It’s been a cold, wet December here in Southern California, but New Year’s Day 2011 arrived the way it always does no matter how bad the weather is leading up to it — in typically bright and sunny fashion.
That’s to be expected, of course, because we wouldn’t want to disappoint all those people turning on their TVs expecting to see a perfect day for the annual Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl game.
That sunshine-filled tradition has become the norm for me on January 1, and it’s a reminder that this year I kick off a new annual tradition — another year of great HR and talent management content here on TLNT.
Now, we only launched TLNT back in mid-June — and yes, it seems like we have been around a lot longer to me, too — but it has been wonderful how so many of you have embraced us during the past six months.
Here’s what TLNT has to offer
It also goes to show that many of you want what TLNT has to offer — timely news, information, analysis, insight, and perspective into talent management, HR, and everything having to do with managing a workforce in today’s rapidly-changing world. There’s really no one else out there giving you that today, and the growing readership here at TLNT tells me that you want more of that.
We published a lot of great content here over the last six months, and our countdown last week of the Top 25 most popular posts from 2010 gives anyone new here a good sense of what kinds of things TLNT readers gravitate to — leadership and management insights, background on the things the SHRM Board is doing that they don’t seem to want to tell you about, how social media is impacting our working lives, and most anything about coping with Millennials and the younger members of our workforce.
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It seems that you have also been gravitating to the many smart voices we have writing here at TLNT. They include:
- Me (probably too much so) and my colleague Lance Haun, who provides sharp insight and perspective as both a Millennial AND a seasoned HR pro;
- Regular contributors like former Martha Stewart VP of HR Ron Thomas, leadership guru and author Patty Azzarello, HR communications experts Fran Melmed and Jennifer Benz, and, Theresa Welbourne with her fascinating Leadership Pulse surveys;
- Occasional “Big-Name” contributors such as Laurie Ruettimann, Tim Sackett, Steve Paskoff;
- The Best from ERE (our sister website about all things recruiting) including contributions from John Zappe, Dr. John Sullivan, Lou Adler, Maureen Sharib, and Kevin Wheeler;
- Timely legal news and commentary from the sharpest employment and workforce attorneys at top labor law firms such as Fisher & Phillips, Walter & Haverfield, Barnes & Thornburg, and Buchalter Nemer;
- Top-notch management and leadership authors — people like Peter Cappelli, John Kotter, Henry Mintzberg, and John Boudreau — who have been kind enough to let us excerpt some of the great insights from their latest books; and,
- A small army of other contributors too numerous to mention who chipped in with a post here or there throughout the year, providing great breath and depth of talent management and HR insight for the TLNT audience.
More great content coming in 2011
As good as 2010 has been here at TLNT, there is a lot more coming in 2011 that you won’t want to miss. Consider the past six months as just the appetizer to get you ready for the really great meal to come throughout this year.
And one more thing: I love to hear from you about TLNT — what you like, what you don’t, what you want more of, or any other thought or comment you might have about what we are doing. You can always add your thoughts at the bottom of each TLNT post, or simply drop me an e-mail here at firstname.lastname@example.org . I read and respond to just about all of them.
So, thanks again for reading TLNT, and for kicking off a new New Year’s tradition by taking some time to read what we have to offer here in early 2011. And get ready for a knock-your-socks-off year, because there’s much more to come. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.