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#HRBuzz: Our favorite blogs from July

August 4, 2014



With the dog days of summer upon us, summer vacation season is still in full swing. While some of us haven’t taken down our “out of office” messages since the Fourth of July, the HR industry thought leaders and bloggers have been hard at work producing great content on learning, leadership and talent management!sumtotal dog computer

In case you were snoozing on a beach somewhere, here are some of our favorites from July:

Informal learning requires a cultural change – Over on the Brandon Hall Group blog, Mollie Lombardi’s post, “Doing What We Know is Right,” featured the results of recent research showing a large gap between highly effective training methods and the percentage of an organization actively using those methods.

When it comes to learning, less is moreJean Martin discussed recent CEB research on learning trends, productivity and the steps you can take to create a culture of learning. Check out her post, featured on TLNT.

Should your co-workers know what you earn? – A NPR story featuring a company with full transparency around employee salaries sparked a debate in the online community. Our favorite take on the pros and cons comes from a recent LinkedIn blog post.

Syndicating riskTotalConnection 2014 keynote speaker, Peter Capelli, was featured on Human Resource Executive Online with his post on project mismanagement and the ability, or lack thereof, for individuals to make decisions without group or executive buy-in.

Taking employee engagement personally – Our guest blogger, Christa Degnan Manning, discussed four characteristics a company should focus on to improve the engagement of their employees in “Help Wanted: Smarter Talent Management.” Take a peek at the post and check out the upcoming live webinar with HCI to learn more!

Tired of hearing that HR is broken? – You’re not alone. Andy Porter took on the stereotype in his recent post, “In Defense of HR,” on the Fistful of Talent blog. And, while you are reading up on the topic, check out Laurie Ruettimann’s new eBook “I Am HR: 5 Strategic Ways to Break Stereotypes and Reclaim HR.”

We would love to hear about all of your favorite blogs and articles that you come across in August. Leave a comment below or send @SumTotalSystems or @emilymarcovich a tweet, then stop back at the end of the month to see if your pick made the cut!

 

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