Circle the Wagons – An HR Project For All of Us

This was originally posted by Trish McFarlane and she has let me repost it here.  If you can help at all with any leads, please feel free to reach out directly to Steve using the below contact information.


I need your help today.

I start this post by saying that Steve Boese has no idea I’m writing this.  If he did, he may try to dissuade me.  That said, I have far too much respect for him not to share this.  You see, my friend Steve is going through what many of us have experienced at some point in the last few years….a layoff.  And while not completely unexpected, he certainly didn’t think his company was going to lay off a group of leaders last Thursday.

To tell you the most important thing about Steve is to share that he has strong character and is the kind of guy that gets the job done. He received this devastating news just one day before HRevolution.  He could have decided not to come. But he didn’t. He held his head high and came to the event that he co-creates and spent time around the very group of people from our industry who “get” what he does.

To quote the leaders in the HR Technology space:

“Steve, at the HR Technology Conference, we always cared about your “day job” because you are expert in running HR systems, especially from Oracle. Plus teaching others about it. Combine that with your social experience and media knowledge, and you’re one special guy.  We look forward to your being a panelist at this year’s event in Vegas, in addition to hosting an HRevolution session with Trish on our own program, after doing the full-tilt boogie HRevolution in our hotel on the Sunday afternoon before our opening reception.  In short, you are a Renaissance Man in my world.” Bill Kutik

“I’m confident that your next best opportunity will find you.” Naomi Bloom

Here’s what you need to know about Steve:

  • He has over 15 years experience implementing enterprise technologies for Human Resources, Recruiting, Finance and Distribution, including significant experience with Oracle E-business Suite Applications in numerous industries and locations. He’s served in a wide range of roles from team member, to team lead, to Project Manager.
  • Steve is an award winning Human Resources blogger, speaker, and host of the weekly HR Happy Hour radio show, a live call in show about HR, Talent Management, Recruiting and technology now entering its third full year.
  • Steve worked as a Applications Consultant for Oracle Corporation and has also owned a consulting company.
  • He is an Adjunct Instructor at RIT, teaching a Graduate course in Human Resources Technology.
  • Steve spends his free time as co-founder of the HRevolution event. This is a progressive learning event for HR and business professionals that focuses on discussions around HR issues, technology, and media. HRevolution is in its third year and Steve is one of the organizers of the event each year.

What We Can Do To Help

Each person who reads this blog has business contacts. I ask you to think today of at least one person you can put Steve in contact with, one person you can pass his information to, one suggestion you can make to help Steve in his search. One of the most important reasons to build our network is that when we’re in need, our community can circle the wagons.

Let’s do our part to help Steve today. His contact information is below.

Email: steveboese@gmail.com

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/steveboese

Twitter: @SteveBoese

Originally posted on Trish McFarlane’s HR Ringleader blog

 

2 thoughts on “Circle the Wagons – An HR Project For All of Us

  1. Paul

    What a kind gesture by you and Trish. I’m sure that a man of his talents won’t have much trouble finding new employment. Good luck to you, Steve!

    1. Kimberly Roden

      Thanks so much Paul. Steve rocks the HR world and community in many ways and his “tech talk” is dazzling! I’ve learned a lot from listening and participating in HR Happy Hour.