Social Media, Monitoring and the HR Professional

In the social media bedroom, there are far too many HR professionals still hiding out in the bathroom. HR professionals, it's time to get out, face the social world around you and above all, be the change.

That was <generally> the message delivered in a series of mini presentations for 50 Shades of Social at HR Florida last week. I had the pleasure of joining Mike Vandervort and panel members Amanda Hite, Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane, Joe Gerstandt and Jason Lauritsen in sharing social media tools, tips and perspective.

I prepared my slides and when I went to upload and saw they wanted us to use the HR Florida template, compliant rule follower that I can be, I ditched my original slides, changed my format and posted away.

Here are my original slides . . . .

. . . .  and my message on social media monitoring. Whoa HR pros, don't you dare interpret monitoring as policing social media use. Think of monitoring as listening to social media chatter about you and your organization.

There are many tools that monitor social media chatter and while they vary in their approach and methodology, they are the same in that they go to social medial sites you specify, grab content you want, arrange it and deliver it to you. Here are 20 free, awesome social media monitoring tools courtesy of Social Brite.

If you were asked to present 3 slides, 3 minutes on a social media tip or tool for HR professionals, what would you share?