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They are on Twitter!! What’s your excuse of not being there!!!!

Same old story. Why are you not on Twitter? Well, its too complicated, no time. Okay, fair enough. So what if I tell you that these 50+ CXO’s are on Twitter and are actively using it. Would you believe it!! If you still don’t believe it, how about this fact that they are normally more busy than an normal employee in any organization. Right!!!

Okay, let’s move to another excuse that normally HR Professionals make related to Twitter. Its Complicated. Well, how about Bell Curve!! Is it not Complicated!! (Do take this on a lighter note, hahaha ) The point that I am trying to convey is that it’s time for HR Professionals to take Twitter a bit seriously.

Twitter is a goldmine in terms of knowledge, insights, latest trends and much more. You could find and follow Industry Leaders in the space of Learning and Development, Compensation and Benefits, Generalist HR, Labor Laws, Digital Marketing, Social Media and so on and on and on.

There is a lot of talk about HR and Social Media and how they can embrace it. Also don’t forget that so called Gen Y is very much active on Twitter. It’s not about matching their pace, but about understanding the latest trends, their expectations, their needs. (If you give a DAMN about it, they too will do the same 😉 )

Don’t be an ostrich.Don’t put your head in the sand.

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It’s time to look around beyond the excel sheets and PPT’s. I understand that this is your core job, but don’t be left behind, as the future HR folks are all set to embrace Social Media, especially Twitter. I had mentioned in my previous post that Twitter is my personal Learning Management System. Have learnt much more via Twitter than any other training programs in my entire career.

Following are some of the blogs that might help you to know more about what you are missing by not being on Twitter:

So are you convinced or should I confuse you more 😉 Jokes apart, Do give it a shot. Join the amazing world of Twitter.

Looking forward to your views, suggestions and feedback’s related to this topic.

Regards

Best of HR TweetChats 2014 – Part 3: #CHRDX

Twitter is my personal Learning management system“. This is a small attempt to share some of the best HR TweetChats of 2014. Twitter has been an amazing learning tool. Was fortunate to connect and learn from some amazing HR influencers via Twitter.  There have been some amazing Tweetchats that did make 2014 an amazing learning year for me.

It’s time for the the 3rd Part of Best of HR TweetChats 2014. For those you might have missed on the first two parts, can catch up with it right here:

Part 1 : #HRtrends

Part 2 : #ihrchat

TwitterSo, lets look at the 3rd TweetChat that has also create a buzz in the HR community this year.

#chrdx is Hosted by @nidhisand .  It occurs on 3rd week of every month (Wednesday) at 7:30pm.

Following are some of the interesting TweetChats Topics that were covered on #CHRDX in 2014

The Micro-Learning Wave

Unlocking Women Potential

Building a High Performance Culture

Continuous Learning

Mentoring Minds

Engaging Employees for Change

Goal it Right

Reshaping the Leadership Mindset

Professional Networking

Managing Gen Y at Work

Looking forward to your views on these interesting topics related to HR. You can also follow Nidhi Sand on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

Best of HR TweetChats 2014 – Part 2: #ihrchat

Twitter is my personal Learning management system“. This is a small attempt to share some of the best HR TweetChats of 2014. Twitter has been an amazing learning tool. Was fortunate to connect and learn from some amazing HR influencers via Twitter.  There have been some amazing Tweetchats that did make 2014 an amazing learning year for me.

For those who missed the 1st part of this series, they can go through it right here. Part 1 : #hrtrends

It’s time to focus on yet another interesting HR TweetChat that made a lot of buzz in 2104. #ihrchat – (Earlier know as #IndiaHRChat) is a monthly twitter chat aimed at creating conversation with/for the Indian HR community and those interested in the region. It occurs at 7 PM IST, 8.30 AM EST, and 1.30 PM GMT on the last Wednesday of every month. Hosted by @tanvi_gautam

TweetChatLet’s look at some interesting topics that were covered via this amazing platform (These include Storify and News Articles)

Social learning communities: What does it take ?

Creating emotionally intelligent organizations

Emergent leadership

Leading in a VUCA world – July #indiahrchat

Co-creating meaningful careers

Toxic workplaces with Kate Nasser #ihrchat

Digital employer brand with the HCL team #Ihrchat

Cracking the collaboration code

Looking forward to your views on these interesting topics related to HR. You can also follow Dr. Tanvi Gautam on Twitter LinkedIn and her Website too .

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

Best of HR TweetChats 2014 – Part 1 : #hrtrends

Best of HR TweetChats!!! If you ask me, I would stick out my neck and say ” Twitter is my personal Learning management system“. This is a small attempt to share some of the best HR TweetChats of 2014. Twitter has been an amazing learning tool. Was fortunate to connect and learn from some amazing HR influencers via Twitter.  There have been some amazing Tweetchats that did make 2014 an amazing learning year for me.

