I emailed Steve Browne last weekend asking permission to use one of his posts in one of my own. The always gracious Steve said "yes" as I had anticipated. What I didn't anticipate would be that he would write another post to replace the one I intended to use.
I strongly believe that HR blogging is powerful because of the knowledge and networking - the sheer amount of both - available to those who choose to connect. This network has enriched my own professional growth and provided me with tools I didn't possess in September 2012. This is a wonderful platform and I can't wait for what comes next.
Steve provides praise to Laurie Reuttimann for the HR Bloggers Network, hints at something to come and provides suggestions for accessing this network in the following post, originally posted on Everyday People.
Load Your Quiver
Recently a phenomenal effort to pull the HR blogging community came to a close – the HR Bloggers Network. It was the brainchild of Laurie Reuttimann and I was fortunate to be included in this effort.
The highlight for me in this was to be attached to a group of incredible HR pros who regularly offer great content to the broader HR community. I make sure to read each post these folks offer and utilize their wisdom, insight and advice in how I practice HR everyday !!
Too often, when people read your posts, they don’t take that next step to look at a blogroll or see what others are saying. I’m like most people and have my “faves,” but honestly, I try to take in as much information as possible because it allows me to be a better HR professional. One can never learn enough . . . ever !!
I have an approach that I’d like to share with you. I think HR people need to load their quiver. This way you have the arrows needed in order to protect yourself, hunt for new opportunities and attack those things that need to be addressed.
HR Blogs are a great way to load that quiver !! So, this week I want to break out the authors who made up the HR Blogger Network and make sure you know who they are, what their blog is about and where to find it. Please note that there are a myriad of other phenomenal HR bloggers out there, and I’m working on a way to feature them as well.
My goal is to reach the entire HR community !! I know that’s a huge goal, but we are only better by being more connected. Make sure to take this list of bloggers and share them with others. Don’t just read this post and stop. It’s time for us to arm everyone so that all our quivers are full!!
HR Blogger Network:
Now, the great folks (and friends) from the HR Blogger Network:
Elizabeth Lalli-Reese (@TXStrategicHR on Twitter) – Keeping HR strategic is always a good thing and Elizabeth offers a ton of insight and perspective on how to do this. Her blog is Texas Strategic HR.
Kimberly Patterson (@kimberly_patt on Twitter) – Kimberly truly takes a different look at HR. She is very passionate about what we do and wants to make sure that we look at all angles of what we do. Hence the blog title – UNconventional HR.
Bill Boorman (@BillBoorman2 on Twitter) – Bill is a futurist and the driving force behind UN conferences literally around the globe. He’s always looking for what’s next. His blog is Norton Folgate – The Recruiting Unblog.
Melissa Fairman (@HrRemix on Twitter) – Melissa is a fellow HR practitioner who really has a solid handle on all facets of HR. Her advice is practical and applicable in all industries. Her blog looks to mix it up at HR reMix.
Jennifer McClure (@JenniferMcClure on Twitter) – Jennifer has a great grasp on recruiting and integrating HR strategically throughout an organization. She is contantly looking how to reach the HR community. Her blog is Unbridled Talent.
Victorio Milian (@Victorio_M on Twitter) – Victorio brings a cool vibe to all that he does. He offers a great perspective to recruiting issues and opportunities mixed in with a great musical taste !! Find him at Creative Chaos HR.
Jennifer V. Miller (@JenniferVMiller on Twitter) – Jennifer has a focus on all aspects of Leadership, and she gets it right !! Her insight is very applicable at all levels of an organization. Her blog answers The People-Equation.
Dan McCarthy (@greatleadership on Twitter) – Dan is another great voice in the Leadership arena. His focus on making us GREAT is phenonmenal – and needed. Connect with him on his blog Great Leadership.
Lance Haun (@thelance on Twitter) - Self-described “nut about Talent Management” and an avid NBA fan, Lance gives a broad perspective to all areas of talent in organizations. His blog is Life Between the Brackets.
Matthew Stollak (@akaBruno on Twitter) – Matthew is one of the few HR voices from academia. He is advancing the field and also training the folks of the future !! His insights can be found at True Faith HR.
Paul Hebert (@IncentIntel on Twitter) – Paul is one of the few solid, objective voices on the topic of recognition. He doesn’t pull punches because he believes in the value of lifting others up !! You can find him at Symbolist.
Robin Schooling (@RobinSchooling on Twitter) – Robin always has a great tale of experience from her career in HR. They are episodes that we all face at one time or another !! Learn from her at the HR Schoolhouse.
John Nykolaisyn (@CigarSPHR on Twitter) – John has a great background in both the hospitality and education arenas. He likes to keep things fresh and turn others “on their head” in the workplace !! His blog is Fast Food HR.
Ron Thomas (@ronald_thomas on Twitter) – Ron is currently an ex-pat working in a senior HR role in Saudi Arabia. He is a true global HR leader with an incredible look at all that HR does. You can find him at Strategy Focused HR.
Steve Boese (@SteveBoese on Twitter) – Steve is the strongest voice in HR Tech !! In fact, he’s heading up the HR Tech Conference starting this year. He also hosts the incredible HR Happy Hour blog radio show. Connect with him at Steve Boese’s HR Technology.
Shauna Moerke (@HR_Minion on Twitter) – Shauna offers a bright, fresh look on life and HR !! If you know her you’d see this is true from her infectious laugh to her healthy wit. Find her at HR Minion.
Tim Gardner (@TimJGardner on Twitter) – Tim brings a unique voice to the world of HR bloggers. A self-proclaimed introvert, Tim has a thoughtful, in-depth viewpoint every time he writes. His blog is perfectly titled The HR Introvert.
About Steve Browne
The following is in Steve's own words and taken from his LinkedIn profile:
I am taking a much different approach to HR than many other opportunities I've had, or that I see in most companies.
I am working with the Executives to truly integrate HR across the Company so that it is a true Business Partner that can work with the Team Members we have to improve our Company. I have expertise in the areas of Employee Relations, Networking, and Company Culture.
I have not had the opportunity to meet Steve in person but hope to do so at a future SHRM event; however, I am honored to consider him amongst the ranks of my virtual HR rolodex.
Want to read more of Steve's work? Visit his blog, Everyday People: Managing to Find the Extraordinary in Everyone, by clicking here.