I’m a Veteran. Give Me My Discount.
Although rabid right-wing patriots shoulder their Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifles and peer through the sights when they hear me say it, I’m a veteran. Today’s my day. Veterans Day — the only holiday I can celebrate because of a decision I made for myself rather than because someone else was born or died, or some battle was won or begun. I want to thank all of the companies and institutions in America that honor the veterans on this special day. Especially the restaurants and The Home Depot. In fact, I have set an intention to show as many of these …
Boston is Ben Affleck’s Best Friend
So I’m in Boston now. Moved up in mid-August this year (Texas summers can suck it). Needless to say, it’s awesome. My wife is attending Harvard Business School, and I’ve opened up our New England/East Coast office. There’s been a lot to adjust to — learning to work away from the hive that is The Starr Conspiracy headquarters, expanding our network and reach into a new region, supporting Erin as she navigates an amazing opportunity and learning environment, and drinking all the beers I’ve never heard of and can’t get in Texas. Among those four things, I’m pretty much left …
Say What You Mean and Stand Up for It
When did fourth-and-goal become a fourth-and-goal situation?
Confidential Brief: The Week in Links
Occupy is coming to your city! Are you ready if your employees get involved? Check it out on TLNT.
Three Annoying Things You Do On Twitter
There are 7 million annoying things you could be doing on Twitter. Chances are you’re doing three of them.
Confidential Brief: The Week in Links
HR and Social Media: Beyond Recruiting on HREOnline discusses how recruiting opened the door for HR in social media. Recruiters are now in a unique position to use their social media knowledge to improve collaboration, communication and knowledge management for their organizations.
Is Paying for Performance a Farce?
“Joe, thanks for your great contributions over the last year! Please enjoy this venti mocha latte in return.”
Human Capital Technology: Five Things You Need to Consider
Technology rules. It touches every facet of our lives – personal and professional.
Your Twitter Account Has Been Hacked
As many of you know, I am The Starr Conspiracy‘s social media strategist. It’s a lovely job. My clients are smart and successful vendors who sell software and services to HR professionals.
Why HR People Are Horrible Marketing Clients (Or, How to Get the Most From Your HR Marketing Firm)
In a life before I was a content agent here at The Starr Conspiracy, I was an account manager and writer at a boutique agency that focused solely on benefits and compensation communication. In essence, the firm’s clients were HR leaders, its target audiences were employees and its “products” were the ins and outs of its clients’ benefits and compensation programs.
HR Tech 2011 – Double Vision
A week has now passed since the HR Technology Conference in Vegas. Not sure if it was the locals, the locale or the locos, but I’m spent. If I were a gambler, I’d bet every attendee is feeling the same.
Show Me Whatcha Workin’ With: Doing Trade Shows Right
Trade shows are not to be taken lightly. Why? Well, trade shows are where all of your marketing and branding manifest themselves into physical form. And if done wrong, there’s no quicker way to damage your brand and look ineffectual. So it’s important to do them right.
Ocho at #HRTechConf 2011
Ocho arrived in Vegas with a warm welcome at HR Tech. Don’t let his ominous nature deter you. Ocho had only one purpose for HR Tech – wreak havoc and play the slots. OK, that’s two purposes.
#HRTECHCONF Recap: The Unauthorized After Party
The Unauthorized After Party was crankin’ at HR Tech this year. We partnered with Achievers (formerly I Love Rewards) and Jobvite to throw a party the glitterati (see: Laurie) were proud of. If you missed HR Tech this year, or missed the party, never fear: The recaps are here.
Why the HR Technology Conference Matters
If you ask me whether going to HR Tech is “worth it” … I’m probably judging you. After more than a decade of marketing exclusively in the Human Capital Management market segment, the question for me is no longer whether one should attend HR Tech … it’s whether one has the guts to seize the tremendous opportunities offered by the event.
The Good. The Bad. The Ugly. #hrtechconf
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Thank You #HRTECHCONF
We just wanted to take a moment to thank Bill Kutik, our personal hero, for crafting a great conference. The 14th Annual HR Technology® Conference & Expo was epic.
#HRTECHCONF Recap: The Booth and Arcade
If you haven’t visited Booth #1131 at the 14th annual HR Tech Conference, this is what you’re missing out on.
The Starr Conspiracy Invades #HRTECHCONF
The first official day of the 14th Annual HR Technology® Conference & Expo will be intense. We don’t want you to miss out on a single experience. Here are our tips to navigate the conference: