Leadtail and TalentCulture recently collaborated on the HR Professionals Social Insights Report to give readers a peek into the social media behaviors of some of the top HR professionals on Twitter.
Turns out, leaders in the corporate, agency, and consulting areas of HR have a lot in common:
This info is not obvious, which also makes the case for always basing social engagement (for yourself or your brand) on the facts, not assumptions.
Knowing what HR leaders are talking about is one thing, but how can you leverage that information to connect with the right people? Listen in on the feeds of some of the most prominent industry influencers, including @MeghanMBiro, @LollyDaskal, and @TimSackett, and jump into their conversations! But slow down there – don’t go belly flopping in there, you need to be smart about it. Here’s how:
Listen first, then engage.
Just like you wouldn’t interrupt a group of people chatting at a party without first listening to what they’re talking about, you don’t want to do that here either. Take a few minutes to cultivate your Twitter feed and angle it to your advantage:
And if it’s not crystal clear already, be aware that consistent and thoughtful communication will mean the difference in being included in future conversations – and considered for future opportunities or blocked into oblivion as a spammer. No stress! And good luck!
This post originally appeared at Business2Community.