Check out the quotes below. All of them have come from conversations I’ve had recently with HR professionals in my local area.
- I’d love to learn more about social media and technology, but I’m just too swamped at work.
- We’ve wanted to start a blog for some time now, but we just weren’t sure how to get started.
- There is so much communication lacking in our organization. Nobody knows what the heck is going on.
Technology is changing our lives. It can make you more productive, effective, and intelligent–if you are willing and able to use it.
Want to learn how? Sign up to attend the HRevolution event now!
Having trouble communicating across a far-flung organization? There’s something for that. Difficulties with people sending mass emails toÂ those who really don’t even need to see them? There’s something for that. Want to get out of your little box and actually interact with the employees under you? Yes, there’s something for that, too. But if you spend all of your time just trying to stay afloat in the paperwork and policy manuals, you’ll never be able to break the cycle. I guess you’re just stuck, right?
Not really. That’s why you (and so many others in your exact same situation) need HRevolution. It’s going to be fun. It’s going to be a learning experience. It’s going to be a networking event on steroids.
Squeeze the Network
When I have a tough question that can’t be answered by someone nearby, I turn to my network, and it’s come through for me so many times. Technology increases the size of that network tenfold.
Thrive on Challenge
If you start delving into technology and social media, the rest of your HR department might think you’re a bit crazy. Don’t try to convert them all at once. Pick one person who is most favorable to technology use and help him/her with a problem by using technology or social media. Focus on turning that one person into a champion for your cause, and they will go out and promote the idea for you!
In that vein, I’ve been working closely with a coworker on a few projects. When he learned of the pending HRevolution, he was ecstatic. Want the input of someone from outside the organizing committee? Here’s what he had to say:
I am looking forward to attending the HRevolution conference. There is great benefit to exploring social media, blogging and the value it can add to our organizations. I believe that HRevolution will help bring focus to like-minded HR professionals that are looking to modernize their organizations and potentially revolutionize their HR departments.
Reignite that Spark
I talk to a lot of HR professionals. Many are burned out and tired of the “same old thing.” While not all have turned into curmudgeons yet, there are quite a few who need a spark of creativity. They need someone to push them to grow continually. Maybe it’s you? If so, there’s no better cure than learning new and exciting ways to accomplish your goals.
What if your company had a tool that let it communicate with its employees? And what ifÂ they got to communicate back? What if you want to get your own voice out there, but you don’t know how to start your own website or don’t have time to figure out how to set up a blog? Sound interesting? Want to know more?
Then take a stand. Let your voice be heard. Join the HRevolution.
HRevolution logo (and the flattering quote) courtesy of Allen Robinson (@logicwriter), as cool of an HR cat as they come.
Ben, I really believe the creative sparks will be flying! HRevolution! Your post is a manifesto!