Month: February 2017

10 Years of Innovative writing at “The Carnival of HR”

Carousel Party Funfair Entertainment Evening

Carousel Party Funfair Entertainment Evening

My friend Robin Schooling is the current curator on “The Carnival of HR” and they just did a special 10th anniversary edition that is like an All Star issue of HR blogging.

I encourage you all to visit the site. I contributed my favorite FOT post too….

Check it out its worth the visit, and Kudos to Robin and all the contributors!!!!



A “Selfie” Interview


Maybe we need to take Selfies to the next level. So Today I am doing a Selfie interview. That’s right, I am interviewing myself, its Sunday and Football season is over…why not?

I wasn’t sure if others would be interested, but then aren’t selfies about you and your personal gratification. Besides, I am better with my writing then with a camera. So here we go:

Mark, what is new and exciting?

Well, I am doing some writing over at #Recruiting daily on their Recruiting Tools section. No, I am not a tool, although after this post I might be considered one. I am also doing a regular turn each month on #Fistfuloftalent (The premier Talent site on the web). These are the two best and visited sites for Talent Execs, so I am humbled to be writing alongside some of the industry’s best and most knowledgeable folks. If you haven’t visited these sites before, when your done with this post, please do. You won’t be disappointed.

We noticed that you have been tweeting more lately

Yeah, it started out without much thought. I had set my LinkedIn sharing section with Twitter and didn’t even realize that folks were retweeting my LinkedIn posts until I did DisruptHR in NYC last January. Then I caught a glimpse on Facebook that a few folks had watched my performance. So now I tweet directly a couple times a day. I am still figuring it out. Call me a “late adopter”. I am sure I will figure it out before some new technology comes around and replaces it. I mean I did figure out the “Myspace” thing eventually. In case you wanted to follow me its @HC3

How was the Disrupt HR experience?

Well as I have stated previously over at FOT, it is an awesome experience. One of the best opportunities to see great new and different ideas. I hope to do one again, maybe in a different local if I can find the time in my schedule.

Talking about speaking opportunities, are you doing any conferences this year?

I am doing something unique. I am doing two different presentations in two different formats’ at #SHRM2017 in New Orleans this June. First I am doing a traditional 75-minute breakout on the topic of Money Ball for the Talent function. It’s Monday 6/19 at 7am. I know it’s very early and many of the attendees may still be strolling Bourbon Street as I start my presentation, but I hope some of the diehards are up and in the audience.

The second presentation is a bit of a stretch for me. Titled “The Dark Side of HR”. I wrote about it over at FOT last month. It is a cool format. 18 minutes on a stage outside of the vendor area. Folks can float in and out. I did a neat 90 second video intro for the talk. If you haven’t seen it click here as it has only previewed up to know on the FOT website. Its in the 3rd paragraph of the post.


Anything Else you want to share before we leave?

No That’s pretty much it for now. Oh, you can follow me at @HC3 on twitter or follow my musings on my personal blog at, on the Fistful of Talent and Recruiting Daily Sites, and occasionally here on LinkedIn too.

I think that covers it for my Selfie interview today. If you made it this far, thanks for reading and hope to see or hear from you soon.

Have a great week!

After the Storm


We had a quick hitting snow storm on Long Island yesterday. Not unusual for this time of year except the day before we hit 61 degrees and I contemplated playing 18 for the first time in 6 weeks….

Snow storms offer an unusual opportunity to reflect and use your time differently then a normal weekday. We waited out the storm in my house for about 8 hours before 4 hours of shoveling and snow  blowing with the exception of clearing a small path in our back yard for my side kick Max (the wonder dog), to do his business outside. I got a lot of “me stuff” done as no one was working. Ok, a few said they were working from home, you know what I mean, watching news 12 weather updates and peaking at CNN to keep abreast of the zany antics in DC.

I spent about 2 hours working my programs for #SHRM2017. For those not in the know, I am doing two presentations at SHRM national in New Orleans this June. It is my 8th time doing National work, along side a half-dozen regional SHRM presentations. This year my presentations are brand spanking new. I am doing a traditional 75 minute on Monday 6/19 at 7am on Money ball for the talent function. I will be talking about this more as we get closer. Both here and on Recruiting Daily and Fistful of talent.

My other presentation is called “the Dark Side of HR”. I will be doing an 18 minute Ted style presentation on the smart stage on Tuesday 6/20 in the afternoon. I am really stoked for this particular presentation as it is so different from anything I have ever done in front of an audience. Yes, I have done DisruptHR , which was a 5 minute quick hitting presentation. That was a great experience. The Dark Side gives me a little bit more time to stretch and talk about taboo material in the world of HR. If you would like a preview click here for a peak that I did on FOT a few weeks ago (click here).

I have been tweeting and sneak peaking in various places the past few weeks too. Keep your eye out for some new previews of both presentations as we get closer.

Well I have to go and do a little more snow clearing….have a great weekend!!!