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It’s Over

November 10, 2009

It’s over. 

Yep, it’s over.  HRevolution is over.  Well at least the un-conference part is over.  The real work is just getting started. 

HRevolution 

This past weekend, almost 50 HR professionals, recruiters, CEO’s, consultants and vendors came to Louisville, KY to talk HR.  Social media for HR. Technology for HR. The future of HR. 

So many great people and so many great conversations and a lot of passion for the work that we do.  Everyone in the room was there to talk about how we, and our profession, can be better.  And that was inspiring.

 A few take-aways for me:

  • If you have the opportunity to take your online relationships, offline, do it.  It is well worth the time and effort to get to know your twitter/blogging pals offline.  I am looking forward to engaging more with the folks I met this past weekend.
  • HR is not dead.   HR is alive and well, and there are many, many HR pros rocking it out. Every. Single. Day.  Can we do some things better?  Yes.  But are we doing a lot of things well? Yes.  Yes. Yes.
  • Not everyone in HR will be strategic and not everyone is looking for that ‘seat at the table’.  And you know what?  That’s ok.  There’s work on both sides (transactional and transformational) that needs to get done.  Whatever your role, do it and do it well.   
  • While social media is definitely a topic for discussion among HR pros, we need to remember that it’s just a tool in our tool belt.  We need to make sure our culture is thriving and our employees are thriving and engaged.  And if that’s not happening, we need to be about the business of fixing that first.  Social media, web 2.0, whatever the hot new thing is, can’t fix those issues.  

This is just the tip of the iceberg.  We have the opportunity to continue this conversation and help take our profession to the next level.  And I’m excited about that!

So, are you ready?

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 10, 2009 9:20 am

    Crystal, you were such an inspiration in the planning and execution of this event, and I just want everyone to fully understand the enormity of your contribution. Without your tireless efforts, we would have been nowhere. I can’t wait until the next installment of this journey.

  2. November 10, 2009 9:53 am

    I agree, Steve! I’m still in awe of Crystal’s organizing skills. I would have had everyone sitting on the sidewalk during sessions. 🙂

    Great post, Crystal!

  3. November 10, 2009 10:35 am

    Love this! Quote Crystal, “We need to make sure our culture is thriving and our employees are thriving and engaged. And if that’s not happening, we need to be about the business of fixing that first. Social media, web 2.0, whatever the hot new thing is, can’t fix those issues. ” So true. First things first. Then let web 2.0 help inspire beyond the daily engagement. You certainly facilitate that! Thanks for everything. @designtwit

  4. Crystal Peterson permalink
    November 10, 2009 6:12 pm

    @Steve @Ben – Thanks, guys! I was thrilled to be a part of this team and I’m looking forward to collaborating with you on many more projects! 🙂
    @Lyn – thanks so much for all of your support of HRevolution. We couldn’t have done it without our great sponsors! And it was really good seeing you again!

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