Welcome to the 16th Carnival of Human Resources. Because we’ve had so many, I think it’s time for a nice staff meeting to discuss the carnival and other important HR business.
Of course, even though I’ve organized the meeting, I have some objections that such meetings are just too administrative and I would like to cut some of that. Being wiser than I, the “Career Encourager reminds us all that if we offer some contrast things will be more appealing and interesting.
Anna says, “Hey, if you want interesting, how about some magic?” Carmen counters, “yes, magic is definitely interesting, but what if we contrast that with some Diversity training that is boring and ineffective?” Well, maybe not.
“I believe we’re really concerned about credibility” Michael says, “and making sure we aren’t just ‘paralegals for management.'” Daniel nods his head solemnly: “For instance, how we handle whistle blowing can effect our credibility and protect us from legal consequences. Like Lisa says, we not only need to be credible but we need to accurately assess other’s credibility.”
Jon reminds us that we not only need to be credible, but accountable. He suggests being “RACI” which wakes up Ask a Manager. “For some reason,” she says, “that reminds me about dating and interviewing. It’s our chance to evaluate candidates and assess their credibility.”
Rowan sighs, “I wish candidates would take control of their job hunt. So few do and they could be so much better if they did.”
Carl responds, “Maybe we wouldn’t have to do so many interviews if we stopped giving people so much money. Maybe retention would be better with lower raises and more spa trips.”
“I agree,” says Michael, “but we need to make sure we’re doing it legally. For instance, EAPs are good things but don’t absolve us of responsibility.”
Everyone nods, until someone (who shall remain nameless says) pipes up with, “Hey, I thought I was promised donuts at this staff meeting. I have way too much to do if there aren’t going to be any donuts.” And he/she gets up to leave, Natalie calls out “Make sure you come to the blogathon September 24!”