Archive | April 2010

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About the conversation?

Every day, every hour, every minute somebody is tweeting what social media is all about. It’s all about engagement. It’s all about conversation. You get out what you put in. I’ve seen it all and mostly agreed. I enjoy the conversational element from the banter to the thought provoking post that screams out for comment […]

A personal message

We talk a lot about transparency and being open, the need for it in this social world, and why if you’re not telling everything to the world then someone else will. We also talk about personal brand and corporate brand, and why you need to be authentic and honest. I agree with these points mostly, […]

The @Pinstripe i-pad blog competition #truUSA

Everyone has an opinion on the i-pad, but one view that is shared is that we all want one. Thanks to #truUSA platinum sponsors Pinstripe, that could become a reality. We have 2 i-pads to give away to 2 lucky winners. 1 winner will be at #truUSA, the other could be anywhere in the world. […]

Every Ash Cloud has a Silver Lining – Dedicated to @AliziaWalker

This blog entry is dedicated to Alizia Walker. I don’t know Alizia at all really, I didn’t even follow her on twitter till yesterday, but I picked up a tweet from her that stated: “Unless there’s a miracle I won’t make my flight tomorrow at 9am and I will be missing my wedding – who […]

Scrap H.R?

Earlier this week I phoned a blogtalk radio show hosted by Paul Parris called the ex-recruiter show. Nothing unusual in that but the guest, HR Fishbowl, who I was really impressed with, got me thinking.  Is the real problem with H.R. that it is thought of as a Dept rather than a function? I should […]

Why do you all hate your jobs?

This might be a bit untrendy, and I’m not expecting to get featured anywhere for it, but I’m going to say it anyway. I think most Recruiters and most H.R. professionals do a pretty good job. I also think that most care about their candidates and clients and add plenty of value to the recruitment […]