I’m so excited! It’s time for me to host the famous Carnival of HR for the first time!
It’s also the midpoint of summer here in the US, meaning it’s almost time for the kiddos to head back to school (which according to Staples – and many parents – is the most wonderful time of the year), so I’ve got class schedules and degree programs on my brain as the parent of an incoming freshman at THE Ohio State University. (Go Buckeyes!)
In the spirit of education, I thought I’d whip up a quick online degree program for HR Pros, Recruiting Rockstars and Talent Management Geeks everywhere by organizing the great Carnival of HR submissions I received into an educational opportunity and featuring some great bloggers Teachers just for you!
So grab your assigned seat, take out your pen and paper, bring some chocolate an apple for your Host and check out all of the posts! I’m confident you’ll find some great new blogs and bloggers you’ve not yet discovered and you’ll also be a wiser and more educated professional for having done so.
Class Summary: The Leader’s choice to treat people as “humans” or as “resources” and how that can affect an organization’s culture.
Class Summary: Explore how even the best of corporate cultures aren’t perfect.
Diversity & Inclusion
Class Summary: Learn some indirect measurements for gauging inclusion success in an organization.
Class Summary: The not so fine line between being unintentionally exclusive versus being deliberate, intentional and proactive about being inclusive.
Class Summary: To tweet or not to tweet benefits information? That is the question.
Class Summary: Don’t be schmucks.
Class Summary: How following the recommended steps for firing an employee might influence that decision.
Class Summary: Establishing a process for reporting and investigating problems within your company to keep communication lines open.
Global Human Resources
Class Summary: Discuss the seismic changes taking place and globalization of work – and whether or not organizations are prepared.
Class Summary: Explore the effects and consequences that recent increases in wages in China are having on the nation’s & region’s economy.
Class Summary: Learn about some of the challenges and tremendous leverage of working in global teams.
Class Summary: Review the top 3 challenges during the software implementation cycle based upon Gireesh’s experience.
Class Summary: The importance of not taking top performers for granted and making sure they know they’re valued.
Class Summary: When Dwight Eisenhower gave the order to launch the D-Day invastion, he faced the real possibility that things could go wrong. But he was willing to take the responsibility.
Class Summary: Personalizing rewards and recognition to motivate employees.
Legal & Compliance
Class Summary: FMLA definitions, communication and navigation. (Note: This required class is sure to be a riot. Good times.)
Class Summary: The intricacies of handling Floating Holidays in the state of California.
Class Summary: What we call programs and activities in our organizations can influence the perception of their importance as well as the approach and enthusiasm of the people involved.
Class Summary: Learn how surrounding yourself with happy (or unhappy) people impacts you.
Class Summary: Decide whether Performance Appraisals should be 1 question, 3 questions or 435…
Class Summary: 5 ways to fix the process and build better relationships between Recruiters and HR departments.
Class Summary: Debate whether finding the “best” candidate for clients is hindered by expectations of speedy submissions.
Social Media for HR/Recruiting
Developing a Social Recruiting Strategy: From Bigot to Believer – Professor R.J. Morris substitute teaching for yours truly right here on the Unbridled Talent blog (good stuff in case you missed it).
Class Summary: Case study of one man and one company’s approach to developing a social recruiting strategy.
How to Get Started in Social Media with Mike Vandervort – led by Professor Ben Eubanks of UpStartHR.
Class Summary: Learn how HR practitioner Mike Vandervort is using social media to create a competitive advantage for his employer.
Class Summary: Explore the risks and the values of using social media in the workplace – while saying cool words like Mamby-Pamby.
If Lebron Went Corporate: A Cautionary Tale – Professor Aaron Ziff from the Respectful Workplace Blog. Class Summary: Talent management lessons from the real-world case study featuring basketball hero or zero (you decide) Lebron James.
Class Summary: Talent strategies to keep your top talent as the economy improves and employees have more choices.
Class Summary: Talent Management and succession planning lessons from the world of sports.
Class Summary: Review some lessons from the Tour de France related to talent, teams and planning that are important for businesses today.
Class Summary: Review a case study and examples of how to shift the focus of your interview process to asking questions that reveal a candidate’s self beliefs and value system.
Class Summary: The importance of pre-employment assessment validity.
Class Summary: Review a case study that could change sourcing, screening and assessment processes to ensure hiring candidates that match an organization’s culture.
Workforce Development/Career Management
Class Summary: HR’s role in helping today’s workforce develop new skills to improve employability.
Class Summary: Debate whether the new generation is owed an express ticket to executive management because they’re willing to work hard and have black belts in social media – or not.
Ten Minutes with Vinnie Mirchandani – Industry Expert – brought to you by The Devon Group.
Class Summary: Hear from the author of the book “The New Polymath: Profiles in Compound-Technology Innovations”.
Class Summary: What thought leaders in HR, recruiting and academia are reading this summer.
Whew! Well there you have it folks. A crash course in all things HR, Recruiting and Talent Management.
If you read all of the posts and passed the exams, give yourself a pat on the back. You just graduated from the Carnival of HR Online Degree Program! Now be sure to leave a comment on this post so I’ll know how many seats we’ll need at the graduation party…
Thanks to all who submitted great posts for the Carnival of HR! Next up, the August 4th Carnival will be hosted by Drew Tarvin at Humor That Works. Be sure to check it out!