Carnival of Human Resources #32
Come one, come all, to the 32nd installment of the Carnival of Human Resources! No bearded women, shady games, or sideshows here… just a collection of 29 of the greatest HR related blog posts you'll find anywhere online.
Without further ado, here is your Carnival of Human Resources:
Doug Fine of the Electricity Blog discusses how leadership's high regard for itself is not normal when one considers the bell curve.
Jon Ingham of the Strategic Human Capital Management (HCM) Blog continues his campaign to make work more people shaped.
Prem Rao of People at Work and Play enlightens us with the 7 Virtues of Punctuality.
Andrew Dlugan of the Six Minutes Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Blog alerts us of 10 ways that our presentation skills help to generate career promotions.
Jon Hyman of the Ohio Employer's Law Blog uses the firing of a Food Network host to illustrate the effects of resume fraud and provides suggestions as to how employers can guard against hiring a candidate with bogus credentials and what to do if you find out about it after the fact.
Michael A Moore of the Pennsylvania Employment Law Blog addresses performance issues that can arise when employees experience personal financial troubles during tough economic times.
Steve Roesler of All Things Workplace takes a strategic look at HR systems, where organizational development fits in, and asks if people are our most important asset, where are the resources?
Ann Bares of Compensation Force has a great post on providing real and meaningful recognition to your team members, summing it up nicely with the following quote: Never give a plaque to an employee who has no wall!
John Agno of The Leadership Blog discusses the long anticipated "Retirement Brain Drain" and asks if your organization will continue to thrive when Baby Boomers retire and take their knowledge with them.
COHR founder, Evil HR Lady ponders if we can better manage HR by embracing our own laziness.
Dan McCarthy of the Great Leadership Blog provides 10 ways to derail a high-potential employee.
Peggy Andrews of the Career Encouragement Blog provides some great tips for employees to strengthen and grow their careers during tepid economic times by gaining a better understanding of how HR professionals approach layoffs.
Nina Simosko has a great post up on her self-titled blog reminding us that learning is a lifelong process, not an event.
Brazen Careerist Penelope Trunk raises the provocative issue if plastic surgery will be the next must-have career tool.
Rowan Manahan of Fortify Your Oasis shares his thoughts on the growing trend of online job fairs and comments on some of the stumbling blocks he finds with their use.
Alice Snell of the Taleo Talent Management Blog explains how executives from the board room to the lunch room are making talent management a business priority and why now is the time for HR to get top down support, make the investment, and realize the returns.
Art Petty of the aptly named Art Petty on Management Blog suggests that organizations that learn to work in "Strategy Bursts" are able to learn, adapt, and refine their strategic activities faster than more plodding competitors, but that this new style requires learning and internalizing a new approach to strategy management and execution.
Anna Farmery of The Engaging Brand Blog asks when "is a conversation not a conversation?" and offers some suggestions for creating meaningful conversations in your life.
Donna Bear of the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) discusses the top issues facing HR today and how HR can succeed, based primarily on research results from a recently conducted survey of Fortune 500 companies.
Susan Heathfield, About.com's Guide to Human Resources knows from experience that integrating new employees can be a real challenge, especially when an organization is growing quickly. As such she provides some suggestions for successfully onboarding new employees and providing them with the coaching and mentoring they need to succeed.
Dr. Bill Klemm of Sharp Brains has an interesting post summarizing recent research on neuron creation and survival in adult brains. Very relevant to anyone who understands "human resources" mostly means "brain resources"
Wally Bock of the Three Star Leadership Blog asks if senior HR executives should take hope from the history of the CIO position.
Lisa of HR Thoughts has some great thoughts and insights on how to effectively handle a showdown with an office mate, manager, or supervisor.
Ask a Manager provides answers to a common question from applicants – "I'm qualified for that job, why did you reject me?"
Michelle Malay Carter at Mission Minded Management explains how organizations can create an innovation culture by differentiating innovation expectations for each level of the organization.
The HR Wench responds to a question from a reader about a sticky situation arising from a consensual relationship between a manager and his subordinate.
HR Capitalist Kris Dunn addresses an interesting HR issue - employee that are "strapped" and have guns in their vehicles.
Ryan Johnson of World at Work ponders an unintentional sequel to a book that he read last summer.
And finally a post from yours truly with the Maximize Possibility Blog about cutting through the BS and bringing about a renaissance of candor in the workplace… especially when it comes to performance management and evaluations.
Thanks to all who submitted their great posts for this the 32nd installment of the Carnival of Human Resources!
The next Carnival will be hosted by the Career Encouragement Blog on May 14th.