Thursday, 3 June 2010

Connecting HR tweet-up #2 (June 2010)


   June already, and that means it’ll shortly be the event of the Summer – the second Connecting HR tweet-up on Thursday 24th June.

We’ve got an amazing group of people already booked to attend.  But if you want to join us, there’s currently still space to join us.  Don’t leave it too long though!



Event Details

We're now organising the second Connecting HR Tweet-up (a London based meet-up for HR people using or interested in social media including Twitter).

The first event, held on the 29th March was very well received with some 60+ attendees from organisations including Betfair, Pizza Express, Sega, Leonard Cheshire, BT, Symantec, Talis, Mayborn Group, CM Murray and London Overground.  The CIPD also attended as did most of the major HR journalists and websites including Personnel Today, XpertHR, HRZone and Changeboard

To get a flavour for the event, take a look at the independent reviews from Mike Morrison, Donald H Taylor, TheHRD and HRZone (The Editors Blog: Charlie Duff) on their respective blog posts.

Photo's of the event can also be seen here and here.  For those of you already using twitter you can catch up on some of the many comments by reviewing the hashtag stream at #ConnectingHR.



Once again, we'll be meeting in a private room in The Square Pig just North of Holborn Station.

And once again, the event will be free to attend, including drinks, sponsored by Courtenay HR.


The event is open to:

  • Individuals currently working inside an organisation as an HR, Recruitment, L&D, OD, Internal Communication Professional.
  • Journalist, Academic or Representative of Professional Body.

Suppliers please check note on the eventbrite site.



The event is designed as an informal networking and sharing opportunity.  We are hoping to include a few short 'open mic' sessions at intervals during the evening to give the attendees a chance to ask questions and share their experiences.  Further details will be posted nearer the time.  We will also be sharing more details of the first HR 'Unconference' to be held in the UK.

We're sure this will be a really great networking event and we look forward to seeing you there!


Event Organisers:

@joningham & @garelaos




Attendee List


  • Nicola Texeira, Recruitment Business Partner, easyJet Airline Company
    Twitter name: nicky_recruit
  • Vasiliki Ntasiou, Human Resource Service Centre Europe , Chevron United Kingdom Limited
  • Marc Weedon, HR Director, EMEA, Polycom
  • Donna Halkyard, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, BAE Systems
  • Jon Weedon, Internal Communications, Betfair
    Twitter name: j0n1
    Blog address:
  • Emma Baker, HR Manager, ea Consulting Group
  • Nigel Marsden, HR Manager, UBS
  • Marguerite Norval, HR Administrator, Hays Recruitment
  • Martin Tremaine, Various, Various
  • Denise Binks, HR Business Partner, Experian Plc
    Twitter name: hikingcharlotte
  • Jenny Simnett, Director, Workplace Transformation, Great Place to Work Institute
  • Paul Massey, Solicitor, n/a
    Twitter name: paulmassey
  • Darren Hockaday, HR Director, London Overground Rails Ops Ltd
  • James Brook, MD, Titan Talent/Strengths Partnership
  • Amanda Warwick, HR Manager, Proximity London
  • Andrew Currie, Director, L &D, Burger King
  • Natalia McDonald, Head of HR & Development, Parliament
  • Debbie Brooks, HR Director, Lexis PR
    Twitter name: Dbrookslexishr
  • Peter de Vere, Head of HR, Baigent digital
  • Catherine Mayo, Recruitment and Talent Attraction Officer, Talis
    Twitter name: catherinmayo
  • Rob Moss, Online editor, Personnel Today
    Twitter name: @robmoss
  • Sophie Theadom, HR Advisor, Financial Times
    Twitter name: Sophie
  • Jennie McClymont, HR Officer, Melli Bank plc
  • Wasim Benharch, Training Executive, BSkyB
    Twitter name: WasimB1
  • sarah foster, Chief People Officer, talis
    Twitter name: HRWPB
    Blog address: www,
    Other blog / community etc: talis sharedinnovation
  • Noel O'Reilly, Editor, XpertHR
    Twitter name: noeloreilly
    Other blog / community etc: Linked In
  • Nikki White, Talent Attraction Co-ordinator, BSkyB
    Twitter name: @workforsky
  • John Rason, Consultant, John Rason Consulting Solutions
  • Karen Furminger, Independent HR Consultant, Karen Furminger MCIPD
    Twitter name: KarenFurminger
  • Colin Minto, Head of Resourcing, G4S plc
    Twitter name: @colinminto
  • Louise Curtis, Recruitment, Courtenay HR
  • Jenni Wheller, Internal Communications Manager, SSP UK Limited
    Twitter name: @jenniwheller
  • Klothilde Ganzer, Global HR Manager, epay
    Twitter name: kganzer
  • Georgia Evelyn, SHRM, Revlon
  • heather spencer, Programe Manager for the UK-China programmes, GTI solutions
  • Cherilyn Milner, Senior HR Advisor, PR Newswire
  • Claire Schueler, HR Manager, The Financial Times Ltd
  • Suzie Garth, HR Advisor, Financial Times
  • Mary Appleton, Assistant Editor, Changeboard
    Twitter name: @Changeboard
  • Mok MOK, MD, Innovation Beehive
    Twitter name: Mokbeehive
  • Kirsty Devine, Senior HR Manager, Financial Times
    Twitter name: ftvacancies
  • Anna Birtwistle, Associate (Employment lawyer), CM Murray LLP
    Twitter name: AnnaYoshica
  • Gary Franklin, Recruitment Manager, Symantec



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