We have decided an 'every other week' schedule seems to work out the best for everyone, so look for the HR Happy Hour shows every second Friday. We are mixing up the start times a bit, still trying to figure out the best one, so keep an eye out for the scheduled start time for that particular show.
One final note, you can listen to the show live at the Blog Talk Radio page, or you can use the listener line, 646-378-1086, to hear the show via the phone, and you can come on the air by calling in to that number and pressing '1' on your phone and I will get you on the air.
Here is what is coming up on the the HR Happy Hour:
Episode 6 - July 31, 2009 - 8 PM EDT, 5 PM PDT 'The HRevolution' - An open forum to chat about ideas for the very first HR Blog Conference. Where should the conference be held? What topics and sessions are you interested in? Would you actually attend? Set to appear are conference founders Trish McFarlane, Ben Eubanks and more.
Episode 7 - August 14, 2009 - 6 PM EDT, 3 PM PDT' Funky Hair, Tattoos, and HR Diversity' - This show was inspired by some Tweets with Kelly Mitton, Jen Wojcik and others. Basically, is HR truly welcoming as a profession to those folks that look and act a bit 'different'. Are tattoos and purple hair welcome in HR? Does HR need to do more to embrace individuality and creativity in the workplace? Do visible tattoos give you a bad impression of a job candidate? Scheduled to appear are Jen Wojcik, Kelly Mitton, Lynn Ellsberry and who knows what other funky haired HR pros.
Episode 8 - August 28, 2009 - 8 PM EDT, 5 PM PDT 'HR and Sports' - What are the connections between Sports and HR and Talent Management? Is managing superstar employees at all like managing superstar athletes? What can coaching Little League baseball tell you about management? Are my beloved Jets going to get the Super Bowl? Slated to appear Tracy Tran, Todd Kmiec, Lance Haun and Kris Dunn.
Episode 9 - September 11, 2009 - 6 PM EDT, 3 PM PDT 'HR Issues for the Small Business' - We'll talk about small business and the various HR-related challenges in a small organization. How can a small business compete effectively with the giants in Talent Acquisition and in building an employer brand? Are you a 'one-person' HR organization? How do you keep it all in balance? Set to appear is Charee Kilmek and a host of other HR Professionals.
So that is the current rundown, we have some more thoughts for even more future shows, including a really fun 'HR Horror Stories' show we will do closer to Halloween.
If you have any suggestions for show topics, want to come on as a guest, or have someone you think would make a great guest, drop me a comment, send Shauna or I an e-mail, or shout it out on Twitter using the #HRHappyHour hashtag.
Thanks everyone who supports the show by listening, participating, and tweeting. The response to these shows has been surprisingly terrific, and as long as the HR community seems interested, we will keep doing them.