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My favorite part about the HR carnival is reading great posts from new people and this one was no exception. While there is no kitschy theme to this edition of the carnival, I love a lot of the content that was shared and so I want to focus on sharing what I thought was the best of the best when it came to carnival submissions this time around. So without further ado, here are my top five posts from this carnival:
Naomi Bloom tells us to more closely examine HR technology best practices. “Of the many reasons cited for outsourcing one or more HRM business processes as well as for making investments in HRM software, none is more susceptible to marketing hype than that outsourcing providers and software vendors deliver “best” practices in HRM.”
Paul Smith writes about how HR can learn lessons from inspired action. “Working together, building trust and creating something meaningful in order to have a great impact on your community is hard work. It is easier to shut down a road than it is to create a room where everyone can participate.”
Alicia Arenas writes that HR should stop trying to get a seat at the table. “Give your best. Know the business. Speak their language. Make sure everything you do ties into the company’s strategic plan. Measure and report results. And if they don’t appreciate you, if they aren’t willing to embrace change, find an executive team who will.”
Ann Bares says that while lying about working conditions is tempting, honesty still rules. “Fact is, success at most organizations requires hard work done to demanding standards. We in HR have to be careful that our efforts to attract and retain great employees don’t cause our messages (either directly or through our programs) to disconnect from truth and reality.”
Joe Gerstandt writes that HR professionals need to do the work on diversity. “I have said numerous time before that HR should not own organizational diversity and inclusion work, and I think that there are a number of reasons for that, but lets just cut to the heart of the matter. HR does not want to do the work. HR likes to get credit for “getting it,” but they really want nothing to do with the work.”
Read the 41 [Update: 43] other contributions by clicking through the jump (cleverly arranged in categories for you to peruse).