HR Interviews: The Road Goes On Forever…

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I’ve been following Joni for what seems like years. Twitter has an equivalent to dog years, right?  If not, I suggest we use 10 years of real life to every year on/using Twitter. That will keep the math simple for us liberal arts folks. Joni and I met in person last year and she asked me to speak, Ignite-style, at one …

A Riddle Wrapped In A Mystery Inside An Enigma – Meet SHRM’s Curtis Midkiff

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Curtis Midkiff gets it.  Curtis just so happens to work for an organization that largely doesn’t get it. Curtis is daily fighting the good fight though.  You see… Curtis manages social media operations for SHRM.  Stop snickering… I know who you are.  Stop.  Give him a chance to explain.  You see, Curtis is on “our” side.  Rather than complaining about …

My Wandering Got Me Wondering – Meet Chris Ponder

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I met Chris Ponder at the HRSouthwest Conference earlier this year. Chris is like most HR professionals who are working in the trenches ("trench HR" – hat tip to Charlie Judy) every single day.  He’s a regional HR manager, so he has a ton of stories about how HR is done locally, state by state and nationally – which is an interesting …

Livin’ on Tulsa Time… Meet Bryan Wempen

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I met Bryan this past summer at the People Report Summer Camp in Dallas, Texas.  The Celtics were on TV… I remember that.  I smoked one of my favorite types of Cuban cigars… I remember that.  I had just presented via Ignite/Pecha Kucha style presentation regarding corporate transparency and how we really, really don’t want said transparency.  I bombed, of …

I Don’t Discriminate, I Regulate… Meet John Jorgensen

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50 states plus the D.C. – and that means there are a lot of local-level SHRM conferences. Including in Illinois. The Twitter hashtag #ILSHRM10 conjures up interesting memories for folks within the HR/HR social media community.  No less than five different blog posts about the conference, one session in particular that inflamed, the speakers, the bloggers… what was said, not …

Belly Dancers + HR Professionals = Awesome… Meet Carol McDaniel…

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The moment I arrived at Moroccan Night at the HR Florida conference… I knew I was going to witness something special. Henna tattoos – check, palm readers – check, open bar – check, belly dancers in the flesh AND on the big screen – double check.  OMFG.  All my HR sensibilities were completely challenged… in a good way.  The event, …

Follow This Guy or We’ll Kill This Puppy… Says William Tincup…

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NOTE – Welcome to a new little feature on FOT featuring, well, you. Our friend, William Tincup, a seasoned marketing, branding exec in the talent management space is hopping around the US, talking to every day HR and recruiting folks about life in the trenches whether it’s in a corporate, agency or consulting setting… and not folks trying to hawk …