A carnival, to me, brings to mind sights, sounds and smells. Carnivals have bright lights, laughing (and/or shrieking) voices coming from folks on rides, live music, and tantalizing aromas wafting forth from tents and food trucks. Sadly we’ve had to miss out on these events and experiences for the last 12 months; here in my corner of the world we’ve cancelled French Quarter Fest (times 2), the Baton Rouge Blues Festival, the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival, the Rayne Frog Festival and the ever-mystifying Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival.
But now, as the light seems to be shining at the end-of-the-pandemic-tunnel , I am 100% in a CARNIVAL frame of mind! Bring on the frozen drinks in big plastic cups! Give me something deep fried on a stick! Allow me to cut-a-rug at the Fais Do-Do Stage at the Festival International de Louisiane! In the meantime though I’ll easily stay-up-to date with some of the latest and greatest thoughts and ideas from HR writers and podcasters.
So welcome to the April 2021 Carnival of HR – won’t you join me?
Sights (stuff to read)
John Baldino – “Knowing Me, Knowing You” – exploring the need for timely and deliberate competency mapping (skills, aptitudes, knowledge base and abilities) in organizations.
Jon Ingham – HR’s Skills, Competencies and Capabilities (part 2) – reflections on the competencies and capabilities needed by HR professionals (now and for the rest of the 2020’s).
Amanda Nunez at PandoLogic – Big Data Metrics that Matter for HR Recruitment – as we know…what matters gets measured!
Paul LaLonde – HR, Be Water – “HR needs to be able to find the space to go where there is seemingly no space.”
Bennett Sung at ERE – Sports Legends Share Advice on Building Super Teams – what does it take to build high performing teams? Let’s see what some sports legends have to say.
Victoria Miller at Plum – How Leaders Can Keep Employees Engaged When Working Remotely, in Person, or Both – (hybrid baby!)
Ty Gowen at PlanSource – Top 10 Questions about the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) – got questions about the ARPA? Find some answers here.
Julie Winkle Giulioni – What Does a Career Look Like in Today’s World – the old view of career development and progression — that predictable climb up the corporate ladder — is no longer valid. What’s the new way to think about careers?
Melissa Suzuno at Udemy – 5 Advanced Techniques to Accelerate Workplace Learning – some great tips here for how to learn anything! (especially in a work setting).
Kevin Eikenberry – Work Flexibility is Quickly Becoming an Expectation – the change has come!
Micole Garatti at Fairygodboss – How Major US Companies Are Hiring Women in Technology – attraction, connections and engagement; we got this people!
Prasad Kurian – Simplicity @ the other side of Complexity – exploring if there is really something like ‘being stuck at the right level’ when it comes to career development.
Rachel Serwetz (Woken) at WedgeHR – A Career Coach’s Tips to Thrive in a Pre-Recorded Video Interview – need to build your confidence for a video interview? Check out these great tips!
Robin Schooling (hey that’s me!) at HRAcuity – Is your D&I Approach Getting Lost in the Chain of Command? – what to do (and what to avoid) in order to make sure your D&I approach is not jammed-in-a-bottleneck.
Sounds (stuff to listen to)
Punk Rock HR with Laurie Ruettimann – Doug Shaw joined Laurie on this episode of Punk Rock HR to chat about how art and creativity are an integral component of mental well-being.
HRUprising with Mervyn Dinnen – Internal Mobility as a Talent Strategy – great discussion with Lucinda Carney (Actus) about internal mobility as a talent (management and acquisition!) issue.
Drive thru HR with Michael VanDervort and Robin Schooling – Empowering Differences with Ashley Brundage – Michael and Robin enjoyed a conversation with Ashley Brundage about her personal and professional journey and her leadership across the LGBTQ+ community
Inclusive AF with Katee Van Horn and Jackye Clayton – Cancel Culture – (hint: it’s about ‘accountability’)
Fire Away with Stuart Rudner – Social Media: A Useful HR Tool or a Liability? (yes; the conversation continues)