When I started to dig deeper, to learn more about HR (and startups and technology). I came across Steve Boese's blog about the Intersection of HR and Technology - and his list of HR Who's Who to follow on Twitter. This was such a helpful list I saved it - #1. I know others would find it helpful. What else did I want to have handy - to refer to, to share?
I then started gathering lists of lists ... they even started to stray from a common theme (except they were lists). Here is my list of lists:
#1 Your First 100 Twitter Follow
The first 100 to follow for HR was so essential, I thought the Law equivalent would be helpful.
#2 The Law equivalent of getting started Twitter feeds
Job Seekers, Career blogs, Management, Leadership and Personal Development .... oh my.
#3 50 People on twitter job seekers should follow
#4 Top English-language Career Blogs
#5 Top 100 Management and Leadership Blogs
HR lists aren't always the most exciting, but I like these:
#6 50 Common Interview Questions and Answers - very cool.
#7 HR listservs (recruiting)
#8 Workforce Management's Hot List, with the top HR providers, produces and services
#9 Top 100 Human Resources Companies
#10 Highest paid HR executives listed in Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
#11 HR's Most Influential 2008
Now it's out in the open - I've become a bit of a lover of lists. Lists for lists sake. They not only say just one cool thing about an interesting topic, but a list of cool things.
#12 Top 10 ways career top 10 lists are like porn
#13 101 ways to annoy your coworkers
#14 100 free ebooks for business students and entrepreneurs
#15 Free online college courses - Holy learning batman
#16 64 Things every geek should know
#17 20 ways to discover new music
#18 100 conversation topics (intended for e-learning professionals but I think they are interesting for all)
#19 The List of Lists, the blog of Top Tens (wow .... the mother load, from beer, to birds and birding, to Chicago and green cleaning products)
#20 100 Ways to Succeed #157: Excellence = People first, second, third, and so on ..... ok, this is not a list but Tom Peters does not hate HR and I just had to include it.
All these lists mean something to me. I love them, and want to save them. And share them. I hope I don't hear from you with a list of ways I've wasted your time ...