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Wow you don’t know how to do that? #TNSHRM14

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

We have come to the conclusion that yes there is hope for greater social media adoption in HR. From the social media lounge of the TNSHRM14 conference we have seen greater interest, better questions and increased desire to understand social media and how to use it as an HR tool. The attendees are asking more […]

A Necessary Evil – Book Review

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

When you first open a new book, you wonder where it is going to go.  Well  “A Necessary Evil” was no different, but this work took a very different twist compared to any book I have ever read. First of all, I had met the author, Aliah Wright before I undertook to read the book. […]

Come See Us in The Hive

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Working in The Hive has been an exhilarating experience. It has given me the opportunity to meet new people and help them work through some issues. Most people do not want to bare their souls and tell the world, I don’t know – I don’t understand. I don’t. It is hard to do. But sometimes, […]

Social Media, Blogging and Me

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Why do we all do it, tweet, blog, facebook, Google  + and Linkedin   I have an undergraduate degree in Communication.  Some might argue that my BA simply  exists so that institutions can crank out diplomas.  (Said another way communications ain’t rocket science.)  While this may be true, there is actually something to studying, understanding […]

BNHRC – Why I’m Attending

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

While I am not a hugely prolific blogger, I do post regularly here and at the Illinois SHRM site.  I try keep my SHRM posts to business and HR related. However I do afford myself the luxury to rave out or discuss things that might not cut the HR mustard for a strictly HR related […]

Looking for me – Better Catch a Buzz

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

I apologize, I have not posted in a while here at home. Why?  Largely because I am part of a team of 70+ social media enthusiasts who will be helping to cause a BUZZ at the SHRM Annual Conference in Atlanta begining June 24 and running through Wednesday June 27. As part of the team, I have […]

The Buzz Site, SHRM12 and Social Media

Monday, June 11th, 2012

If you follow much at all of what is going on in this space, you certainly know that the SHRM Annual Conference is coming up in Atlanta.  It is at the end of June, start of July – just about the same time every year.  Volumes have been written about the conference, the attendees and […]

Meet Chester and Amanda – I Did

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

While it has been in the bag for more than a week, I am still referring back to the recently completed SHRM Leadership Conference to talk about things that went on at the event.  I was particularly looking forward to the last breakout session of the day.   I was attending a session put on by Chester Elton on […]

It’s Getting Crowded Out Here

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Last weekend I saw an interesting tweet that had to do with a podcast for the gang over at Fistful of Talent.  Of course I was drawn in and had give it a listen.   While it took me about two hours to listen to the 38 minute broadcast,  when I finally got through it […]

Blog Post Comments

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Since sometime back in 2007 I have surfing the net seeing what HR bloggers had to say about this, that and the other thing.  Some of the earlier bloggers were more like Ann Landers or Dear Abby –giving out advice on how to get a job or when to file suit against your employer.  This […]

My Circle of Tweeps

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

I often date myself as I sit in my basement and create blog posts.  Today I am going to do it again – hopefully to make my point. You have probably seen a number of posts that I have written in tandem with my blogger buddy Laura Schroeder @workgal   and as of late the duo […]

Social Media Which Medium do You Choose

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

The once famous or perhaps infamous media critic Marshall McLuhan espoused many years ago “the medium is the message.” So if he was correct, which Social Media platform you choose must say a lot about someone. I can think of six or more platforms that I use, regularly. Twitter|Facebook|FourSquare|LinkedIn|Skype|YouTube|Blogging & other Blog Sites But I […]

The Art of the RT

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

To RT of not to RT That is the Question The way that most of these Project Social cross-post develop are usually just a volley of ideas. This, oddly enough is almost like an MRT (Modified Re Tweet).  Where someone says something and then someone says it again and may add to it <like this!  […]

Why I am Attending HREvolution

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Bill Kutik speaking at the Catalyst Ranch – HREvolution 2010  HREvolution is coming up next month, and I am really looking forward to attending. I am going to get to visit with some old friends, meet some folks face to face that I have met online, make some new friends, attend some mind-bending sessions which will […]

Death and Social Media

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Within the last six month I have had three friends who have lost a parent. In each of these instances I have communicated with all of the electronically/via social media about their loss. While some folks might be aghast that someone would even consider “sending an email”, about a family death, I have found it […]

Making Friends on Line

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Today I had a wonderful experience.  I met a family member of a fairly new friend of mine.  I met Jonas Schroeder. He didn’t have much to say to me as he was eating/drinking most of the time we were engaged.  Jonas is the son of my Project Social partner/mentee Laura Schroeder. Laura and I […]

Sitting on the Fence about HREvolution?

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

I enjoy traveling, going new places, or revisiting old favorite haunts.  Probably the most exciting thing to me about traveling is the anticipation.  The thoughts of what the trip will be, the memories, the new people the new experiences.  Well here in the last couple of days an upcoming trip of mine has now come […]

Takeaways from 2010 and Thoughts about 2011

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Today, New Year’s Eve day is the midway point between the beginning of 2010 and the end of 2011. This is a great vantage point to look back on the year that is coming to a close and forward to the year that is in front of us. As I look back at the year […]