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Carnival of HR – July Edition

Here in Wisconsin we are getting ready for the state fair and the mad rush on Cream Puffs, Deep Fried Brandy Old Fashioned Cocktails and the WisConeSin (a Chicken Schnitzel wrapped in a potato pancake topped with a German Rotkohl and Cinnamon Apple Straws all sitting in a Pretzel cone).

I am also anxiously awaiting getting to go on Gravitron over and over…if you were a kid in the 80’s or 90’s – you will never forget Gravitron and the constant loop of Metallica and GNR they seemed to play on it.   Well, fast forward 25 years and my kids still get the benefit of hearing Metallica as they spin so fast they fly up on the sides of a grounded space ship.  Ahh, the carnival.

Speaking of Carnivals, this Month’s HR Carnival is full of Posts talking about Talent, Technology & Work.  Its like the fair – a little something for everyone…

If you are curious about KPI’s in Talent Acquisition? Check out Ben Eubanks, the new analyst for Lighthouse, and his high level overview of 6 measurement priorities.

Have you ever wondered what the very minimum you should be doing for vacation is?  Could your benefits be impacting your hiring?  Check out Allay’s post on time off.   Spoiler: I think you should go WAY beyond the minimum in today’s market, but… 

Ok, they accepted the offer but…now what?  Onboarding is the next step in the process and has a HUGE impact.  This handy guide to onboarding by Wagepoint is great for any size company.

If your onboarding was great, but  your struggling with Engagement, then you need to read the Employee Engagement Plan by Paul Hebert over on Fistful of Talent.  No Joke, this guy is one of the smartest people I know on this topic.

Also check out 5 tips for HR to manage a growing team by Navigo.

If engagement issues have moved on to being an Employee Relations issues (AKA Investigating the Truth) Katee Van Horn has a great, practical approach for HR pros that are new or don’t deal with it regularly to follow.

When those ER issues are found and have to be…umm…handled…check out this post talking about the latest court case on wrongful terminations and what it could mean for your company by Employment Lawyer.

If you are looking to have a bit more of a strategic impact overall, 3Plus International Coaching & Mentoring group asks why doesn’t HR do more for gender balance?  Is there such a thing as #pinksilos?

Also, keep an eye out on Simplicity @ the Other Side of Complexity Blog – They are getting ready to map out the HR/OD Functions in a serious of posts. This Part 1 explains the methods they will be using… 

Finally…something a little close to my heart as we wrapped up phase 1 of a full home HGTV Property Brothers style renovation over the last 2 years…and start phase 2 next month…Naomi Bloom talks about Home remodeling, vendor selection and why we need to do our research and trust our instincts when they don’t work as they should with everyone from Plumbers to HR Tech Vendors.


If that isn’t enough, here on HRTechBlog.com we have been talking about what the Microsoft Acquisition of Linkedin Means; Why Innovation Historically Struggles in Larger Vendors; and Top Vendor User Conferences for 2016


Sarah Brennan

Sarah Brennan is a recognized HCM industry analyst and advisor focused on improving the impact of technology on people, business and the future of work.  Sarah Brennan has been named a top global influencer in HR Technology by more than 50 publications and shared her insights at speaking engagements around the world. As Chief Advisor at Accelir, she partners with HR Technology vendors and investors as an advisor, interim CxO role and on engagements focused on growth strategies, product roadmap & market education/evangelism. She also works with corporate teams enhancing talent strategies.

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