This month, we have the great honor of hosting the Carnival of HR – bringing you the best from the HR blogging community. When Robin Schooling, the moderator of the Carnival of HR, opened up the opportunity to host we couldn’t pass it up. Robin is a major player in the HR community, a true HR rebel, and the host of the DriveThruHR podcast. If you’re looking for great HR content, we highly recommend you follow the Carnival of HR series.
We’re excited to share with you the December edition of the Carnival of HR. This month, there is no particular theme. As long as the content revolves around HR and can provide valuable insights for HR professionals, we’re happy to curate and share. Let’s celebrate the following articles together:
Reminisce on fond memories
It wouldn’t feel right to publish this Carnival of HR December edition without mentioning the holidays. We’ve all had a lot of positive memories from our company holiday parties. Robin Schooling shares a few of her favorite company holiday memories from over the years. This is the perfect read if you’re looking to smile or have a little chuckle.
Handle digitalization in the HR world
Dr. Marcia F. Robinson, Founder of The HBCU Career Center and Workplace Evolutionist, shares two gems with us this month. If you’re an HR professional and looking for a framework to help you lead through technological transformations, you don’t want to miss out on Marcia’s top tips on how to handle digitalization. Also, Marcia took the time to share some of her valuable insights and success strategies on how to claim your place in management. This is especially important given this famous statistic: Men apply for a job when they meet only 60 percent of the qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100 percent of them.
Approach tough conversations
It’s not easy navigating difficult conversations at work. Anthony Paradiso, President and Founder of AllThingzAP, shares how learning to have bold and courageous conversations is a journey, not a destination. He shares, “We must start and continue having difficult and courageous conversations. Without discussing or communicating respectfully, the toxic environment will only grow. I cannot express the importance of having these tough discussions.”
Do you work in the healthcare industry? Judith Lindenberger, President of The Lindenberger Group, shares an important read (by author Alexey Etcheverry) for any organization that is struggling to determine if outsourcing HR is the right choice for their healthcare firm.
Build a positive culture
When leaders take a prominent role in building a positive culture, it can have profound effects. Jeff Cates, CEO and President of Achievers, offers his top tips and shares six ways leadership can build a positive culture. He shares, “The emergence of a workplace culture is inevitable. It will build itself with or without our help. The only way, however, to create a workplace culture that accurately represents the company's core values is for leadership to step up and take a prime role in building a positive culture.”
Explore your curiosity
If you’re looking for a great life read, check out the latest from Prasad Kurian. Prasad blogs on HR, personal effectiveness, and how to work through the complexities in life and work. In his recent article, he dives into the question, “What exactly does ‘becoming a man’ mean?”
That’s a wrap for the December edition of the Carnival of HR! It’s been a pleasure to host this month’s edition and I’d like to give a huge thanks to Robin Schooling for being the ringleader of the Carnival of HR. Please bookmark your favorite articles from our list and keep them in your back pocket for the new year. Thank you for reading and we hope you walk away with new HR best practices, tips, and advice to take employee engagement to the next level.
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