Last Monday, I posted Part 1 of Why I think HR is Cool Again! in which I highlighted HR guru’s like British HR rocker Peter Cook of @academyofrock, The@animal whose potty mouth and love of baconlube gets us excited for his next episode of the Recruiting Animal. We also reviewed crazy cat lady the Cynical Girl, @lruettimann, our tech gadget guy @steveboese, our prodigal blog producers at @fistfuloftalent whose logo aptly reminds me of pirates taking no prisoners for some reason. The feedback from my readers was fantastic and so here’s the encore to other twerps who scare or motivate the bejesus out of the average HR guy and gal. Lock your doors and hide the HR policy and procedure manuals because here they are:
Bill Boorman is a man on a mission, he is the Co-founder of #TruEvents is often a key-note speaker and is a trend setter as it relates to recruiting and human resources. His posts are interesting, varied and will leave no doubt as to their intent. He says on his blog that he once tried to break a world record for dragging a tire around the London Marathon route while dressed as a 6 ft clown. Wow, talk about determination. As one marathoner to another, let’s try to break that record again soon Bill! Twitter at @BillBoorman
This dynamo runs her company Xceptional HR and is the owner of Bloggin4Jobs which focuses on social media policies, social media discrimination, mobile recruiting and HR blogger tips as well as business and leadership topics with an HR point of view. Jessica is also the author of the book, Tweet This! Twitter for Business which was published in 2010.
Jessica is a sought after speaker and has been listed as the 2nd most influential recruiter on the Internet and the 11thmost powerful woman on Twitter. Be sure to take a look at the myriad of resources on her site’s and feel free to contact her at @blogging4jobs
Rayanne Thorn is the girl with the cowboy hat, although recent Twitter pics are sans cowboy hats (bring it back Rayanne!). Although she is in marketing at Broadbean Technology at present, believe me when I say recruitment and HR are badges she wears proudly. Monday through Friday Rayanne writes Bonus Track at Blogging4jobs. Her wit is as sharp as a knife so be careful what you say or you may find yourself tongue-tied by the retort. Contact at @ray_anne.
Crystal Miller aka TheOneCrystal
Take one look at the pic and you know Crystal Miller is cool. Her picture as well as her blogs ooze confidence and talent. Crystal describes herself on Twitter as a talent management & caffeine junkie with a passion 4 Wine (I will drink to that!), shoes, employment branding and performance optimization. This Dallas girl runs her own consulting business, blogs on a huge variety of subjects and is active in a variety of talent management and social forums. During my research on her site I also found out we have something in common as Crystal was adopted and I have three adopted girls. Cool! Connect at: @TheOneCrystal
He has run agencies, run a web development shop and a full service marketing agency. According to his website he “has managed human resources, operations, professional services, sales, marketing, business development, finance, accounting, and even taken out the trash once or twice (does he mean firing bad hires or bouncing at a bar!). He co-founded Starr Tincup in November of 2000 before selling his interest in it a few years ago. If you want some attitude that comes with a full serving of common sense get in touch now at @williamtincup
So tell me what else is cool about these twerps! Give me the lowdown and feel free to tell me about more people you know that make HR cool again.