One of the best things about having a blog in the HR world
is getting the chance to be part of the Carnival of HR. If you are really lucky, you occasionally get
to host it and call the shots. And I,
apparently, am very lucky indeed!
This carnival is about sharing and evangelism. My partners here at Dovetail have never been
shy about promoting the practice of HR, so we decided that we should spin the
carnival in that direction. We asked for
submissions not just of good posts, but of good posts from someone else. I had no
idea how flooded I would be with responses!
Sure, there are some of our favorite writers included, but
you’ll also find plenty of new names, pushed to us by those favorite
writers. There are a ton of great voices
out there, and we should all be active in seeking them out. Be warned, you may spend the next few days
digging into all this content. Don’t think you have to swallow it all at
once. Pace yourself. The next Carnival isn’t for two weeks!
To get us started, I’m going to share a post that, I think,
captures this spirit perfectly. Steve Browne recently wrote a post
called HR Evangelism, and
it’s all about sharing. It’s about
taking the time to look around, see all the great topics and content out there,
and then pushing it to others through whatever means are available. While we didn’t set up the link between that
post and the carnival theme, sometimes the world is ready for a revolution and
we all get there at the same time.
With that said, let’s get to the rest of the good
stuff. All of these posts are either
submitted by the author or by someone who really loved it. And all are worth your time.
From Sarah White:
Resources Technology, Agility, and Globalization in 2013. Sarah is a rare breed, one who ended up in
our space on purpose, and happens to
be really great at what she does. Check
out her post on the globalization of technology in advance of her 2013 Talent
Acquisition Trends Report.
Speaking of XpertHR, David Weisenfeld sends along a
note about the
latest partnership for their team.
(Spoiler alert: It’s Dovetail.
And I contributed to the post.)
Of course, it’s only fair to allow Emily Lewis to tell
our side of the story.
Friend of the show (and my partner on this months Dovetail
HR Webinar) Mike Haberman brings
us some thoughts on clothing technology and where it is going with Tracking
Your Employees By The Uniforms They Wear.
Thornton asks Which
of These Is Ethical Leadership? She
explores 3 definitions on the graphic is “ethical leadership” and
discusses how the minimum standard for ethical leadership is evolving. Very interesting stuff!
Philly’s favorite son, our own David Greyson, drops in with advice on getting your project moving. Break Free of Legacy HR Data Paralysis!
John Hunter drops by with his
always-great content from the Curious Cat blog, this time asking What
Does Respect For People Really Mean? John is one of my favorite writers, and I’m
always excited to see new stuff. This
post is no exception!
Miller stops in to offer advice on Giving
Career Advice – Helping Others See the Obvious. Sometimes it takes outside eyes to really
make sense of the world.
It’s tough to talk about fear, let
alone face it. Paul Smith
(one of my very favorite people and writers on this pebble we’re schlepping)
has done just that, and this is a fear that sits pretty close to home. I
Hate the HR Fear.
Many Choices Do You Really Want? No seriously.
Roesler discussed sorting out the difference
between genuine choices and ingrained habits. I’m sure the number of entries in this
edition of the Carnival will thrill him!
Chris Wells of Kapta Systems brings
some knowledge on Goal
Alignment and Competitive Advantage. You want those, right?
Tarvin delivers The
Comedy Experience, An Interview with Peppercomm. It’s about funny in the workplace. Go laugh a little.
Did I mention the Dovetail team likes
to share? That includes Emily Lewis,
our Marketing Director. And here she’s
writing about a book I shared with her, and that Jonathan Brewer
shared with me! Yay sharing!
On the evangelism front, I received numerous links to posts
and blogs for those that deserve more attention. Here’s the list, all submitted by someone
other than the author….
From Jon Miller at Gemba Panta Rei, Three
Rules for Rules. It’s so meta!
That’s the show. You’ve got two weeks to digest all of it!