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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 humancapital3.wordpress.com, 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!


A Rare Sunday Session


There is no football today, unless you count a meaningless Pro Bowl game. So I am doing a quick post as TIME  is on my side for once.

Sunday is Football Sunday in my home from September to Super Bowl, with the exception of this one weekend off so I thought I would squeeze a quick post in.

I have been writing a lot lately over at Fistful of Talent (FOT) and  just started over at Recruiting Daily. It is cathartic for me to express my ideas and views in print and they both have large reach into the Talent and HR communities. FOT has been my one of my favorite sites for several years. My colleagues there are at the front edge of main stream Talent. They are the All Star team of Talent leadership. If there was an ALL-PRO team for the Talent World, this would be the roster. Folks Like Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett are the Lebron James and Stephen Curry’s of Talent Management ( I am sure Tim as the backup point guard on his over 40 team will like the comparison to him being Curry). My pal Laurie is like Serena Williams, she has been killing it on-line for years. And Dawn, Kelly, Paul, Matt, and the rest of the roster are a formidable team and deserve All Star recognition!

Recruiting Daily is the new frontier of the Talent community. They are like an emerging rock band at the cutting edge of Talent. Think U2 when they did “Sunday Bloody Sunday” or the Police “Synchronicity”.  Quirky and at the tip of the main stream bell curve, they are first to see and report on what is happening now and in the near future. If you want a peak into the future, I highly recommend you follow this site too. I don’t always agree with their views or reviews, however they are fresh and unfiltered. No politically correct concerns on this site.

If you are an HR or Talent pro in search of where to keep up with latest and important ideas and news, I urge you to book mark these sites and visit them often. You won’t be disappointed…

Now go back to your watching the Pro Bowl or the latest episode of Homeland….



School is Back in Session


The Spring Semester has started at Adelphi and I am teaching two classes. Recruitment and Selection, and the Sr. level Compensation course. Both are new for me in that I haven’t taught these specific courses before. I have been an MBA comprehensive HR course, Leadership, and Social Media Professor up to now.

Its refreshing to teach very targeted courses with great and engaged students. Most are Business majors with HR concentrations, the rest are HR minors. Almost all are looking to work in the field. If you have opportunities for summer internships or full time entry level roles, please feel free to reach out to me here. You won’t be disappointed.

Back next week with some new stuff, till then follow me over at @fistfuloftalent or on Recruitment Daily’s – recruiting tools section, have an awesome weekend!!!