My previous carnivals - the super s*** one (I don’t want to offend anyone this time around!), and the Italian one, were both ‘implicitly themed’, ie I drew out the theme from the posts that were submitted to me.
However, in the last edition of the carnival, we were asked to think about an explicit theme (talent management in the improving economy), so I thought I’d be a bit more explicit here too.
And the thing that has been exercising my mind recently is ‘the social business’. Partly because there’s been a lot of commentary on it recently (see below), and partly because it relates very closely to the focus of my new(ish), or at least less well known, blog: Social Advantage.
So, I’ve asked that contributors to this carnival might like to submit posts relating to HR’s role in the social business, or at least “posts that have a social networking aspect to them, eg anything about teams (team performance, team reward etc), HR and web 2.0, social psychology, social network analysis, etc)”.
And we’ll start with this – the meat of the carnival:
HR in the Social Business
So what is the ‘social business’? Most of the bloggers contributing to this carnival will know, but most other readers probably won’t – as discussion has been largely confined to the blogosphere so far. If you don’t know, check out my post Views on HR News: HR’s Role in the Social Business at HR Zone (free membership required).
Jo Jordan continues the theme with Give HR a strategic stake in business with social media at Flowing Motion.
If you want to learn more, then yes, you can learn about social media using social media, but you can also learn from conference attendance too.
Then we’ve got some posts looking at specific social networking sites
Convinced this is something HR needs to get involved with yet? Well, check out the following posts as well:
The most obvious application of social media within HR is in recruitment, and we also have a few posts on this:
Susanna Cesar asks Will you be ready to recruit when the recession ends? – including through technology - at Recruitment 2.0.
Ready for the mustard? (English of course – or British at least)
Other UK HR blogs
We’ve already had quite a high proportion of social business related posts from the UK, and we’ve got these additional contributions too:
First of all, have you heard about the Times journalists rant against the HR profession recently?
Graham Salisbury also addresses this issue but then moves on to ask What keeps American HR Managers awake at night: the thought of bare legs at HR Case Studies.
Time to get the party started?
Strategy post the recession posts
So there’s good news in Chindia at least!
Reward and Engagement posts
Other HR stuff
Chris Young encourages you to Take Ownership For Your Own Professional Development at Maximizing Possibility.
A few late revellers:
People and companies posts
And how many times did you come across references to Zappos in these posts (there’s at least a couple)?
First Tim Sackett discusses How Zappos Ruined HR ...
And then Kris Dunn follows up with If I Drank All the Zappos Kool-Aid, Wouldn't My Teeth Be Green?).
That’s it (finally!). I hope you liked it!
You’ll have noticed that following Becky Robinson’s lead in the last leadership development carnival, I have provided contributors’ Twitter usernames above and hope you will find these useful. And like Becky, I have also created a group so you can follow all the Twitter users who contributed to this carnival… see http://tweepml.org/HR-Carnival/.
This post is cross-posted at Social Advantage.