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Today is the Carnival of HR, a glorious celebration of writers and thinkers who create fabulous HR and recruiting content. It’s an excellent list of reading, but it’s long. My advice? Bookmark this page. Come back when you catch yourself mindlessly scrolling on Facebook.

Joey Price interviewed Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM President and CEO. jumpstart-hr.com/129-are-todays-hr-leaders-living-in-la-la-land-ft-johnny-c-taylor-jr-shrm-president-and-ceo/

Legendary blogger Sabrina Baker offers three questions to ask all candidates when you’re hiring for your small business. www.acaciahrsolutions.com/interview-questions-to-ask-a-potential-employee-when-finding-recruiting-and-hiring-good-prospective-staff-employees-for-your-small-business/

Wendy Berry is back from paid family leave. Look at her boys. They melt my heart. wendyberry.com/back-from-paidfamilyleave/

My partner-in-crime Sarah Brennan recommends the top 20 HR conferences to attend in 2018. www.hrtechblog.com/top-20-hr-conferences-to-attend-in-2018/

Longtime buddy Charlie Judy implores you to reconsider the soul-crushing activity of performance management. www.workxo.com/blog/post/239-performance-management-soul-crusher

My friend and #HustleUpTheHancock supporter Brad Galin is screaming at his HR technology! www.rollercoasterhr.com/screaming-at-my-technology/

Raj Singh and I met during my trip to New Zealand. He’s fabulous and wants you to be anyone you want to be. employmentinnewzealand.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/be-anyone-you-want.html?m=1

Here is Cheryl Nelson’s first blog post ever. Congratulate her for taking the plunge! kolormehr.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/jumping-in/

Wally Bock is famous for his #FF recommendations. In this piece, he writes about leadership’s dirty little secret. www.threestarleadership.com/leadership/leaderships-dirty-little-secret

Melissa Fairman is a compassionate leader and tells you why she meets once a week with every single person on her HR team. hrremix.com/2018/02/06/meet-week-team/

My awesome friend and elected SHRM board member Steve Browne wants you to flourish. Yes, he’s talking to you. sbrownehr.com/just-flourish/

Kate Bischoff asks and answers why you’d help employees. Really, you should help them. thrivelawconsulting.com/2018/01/29/why-help-an-employee/

Tamara Rasberry is a critical thinker and asks you to consider the everyday black history makers and moments. tamaramrasberry.com/2018/02/10/everyday-black-history-makers-moments/

Meet Mark Souter, an HR leader who needs you to say yes. Do it! medium.com/@MarkSouterLive/just-say-yes-7205a3463fc3

Yvonne LaRose is tackling tough subjects: office drama and betrayal. careercoachcorner.wordpress.com/2018/02/17/betrayal/

Mike Haberman offers ten human resources steps that will save you. omegahrsolutions.com/2018/02/ten-human-resources-steps-that-will-save-you.html

Here’s Julie Winkle Giulioni. She’s writing about challenges facing leaders and managers. www.juliewinklegiulioni.com/blog/leadership-matters/whoa-what-are-todays-most-common-leadership-mistakes/

Katrina Collier is the most fun and entertaining woman in our industry. She’s talking about women and the workplace. www.crowdcast.io/e/the-socialrecruiting-26/register?session=1

Renée Robson is a strong writer and asks you to invest in yourself. reneerobson.com/2018/02/20/investing-in-yourself/

Kelly Marinelli writes about combating sexual harassment and offers a game plan for HR. www.solvehrinc.com/the-solve-hr-blog/2018/1/10/combating-sexual-harassment-a-game-plan-for-hr

John Hollon explores what a great candidate experience means. recruitingdaily.com/organizations-great-candidate-experience-others-dont-john-hollon/

Have a look at John Baldino on employer branding and the idea of family in the workplace. humareso.com/2018/02/07/please-mr-postman/

Jennifer Juo is writing on Udemy about L&D’s role in the reskilling revolution. business.udemy.com/blog/lds-role-in-the-reskilling-revolution/

Jazmine Wilkes wants you to know that black blogs matter. hrjazzy.blog/2018/02/01/we-are-here-and-we-matter-blackblogsmatter-challenge-week1/

Heather Bussing of HR Examiner agrees with Jazmine and also believes that black blogs matter. www.hrexaminer.com/why-black-blogs-matter/

John Sumser wonders why HR is fiddling while Rome burns. www.hrexaminer.com/fiddling-while-rome-burns/

Helo Tamme has a strong post about the role of people in workplace happiness. workplace-happiness.com/2018/01/22/role-of-people-in-workplace-happiness/

The #MeToo movement has made an impact on HR. Jane Watson writes about organizational culture and harassment. talentvanguard.com/2018/02/18/its-a-sign-org-culture-harassment/

Maren Hogan of Red Branch Media wants you to follow the 15 steps to hire the right remote worker every time. redbranchmedia.com/blog/15-steps-remote-hire/

What do you know about predictive analytics? Gemma Toth is here to teach you how it applies to HR. allinhr.wordpress.com/2018/02/12/predictive-analytics-in-hr-do-you-have-the-data-needed-to-back-that-up

Ben Eubanks is writing about the hidden battle for SHRM and HRCI recertification credits. I had no idea there was a battle. upstarthr.com/the-hidden-battle-for-shrm-and-hrci-recertification-credits/

An important message from Mark Fogel: Don’t believe everything you read or watch, including HR websites. fistfuloftalent.com/2018/02/dont-believe-everything-read-watch-even-hr-websites.html

