Carnival of HR - July 3rd Edition

by Matthew Stollak on Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Given it is the eve of the U.S. Independence Day, nothing is more fitting than a this case a celebration of great HR content.

So what makes a great July 4th celebration?

Travel - Whether to visit family or friends, many will take the July 4th break to head out on the open road.  So, it is fitting that Naomi Bloom shares the great HRM she experienced in her recent travels from Istanbul to Vienna (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3).

Music - As background to the cookout or conversation, or to accompanying the explosions overhead, music plays an important role to any July 4th celebration.  Mervyn Dinnen provides some choice tunes with his top 6 albums of 2013 thus far.  Amit Bhagria shares his Job Description of a Karaoke Artiste.

Movies - For some, July 4th provides an opportunity for some to catch up with the latest films at the cineplex.  With that in mind, Robin Schooling informs us that "Even 007 Can't Work Alone."

Guests - Usually, any celebrating is done with others.  But, unfortunately, it doesn't always work out.  Shauna Moerke tells us "How To Connect in Non-Creepy Ways on Social Media."  Mike Haberman suggests "7 Reasons You Have Toxic Employees." 

Games - No July 4th celebration is complete with a little gameplay.  At the Dovetail Software blog, Dwane Lay highlights with his wrapup of the SHRM13 kickball game and its impact to raise support for No Kid Hungry.  Of course, you need great players to make a successful game, and at the Teleos Consulting blog, Joan Kofodimos suggests that we need to banish the cult of the A-B-C player.  Similarly, Susan Heathfield tells us to "Do Powerful Internal Training."  But, if these players come together, Julie Winkle Giulioni wonders are they a team, a group, or a train wreck?  And, if you don't play as well as expected, John Hunter ponders "What is the Explanation Going to Be if this Attempt Fails?"

Food - Whether it be a picnic, cookout, or barbecue, food is critical for any successful July 4th enjoyment.  In this case, there is plenty of food for thought; just chew on the following:

Fireworks - The end of the July 4th evening is typically capped with a fireworks explosion.  Hence, it would be a shame if there was no big bangs.  Karin Hurt shares "10 Ways to Zap Energy and Squash Enthusiasm." 

This concludes the July 3rd edition of the Carnival of HR.  Be sure to head over to mentoring Mullarkey for the July 17th edition.

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