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    Your first 100 HR Twitter follows


    In late December I posted 'An Introduction to Twitter for the HR Student', which was meant to be a guide and starting point for my HR Grad Students, as well as HR professionals who were interested in diving in the world of Twitter.  That post can be found here - and remains by far the most viewed post on this blog.

    About a month has passed since that post, and I have since found and been found by many, many more talented, informative, interesting, funny, and fantastic HR Tweeps, so I thought I would try to expand the 'Introductory' HR Twitter list, and see if I (we) could come up with the definitive (for today) list of the 100 first follows for the HR student or professional.  So without further ado, lets see how far we can get.


    1. SteveBoese - Me, since I am spending my 'free' time working on this, I get to be number 1.  Seriously, I am an HR Technology Instructor and advisor and I hope if you found your way here, you will give me a follow.

    The Bloggers

    2. Lisa Rosendahl - from the HR Thoughts blog

    3. The HR Maven - from the HR Maven blog

    4. lruettimann - from Punk Rock HR

    5. sharlyn_lauby - from HR Bartender

    6. hrwench - from the Hr Wench blog

    7. Hr_Minion - from the HR Minion blog

    8. williamtincup - from the Human Capital Vendor space blog

    9. kris_dunn - from the HR Capitalist blog

    10. pdxmikek - from the Info Box blog

    11. mvndrvrt - from the Human Racehorses blog

    12. penelopetrunk - from Brazen Careerist

    13. thelance - from Your Hr Guy

    14. ChrisFerdinandi - from Manager's Sandbox

    15. marenhogan from marenated.com

    The Recruiters - note a more complete list of recruiters to follow is here, from The Recruiter's Lounge

    16. toddkmiec

    17. Barry_at_Impact - Executive Recruiter

    18. SJDelaney

    19.CincyRecruiter - Executive Recruiter

    20. blogging4jobs

    21. JenWojcik

    22. HireCentrix

    23. TheRecruiterGuy

    24. animal

    25. jjbuss

    26. heathergardner

    27. havrilla

    28. ejobfairs

    29. SourcerKelly

    30. StevenGilbert

    31. jerry_albright

    32. jimstroud

    The Pros

    33. HollyMVG - HR Director and Novelist, if you follow her now, maybe you can get a signed copy of her novel when it comes out, (maybe)

    34. SHip - Executive Recruiting Consultant

    35. clachnit - Exec Editor at Workforce Management

    36. amylewis - from the Human Capital Institute

    37. Kelly Mitton - recent HR Graduate and a great person to follow

    38. johnhollon - Editor of Workforce Management

    39. thealphafemme - HR Director

    40. jessica_lee - Employment manager and blogger at Fistful of Talent


    The Consultants

    41. stelzner - from Inflexion Advisors and from what I hear, a friend of Obama, and the head 'Angel'

    42. vastrat - a really deep thinker and interesting follow

    43. gautamghosh - Consultant and blogger

    44. hrwhisperer -  OD Consultant

    45. rickdeare - talent acquisition consultant

    46. rhhr - President RHHR Associates

    47. jasonaverbook - Jason Averbook, CEO of Knowledge Infusion

    48. jcorsello - Jason Corsello, also from Knowledge Infusion and the Human Capitalist Blog

    49. joningham - Jon Ingham of the Strategic HCM blog

    50. seiden - from JasonSeiden.com

    51. bncarvin - CEO of Nobscot Co. and once you find out her home base, you will want to take a meeting

    52. mspecht - Michael Specht, leading HR consultant and blogger from Australia


    The Vendors

    53. ICIMS - Recruiting solutions

    54. OrangeHRM - open source HR systems

    55. VisualCV - service that lets candidates create rich, multi-media CV's

    56. Success Factors- Performance Management solutions

    57. Salary.com- Compensation data and planning, recently expanding into Talent Management

    58. Smart Recruiters- Recruiting solutions for small and medium size businesses

    59. Human Capital Institute- great source of information and knowledge

    60. Workscape- suite of Talent Management solutions

    61. Sum Total Systems- learning management solutions

    62. Standout Jobs- Really cool and innovative approach to recruiting solutions

    63. ross- Ross Mayfield, Chairman and co-founder of Socialtext

    64. dpriemer - from Rypple a cool service for getting performance feedback



    65. DailyCareerTips - helpful tips and links to manage your career

    66. CompetencyMGMT- helping organizations make better workplace decisions

    67. GoCollaboration- feeds blog posts on workplace collaboration

    68. kwg4now - COO at HR Marketer.com

    69. Leadership News- all about leadership

    70. jobangels - a resource for job seekers and folks trying to help them

    71. thehiringsite - community for hiring professionals

    Everyone Else - I am tired of 're-numbering' so here are the rest I came up with to get close to 100

    72. employerbrander - Employer branding consultant

    73. yammer_team - Yammer is the 'Twitter for the Enterprise' leader

    74. StevenRothberg - founder of CollegeRecruiter.com

    75. presentationzen - great resource on effective presentation design

    76. MNHeadhunter- Minnesota based recruiter

    77. pauljacobs4real - New Zealand based HR Recruitment strategist

    78. jasonalba - from JibberJobber

    79. michellerafter - reporter covering business, tech, and  HR

    80. Bersin - Bersin & Associates Research and News

    81. coffeebuzd - HR Pro from the bullseye company

    82. GLHoffman - Author of Digyourjob

    83. heatherhuhman - resource for Gen Y types

    84. annbares - Compensation consultant and blogger

    85. chris_bailey - workplace experience designer

    86. TheResumator - ATS solutions for the small business market

    87. Workscape - Talent Management Solutions

    88. visualcv - Resource for jobseekers to create online, multi-media CV's

    89. byosko - the man behind Standout Jobs

    90. ERE_net - source for recruiting news and information

    91. SlideRocket - site for creating and sharing presentations

    92. slideshare - site for uploading and sharing your presentations, and for research

    93. HRSearchPros - Executive search for HR Pros

    94. MikeHaberman - Human Resources Consultant

    95. cathymartin - HR Consultant

    96. williamu - Talent Acquisition

    97. venlatch - HR Student at RIT

    98. lunatic09 - HR Student at RIT

    99. bizofmanagement - John Hollon's Workforce Management blog

    100. hrbartender - HR served up in a refreshing frosty mug


    Well, I made it to 100.  If I forgot anyone I should have, I am really sorry, I spent a bunch of time on this, but eventually I just had to post the darn thing.  I hope some folks will add some suggestions in the comments that will boost the list to 200 (or more).

