Come one, come all! It's the Carnival of HR, Edition #31, boasting 24 entries that reflect a wide range of HR topics and bloggers. What a great opportunity to boost your knowledge on a variety of human capital topics, and become acquainted with some of the writers who have made a commitment to sharing their know-how with the greater HR community.
And so, without further ado, I bring you the bloggers and their contributed posts.
Michael Wolfe of the Career Revolution tells us about the latest status symbol in compensation for the C-Suite: The $1 salary. Yes, you heard that right.
Michael Haberman of HR Observations issues a call for courage to his change-seeking HR colleagues, urging them to speak up. There is indeed exhilaration in stepping out and taking a stand!
Kris Dunn, the HR Capitalist updates us on the (apparently continuing) saga of jury verdicts related to tip practices, now featuring airport skycaps. Can you say slippery slope?
John Agno of the Leadership Blog provides interesting statistics, counsel and some suggested approaches for reducing workplace stress.
Ryan Johnson, who authors the WorldatWork blog, talks about the wisdom of crowds, and a little experiment of his own to find out how smart "we" actually are. Interesting lesson!
Nina Simosko urges us all to know and use our own personal "village", and not to underestimate the power of this resource!
John Ingham's Strategic Human Capital Blog takes us on a tour of the six varieties of talent management, and helps us distinguish baseline practice from the advanced. A great way to frame the work so many of us do!
The Rainmaker Group's Maximizing Possibility Blog shares some timely tips for improving employee training and development during an economic recession. These are ideas worth considering for good times as well as bad!
Deb Owen at 8 Hours and a Lunch provides sage advice on balancing career advice with respect for who you are. Three cheers for authenticity versus simply learning to "fit in"!
Mark Vickers of I4CP's Trend Watcher Blog tells how to sharpen the business acumen of your workforce, and discusses the whys and hows underlying this particular human capital trend.
Alvaro Fernandez of Sharp Brains presents us with a news round-up on the ever-changing field of cognitive health and fitness. (Did you know that dementia dread has spurred a race among baby boomers to invent new brain games?)
Frank Mulligan's Talent in China Blog provides a fascinating profile of the war for talent in China, particularly the rise in salaries.
HR Wench brings us some real world examples of what we could expect to see in a World without HR. My favorite? All employees are classified as exempt in order to save the company money!
Scott McArthur Rants about leadership in and the future direction of the HR field. Are we/should we be Business Problem Solvers? People Helpers? Risk Takers? Good discussion!
Dan McArthy's Great Leadership Blog highlights the two major reasons people don't give effective feedback, and then presents some strategies for breaking down the feedback barriers.
In her Human Resources Blog, Susan Heathfield shares some pithy takeaways from a recent Steven Covey summit on leadership greatness.
Wally Bock's Three Star Leadership Blog details how to push a highly qualified and engaged employee out the door (or at least into a pit of apathy). If engagement is as important as we say it is, Wally asks, can we afford to squander it?
Simon Meth of Sitting XLegged makes his case for the death of the resume. There must be a better way: bring on the contenders!
Rowan Manahan of Fortify Your Oasis gives us the big overview of work life balance. What it is, how do you get it, and what are the consequences of just taking a pass on balance. As Rowan tells us, the derivative of the word ‘worry’ is the Old English word wyrgan which means to strangle. Get the picture?
Peggy Andrews, our Career Encourager shares some thoughts and advice about how to navigate a truly delicate issue - offensive odors in the workplace - without confronting or laying down judgment.
Ask a Manager offers coaching to a reader about the fine line between enthusiasm and desperation in the job hunting process (and some thoughts on how to deal if you find yourself firmly planted in the desperation camp).
The Ohio Employer's Law Blog discusses the first major judicial opinion on workplace bullying, where an expert witness has been permitted to opine on the topic.
Eclecticity shares some interesting experiences working for different HR bosses. Could this be subtitled the good, the bad and the ugly?
Joan Woodbrey writing for the Dresser & Associates Blog shares some tips for using social networks to find a better workforce online.
Thanks, all, for the dizzying array of posts!
The April 30 edition of the Carnival of HR will be hosted by The Rainmaker Group.
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