Social Media, Human Resources, & SHRM


Kris Dunn, Lance Haun, Jessica Lee and I will be on a panel at the SHRM convention in New Orleans, next week, that covers the topics of social media, blogging, and Human Resources.

I am pretty excited because SHRM is a conservative organization that doesn’t take big risks. Putting me on a panel and talking about technology and Human Resources? It’s a risk. No one knows what to expect—from turnout to content—and the moderator has some specific requests.

  • Be honest and authentic.
  • Engage and challenge the audience.
  • Please don’t swear.

That last bullet point is for me.


I assume that the audience will have had little interaction with Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn—let alone creating a social media strategy to hire awesome & talented people. Can you help me prepare for this session?

  • Do you work for a company that has never talked about social media?
  • Are you still trying to figure out if your company needs a better website?
  • What questions do you have about social media?

I have no idea what to expect from a group of HR professionals who are attending a session on social media. I’m going to refer the audience to the Definitive Guide to Corporate HR Blogging. I’m also a fan of this sideshow by my good friend, Lani Rosales.

12 Social Media Fears and overcoming them now!

As a job seeker, what does HR need to know about social media? Do you have any other suggestions for tips, tools, or takeaways? [We like that kind of shit in HR. We need takeaways, dammit!]

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