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So here is People Management's list of top 20 HR power tweeters:
1. @sukhpabial - tweets 35,510 – followers: 1,139We say: A familiar and friendly face on Twitter, who is always up for a chat He says: L&D Professional. Challenging Frontiers. Positive Psychologist. Tendency to blog. May mention tennis. I tweet a lot.
2. @neilmorrison – tweets: 1,072 – followers: 2,542We say: Charismatic HR director who says what he thinksHe says: HR professional writing and tweeting about the world of work, employment and other related frippery on a semi regular basis.3. @ProfCaryCooper – tweets: 5,788 – followers: 5,133We say: An expert on all things health and well-being and other hot topics of the dayHe says: Professor Cary Cooper, Director and Founder of Robertson Cooper Ltd, Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University.4. @RapidBI – tweets: 47,517 – followers: 40,351We say: His huge number of followers is only beaten by his mega amount of tweetsHe says: 100s of management, leadership, coaching and change models in powerpoint format Writer|Blogger|Volunteer|Trainer|Facilitator|Leader5. @stevebridger – tweets: 19,149 – followers: 6,329We say: Conversation starter and nurturer… manager of the CIPD CommunitiesHe says: Builder of Bridges. Helping charities reboot for the 21st Century... one conversation at a time. Partner @VisceralBiz 6. @FlipChartRick – tweets: 24,891 – followers 1,916We say: A mysterious figure in a hat but he certainly knows his HRHe says: Author of Flip Chart Fairy Tales blog. Just because I retweet something, it doesn't mean I agree with it.7. @PerryTimms – tweets: 5,241 – followers: 898We say: Always willing to share best practice and ideas, a regular Twitter gentHe says: Future-focused, networked HR/OD/Talent practitioner, coach & speaker. Founder of PTHR & PunkHR: energy, positivity & creativity. Northampton Town fan & soulboy
8. @joningham – tweets: 7,713 – followers: 7,585We say: Prolific writer and tweeter on all subjects HRHe says: Writer, speaker and consultant in human capital management, HR 2.0 and management 2.0 - creating human & social capital thru leadership, HR, OD & enterprise 2.0
9. @garelaos – tweets: 18,947 – followers: 2,892We say: An established name on the Twitter circuitHe says: UK HR, recruitment and marketing professional with an insane interest in people, technology and all things new. Oh, and creator of the #SMEG hashtag. ;)10. @FloraMarriott – tweets: 7,084 – followers: 801We say: Optimist and debater of HR’s potential to change the way we workShe says: Curly mopped adventure loving cocktail making elephant blogging croquet champ, wife, aunt, L&D Manager.11. @robjones_tring – tweets: 24,515 – followers: 1,143We say: Sharp and on the ball, with quick-witted responses to Twitter-led debatesHe says: By day I develop organisations (apparently), by night I solve crimes, drink cocktails and share random thoughts!12. @dougshaw1 – tweets: 24,670 – followers: 1,868We say: A self-confessed experimenter and facilitator in HR engagementHe says: Credo. Flow beats worklife balance. Productive beats busy. Together beats apart. Listening is hugely underrated.
13. @lyndagratton – tweets: 277 – followers: 4,442We say: An influential business thinker who tweets about what she thinksShe says: A global authority on the people implications of strategies. I write, teach and consult across the world on human resource strategy14. @MervynDinnen – tweets 46,457 – followers 4,556We say: Very adept at Twitter networking and suggesting real world meet-ups He says: Content & Community Manager at JobsiteUK. Blogs about Recruitment, HR & Social Media. Loves Arsenal FC, music and politics. No tweet-up knowingly missed
15. @DazNewman – tweets: 4,209 – followers: 1,483We say: Acerbic legal expert and author of the blog ‘A range of reasonable responses’He says: Employment law trainer, writer and anorak16. @JobsEconomist – tweets: 82 – followers: 211We say: One to watch for expert insights on the UK labour market and economyHe says: John Philpott, economist and labour market analyst, former director of Employment Policy Institute and former Chief Economic Adviser at the CIPD
17. @NHSE_Dean - tweets: 4,151 – followers: 1,712We say: A regular user of Twitter to great effect for NHS Employers and HRHe says: Dean Royles, president of the CIPD, Chief Executive, the NHS Employers organisation. Committed to keeping you up to date with the latest HR thinking & advice. Own views.18. @grumpyoldmum – tweets: 1,767 – followers: 517We say: Don’t be put off by the ‘grumpy’ reference in her Twitter handleShe says: Consultant employment lawyer, freelance writer, editor, locum solicitor, harassed mum, generally useful person.19. @corinnemills – tweets: 432 – followers: 230We say: One to watch and a regular HR contributor to the national press She says: MD of Personal Career Management. Author of UK's No.1 selling CV book & Career Coach. Career expert for Guardian & Telegraph20. @Rachelkrys – tweets: 219 – followers: 83We say: Not a prolific tweeter but quality trumps quantity in this case.She says: Interested in the workplace, inclusion, politics and (feminist) baking. Associate Director at Inclusive Employers Is there anyone we have left out who you think deserves a place in PM’s top tweeters power list, then let us know who and why on Twitter @peoplemgt
We couldn’t include CIPD experts in our top 20 power tweeters for fear of being accused of favouritism but it would be rude not to mention them:@CharlesMCotton He says: Performance and reward adviser to the CIPD, responsible for public policy and HR practice development in the area of performance and reward
@Ben_Willmott He says: Head of Public Policy @CIPD, former journalist, sleep-deprived dad to Joe (3), special interests employment relations & employee engagement & wellbeing@Davies_Gerwyn He says: Public Policy Advisor @CIPD, I author the quarterly Labour Market Outlook. Interested in migration, welfare reform, Welsh rugby and I can hold a tune...@JMcGurkLTD He says: Learning and talent Development Adviser for CIPD, Ex Head of Research BALPA, Ex HR Academic and train driver@k_rudiger She says: I'm the skills policy adviser at the CIPD - interested in skills policy and the workplace, travelling, all things international and kickboxing@CIPD They say: Official CIPD. The world's largest Chartered Human Resource & Development professional body. Tweeting all things HR by @TomPaisley and @Ratcliffe_J And a special mention for People Management’s own digital editor @clairechurchard For more info on how HR can make the most of social media, read PM's feature: 'This is what successful social media looks like', which has just been published in November's relaunched edition of PM.
