Connecting people in HR…

It was over a catch up coffee with @joningham that the subject of HR communities came up.  I’ve known John for a number of years and indeed, it was our shared views on HR issues and the value of the community that dominated our very first meeting.   So here we are, sitting in the not…

Social media hysteria…

Is it me or is the whole social media thing getting a little out of hand? It seems we Brits are especially good at hype and ‘bandwagon jumping’ onto the ‘next big thing’. Whether it’s property development or ‘the Internet’ (web 1.0) we have a horrible habit of diving in as though our lives depended…

I am not a brand. I am me…

I read a blog post last week via twitter on the growing subject of the ‘personal brand’, discussing yet another recent ‘survey’ that puts at 70% the number of employers using social media profiles to check up on, or screen out, candidates in the recruitment process.  Simon Lewis, the author, was ‘astounded’ at how many…