bold New Approach to Talent Communities

That’s the way it begins – change – the movement from one state to another, from a static status quo state to a hopefully more progressive and productive state. Like moving from flat two dimensions to a vibrant three. The change begins in small groups, the sharing of new knowledge of what can be done… more A Bold New Approach to Talent Communities

Signaling the Creative Reassembly of Free Will

“You promise every treasure, to the foolish and the wise Goddesses of mystery, spirits in disguise Every pleasure, we bow and close our eyes Clockwork angels, promise every prize.” –Neil Peart “Cuts?” I looked up. The older, attractive flight attendant smiled at me. Maybe in her early 50’s, the white of her perfect teeth, twinkle… more Signaling the Creative Reassembly of Free Will

Whether the why not of social HR leadership

We’d thought we’d cause a rift in the space time continuum. Fortunately we didn’t. That’s because the amazing SocialHRCamp attendees in Vancouver BC and the fantastical #TChat contributors collaborated together during the #TChat hour on the topic of Social HR: Engage the Humans for Social HR Leadership. No rifts, but we most certainly did riff and make sweet rock… more Whether the why not of social HR leadership

5 New Dolphin Dance Steps that Lead to Talent Communities

The didgeridoo wails, the wood blocks clomp together in hypnotic rhythm and the painted dancers move together in synch, smacking their spears and knives on the water, calling to the sea and the dolphins of the deep to drive all the edible fish to shore. It’s called the Dolphin Dance. It’s a traditional Aboriginal dance… more 5 New Dolphin Dance Steps that Lead to Talent Communities

The collaborative communication car pool fast lane

I got the invite to Chill with someone. And that’s when it hit me: there’s just too much information, too many content curation tools, too many sharing tools, too many communications tools that don’t really help me communicate. Whirlwind. Zoom. Zis-boom-ba. Turn the fire hose off and get me a real drink. Please. Sure, early… more The collaborative communication car pool fast lane

Guest Post: In-NO-va-va-tion, In-su-LA-tion! #HRTechChat

(Guest post from Brent Skinner, co-host of the Twitter chat #HRTechChat and contributor to SharedXpertise’s HRO Today and TalentManagementTech) Sing it to the tune of Schoolhouse Rock’s “Conjunction Junction.” OK, are you finished singing yet? Don’t be shy! Now, go take this week’s #HRTechChat poll, and then read on… We hear the word innovation bandied… more Guest Post: In-NO-va-va-tion, In-su-LA-tion! #HRTechChat