San Francisco & Toronto, August 19, 2011: In I Love Rewards’ 2011 Social HR Study, 98% of HR professionals said they consider social networking an important tool for recruiting, retaining and managing employees. I Love Rewards, the leader in employee rewards and recognition solutions, announces today its webcast on August 25th at 1pm EST, The New Human Resources Department: Embracing Social Media and Being Smart About It. Join Laurie Ruettimann and Paul Hebert as they provide insight demonstrating ROI through social media and getting buy-in from the top to implement strategic social media initiatives to recruit and retain employees.

“HR professionals are asked to do everything. Hire amazing people, stay under budget, and turn water into wine,” says Laurie Ruettimann, Director of Social Media and HR Strategy, Starr Tincup. “Social media won’t work miracles, but when implemented properly, social networking strategies can positively impact the quality of HR’s strategic deliverables.”

What you will learn during The New Human Resources Department: Embracing Social Media and Being Smart About It:

• How social networking tools reduce administrative work.
• How to build a brand through social networking.
• How to get employee and executive buy-in.
• Best practices to instill social media within your organization today.
Plus: All the findings from I Love Rewards’ Social HR Study.

“Business success is fundamentally, people success,” says Paul Hebert, Managing Partner, i2i. “And social networks and social media is all about people. The research in this webcasts shows that HR gets it, and are pushing organizations to engage with their employees and their customers through these tools.”

Industry wide, experts agree that social media is changing the HR space. Social media isn’t just a fad — it’s an essential, disruptive technology that will soon become an integral part of human resource management.

Sign up for this informative webinar today to ensure that your company is optimizing social media channels to improve your ability to recruit candidates, manage talent and grow your corporate brand.

About I Love Rewards:

I Love Rewards is an employee recognition solution that helps companies recognize brilliant performance and empowers employees to choose their own rewards. Unlike traditional service award programs, I Love Rewards creates authentic moments of recognition that resonate with workers of every generation. I Love Rewards’ clients include 3M, Eli Lilly, Marriott, ConAgra Foods and Health Now. On the web at

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