• Performance I Create #PICHR – Show Us Some Love

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    It is my hope that most of you who are gracious enough to drop by and read some of my thoughts occasionally, find me to be an honest up-front straight shooter.  Having said that,I will cut to the chase.  This post is nothing more than an unabashed shameless self-serving plug for the multi-contributor blog site Performance I Create.  I am plugging the site because I am one of the nine contributors.  For the most part, we each contribute one post a month. This means that we have new content about every 3 or 4 days on average.

    Personally I think this is the future of blog sites (and I said so in a January 2013 post).  Somebody must be a damn good writer and have a lot to say, if  you think your readers or going to read each and every post, if you offer up 20+ posts a month.  On our site , with the variety of people, you can see different points of view, differing prospective and see content from people working in various areas of the Human Resources craft.

    Additionally, if you do not have a blog site but would like to venture into the blogging arena, we always welcome guest posts.  So check us out, and follow our twitter hashtag of  #PICHR .  I think you will find the site and my team mates to be scintillating.

  • Meeting in Memphis

    Last week my wife, my youngest son and I traveled to Memphis to visit our oldest son on Easter Sunday.  I had artfully carved out a piece of time for myself to do something that was rather self-indulgent.  I had also scheduled to meet-up with a twitter friend, soemone I had met on line, but had not had the chance to meet IRL. We got her done, and and met up with Chris Fields (a.k.a. new_resource on Twitter).  I brought along the wife and both of the boys as well.  So Chris got a chance to see me as I truly am.  Chris had one of his friends drop by and join-up with us as well. As I had suspected, Chris is pretty much the same guy in person that he is on-line.  This is a trait I have found in people that I like and that tend to develop successful on-line realtionships

    After visiting with Chris I got a better understanding of him and who he is. He is passionate about everything he does.  He knows his HR stuff, and while I didn’t quiz him, I learned a lot from the comments he made and some of the questions he asked. Chris is an “A” player when it comes to HR and Social Media.
    I am also happy to talk about another matter that involves the two of us (Austin Powers reference here).  That matter would be Illinois SHRM.  Both Chris and I will be pushing out social media from the August event.   The Social Media Team from Illinois has asked , and Chris has agreed to be part of our Illinois SHRM Social Media team.  So this is to all of my social media pals; now you know a little bit more about @new_resources, and have a reason to come join us at ILSHRM Augsut 6 & 7 in Oak Brook, IL.  Hope to see you there!
  • Getting a Different look at a New_Resource

    Something keeps coming up over and over again in my life. I think it is either like a romance or a drug, I am not sure which.  I am talking about the concept of meeting a social media acquaintance in real life (IRL) for the first time. It was the topic for last weeks #Tchat.  I personally have had this experience a number of times and without a doubt it is exhilarating.  I think this concept is helping drive attendance at conferences and other live events.  We all enjoy the Face to Face (F2F) experience.


    People are making friends on-line and then we want to meet them IRL.  I am going to throw out two new terms I think that should be introduced into our shortcut/abbreviated language.


    HMIRL (Have met in real life)   HNMIRL (Have NOT met in real life)


    So for 2012 I am planning on attending a few events: SHRM National, ILSHRM and HREvolution for sure.   As for any other events, they will be subject to budget and time constraints.  I would love to do more, I will just have to wait and see.


    Downtown Memphis, TN

    However, I have my own little meet and greet that I am really looking forward to and am going to share with the blogosphere.  I can not actually tell you the date, but I have been friends on-line with a guy named Chris Fields for a while.  You may know him a new_resource on twitter, or from his blog site Cost of Work.   I was one of Chris’s first followers on twitter. He tends to remember this and looks upon me, with perhaps a little more reverence than I might be deserving of.  Chris lives in Memphis, TN  and does my oldest son.   My wife and youngest son are making a journey to Memphis for Easter this year, and while I have been there a couple times since Chris and I became on-line friends,  this trip will be different. We already have our lunch plans lined up and are going to meet IRL.


    I am going have my youngest son who is a film and cinema student at SIU-C shoot some video of our meeting. The two social media acquaintances meeting face to face for the first time.   I will post this, as I too want to look at this and study it.  This whole phenomena  fascinates me, people really  enjoy this experience and I want to re-live the experience.  Maybe I can even get Dan Crosby to analyse the event.


    I am also really looking forward to deepening an already great friendship. See you on April 7th Chris – smile for the camera!