The crowd raising up for Talent Anarchy.

The Illinois SHRM show as I like to call it is over, and has been in the books for about a week now. Much has been said and a lot has been written.  Oh and there were many a picture taken and posted, and video shot – with some still to come.  So I don’t intent to pile on at this point.

I do wish to say publicly that I am proud of what our organization ILSHRM, pull off and I am proud to be a part of the group.

One of the things we attempted to do is demonstrate leadership in the area of social media. My friend John Jorgensen had the idea of a Social Media Boot Camp. Then he engaged one of best people around to leader that ½ day session.  A big thanks to Jessica Miller-Merrell (aka @blogging4jobs) for doing a great job with this.  We had over 100 attendees. We created a significant number of new twitter users, and got folks to thinking about how their employers and themselves can use social media to market, promote and recruit for their organizations.

So I salute all of those who took the plunge and dove into social media as a result of attending our boot camp. If you are new to this space I am going to make a few recommendations for things for you to investigate and see if you find them to be useful, entertaining or an annoyance.

Drive Thru HR – a weekday ½ hour internet Radio show with Bryan Wempen and William Tincup (weekdays at Noon Central Time).  You can listen live or podcasts are available.

HR Happy Hour – A weekly internet radio show on HR Matters hosted weekly by Steve Boese (Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. Central). You can listen live or podcasts are available.

#Tchat on twitter –  This is a live on-line chat where moderators throw out question,  then people respond to the questions and to the other responses.  (Wednesdays at 6 pm Central on twitter –follow the hashtag #tchat)

#HireFriday on Twitter  – This is another twitter on-line community trying to help find employment for those who are looking for a job. (Friday’s at 11AM Central onTwitter).

For a complete list of all twitter chats check out this list from Jessica

Lastly – If you are new to twitter and ended up there as a result of the ILSHRM state conference please contact me – leave a comment on this post or email me.