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Weekly Reading List - Week 20

May 16th, 2009

Here is your weekly reading list for week 20 of 2009, your sixth categorised summary of all the HR, Leadership, Team performance and People management activity on the blogosphere and news-sites this year. We keep trying to deliver you the most relevant articles, in a form that allows you to judge and see only those that are most relevant to you.

Let me start with a quick post on Pandemic preparedness resources for the Swine Flu in the workplace (Eric Davis). Quite a good place to go if you are in a region that is facing cases of the illness.

Now, your classified reading list:

Some Crisis and some Post Crisis notes, comments and posts:

A few thoughts about sourcing - Recruitment, Succession Planning and Career Management:

Some general Human Resource stuff:

Creativity - a process to generate it in your workplace:

Communication and Harmony in the workplace:

Leadership: sources of it and tips to achieve it…

An interesting article on how HR was REALLY used in a strategic way:

Yet again, gender in the workplace:

Teams, team-building, brain-storms and constructive arguments:

Organisational Culture and happiness at work:

Generations in the workplace:

Engagement or how to motivate people to work (and keep working) well for you:

A few notes on strategic use of reward and remuneration (a very academic looking model by Brendan too):

And let’s conclude with a few notes on L&D in the workplace…

May your week be truly engaging… and may your comments get flourishing!


Weekly Reading List - Week 19

May 8th, 2009

After a few weeks of break, we’re back with your Weekly Reading List: the ultimate way, to find and read only those articles that are relevant to you and your field of interest.

This week, a lot of focus has been placed on the blogosphere about personal behavior and leadership in the current economy. Enjoy your reading and don’t hesitate to comment, either on the content or the form of this blog post.

With people talking about recovery, crisis talk is decreasing steadily:

Some interesting articles about recruitment, CVs and the employer brand:

And some articles about employee termination and employee departure:

Two interesting general HR articles:

As promised: Leadership & Change Management:

Career Management and Personal Performance:

Best Practices when it comes to communication in the workplace:

HR 2.0 - Social Networks in the People Management Function:

Reward & Benefits (in the broader sense of the term) being used as strategic tools:

Learning & Development - new views, old ones in new packages:

Employee Engagement - a growing topic in these difficult conditions:

And to conclude, our usual “gender in the workplace” section:

Followed by the also usual “generations in the workplace” one:

Since people are not very keep on talking about team-roles on the blogs I follow (and that is quite a significant number already), let me just finish by quoting a sentence found on Fistfuloftalent:

You know why people spend so much time and money on tests like the Myers-Briggs and the DISC profile?  Because what makes you successful today won’t necessarily make you successful tomorrow, and one way to hedge against that risk is to have a balanced team that complements each other..

That’s it for this time. See you next week and may your week be truly engaging… and may your comments get flourishing!


Weekly Reading List (2009/16)

March 28th, 2009

Welcome back! Staffdoor’s weekly reading list, the classified reading list on HR, Teams, Leadership and People explores, every week, what has been said and done on the blogosphere. This week, for some odd reason, the crisis chatter seems to have died down again, with bloggers and journalists much more focused on solutions and analysis! Do enjoy your reading, add us to your RSS feed in order not to miss any of our posts or occasional articles and don’t hesitate to comment!

Let’s start wth the shorterm, nevertheless still present crisis conversation:

An interesting series on creativity, by Mike King. To be continued next week…

Tips, tricks and suggestions on managing the most important person in your organisation, YOU:

Managing people, performance and talent in your organisation:

Leadership, or how to be visible in the organisation:

(c) Theodore

(c) Theodore

Recruitment 2.0 - ultimate solution to the crisis?:

Team, groups and performance:

Strategy and Reward… Increasingly discussed online - a sign of the future?

A discovery in London City - women’s salaries also have issues here (mind me, with the levels of those salaries…):

(c) Theodore
(c) Theodore

As usual, some ideas on our generations in the workplace, with a focus (surprise) on the Ys:

A pair of articles on communication and interaction in the workplace:

Let’s finish with a few lines on HR, Employee Relations,Management and Performance:

Thank you once again for reading this weekly reading post. We hope it is useful to you! Keep in touch for our upcoming article!

May your week be truly engaging… and may your comments get flourishing!


Weekly Reading List (2009/14)

March 27th, 2009

Here it is again, this week’s Staffdoor Reading List, the only weekly categorised reading list for HR, Leadership, Team performance and People management topics on the Internet. Please enjoy your reading and don’t hesitate to comment below or mail us your feedback.

(c) Theodore

(c) Theodore

Lets start, as usual, with the weekly crisis ranting. I really can’t wait for the moment this turns into a recovery ranting:

Very closely associated to the crisis this week, how talent and skill management is (under) used:

Two great articles on change management:

Recruitment, succession planning and employer branding:

Some of the less pleasant parts of the employee relationship: grievance management & Termination:

Nothing on the Y generation in the blogosphere this week, however, two great posts on generations in the workplace:

And a few lines on gender in the workplace (and most particularly the gender salary gap):

Team Performance and :

Leadership & motivation:

(c) Theodore

(c) Theodore

Workplace communication:

Reward & Remuneration:

Learning & Development:

Performance Management:

Interesting publications:

May your week be truly engaging!

