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Social Tech Team Profile: Victorio Milian

Victorio MilianCurrently we are running a series of posts profiling the members of the 2011 HR Florida State Conference & Expo social technology team.  This time we are very proud to feature HR practitioner and blogger Victorio Milian.

Victorio has been a retail professional and HR practitioner for over 20 years.  During the course of his career he has worked for some of the most successful and recognized brands in the world. Victorio currently focuses on full employee life-cycle management, from recruitment through exit.

Be sure to check out his blog, but right now please check out his answer to the five questions we are asking each of our team members.

Five questions from HR Florida

We are slightly more than halfway through 2011. What one thing has occupied most of your time this year?

Juggling many roles and responsibilities has occupied most of my time in 2011. It’s been about learning a new role at a new job while attempting to continue to blog and network with HR pros around the world. It’ been a struggle to balance all those priorities but fun!

Looking at the human resources field, where do you see the greatest opportunity right now?

For me it’s about what’s next. How are we moving ourselves, our organizations, and our profession forward. The reality right now is that if people don’t grow and adapt, they’ll quickly be left behind.

How has social media impacted you as an HR professional?

Well, I wouldn’t have been selected as part of the Social Technology team if I didn’t use it! Seriously, social media has been a great breeding ground for knowledge sharing and community building. I’ve learned so much, personally and professionally, through my online interactions with colleagues.

Who is influencing your thinking right now? (from any direction or field)

I’m influenced by those that are looking to take organizational purpose beyond just enhancing shareholder value. Tony Hsieh from Zappos is one. Umar Haique, who writes at the Harvard Business Review, is another. I’m also paying much more attention to those that are advocates for designing better work/life strategies (particularly in the retail industry), such as Cali Yost.

Animal, vegetable, or mineral, and why? (the quirky question!)

Animal, and only my wife knows why. 🙂


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