Today we are proud to be hosting the Carnival of HR. It’s a fortnightly blogging carnival – essentially a roundup of some of the best global blogposts on HR, Business and Management – with a different host each time, offering a really good opportunity to showcase a variety of views and insights.
This edition covers everything from social media to intrinsic motivation and strategic HR, with a few looks at great leadership and cultures. So here are our 16 Golden Nuggets of learning!
- Leading us off are technology solutions provider Peoplefluent, with a blog on how to wow new hires using social onboarding. With over 20% of staff turnover occurring within the first 45 it’s important to get the onboarding and integration right. Social media offers some great opportunities to be creative in this area.
- Continuing on a social media theme, in ‘As the HR World Turns’ Independent HR professional Ian Welsh muses on the 24/7 global village that social media enables. From dress codes and seasons to the possibilities of 24 hour production…although the counter to that could be 24 hour sleeping!
- Next up is John Hunter, whose management improvement blog looks at what it takes to create a culture of continual management improvement. Talk is easy; it’s the actions and follow through that operationalise beliefs and values that matter.
- Business consultant Jesse Stoner tells us about the six traits displayed by all great organizations that help sustain high levels of productivity, profitability and employee satisfaction over time. The mnemonic is ASPIRE but you’ll have to read this illuminating blog to find out what the letters stand for!
- Dan McCarthy blogs on leadership and leadership development issues and in this post offers some sage advice on how to be a leader in a company with a crappy culture. It can be done!
- Linda Fisher Thornton is also a leadership development blogger and here she writes about How Not to Lead Through Conflict – too little conflict in management meetings can mean that not all the crucial points are getting heard.
- HR Consultant Ben Eubanks of Upstart HR gives us ‘The Goal of Human Resource Management’ in which he offers some really useful examples of how HR professionals can prove the value of their team – by solving some of the problems that plague the management team!
- In a similar vein, Joan Kofodimos of Teleos Consulting offers advice on how to be a Strategic HR Business Partner to clients – showing the compelling value of what you’re offering.
- Technology specialist Naomi Bloom takes a look at legacy marriages – to people and to technology systems – weighing the sunk costs and comfort with the known against the urgent need to innovate and the discomfort of the unknown.
- ‘Beware the Dangers of Templates’ warns Canadian lawyer Stuart Rudner! And with good reason…there are many online legal support resources that offer HR template contracts and policies, but it can get expensive if you don’t adapt them to the specific needs of your business.
- HR consultancy ETS offer us this post from Hannah Stratford, their Head of Business Psychology, who looks at the benefits that can be derived from greater diversity at both Board and management level.
- Whilst Chris Wells from Kapta Systems writes about some of the questions companies need to be asking themselves if they want to be rated as a great place to work.
- Entrepreneur and career management specialist Brinn McCragg looks at the high unemployment rate amongst US military personnel and takes us through some of the key attributes they can bring to the workplace that hiring companies can sometimes overlook.
- Jeanne Achille is an ex-recruiter who now runs a marketing & PR consultancy focusing on the HR market. Here she casts an eye over the buzz about talent communities and talks about what it takes to create a good one.
- Our next contribution is also recruitment oriented, as HR blogger Georgiana-Florina Mihalache tells us how she used LinkedIn to recruit specialist technology positions.
- And for the last post in this Carnival we have an interesting piece from experienced leadership writer Julie Giulioni who tackles the subject of motivation at work, specifically how to nurture intrinsic motivation when some of the tasks to be performed are simply not inherently interesting or satisfying.
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