Sh!t Your Professor Says, an #HRSocialHour #TwitterChat

So so so excited that our favorite Canadian, Melanie Peacock, is co-hosting the Twitter Chat 10/25. As she is in academia, what better topic than to talk about HR education??

And the timing is perfect! Lately, I’ve started researching better ways to get the right candidates to the right job and I honestly believe we need to get away from education and years of experience as the default requirements for jobs. I’d love to see us start looking for ways to assess skills and abilities beyond just reading resumes. But the problem is as I’ve shared these thoughts, some people think I mean that education is unimportant. On the contrary! Education is important. I have a bachelor’s degree and live with someone who has a doctorate. I’m encouraging my daughters to go to school post-secondary. But we have to get away from the idea that this is the ONLY way to gain experience. After all, it’s only been in the last 10-15 years that HR has been offered as it’s own line of study in school. Many of us in HR do not have a degree in HR. I just want to see the focus of the candidate search to take a different focus. As long as the candidate has the skills and abilities needed, do you really care HOW they got the experience?

I hope you join us on Sunday, October 25, 7 pm ET as we talk about learning, development and school with Dr. Peacock.

  • What’s in your glass? 
  • Did you take a post-secondary certificate or degree?  Why or why not?
  • How do you like to learn new things?
  • What is a critical piece of knowledge that you learned in school that has helped you in your career?
  • What do you wish you had been taught in school that was overlooked?
  • What is the biggest change in learning and development that you have seen in your organization?
  • If you taught a class in Human Resource Management what topic would you speak about? Why that topic?
  • How can we help and support you?

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