The campaign for status updates!


   I had an entertaining and informative meeting with Stacy Chapman from strategic workforce planning firm Aruspex today.

We discussed a range of issues from the need to keep workforce planning strategic (see here and here) to the increasing potential for HCM data.  And we found that we agreed on most of these areas.

One other thing that I think we both felt quite passionately about is the dreadful mess integrating Twitter in Linkedin has made of the later’s status updates.

What used to provide a useful way of keeping up with contacts’ activities, has now become a jumble of updates, links and retweets.

Tweets and status updates aren’t the same things.  Let’s hope Linkedin de-integrates, and in the meantime, you can always use #in in your tweets to update Linkedin when it’s appropriate as well (but most of the time it’s not!).



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I graduated from Imperial College, London in 1987 and joined Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) as a systems development consultant. After ten years in IT, change and then HR consulting, I joined Ernst & Young as an HR Director, working firstly in the UK, and then, based in Moscow, covering the former USSR.More recently, I have worked as Head of HR Consulting for Penna and Director of Human Capital Consulting for Buck Consultants (the HR consultancy owned by ACS).


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