Using social media at CIPD09


My favourite session yesterday was Nick Shackleton-Jones (@shackletonjones) on the use of social media supporting online learning at the BBC.  I was going to blog on this, but Rob Moss from Personnel Today got their first, so see his summary on this.

Instead, I thought I’d write about the use of social media at the CIPD conference itself.

There have been quite a few of us blogging and tweeting, and in many ways, this has led to the development of a small community, sharing experiences and learning with everyone else through social media, but also face-to-face between ourselves.   At times, it’s felt like a conference within a conference.

So, thanks for a great conference everybody!

Martin Couzins (@martincouzins) and Rob Moss (@robmoss) plus Kat Baker and Louisa Peacock from Personnel Today / XpertHR (@PersonnelToday  / @XpertHR / @HRSpace), all busy in the Press Office:



Charlie Duff (@charlie_elise) from HR Zone (@HRZone) :


Adrienne Fox (@foxlondon)writing for HR Magazine (US):


Jennifer Liston-Smith (@listonsmith) writing for the BPS:


Mike Morrison from RapidBI (@rapidbi) on the right, also with Nick Spindler from Nationwide:

(Check our Mike’s notes from the conference at


Steve Bridger (@stevebridger) from CIPD Communities (@CIPDcommunities):



Last night, we met up at the CIPD’s tweet-up.

Julia (Twitter username pending!):


Mike (@rapidbi) with Klothilde (@kganzer):


Steve and David (sharing @RightwayCWS) with Irsa (username pending)


The CIPD’s Natalia (@NAlexandrou or @CIPD_Events) with Charlie (@charlie_elise or @HRZone) and Steve (@stevebridger or @CIPDcommunities):



Well done to the CIPD for raising the role of social media this year.  There’s still a way to go, but it’s been a very good start.


A few other non-Twitter peeps (I won’t say ‘muggles’ again!).

Perry Timms from the BIG Lottery Fund before his session ‘Communicating with Impact’:


Former colleague, Alison Crossley:


The Elsevier stand – my book’s just about visible on the back shelf:





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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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