5 Articles You Shouldn’t Have Missed (But Probably Did)

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Check out these 5 articles/blog posts that may have slipped by you this week. This batch has everything from “How to Make HR Better” to tips and tricks for learning twitter! Give them a read!

Carnival of HR: Make HR Better Edition !!

Everyday People. Steve Browne

Carnival of HR is a “call to action” for HR bloggers to write on a topic. This time around, the prompt was “HR Would Be Better If…”, and the blogs that were submitted are amazing! It’s incredible how HR professionals respond to this call to action on a specific topic and then deliver insightful and helpful posts. Be sure to check out Steve’s post (it compiles all the submissions) and the hashtag #MakeHRBetter on twitter!

Read the article here.

How to Handle Difficult Conversations At Work.

Harvard Business Review. Rebecca Knight

This is a great article on handling tough conversations at work. Let’s face it, sooner or later we all have to have a difficult conversation with someone or another at the office. So read this to get great tips, do’s and don’ts on the subject, and then take on your next tough conversation with confidence!

Read the article here .

Few New Parents Get Paid Time Off.

Five Thirty Eight. Ben Casselman

On the heels of Obama’s proposal to offer Americans more access to family leave, Five Thirty Eight published this article. It highlights the dreadfully low number of Americans who have access to paid family leave. Key insight? Only 22% of top earners get paid family leave, and only 5% of the lowest earners do. Yikes.

Read the article here.

Your 5 Day Plan to Learning Twitter.

HR Bartender. Sharyln Lauby

Posts like these are always gold. If you’re new to twitter then this is a great place to start learning about how to make the most of it. Here’ you’ll find a 5 day plan to get up and running on twitter. It’s a nice set up; easy steps broken up over the course of a workweek. Anyone can do it! And what’s even better than this post on twitter? A post with the same approach to LinkedIn! Check them out!

Read the article here.

Dumb HR Policies that Simply Drive Employees Crazy

TLNT. Karyln Borysenko

For the most part, policies are well intended, they just overstay their welcome (and usefulness) sometimes. That’s the gist I get from this post on TLNT on dumb HR policies (that really DO drive employees crazy). I can see how some of these were relevant at some point in the past, but in the modern work environment they just seem out of place.

Read the article here.


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