Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Recharged and Ready for Action

While many of my friends and colleagues have been hitting the SHRM11 Conference, I've been taking a break from it all in two cool (as in chilly) Northeast cities for the last week.  It's been a great time away, but I'll admit that I'm ready to get back into my routine.  Not a routine in a mundane way; but rather my new routine.  My HR world is rocking right now.

It's All Social
I've been blessed with several speaking opportunities this Spring, Summer and Fall.  Additionally, as the world of recruitment changes almost daily, my team is fired up about launching several new approaches to raising awareness about our organization.  We're finalizing our strategy right now that will include several social media tools in an integrated way to not only  build brand awareness, but that also integrates seamlessly with our extensive marketing efforts.  Can't wait until go-live!

Team Communication
The last new twist to my HR world comes from my friend and colleague Trish McFarlane who recommended developing an internal web site to facilitate internal communication with my HR team only.  We launched our google sites web site several weeks ago and it's been a hit so far.  What a concept, use technology to improve communication.  Genius!

How About You
What are you doing to push yourself to improve?  Are you comfortable that others are discussing HR strategy; or, do you need to get in the game?  Is your website enough to drive traffic to your job postings; or is it time to create a buzz about your company?  I am hungry to learn as much as I can.  What about you?

I'd love to hear from you.

No Excuses.

pic courtesy of Squidoo


  1. Thanks for the shout out friend! We're enjoying our site too (HRInsights) at St. Louis Children's Hospital too. It's a great way to have colleagues get a blogging-like and twitter-like experience before having to "go live" with the public. I'll be interested to compare notes in about 6 months...

  2. Thanks Trish...I'd love to touch base and compare how things are going. Have a great week!