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A New Day, A New Job

Originally posted: January 29, 2010 on TrishMcFarlane.com

Today is a big day for me.  It is my last day with Fleishman Hillard, Inc.

I’ve never written about my employer on my blog before but since this is my last day, I want to say a few words about Fleishman Hillard, Inc. For those who are not familiar with them, FH is an outstanding global PR agency.  I cannot tell you how many colleagues I have there who really are some of the smartest, nicest, most innovative people.   And, if it wasn’t for the digital courses offered there, I would have never started this blog or learned to use Twitter.  For that, I am grateful.  So, if you are in need of public relations services, please be sure to check out their site.

I would like to give special recognition to Bill Garber, Patty Slocomb, and Georgia Constantin for being the support system for me.  I learned so much from you.  I’d also like to recognize two of my “digital buddies” Brian Batchelder and Chris Frede.  We’ve learned a lot from each other on how to use the social media space.

I am excited to tell you that I will be starting a new position on Monday as a HR Business Partner at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

SLCH is one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country.  It is also the pediatric teaching hospital for Washington University School of Medicine, ranked the 3rd best medical school in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.    Most importantly, it is also the hospital I trust my own children’s health with.

I am thrilled to be joining one of the most innovative HR teams I know of.  Their vision of the future of HR aligns with so many of the discussions that were prevalent at HRevolution and other more recent conferences.  I am excited to use my social media skills to enhance the HR department.

So, as I prepare for my first day, here are my questions for you:

  • What is the one thing I should definitely do or think of when starting a new job?
  • What is the one thing I should NOT do?

I’m hoping for some serious advice as well as some fun “what not to do’s” in my comments. Thanks for your support my friends.

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