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Wordle Tips for Rookies: Why, Where, What and How

Wordle is a great – and free! – resource for creating word clouds. In recruiting in particular, it's a great tool for assessing job postings and other descriptive information. This post offers a primer for organizations and individual professionals in particular that addresses Why, Where, What, and How and shares specific Wordle tips. Additional tips, examples and applications are…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on September 5, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Social Media Engagement: 9 Reasons Why Less is More

In the time-crunched, information-overloaded, do-more-with-less world we work in, maintaining the right level of social media engagement is a daunting proposition. For individuals and organizations just getting started, it can be completely overwhelming – there’s so much to do! This post strives to reduce some of the barriers to social media engagement by illustrating the importance…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on September 3, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

LinkedIn Endorsements: What You Can and Can't Manage

The LinkedIn Endorsements feature has become very popular, even though it has not been universally well received. No matter what you may think of them, it appears they may become a permanent feature of LinkedIn profiles. This post addresses some of the logistical challenges of managing endorsements by providing an overview of which aspects can and can't be managed. It concludes with a request for…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on August 6, 2013 at 12:07pm — 15 Comments

The Social Media Quiz (SMQ): Assessing Sophistication

The Denovati Social Media Quiz (SMQ) has been one of the most popular SMART Resources we have created. Now approaching its fifth year of use, the third version generally represents the universe of social media sites and tools and can be used to quickly capture people’s knowledge and experience. This post provides an overview and a link to the latest version of the quiz on…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on July 31, 2013 at 10:47am — No Comments

Soliciting Feedback re: Digital Era Challenges

The Denovati Group's primary objective is to help individuals and organizations improve their efficiency and effectiveness at leveraging social and digital technologies. To continue to maximize the value we provide through our products and services (most of which are free), we have created a 10-question survey that asks folks to identify the biggest Digital Era challenges and…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on July 24, 2013 at 10:19am — No Comments

Digital Era Terms and Expressions: Sharing Favorites

What's in a word? A lot, more often than not! Language is a powerful reflection of the world in which we live and the realities we must embrace, a fluid and ever-changing reminder that neither time nor progress stands still. This post shares some of my favorite Digital Era terms and expressions and invites others to participate in a crowdsourcing exercise to expand the…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on April 15, 2013 at 10:23am — No Comments

Do People Need Social Media Training? Yes. And (Much) More.

Earlier this year I shared my thoughts about online social learning communities in response to a…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on March 26, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Job Search in the Digital Era

 

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Added by Courtney Hunt on February 25, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Digital Era Leadership: Defining Characteristics?

What does it mean to be a leader in the Digital Era? Have the requirements for success drastically changed, or are they fundamentally the same? This post invites people to share their thoughts, as well as related resources, on the defining characteristics of leadership as the Digital Era progresses and evolves.

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In honor of President’s Day in the United States, I’d like to solicit people's…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on February 19, 2013 at 9:52am — No Comments

"Social Media" is SO 2009! 7 Proposed Semantic Upgrades

At the risk of inspiring unresolvable semantic discussions, this post addresses seven Digital Era terms that should probably be replaced and/or removed from the lexicon and suggests both existing and new alternative terminology to use in their place. What other proposed changes would you make?…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on February 13, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Online Social Learning Communities: Necessary but not Sufficient

As the Digital Era progresses, professionals at all levels and career stages need to develop and maintain a core set of digital competencies. These competencies can be developed informally, through online social learning communities, but they must also be developed through formal education and training programs. Academic and other…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on January 28, 2013 at 9:57am — No Comments

7 Reasons To Love - and Embrace - SlideShare

Most people have heard of SlideShare, but they probably don't realize how powerful and diverse the platform is, or the important role it can play in their content marketing and digital engagement efforts. This post offers seven reasons for taking another look and considering an upgrade in 2013.…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on January 21, 2013 at 9:42am — No Comments

Tweets about Twitter Offer Interesting Insights



Curious about Twitter, not just as a social media platform but also as a company? Using a sample of recent tweets, this post offers a glimpse into the company’s leadership, its role in society, and how the platform and its features are evolving. Though neither comprehensive nor in-depth, this glimpse provides insights into the complexity of a Digital…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on November 19, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

At the HR Tech Conference, Old School Meets New School

HRTechConf Expo Hall image The significant progress the HR industry has made in developing and leveraging social and digital technologies was clearly evident at this year’s HR Technology Conference in Chicago – especially in the Expo Hall. Not only were new technologies highlighted in the products and services offered by vendors, they were also integrated…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on October 16, 2012 at 9:33am — No Comments

Tumbln into Tumblr: 7 Reasons it Hits a Social Media “Sweet Spot”

Tumblr seal If you haven’t considered adding Tumblr to your social media portfolio yet, my latest blog post offers seven reasons why it hits a “sweet spot” for established individual and organizational users, complementing and augmenting engagement on other platforms in unique and effective ways. Additional reasons are welcome.…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on September 11, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Human Capital and Career Management in the Digital Era: Three Foci

 

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Added by Courtney Hunt on August 28, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Social Media Education & Training: Pro or Con? Please Discuss…

Questions about social media education and training often result in passionate discussions about the relative value of formal and informal learning when it comes to acquiring the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for effective digital engagement. Most of the participants in these discussions are early adopters who have successfully…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on May 10, 2012 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Digital Era Competencies: How Do Your Candidates- and You - Stack Up?



Do your job candidates have the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for success in the Digital Era? Regardless of the sector people work in, their professional discipline, their place in the organizational hierarchy – and to some extent their career stage – there is a core set of competencies necessary to effectively leverage new technologies to…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on May 8, 2012 at 9:47am — No Comments

The New Digital Divide: Thoughts for Leaders and Laggards

The digital divide has increasingly become about knowledge and adoption of new technologies rather than access. Which side of the divide are you on - are you a leader or a laggard? This post offers insights into the factors contributing to the growing chasm between those who have embraced and leveraged new technologies and those who haven’t. It…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on May 1, 2012 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Social Media Policies and More: Checklist Guidance for Managing Digital Era Risks

Most organizations – even those that are highly engaged with social media and other digital technologies – are not addressing Digital Era risks as comprehensively or deeply as they could or should. My latest blog post helps organizational leaders close gaps in their risk management strategies by offering checklist guidance…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on April 24, 2012 at 9:53am — No Comments

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