Where do our story ideas come from? (Editor’s notes)

HR stories can come from most unexpected places
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/19/2011

One of my favourite activities as editor of Canadian HR Reporter is getting out of the office to talk to HR professionals. Invariably, during the conversation, someone will ask me, “Where do you find your stories?”

The honest answer: anywhere and everywhere. We never know where the next story is going to come from. Some of the sources are obvious — like any media outlet, we’re inundated with press releases and calls from PR agencies. We also frequently hear from HR professionals and readers interested in sharing their success stories — and those are some of our favourite sources.

But, sometimes, HR stories come from the most unexpected places.