Hence via this blog would like will share a series of such HR TweetChats and some interesting topics that were covered. This series will also include the Storify of these TweetChats that were conducted. So that you don’t miss out on any of the learning’s and can go through all the discussions, views and comments on various HR topics.

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So here we go:

#Hrtrends

PlugHR sets up & runs HR department for companies for a fixed subscription bringing in the best HR practices,across sectors in 7 Indian CitiesThey have Twitter Chats which Occurs every Thursday at 4:00pm IST. Hosted by – Rakshita Dwivedi : @Raks_d

They had some interesting topics in the year 2014. Following is a list of those topics for your reference. Just click on the topic you like and you can go through some interesting conversations by HR professionals.

Are the Employees Engaged?

#HR and #workplace politics

‘Employee of the Month’: Pros and Cons

Solving #workplace #negativity!!

#Colours at #workplace

#Confessions of an #HR leader

Its all about an ‘A’ team!!

Is #HR a performance genie??

Lets talk about Exits!!

What could be Good or Bad side of Recruitment?

Who is a leader?

Looking forward to your views on these interesting topics related to HR. You can also follow Rakshita Dwivedi on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

Global List of HR TweetChats right here!!!

Before we move towards the list of amazing TweetChats across the Globe, let’s spend some time on some basic questions. Can you learn, share and connect in 140 characters? The answer is YES. Twitter has been at the forefront of proving an amazing platform to Learn, Share and Connect. Now your next question would be HOW? And for some it will be WHY? The following post is a small attempt to answer the HOW, WHAT, and WHY. So get ready for an amazing journey of 140 characters.

Gone are the days when people used to run away from Twitter (Some Still do run), But there has been a positive change and people are slowly moving towards Twitter. Especially as an HR professional one must explore Twitter. If you find value, do stay back, if you don’t, you are free to move out. But no point talking negatively about Twitter without joining it and exploring the right places.

So coming back to the topic – Can you learn, share and connect in 140 characters? TweetChats is the answer to all your questions. You might have heard a lot about TweetChats, might have participated in a few of those. Surely it’s an amazing platform that connects HR professionals and helps in engaging on to a particular topic. You can call it as your Personal LMS (Learning Management System). As an HR Professional you need to stay connected with the latest trends in the market, take note of best practices around the globe. This is where TweetChats helps you to achieve that.

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Following is the Global list of  HR related TweetChats that might interest you and help you to learn, share and connect in just 140 Characters.

 –  PlugHR sets up & runs HR department for companies for a fixed subscription bringing in the best HR practices,across sectors in 7 Indian CitiesThey have Twitter Chats which Occurs every Thursday at 4:00pm IST. Hosted by – Rakshita Dwivedi : @Raks_d

#chrdx – It occurs Wednesday of the 3rd week of every month at 7:30pm. Hosted by @nidhisand

#HirersChat – It occurs every Saturday at 11am IST. Hosted by @thehirers

#sourcingchat – A dedicated TweetChat for Sourcing and Hiring Professionals. It occurs 1st Wed of every Month at 4pm IST. Hosted by @SourcingAdda

#talkingmatters –  It is part of @peoplematters2 Radio Program that Occurs 1st Week of  Every Month at 12pm IST.

 – They are known as change agents transform the world of HR-Broadcasts LIVE show every first and third Tuesday at 8 pm IST. Hosted by Nisha Raghavan – @TheHrbuddy 

#NextChat – Sharing the latest workforce and workplace trends and best practices. @weknownext is the Host of  #NextChat on Wed at 3 p.m. ET ie 12:30am IST (Thu)

#dthr – @drivethruhr is a Daily 30 minute radio program hosted by @bryanwempen @williamtincup @thehrbuddy. You can tune in for great HR conversations.

#ihrchat – (Earlier know as #IndiaHRChat) is a monthly twitter chat aimed at creating conversation with/for the Indian HR community and those interested in the region. It occurs at 7 PM IST, 8.30 AM EST, and 1.30 PM GMT on the last Wednesday of every month. Hosted by @tanvi_gautam

#TChat – It occurs Every Wednesday 7-8 pm ET ie 4:30am IST. Tough for India based followers to attend it. But one can always check the hashtag and activities the next day. Hosted by @meghanmbiro and @kevinwgrossman

#LeadershipChat – As the name suggests, an amazing place to connect and learn from Leaders. Occurs Every Tue, 8pm (ET) ie 5:30am. Again Tough for India based followers to attend it. But one can always check the hashtag and activities the next day. Hosted by @swoodruff and @LisaPetrilli

#TalentNet – It is a Tweetchat & a radio talk show for recruiters and HR Professionals. Occurs Every Tue 7pm – 8pm ET.  ie 4:30am IST. This chat is hosted by @Fishdogs@TheOneCrystal@mattcharney, and @mverver.

