Do You Know Christopher In HR?


This week I want to take a moment to recommend that you read the work of Christopher Demers, on his blog ChristopherInHR.

Christopher’s blog is one of my most consistent reads because of the healthy mix of advice, insight and pathways to other bloggers that he provides. When I “stroll” through my WordPress Reader, his posts are one of my most regular stops.

I think you should check out his blog, and add him to your regular reading list for two reasons. The work he produces in the areas of 1) Talent, Teams & Technology, and 2) the work he shares via his “Best Blogs” series.

1) Talent, Teams & Technology:

Christopher’s blog focuses on “talent, teams and technology”. He consistently posts on these topics in a manner that is easy to relate to what we do every single day. Each post is a relatively quick read and is well crafted. Here are some of the best bits of his last 3 posts…

Day Off

“And if you as an employee work in a system that frowns on holiday and PTO that is a sick system. You need to think about that.” Read the full post here.

Fried Chicken

“So unless you’re interested in driving your customers elsewhere – and potentially crushing an 8-year old’s dinner dream – don’t tell your customer they “gotta” do anything: ask them how you can help them.” Read the full post here.

Vendor Soup

“If however you haven’t really hit your stride yet, and you don’t know why customers aren’t calling you back, let me share three simple things which will help you help me which in the end is good for us both.” Read the full post here.

And if all of that isn’t enough, Christopher regularly features the work of others on his own blog.

2) Best Blogs:

Christopher often features a handful of posts from other bloggers in his “Best Blogs” series. Occasionally I’m lucky enough to be included in these posts, but that’s not why I insist that you check these out. In fact, you need to check out these posts for everyone else who gets featured! Christopher takes the time to promote the work of others, a highly admirable personal quality, and the work that he shares is diverse, insightful and entertaining. That’s a great mix to come by, and you shouldn’t miss out on any of it.

Here are great quotes and links  from his last three “Best Blogs” posts. Check them out!

Best Blogs 20 Fevrier 2015

“Every week our theme emerges organically and this week we find our authors taking a searingly personal look at personal responsibility, civil rights, deep thinking and being authentic.” Read the full post here.

Best Blogs 13 Febrero 2015

“These fine authors offer fresh and different perspectives on the intersection of life and work. Read on to test some of your own assumptions about the intersection of life, practice and work.” Read the full post here.

Best Blogs 6 February 2015

“The latest ideas on organization life, collaboration and our personal power in worklife from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you too may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career.” Read the full post here.

I hope you’ll take the time to browse through Christopher’s blog when you get a chance. He contributes a lot to the HR blogging community by offering his own perspectives, and sharing the perspectives of others, and I think that’s an impressive thing worth sharing in its own right.

Happy Monday and happy reading!

Image credit: By LoneStarMike (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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