Poking a Hole in the Universe: SM for HR

by Frank Roche on April 5, 2012

in Social Media

Social Media for HR seminars are getting a little humdrum. Many of the presentations remind me of those Excel for Accounting! seminars back in the day. It wasn’t like the presenters knew how to create macros. Or arrays. Or understood GAAP, DCF, or EBITDA. They just knew there was this cool software out there and WASN’T IT FUN! It was going to make you SO PRODUCTIVE.

Oh, except for the “how?” part.

I don’t think that any HR practitioner should listen to a talk about tools. Heck, I could tell you all day how play guitar. Tell you that all the cool kids play guitar. Show you pictures of really great guitars. But that doesn’t mean you’re gonna be able to play guitar.

Want to learn to play guitar? Start playing guitar.

Same goes for social media and HR. How many more seminars do you need to sit through to tell you social media isn’t a fad? Or that it’s REALLY BIG!? You wanna know how it works? Use it. Strum a few notes.

People can tell you all day that social media for HR is cool. But unless you do it until your fingers bleed — and then keep going — you’ll never know.

A suggestion: Don’t sit through another Social Media for HR seminar unless they show you a hole to another universe. (See what I did there?)


You can buy a hole to another universe by Dan Golden at Blick. Link via the always cool Swiss Miss.

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