Welcome to the Carnival of HR hosted by Blogging4Jobs. It’s only appropriate that the Carnival is hosted by me on on of my favorite holidays, St. Patrick’s Day. I am happy to celebrate any holiday that celebrates green beer, food, and green beer. This Carnival’s theme is “Kiss Me I’m Irish” which in my opinion is appropriate considering that Human Resource professionals deal with their share uncomfortable subjects and investigations involving sexting, B.O., and sexual harassment in the workplace.Â As HR leaders whether we are consultants (like me) or represent a single company as a member of the HR department, our profession strives to keep our companies and leaders out of trouble.
So grab your green beer, corn beef and cabbage, breath mints, and four leaf clover.
Let the festivities begin
- Susan Heathfield answers a reader’s question on performance appraisals and ranking system with Rate Me-Rank Me-Lose Me.
- Kevin Grossman is a regular contributor at Talent Culture. His post, The Heart is Hiring is a Human One. Let’s Keep it Healthy talks about human based hiring and tools that can lead us to the right decision.
- Is time management a myth? Do constant interruptions to your perfectly planned day drive you mad? Denise O’Berry provide us insight with Dealing With Interruptions That Throw Your Planned Day Off Track.
- Value beyond metrics. Sharlyn Lauby, the HR Bartender brings us back to earth in her post reminding us that it’s more than just staffing numbers and other HR metrics in Performance Metrics: Beyond the Numbers.
- Succession planning is a valuable tool within any organization. Lois Melbourne dares us to be different in Don’t Be a Chicken.Â Get a Succession Plan. I Dare You.
- Bryan Wempen debuts in his first carnival providing us tools to use in the job searchÂ Bryan, who is a newbie on the HR Social Media scene is a good friend and something worth following, @drivethruhr. Check out his post, The RollerCoaster and the Reality of Sudden Job Loss.
- Mark Bennett writes about television, Tivo, business, and HR’s role in Lofty Goals with TalentedApps. They have a wealth of knowledge from their expert contributors.
- The HR Technologist’s post begs the question about credit checks and its relevancy as part of a company’s hiring process with The Vicious Circle of Poor Credit.
- Marsh Keeffer reminds us that as a visible brand whether company or corporate–We Are in the Show Biz. Get Our LinkedIn Profile Updated.
- Drew Tarvin takes us back and reminds us about life, challenges, and happiness before the digital age of Blackberries and iPhones in Fire and Stars. Frankly, I don’t think much about anything B.I. meaning life before iPhone.
- Did you know the average person spends 55 min. a day on FaceBook? Gautam considers how social communities can be integrated into your talent and employment strategies with Use Case for Talent and Employee Communities.
- Employment branding is a social strategy where companies educate and build relationships with prospective and current employees.Â Laurie Ruettimann goes Punk Rock with Employer Branding.
- Lisa Rosendahl’s blog, Simply Lisa uses the Olympics and short track racing to discuss reactions in Ready to React? Hit Pause.
- The art of storytelling is a very social and useful tool not only in the HR profession but also in life.Â Mark Stelzner provides us insight using his storytelling skills while providing us a nice dose of reality with Change Hurts. Resistance Hurts More.
- Bill Boorman, the Jedi of social recruiting and co-founder of TRU. talks social learning with his post, Social Learning–The Future of Training.
- Mervyn Dinnen has stolen the hearts of HR Women all across the US.Â As someone who met Mervyn at TruLondon, I can tell you that he lived up to my expectations. His submission, Good Leadership Starts Before Your People Do.
- Shauna Moerke, know as the HR Minion provides some HR Pub Talk conversation about age, your job search, and leadership. Sometimes the best lessons are the ones we learn from leadership and their own failures within our organization. Check out You Should Be Greatful.
- i4cp discusses the parallel between leadership and professional athletes with Achieving High Performance with Leader Athletes.
- Lexi Ruben provides us Olympic metaphor in What HR Can Learn from the Olympics. This solid piece provides great insight into how engaging leadership and HR can make a difference in our companies and workplace.
- Paul Smith lets us walk in the shoes of the candidate as “Buddy” celebrates his new position at Company X with Was It Something I’ve Said.
- Leadership goes beyond metrics and Dan McCarthy discusses 5 Little Things That Make a BIG Difference as a Leader–Part 2. Want more? Visit his Part 1 as well.
More. . .
- Happiness. Does happiness exist? Companies like Zappos make us believe that employees can love and be passionate aboutÂ their work. Mike Haberman talks about happiness and exempt vs. non-exempt with Happiness at Work:Â Hourly vs. Salaried.
- Work. The Evil HR Lady fields reader questions and answers about How to Ask for More Work–Without Sounding Expendable. She reminds us that it’s more than being bored at work.Â It’s more about presenting the value your contribution brings to your organization.
- Equality. Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership does provides a wide variety of resources on the topic of women, leadership, and work with What Women Want at Work.
- Words. Jennifer V. Miller reminds our all that part of being an effective mentor is through mentoring with words, active listening skills, and engagement in her post, Mentors:Â Your Words Matter.
- Profitability. Intellectual Capital Consulting and Cathy Missildine-Martin nudges us in the right direction in Profitability Through Human Capital.
- Vision. Learn about 4 Corporate Vision Barriers Your Company Can Overcome. Chris Young inspires readers to leverage vision in their company and how critical it is success within your company and HR team.
- Learning. Benjamin McCall inspires us to make learning a lifelong process with Future of Learning: Learning HOW to LEARN. Be sure to check out the post’s video as well.
I want to personally thank our contributors and readers for taking time out to join in the carnival today. The carnival’s next stop is HR University where Joan Ginsberg is sure to serve up a heaping helping of hospitality on March 24th. Happy St. Patty’s Day!