Hello, everyone! This month, I have the great honor of hosting the Carnival of HR – a collection of blog posts from our friends and peers doing awesome and important things out in the world of the internet. When Robin Schooling asked me if I’d be willing to host, I said, “Of course!” Or maybe I said, “Do I have to?” The record is unclear. But what IS clear is that the Carnival is a great way to be exposed to a variety of voices in the HR space – some you know, some you don’t.
There is no real theme this month – more of a “what do you have to say about HR” approach. And people have a LOT to say. I sort of wanted to make it more like the Brazilian Carnival, mostly because it’s super fun to say car-ni-VAHL. Plus, who doesn’t love to samba?! But alas…it is but a blog post sharing other blog posts. Feel free to wear your most festive feathered Carnival outfit while you read them.
This month’s entries include:
- John Hunter, author and founder of Curious Cat, LLC, explores some suggestions on how to successfully navigate change, including leveraging influence AND acknowledging the sins of the past.
- HR practitioner and podcast host Wendy Dailey examines her own path to better self awareness in the attempt to be more inclusive.
- Proper disciplinary procedures: it may not be sexy, but it can save you a world of hurt later down the line. Judith Lindenberger, President of The Lindenberger Group, outlines a simple yet effective approach to addressing inappropriate behavior.
- Acacia HR Solutions CEO Sabrina Baker warns against approaching leadership development as a checkbox activity versus a commitment to the growth of their employees.
- Curious about the impact structure has on a company’s culture and need help navigating that evolution? Read this post by DesignAround’s Julie Winkle Giulioni.
- Dorothy Dalton, CEO of 3Plus International, presents a compelling suggestion on how to get more women in leadership…and it involves leave for men.
- I’m a sucker for all things employment law, so founder of Rudner Law Stuart Rudner’s article outlining what companies can and can’t dictate around tattoos and piercings was a fascinating read.
- Blended learning can be an effective way to help your employees grow. Melissa Suzuno, HR and L&D Insights writer for Udemy for Business, recommends five approaches to weave into your business’s blended learning strategy.
- Also from UDemy for Business, Shelley Osborne, Head of L&D, shares tips on how to apply Agile development techniques to learning & development processes.
- Dr. Natalie Baumgartner is the Chief Workforce Scientist at Achievers and has done some really cool work in the areas of culture and engagement…and resilience. She shares her insights around the ways you might go about building a resilient workforce in your company. It’s about being intentional and it’s not rocket science, even though she DOES have a PhD.
- Recognition getting you down? Lynne Levy, Workhuman evangelist, outlines the myths of do-it-yourself recognition programs and suggests another way.
- Perhaps you’ve run into John Baldino (aka Jumbo Gina), President of Humareso, in your travels to conference. Perhaps not. I hope you get to. John challenges companies to approach learning strategy as more than just an LMS implementation. And he references Zoolander, so you know it’s good.
- Over on Voice of HR, Mark Stelzner, Founder and Managing Principal at IA-HR, addresses the challenges our love affair with the cloud has generated in workplaces and the best ways to overcome them. He’s not anti-cloud, he’s pro-relationships.
- Having employee relations issues at work? Anthony Paradiso, Human Resources Business Partner/Consultant, makes the connection between inclusion, diversity and equity and employee relations. It’s people…not politics.
- And last, but not least, some guy named Steve Browne, who works as an HR leader at LaRosa’s Pizza, submitted a post on a topic that many of us are staring squarely in the face – navigating the new world of being a “sandwich generation” and how businesses can help eliminate some of the stress associated with it.
So there you have it – the July 2019 edition of Carnival of HR. Connect with this people. Learn more about them. If you had a reaction to their work, let them know! All writers want to know that people are reading their content. We’re needy that way,
Be good to each other, and be on the lookout for next month’s edition!