Weekly Reading List (2009/13)

March 21st, 2009

Welcome back! Some exciting new articles this week, as always filtered and categorised for your easiest pleasure. Enjoy  the reading!

Let’s start with some anti-crisis ideas and thoughts:

A few ideas about communication in the workplace:

Employer Brand and some how to ensure your place is the best one to work in:

All you ever thought about performance management (but were afraid to write in your blog)

(c) Theodore

(c) Theodore

Leadership, Leadership, Leadership:

Learning and Development as our organisation’s saver:

Why and how HRM should be strategic:

Generations in the workplace are still a hot topic:

And some HR fun to conclude:

Don’t forget to comment, send your thoughts to whatithink@staffdoor.com and may your week be really, effectively and truly engaging!

Weekly Reading List (2009/12)

March 15th, 2009

Thank you, once again, for reading us! Welcome on Staffdoor’s weekly, categorized reading list.

Let’s start once again with the usual crisis chit-chat. Bloggers are starting to get philosophical about the downturn and offering some nice, theoretical solutions:
-Hiring Happens (Alice Snell)
-Re-skilling in a recession: do the shuffle (Ross Bentley)
-Boss Basics: The Delicate Art of Managing Layoffs (John Hollon)
-Layoffs Are Not a Panacea (Jim Stroud)
-4 Leadership Changes for Tough Economic Times (Dike Drummond)
-What kind of leadership do you need for a downturn? (Kate Sweetman)

Procrastination, Innefectiveness and Wasted time:
-Stop Habits that Waste Your Time in Meetings (Mike Dummond)
-The Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Leaders (Carmine Coyotee)

A number of leadership ideas and proposals:

-Does your leadership style involve constant crisis? (Hayli Morrison)
-Do Leaders have to be Extroverts? (Mike Drummond)
-Leadership Styles and The “Goldilocks Effect” (Mike Drummond)
-Hiring Leaders (Miki Saxon)
-Improve your Leadership by Partnering with your Team (Dike Drummond)
-Are you making room for Mavericks? (George Ambler)
-Hiring Creativity (Miki Saxon)
-Failure … What’s That? (Leadership associaes)
-Does competition really motivate? (Slow Leadership)
-Culture, Reviews And MAP (Miki Saxon)
-Smart Decision Making - The Role of Results and Intuition in Modern Business (Zeger Degraeve)
-Wake Up On The Right Side Of The Bed (Matt Cheuvront)
-Your Mission (Should Be): To Change The World (Mike Shoemaker)
-The Feedback Sandwich (Dike Drummond)
-8 Steps for Acting on Inspiration (Mike King)

Reward and Remuneration, transparency and their link to motivation:
-Your Thoughts: Candidates, Salary, and Disclosure (Laurie)
-Rewarding Employees: Motivation vs. Imitation (Chris Ferdinandi)

Sourcing ideas (including recruitment, employer branding and expatriation):
-Job centres to scrap lie detector tests for benefit claimants (Nick Golding)
-Outsourcing HR: Having Resumes Screened In India (Michael D. Haberman)
-Recruiting, Social Media, and Candidate Evaluation (Laurie Ruettimann)
-Are job candidates entitled to feedback? (Ask a manager)
-Wisdom, Discernment, Integrity and Decisions (Steve Roesler)
-What India’s Talent Shortage Means for the US (Rosabeth Moss Kanter)
-Reinventing Executive Search (Bob Corlett)
-Employer branding still makes its mark (James Rockett)
-4 Skills That Aren’t Helping You (Jamie Varon)

Performance and Performance management at their best:
-But They’re Sooo Intelligent…! (Steve Roesler)
-When Goal Setting Goes Bad (Sean Silverthorne)
-Weekly Roundup: Pros and Cons of Setting Goals (Hayli Morrison)

Generations in the workplace:
-Leadership’s Future: Would You Hire Your Kid? (Miki Saxon)
-Nine months ago they were our savior. Are the gen Y’ers now a lost generation? (Andy Headworth)

Technology in the workplace (and in the HR department):
-Employers should encourage use of Facebook and Twitter (Kat Baker)

Behind great organisational performance, there is great personal performance…
-How I Learned to Say No (Steve Demaio)

And team performance can help too:
-Are people really your most important asset? (Dan Bobinski)
-What’s Your High Performance Team Experience? (Art Petty)
-How to Build a High Performing Team (Mike Drummond)
-Leaders “Infect” People with their Mood - For Better or Worse (Mike Drummond)
-Talking to team members about performance (Wally Bock)

To conclude, a few lines on cross functional Leadership learning:
-A Guide to Cross-functional Leadership Developmental Moves (Dan McCarthy)

There we are! That’s all for this week! See you next week for a new weekly reading list. Don’t forget you can comment under the posts, that there are some proprietary Staffdoor blog posts and that pressing on the orange RSS button on the right will ensure you never miss a single post on this blog!

Hint: A series on how Team roles can help during a recession will be posted on this blog soon. Keep in touch!

Thank you for reading us!

May your week be truly engaging!