Today is a special day for my blog and my readers. Normally, you would get a post from me chattering on about HR, or employees or organizations or why work sucks but today you get to hear from twenty-two different people talking about all things workplace related…that’s right today I’m hosting the Carnival of HR for the very first time!
I am happy to say that the posts I have for you today absolutely rock…they are so good in fact that I’m worried you won’t come back to my blog. So, read these posts, subscribe to their awesome blogs but keep some room in your reader for the reMix!
On the international front:
- From Abhishek Mittal’s Mumbler blog, he builds on an article from The Atlantic to discuss how The Way Work is Working in Singapore.
- From the Canadian HR Reporter, Stuart Rudner is advising us on how to Hire A Worker With A Disability.
Work, MC’ing, Employee Engagement, Social Media and other goodies:
- Ben Eubanks is giving you the lowdown on the importance of writing at work in his excellent piece on Business Communication Writing Skills (or How to use Persuasive Writing at Work).
- Sometimes HR has to MC a company event…haven’t done that yet? Done a disastrous job? The Job of an MC is a quick how-to on this important task that all HR Pro’s get asked to do at some point in their career.
- Alex Raymond, of Kapta Systems, wants you to think differently about the balanced scorecard in his post Scorecards and Successful Organizational Alignment.
- Rory Trotter Jr. encourages us to open the lines of communication in order to get that elusive employee engagement we all seek in his post Want to Increase Employee Engagement? Open the lines of communication.
- Ian Welsh, an excellent blogger and HR thinker from Canada, asks a great question in his post Is Employee Commitment More Important Than Employee Attitude?
- A fan of HGTV? This post is for you. Robin Schooling asks Will Your Employees Love It or Leave It?
- Think you are inclusive? Sure! But do you realize you can employ specific behaviors to improve your ability to include others? The HR Introvert (aka Tim Gardner) has some tips for you in his excellent post The Power of “What” and Presumed Inclusion.
- In her post, Only A Players Wanted, Susan M. Heathfield defines A, B & C players and who she wants on her team.
- Doug Shaw, over in the UK, gives us a critical look at giving talks from the speaker’s perspective in his piece A Chance to Speak.
- Another excellent blogger from the UK, Mervyn Dinnen, advises us Be Social To Get Your People Social – The 3 E’s and Pizza. Pizza? Count me in!
This is a great group of posts asking us to re-think ideas that have been around for a long time:
- Stephen Roesler encourages us to think differently about work-life balance (and IMHO we need to) in his post Thinking About Work-Life Balance.
- Julie Winkle Giulion (quick aside, can I say how excited I was to “meet” her over email? If you haven’t read her book Help Them Grow or Watch Them Grow go get it now) asks us to think a new way about an old phrase in her post Give ‘Em Enough Rope.
- Jennifer V. Miller of The People Equation offers a unique twist on Stephen Covey’s classic emotional bank account analogy with Auditing Your Workplace Relationships.
- “The binders don’t count.” That is what we can learn from some P&G Succession Planning Lessons from Wally Bock.
- Mark Miller challenges you focus and say yes to the right things in his post Take Back Your Life.
- In his post, Millennial Leaders: Welcome to the Arena, John Mertz is taking a different perspective on millennials by asking them to focus on the important lesson to lead from within the arena.
- In this great post on leadership/management Dan McCarthy asks and answers the perennial question Can A Manager Be A Coach?
- Chip Bell asks an important question: What can Carnation Milk teach us about leadership and mentoring? We should Leave the Gates Open for Protégés
No carnival of HR would be complete without HR talking about itself:
- Over at Cost of Work, Chris Fields has some words for people that think HR is so easy a cave man could do it, in his post Stop it, You Don’t Know What You Are Doing.
- Paul Smith, from Welcome to the Occupation, asks us to stay true to ourselves despite the HR Haters in his excellent post HR: We Are Ourselves.
So you may have heard that SHRM is having its annual conference soon…even if you can’t make it you can still participate by helping support No Kid Hungry, check out Dwane Lay’s post SHRM Kickball and No Kid Hungry for all the details!