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As Curtis Midkiff, Director of Social Engagement at SHRM, promised in a previous SHRMChat, SHRM now has a Social Media Startup Kit available in its Volunteer Leader Resource Center (VLRC). Before you read the rest of this post, or immediately after, I encourage you to download and read the Kit before participating in SHRMChat, because the Kit is the exclusive topic for this month’s chat. Curtis has graciously agreed to be our guest, so you can hear about the Kit from the proverbial horses mouth.

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