The talented Wendy Daily is trying to escape procrastination like all of us. mydaileyjourney.com/2018/01/20/escaping-procrastination/

Anne Tomkinson asks a good question. “How solid is that career ladder?” hrunderground.wordpress.com/2018/02/05/how-solid-is-that-career-ladder/

Are you sick of buzzword bingo? Katrina Kibben riffs on the trendiest buzzword: employee engagement. katrinakibben.com/2018/02/07/employee-engagement-2018/

Brent Skinner is principal analyst covering HCM at Nucleus Research. Read about the state of the HCM market here. nucleusresearch.com/research/single/state-hcm-market-2018/

Voice of HR is back. Founded by Mark Stelzner, his colleague Kimberly Carroll writes about three big changes in talent acquisition software. ia-hr.com/3-big-changes-in-talent-acquisition-software-i-hope-we-see-in-2018/

Matt Stollak wonders what HR would be like in an organized crime family because he’s creative like that! truefaithhr.blogspot.com/2018/02/what-would-hr-be-like-in-organized.html

Check out Judy Lindenberger on maximizing the benefits of executive coaching. www.lindenbergergroup.com/7-step-guide-maximizing-benefits-executive-coaching/

See why Tim Sackett is jealous of pretty people. timsackett.com/2018/01/19/the-one-big-problem-with-being-pretty/

John Hunter writes about the new age of robots and what it means for jobs. management.curiouscatblog.net/2018/01/23/the-new-age-of-robots-and-what-it-means-for-jobs/

Sharlyn Lauby outlines the ten strategies for every human resources team on the HR Bartender website. www.hrbartender.com/2018/strategy-planning/future-hr-10-strategies-human-resources/

Tony Schwartz talks to Globoforce about how to effectively manage energy, rather than time. www.globoforce.com/gfblog/2018/employees-energy-schwartz/

Claire Petrie writes about transferable job skills and finding your path. clairepetriehr.wordpress.com/2018/01/18/transferable-skills-and-finding-your-path/

Do you know what Occam’s Razor is? Paul Hebert wrote an explanation and how it applies to HR. fistfuloftalent.com/2018/02/hr-needs-shave-occams-razor.html

Antoine Ray asks you to consider going global to combat your talent shortage. www.unleashgroup.io/news/going-global-talent-shortage/

Visit Dorothy Dalton’s blog and learn about the concept of “diversity of thought” and the talent pipeline. dorothydalton.com/2018/02/13/diversity-of-thought-and-the-talent-pipeline/

Is HR on the employee’s side? Dave Ryan has some thoughts. www.performanceicreate.com/hr-theyre-not-on-the-employees-side/

Ben Martinez wants you to embrace a goal mindset. fistfuloftalent.com/2018/01/simple-not-easy-goal-mindset.html

Read Kris Dunn’s take on VPs and leaders who print things out from the internet and make decisions using irrational data points. www.hrcapitalist.com/2018/01/when-your-boss-acts-like-a-dinosaur-and-you-just-serve-up-the-brontosaurus.html

In the #MeToo era, Dawn Burke asks if white men should be called privileged. fistfuloftalent.com/2018/02/metoo-era-white-men-called-privileged-yes-thats-ok.html

Lee Price tells us why you need to build a people stack before a marketing stack. managingeditor.com/jeff-perkins-focuses-building-people-stack-marketing-stack/

The team at TalentCulture, a website founded by Meghan M. Biro, would like you to get your email under control. talentculture.com/get-email-control/

As a bystander with power, if you see or hear harassing behavior, you must respond to it. But how? Jonathan Segal has answers. blog.shrm.org/blog/bystander-interventions-without-paternalism-or-re-victimization

Jesse Lyn Stoner believes if your organizational culture is not working, look to its polarities for clues on what needs to be changed. seapointcenter.com/organizational-culture-polarities/

Mary Faulkner wants you to learn leadership lessons from Frank Oz and The Muppets: survivingleadership.blog/2018/01/21/life-and-leadership-lessons-from-frank-oz/

Dan Cross writes about ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017. It’s a bill that will make it more difficult for people with disabilities to have equal opportunity to employment, access consumer goods and services, and participate in State and Local government. medium.com/crossover-hr/an-education-and-reform-act-that-doesnt-educate-or-reform-333cbeab9970

My friend and champion Jennifer McClure is thrilled for the new year, but she would like a vacation right now. I keep inviting her places. She’s too busy for me. jennifermcclure.net/2018/01/02/welcome-new-year-now-when-can-i-take-a-vacation/

Keynote speaker Ryan Estis lays out the four ways to help your small business grow. ryanestis.com/performance/4-keys-to-grow-your-small-business-in-2018/

The amazing Carlos Escobar asks you to put some good into the world. Please? cescobar.com/2018/02/14/put-some-good-into-the-world/

Over at HR Books, I wrote about why self-help books don’t always help HR. hrbooks.com/self-help-books-HR

Finally, one of my favourites is from Doug Shaw. He thinks angels punish us by answering our prayers. Reminds me of a quote from Truman Capote. “More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.” artsensorium.com/2018/02/13/sometimes-the-angels-punish-us-by-answering-our-prayers/

Hope you enjoyed Carnival of HR for February. Want to participate in March? Want to be a host? Check out Robin Schooling’s blog for more information. And email me with late additions, revisions, or just to say hello.

I’ve missed you, HR friends!

 

 

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