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Laurie Ruettimann has a contest running over on Punk Rock HR that is seeking advice from Human Resources people on what kind of social networking community SHRM should build.
I think it is one that should be built by its users and that SHRM should consult with us.
However, the big question is, do HR people really know what an HR social networking community should look like to be useful?
I think I do. If you don't, here are a bunch that you can look in order to increase your knowledge base.
PS - Thanks for all the feedback on the posts over the last ten days about Human Resources and Social Networking. I know of several HR folks who have signed up for twitter, or are increasing their use of other social networking sites. Way to go!
If twitter is a little fast for your taste, a different way to dip a toe in the water might be to seek out one of the many HR communities that exist on the internet. They come in all sizes and topics.
Here a few examples that you might want to consider as a staring place:
HRM Today is a social network and collaborative, multi-author blog bringing the best of Human Resources Management to the forefront. We seek to elevate the profession of Human Resources and increase media awareness of Human Resources through blogging, social networking, and aggressive use of other Web 2.0 technologies. Sign up for your free account today and start interacting with the best in HR! You can find me here.
For those interested in talent management, recruiting and sourcing, take a look at Recruiting Blogs. You can find me here.
Both of these sites, like many other HR communities are all based on the Ning platform. If you think social networks is a small thing, think again - Ning just reached the milestone of "hosting" one million unique social networking communities.
A relatively new community is Toolbox for HR. Their mission statement and main features are detailed below from their website. You can find me here.
Another great place to find highly targeted communities is the LinkedIn groups portal.
To help professionals do their jobs better by providing them with the ability to easily share knowledge with experienced peers.
Knowledge Sharing Communities™ at Toolbox.com
The Toolbox.com network of online communities enables anyone to access the collective knowledge of a worldwide audience of experienced professionals. Through Toolbox.com, executives and professionals can collaborate with their peers to resolve problems more efficiently, make better decisions by leveraging best practices and lessons learned, and increase their efficiency in the workplace.
The Toolbox.com platform integrates the following collaboration and community publishing tools:
- Professional Networking
- Vendor Research Directory
Here are the groups I belong to on LinkedIn. I founded 5 of these including Best Practice Exchange and the ADR group.
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