Years ago, I quit working in human resources. My main goal? I wanted to reform the image of HR. I started a blog, and I went out in the world as a speaker and writer. I tried to create a brand.
(In retrospect, what an arrogant and mediocre conceit to think that I could be the new “face” of human resources. That was my first mistake.)
I knew that I couldn’t reform human resources without reforming the body that represents over 250,000 global HR employees. That body isSHRM. So before anyone was paying attention to the social web, I grabbed the social media properties and gave them to SHRM’s leadership team — free of charge.
(That was my second mistake.)
Read the whole post over at The Cynical Girl (an FOT contributor blog).
Laurie Ruettimann is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur based in Raleigh, NC. She’s working on her next book about fixing work due out in 2020.