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Social Tech Team: Joni Thomas Doolin

Joni Thomas DoolinTime for our final announcement of the week! It is my honor to announce that Joni Thomas Doolin (aka @luckypenny) is the final member of the 2011 HR Florida State Conference & Expo Social Technology Team.

Joni is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of People Report for which she is an extreme talent magnet, bringing together individuals from inside and outside the restaurant industry in order to foster and create change.

In 1995 an imaginative and committed group of human resources and operating executives from five leading restaurant chains agreed to “share” and more importantly to “benchmark” the key human resources statistics and workforce trends that were so critical to success and profitability.

In response, Joni and a small team of analysts and HR executives designed and launched the survey that became the foundation for the People Report consortium.  Today this consortium includes hundreds of brands and represents millions of employees. Recognized by the industry as a savvy and trusted research partner, People Report has evolved throughout a period of increasingly competitive business cycles to provide the information, insight and best practices that members need to grow and thrive.

People Report puts on two industry conferences per year, the Best Practices Conference and the People Report Workforce Symposium – better known as Summer Camp.  Both events provide unique forums for service sector executives to gather and share ideas and best practices on leadership.  What is so inspiring about People Report’s events is that each conference includes a half day of on-site community service for various organizations within the Dallas Forth Worth area.

In my opinion, one of Joni’s most endearing qualities is that she is passionate about anti-hunger advocacy and exuding social responsibility in and out of the office.  People Report believes that companies do well when they do good – for their employees, their customers, their communities and the planet. They are an ally of Share Our Strength, City Year, the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Association, and the Women’s Foodservice Forum.  They individually support many other organizations, including churches, schools, animal welfare groups, international peacekeeping, local recycling and Habitat for Humanity.

People Profits PlanetMany know Joni through her writing for various blogs including the official People Report Blog, People Report CEO and People Profits Planet where she focuses on the themes that have made her business successful.

We are extremely excited that Joni has joined this amazing team of successful business/human resource professionals who all have a common interest in social media.  Her vast experience in the business world and dedication to incorporating her “pay it forward” mentality into an organization’s culture will provide an incredible resource to our attendees.

We are very proud of the team that we have put together for 2011.  Please stay tuned to HR Mouth of the South in the coming months as we announce the various aspects of our social media strategy and get to know each of our team members more.  We greatly appreciate each one of them for their dedication to our organization and our efforts to achieve the mission of HR Florida.


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