#peoplechat – Occurs Every Tuesday 12.30 – 1pm (CT) ie 11pm IST. Hosted by http://peopleclues.com/

#Spiritchat – This is an interesting community TweetChat hosted by @AjmaniK that occurs every Sun 9am ET ie 6:30pm IST.

#HFChat – The whole idea of #HFChat is to make your job search easier. A great platform to connect with leaders in the career search industry. Occurs Every Friday at 12 pm ET, ie 9:30pm IST. Hosted by @HRMargo

#HRTechChat – As the name suggests, its all about HR and Technology. It Occurs Every Friday 2-3pm ET, ie 11:30pm IST. Hosted by @brentskinner & @MeghanMBiro

#linkedinchat – All about LinkedIn. Share all your quires right here 🙂 Occurs Every Tue 8 – 9pm ET, ie 5:30am IST.  Tough for India based followers to attend it. But one can always check the hashtag and activities the next day. Hosted by @LinkedInExpert & @martinehunter

 #pocchat – Hosted by @raehanbobby  Occurs Every Monday at 11am  ET ie 8:30pm  IST Monday

#HBRogue – A weekly discussion that happens every Thu from 1-2pm ET ie 10:30pm IST. Hosted by @HBRogue1 

#Luv4Social – A weekly Twitter chat on Thursdays at 2pm ET/1pm CT ie 11:30pm IST,  for professionals, students & enthusiasts! They tweet on all things social media & marketing! Hosted by @Luv4Social

#lrnchat – Where the topics of social media and learning meet each Thu 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT ie 6am IST. Hosted by @lrnchat

#omcchat – An Open Mic Career Chat : Friday 12-1PM ET ie 9:30pm IST with @CyndyTrivella @TomBolt @LevyRecruits; a career/job search chat.

#ozlearn –  Australia’s first L&D tweet chat. Join us every second Tuesday of the month at 8:00 p.m. (AEST) ie 3:30pm IST. @LearnKotch is the founder of @OzLearn

#leadfromwithin – A TweetChat that covers topics such as: Teamwork, Communication, Character, Change management, Core Values, Vision, Conflict, Influence, and much more. It Occurs Every Tue at 8pm ET,  ie 7:30pm IST. Here is the complete schedule of topics – http://www.lollydaskal.com/leadfromwithin/ .Hosted by @LollyDaskal

#Blogchat – A dedicated TweetChat about Blogging. Occurs every Sun 8pm CT ie 6:30am IST. @MackCollier is the Founder.

#BeTheOne – A monthly chat about inspiring people to make a difference through personal leadership that infuses integrity, dignity and character. Occurs every Month 9pm EST ie 6:30am IST. Hosted by @BridgetHaymond and @pdncoach 

#peopleskills@KateNasser is the founder of #PeopleSkills which occurs Every Sunday 10am ET ie 7:30pm IST, Sunday

#ESNchatweekly Twitter chat hosted by @JeffKRoss on Thu from 2-3pm ET ie 11:30pm IST. This TweetChat is for those interested in Enterprise Social Networks

Hope you had a great time exploring these amazing HR related TweetChats. Happy Tweeting and Happy Learning.

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

 

Don’t (Just) join Twitter to look for Resumes

Hey, how to get resumes from Twitter?

Twitter is very complicated!!!

Do we actually get resumes on Twitter?

All one needs to ask was, “Are you on Twitter?” The answer is  -“No I am not on Twitter”

This is a typical problem that Recruiters / HR / Sourcers face and end up either not joining Twitter or end up not using Twitter.

Top_30In an ideal situation, Recruiters / HR / Sourcers must not Join Twitter (Just) to look for resumes. You might be surprised to here this statement. Well, there are many reasons to join Twitter other than looking for candidates.  As they say you can’t learn swimming by reading a book, you need to get into the pool. Same is the case with Twitter. You need to be on Twitter to experience it. So, your next question is for what should we join Twitter for?

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Twitter : A Goldmine

– Build your Brand (Individual / Company)

– Follow HR Leaders, Fellow Recruiters, CEO’s, Company’s Twitter Account

– Ask questions related to any technology, hiring process, new methods of hiring / you can also answers questions based on your experience.

– Dont just keep on posting jobs on Twitter, keep it going but at times its just too much.

We as recruiters are programmed to use social platforms such as a Job Portal. Twitter is not a Job Portal. Self Learning is a key, and one can only grow if one is willing to learn. . I’m not selling Twitter to Recruiters, but just trying to say that there is also a different side to Twitter. All you need to do is invest some quality time.

Looking forward to your views on this topic.

Happy Tweeting.

 

 

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