I’d encourage HR professionals to ask a few basic questions:

1 – Where do I get information / news on the latest developments in my field?

2 – Where do I find answers to the questions that arise on the job?

3 – How do I connect and network with others in my field beyond events and conferences?

If they don’t have good answers to these questions, I’d say social media is one response to meeting professional objectives around career growth and advancement. And while the answers will vary across the field of HR, I’d suggest that social media is an incredible new tool that they should leverage for more efficient, real-time learning.