Human Capital Strategies - April 28 to May 4
With so many blogs floating around the blogosphere on the topics of talent management, leadership, and human resources it's hard to know what's worth reading. We thought we'd save you some time and point you to the best of the best from last week.
Click the link below for our five favorite blog posts for the week of April 28th through May 4th, 2008.
Evil HR Lady: A Lousy Raise - The Evil HR Lady offers advice to a reader on how to break it to her employees that they will likely be receiving a less than stellar raise this year due to sub-par company performance. A great read with some interesting comments.
Steve Roesler, All Things Workplace: Talent - Accurate Self-Awareness or Karaoke Feedback - Steve Roesler has a brilliant post on the importance of obtaining a wide range of feedback to really understand what you are and aren't good at. Let's face it... a room full of bar-goers cheering enthusiastically for your rendition of Journey's Don't Stop Believing doesn't mean you are destine for rock and roll greatness.
Brazen Careerist, Penelope Trunk: Will You Get Promoted? Take the Test - Wondering if you are in line for that promotion you've been dreaming of? Penelope Trunk offer and interesting and comical quiz for you to determine what the odds are you are next in line to move up the career ladder.
Michelle Malay Carter, Mission Minded Management: So Just What is a Democratic Workplace - An interesting post on what defines a democratic workplace and how this differs from a collaborative workplace.
Carmine Coyote, Slow Leadership Blog: The Only Kind of Economic Stimulus that Will Save us in the Long Term - a great post that ties together the recently distributed economic stimulus checks, employee engagement, and the long term prosperity of our economy.
Bonus Pick: With a lot of great posts out there this past week a bonus pick seemed well warranted. Don't miss Dan McCarthy's insightful post on what can be learned from Japan's demand for a space saving watermelon. Watermelons can't really be square can they? It turns out that with the right mind-set they sure can be! Powerful implications for your organization...