So I finally make it on to a list AND get called charismatic (and all in one place) and then everyone complains that it is the wrong list. Typical....<br/><br/>I was going to make some serious points, but the wise and wonderful @mervyndinnen has already made them on his blog www.mervyndinnen.wordpress.com so instead I'm going to make a coffee and call my mum...I told her I'd make a list one day....
Here are two more CIPD tweeters worth following, especially if you’re into your politics/government policy: @wallace_anna public affairs manager at the CIPD and @gen_bach another member of the CIPD’s public affairs team.
I was surprised to see @MJCarty and @AlisonChisnell missing too, but these lists are always subjective when the criteria for inclusion is vague. Personally, what I consider an influential Tweeter is someone who engages rather than transmits and whose links to their blog have me running straight to read it- stand up, @dougshaw1 and @flipchartrick.
Pauline, I understand your point re twitter, I jumped in to twitter earlier this year as I found myself feeling quite negative so wanted to understand more. It's like any media, you consume it when you want to. On a train, in a waiting room, over an early morning cuppa. It can be occasional, regular, random. The difference with twitter is that it's interactive and often immediate. Sometimes I tweet when I could be doing something else more productive, but not often. But, if it wasn't twitter that was distracting me it would be something else. <br/><br/>Regarding this this list, I have been tweeting for about six months and I know the majority of people on the list. I know lots of others that aren't on this list, some of whom have more influence on me than those on the list so it makes me ask What are "Power tweeters"? Influencers, volume, impact? Perhaps a more accurate description would be the list of people who tweet with whom PM has a relationship of some sort
I think this shows just how tricky it is to get something like this "right". <br/><br/>What I do like about the HR Tweeters writ large is that there's a strong sense of community (even when we don't agree with each other); a respect and politeness (even if we don't chime with the tweeter) and there's a huge amount of sharing and support (which is what makes it the place worth spending time on). <br/><br/>I've had such a positive experience from some amazingly sincere and talented people that it's difficult to quantify just how much value they've created but I know it feels a lot.<br/><br/>As for the validity of the people on this list and those not on this list, I see it like this:<br/><br/>1. the hard-working folks at PM clearly wanted to highlight some HR twitterati and so created the list. I am happy to endorse this on my assumption that this was to encourage those who DON'T already follow this gang to follow them and create an even stronger sense of a social media-linked community.<br/><br/>2. by virtue of doing the list, it omitted some tweeters. By using whatever factors/criteria for inclusion and as a result, set off a bit of a chain reaction in rationale and analysis.<br/><br/>BUT<br/><br/>3. it's got a lot of HR people talking and tweeting, connecting and colluding and sharing views, opinions and thoughts.<br/><br/>That's what I love about twitter, the more we tweet, the more we understand / challenge our own views.<br/><br/>So whether you feel the CIPD is out of touch; that People Management staff have got it wrong, join the debate online. <br/><br/>That's where there's a lot of great stuff happens and if nothing else is achieved by this article than more people connected and discussing online - result.<br/><br/>IMHO, the future for HR could hinge on it being a more connected professional function; that shares the best of what it is; to maximise the role it performs. Only then can we truly help our businesses/organisations achieve their potential and create a better place for people who work there.<br/><br/>Either that or I'll get me coat...
I was surprised not to see Alison Chisnell @AlisonChisnell on your list - an inspirational HRD who also writes a good blog: thehrjuggler.wordpress.com and/or Kevin Ball @KevinJBall another HR professional with a breadth of knowledge and a great blog writer: http://www.west-writing.com/ and also David Goddin - who is passionate about people, performance and potential and has the Twitter handle @ChangeContinuum Given the post mentioning your top 20 list on his blog today, you might want to follow him too.... peopleperformancepotential.com/.../troublist
Good morning and thank you for including me on your list, I appreciate it. I and others feel there is a glaring omission to your list - the name of @MJCarty deserves inclusion. I have no wish to offend and in my humble opinion he should be right at the top. Can I ask you to include him please? If there's no room - please remove my name and put @MJCarty in instead.<br/><br/>Thanks - Doug
Leslie Allan at @leslieallan and Business Performance P/L at @busperformance are prolific tweeters on HR issues and have a lot of followers.
The male female split is interesting Pauline, particularly as there are more women on Twitter too. Perhaps People Management is guilty of that bias they're discussing in this month's issue.<br/><br/>The time thing is easy - we see enough benefits to justify the time!
...How we all find the time you say Pauline? Good question. How do any of us find the time to read; watch the news; go on a training course. You can integrate twitter into your day just as you would reading the Metro on a train; waiting for trains that are cancelled; and as a second screen. Twitter is THE most useful and stimulating social tool IMHO. New habits, filtering content and being part of a comms/learning revolution is how I find the time. Your call of course but believe me, it's worth it.
Interesting that only 5 out of the 20 are female, given how many women there are in HR.<br/>Personally, I am too busy to 'tweet' on a regular basis and I can't help but wonder how they all find the time!
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