    Please add any names of 'key' folks to follow to the comments, and happy Twittering!




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    Reader Comments (26)

    wow. what an effort! great resource and thanks for including me. i would recommend adding some employment law peeps. i really like following the employment law attorney eric meyer (@Eric_B_Meyer). i'd also add for the recruiters section (although it's quite saturated there already, isn't it?) some of the recruiting industry godfathers/heavy weights: gerry crispin (@GerryCrispin), ERE CEO david manaster (@dmanaster), john sumser (@JohnSumser)... they all have interesting insight into the recruiting biz and generally the state of the workforce.

    January 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjessica lee

    Steve: Thanks for putting me on the list. Very reassuring to see a lot of these people are already among my Twitter connections.

    If you do another, what about the top 100 corporate HR directors or SVPs on Twitter - that's be some list.

    Michelle Rafter
    Contributing Editor, Workforce Management

    January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Rafter

    Steve, This is a great list - thank you. If any of your readers are looking for strategy and advice about returning to work after a career break, they should check out www.iRelaunch.com and read Back on the Career Track: A Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms Who Want to Return to Work. Note that despite the subtitle, the book's advice is just as effective for men as women, and for those who took career breaks unrelated to childcare. We're on twitter at @iRelaunch.

    January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarol Fishman Cohen

    Hi Steve, just a short note to say that I truly appreciate being a part of this great list. Lots of familiar faces and plenty of new folks here that I can't wait to follow and connect with. Cheers, Chris

    January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris Bailey

    Steve, I'm thrilled to be included on this impressive list. Thank you! It's a bit early to be offering people signed copies of the book, but your suggesting it has put a grin on my face that'll last all weekend. Thanks again. Since this is an HR post I'll give you my "official" name,
    Holly M.V. Gorski, PHR

    January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHolly Gorski

    Thanks everyone for the comments and suggestions for this list. I did this list the first time in response to questions I got from students and other HR pros unfamiliar with Twitter. I know that 'we' all see the value, but for many, many others it just seems like a waste of time, or a distraction. So hopefully, some students and recent Twitter folks can use this list to get started.

    Going forward, I will find a 'better' place for this list, somewhere that folks can more easily find and where it can be maintained, as I said in the post, I'd like to see this list grow to 200, or even more. Thanks for reading and commenting and Twittering!


    January 31, 2009 | Registered CommenterSteve

    Great list. Thanks for sharing!


    February 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJason Corsello

    Thanks for putting this together and including me. Great list!

    February 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCathy Martin

    Thanks for putting me on your terrific list Steve. Truly honored and loved your bit on why you should be #1! :) There are some wonderful people here that I didn't even know were on Twitter. Time for some new invites.....


    February 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMark Stelzner

    Thanks everyone for the comments and for the positive responses to my little list. I connected with many great folks putting it together, and when I get some time, I will get this information posted in a more editable, accessible place. Mark, I get to be No 1, 'cuz I spent way too many hours cutting and pasting links to put myself lower on the list.

    The best thing about this post, I think, is I have picked up some new HR followers, and when I check out their profile page, their little 'followees' grid looks like the list of people in this post. Makes me realize that quite a few HR people are really using this list to get started on Twitter, which was the point of the whole thing.


    February 2, 2009 | Registered CommenterSteve


    Just ran across your list. Thanks for including me on it. I am mvndrvrt on twitter

    February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael VanDervort

    Good Lord, you took a lot of time to do this.and thank goodness it's not a crappy Rolling Stone list they roll out. Tomorrow, I might have to add on some people. Great Job, Steve.

    February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTracy Tran


    You can completely be forgiven for missing me - I'm pretty new to the blog world. I am particularly interested in reaching new HR professionals and wannabes also, so next time around, check me out. Thanks!

    March 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHR Good_Witch

    Hi there Good Witch, I am definitely following you now, (and have been for a while) and when I update the list, you are absolutely included! Thanks for reading and commenting.

    March 2, 2009 | Registered CommenterSteve

    Relatively new to the twitter universe but I think we're worth a follow! We're a company specializing in employee training and incident management. We're using twitter to bring relevant workplace articles and blog posts to people's attention that they might otherwise miss. Just trying to help HR folks stay informed on what's important to them.

    And trying to inject a little humour here and there. Tune in for my Cap'n Obvious tip'o th'day. Trying to highlight one article a day that captures things that seem like such obvious common sense that it makes me sad that articles need to be written about them at all...

    April 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter@buildingrespect

    Some readers may like to follow us too (@careermee). CareerMee.com is an online MBA recruitment platform: basically a targeted, exclusive reverse job board for MBAs from the world's best business schools.

    We tweet about MBA news/recruiting topics from our blog, and also tweet MBA jobs and internships.

    June 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRui Vaughn

    I just ran across your list. Thanks for including me. I appreciate that!

    August 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCathy Missildine-Martin

    Sure thing Cathy, thanks for finding the list. One day I will publish an update!

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