Guten Tag and thanks to my teammates at Fistful of Talent for letting this post be a guest for all of FOT nation. Now back to the program. The future will be here in almost 3 years. (Gen X and older who saw Back To The Future II in the 80s you know what I mean.) Gen Y and all others, please see this educational video (email subscribers click through) for a refresher.
By now, most HR Pros are on the social media bandwagon. If you are on the wagon, get off for 2 minutes and read further. Who out there uses Hootsuite? You know – the app that will manage multiple social profiles and make them all homogeneous. Combining your social media messages may seem smart, but homogenization is for your milk – not your social accounts.
Skipped that day in chemistry? Let me catch you up.
Jessica Lee, Director of Digital Talent Strategy for Marriott International, recently discussed digital influence for HR pros. Check it out, here, to learn more. Sad, but true, I am still stuck talking with HR Pros about the whole Social Media 101 for HR thing. No worries though…I will keep charging forward. Something good will come out of this. At least, that’s the plan.
Great ideas are every where. They can be found on blogs, at your work, home or maybe from Elmo. It is tough to describe what a great idea looks like. A great idea to you may sound like a stupid idea to someone else. What I have found with great ideas is that each one takes time to become great. They usually aren’t born over night. Successful people aren’t either, right? Have you ever thought of a great idea, shared it with someone else and received a bad response? I’m sure you have.
I predict that LinkedIn will replace your company’s slow and beauracratic career management software system. You know the one that you check once per year and it has your people’s talent and career management profiles. Assuming you want updated career history and skills on any of your colleagues, an updated LinkedIn profile has more to offer than a confusing MSDOS type screen found on the company career management site. There are some good performance/career management systems (Rypple seems okay so far). But many are behind the times in terms of web 2.0 technologies. Let me illustrate an example of how LinkedIn is better: