HR Space, the exciting new online community for everyone working in human resources, launched last week on Personneltoday.com. It is designed to allow you to share information, ask questions and gauge opinion of other people who know a lot about HR - other HR professionals. Online editor Rob Moss provides a step-by-step guide to entering HR Space.
What is HR Space?
HR Space is your space to interact with other HR professionals. Its forums give you the opportunity to ask questions that may help you in your work or answer others' queries. Discussions evolve from less typical issues in HR, situations you may want to consult other people on.
Other discussions relate to latest news stories, for example on proposed government legislation. Members frequently ask "if anyone has a policy" on a certain topic. Now respondents can, as well as offering advice, upload documents that may help their HR peers.
As well as this networking, every HR Space member has the opportunity to set up their own blog. Share a diary or 'weblog' about your life in HR or perhaps share in the development of an HR policy in your workplace. Regular bloggers can soon build up a loyal audience of like-minded professionals who will comment and offer advice on their progress.
How do I join?
HR Space is hosted on Personneltoday.com and shares the same registration system. Many of you will have registered already through the Personnel Today Jobs site. In HR Space click Sign-In, and either fill in your e-mail address and password or follow the link to register from scratch.
Next you will be asked to create a nickname. This will be your 'handle' in the forum. Once chosen you cannot change it, so consider it carefully. Many choose either their full name or a shortened version, others are more creative (