Carnival of HR – Two Turntables and a Microphone Edition (Word!)

WTH were you expecting? HR compliance?


Hit my music, son…

…and then hit the jump, because DJ E-$killz is on the one and two, mixing beats with some of the best that the HR blogosphere has to offer.

Beleeeeeeeeeee dat! It’s the Carnival of HR, yo…

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Mark Stelzner wants you to take a good look in the mirror. Are you sharing good ideas at your company, or “Are you a corporate hoarder?”


Think you got klout? You’re so vain. You probably think this song is about you. (When, actually, it’s about me. And I wasn’t even born yet. True dat. I don’t need klout. I have cred). For the rest of you, Mervyn Dinnen sets you straight about “Lies, Damned Lies, Klout Scores and Vanity Metrics”


Suzanne Lucas a/k/a The Evil HR Lady gets right into the holiday spirit with “How to Fire Someone”


Go ahead, HR Managers! Enable all you want. Robin Schooling reminds us that “Enable is not a 4-Letter Word”. I’ve got three great songs with four letters. In no particular order, as long as “no particular” means alphabetical: 1, 2, 3


Solid as a rock, Mike Haberman presents “The Top Five Soft Skills Necessary for the HR Professional”. (Did I really just work Ashford and Simpson into the Carnival of HR? Yes, I did).


What’s the perfect contrast to Ashford and Simpson? It’s Rage Against The Machine, of course. Let them soothe you while you read Paul Smith‘s post on why you “Can’t Sleep Through a Recession”


Strategic execution takes engaged employees. Do you want good employees? Just remember “Execution TRUMPS Strategy: 5 Ways to Engage Your Employees” from Cathy Missildine-Martin. Now, what’s the most random song that I can pair with this post. Oh, I got it.


In stark contrast, Naomi Bloom made choosing a song for her post entitled “Clowns To The Left Of Us, Jokers To The Right Of Us: It’s Easy To Spot Ineffective HRM” very easy. Very easy. Wait, what were you expecting?


Like turning lemons into lemonade — pretty much the opposite of this songIan Welsh asks, “What Can HR Do to Succeed in an Awful Working Environment?”.


It’s happens to me a lot. I’m presenting at a conference at the same time as two others. Help me, Dan McCarthy. Give me “10 Tips on How to Deliver a Great Concurrent Session”. Sweep the leg! Put ’em in a body bag!


Nice suit? Check. Polished shoes? Check. Fresh breath? Check. But are you ready? Ben Eubanks shares “Job interview test – Let’s see what you can do?” And whether you are battling Papa Doc at the Shelter in Detroit (this link is so very, very NSFW) or going for that big interview at ABC Company, you only get one shot, do not miss your chance (this one is SFW).


Think your new employees got game? Dwayne Lay offers a sobering reminder, “Your New Hires Are Incompetent”.


Now, I’m spinning! Roll call, anyone? Let’s take it back to ’88. One of my favorites was Follow the Leader by Eric B. and Rakim. Speaking of which, here’s another great one. Wally Bock writes about “Getting the Right People in Leadership Roles”.


Look folks. There’s ballin’. And then there’s big ballin’, shot callin’. I’m talkin’ ’bout “Recordkeeping: What Employment Documents to Keep, and For How Long” from CPEhr. Now that’s gangsta. Gangsta’s paradise. (Not my first choice of song, but there aren’t that many PG songs with “gangsta” in the title)


Is it better to know a lot about a little? Or a little about a lot? Linda Fisher Thornton shares “Thinking Beyond Disciplines: Why We Need it”. Broaden your horizons. Look, I hadn’t planned on all getting all deep with you and what-not. But you, my HR friend, are a firework!


Alright, who invited the lawyer?!? I work hard all year. I have earned the right to party hard at the office holiday bash! That said, I’d like to keep my job. So here are “5 Tips for HR to Help Corporate Avoid Holiday Party-related Legal Liability” from Shaun Reid.


Tis the season for a bit more end-of-the-year HR-compliance advice. Before you raise your glass to toast the New Year, Nancy Sapperstone wants all employers to check: “Does Your Employee Handbook Protect you from Holiday Mishaps?”

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