It’s an oft repeated cliché regarding NFL football that “defense wins championships.”
This gives me lots of angst, particularly when my team’s defense plays like crap in the opening weekend (Let’s please get it together Rob Ryan, ok? Thanks).
Bottom line: Defense is no more important than offense.
It’s not defense that wins championships. In virtually
every sport, you need either a stellar offense or a
stellar defense, and having both is even better.
Makes me think of HR. Once we’re strong in the fundamentals of our sport (like any athlete) and have the proper conditioning we then tend to focus on whether we play offense or defense, don’t we? Of course, we NEED to play both (like they do in rugby … but that’s another topic).
Both defense and offense are necessary for a win with your organizational HR and people strategies. So on that note, this week’s edition of the Carnival of HR covers the fundamentals of the game, ongoing conditioning and strength training, defensive strategies, and offensive game-changers. 4 Quarters. Plus OT.
It’s a massive Carnival this week so grab a cup of java, settle back in your chair, and enjoy all these fabulous posts!
KICK OFF by Steve Browne – Repurposing HR!!
Trish McFarlane – Be the HR Brand Ambassador for Your Organization
Jessica Miller-Merrell – eSkill Blog – Is Simplicity the Next Big Thing in HR and Business?
Tim Barry – We All Need Somebody to Lean on…In our Career
Gordon Middleton – Equifax Blog - I-9 Compliance: E-Verify Monitoring and Compliance Steps Up Activities
Mervyn Dinnen – Broadbean Blog – What’s The Future For Job Titles?
John Hunter – Each Person Doing What They Are Told Isn’t Enough
Julie Winkle Giulioni – Let’s Call a Truce… in the War for Talent
Chris Fields “Maybe You Should Step Down (from #HR)”
Lynn Knight – Diet and Exercise to Optimize Talent Acquisition
Natalie Pike – Hireology Blog – Hiring After Labor Day: What you need to know
Bill Boorman – Take the Interview Blog – The Times They Are A-Changin’: Taking a Look at the Modern Recruiter
Kate Achille – The Devon Group – SEO Update – September 2014
Chris Powell - BlackbookHR – The Cost of Ignoring Employee Engagement
Anthony J James – Wired – Leveraging Social Media for Recruiting
(HALFTIME – Stand Up and Get Crunk!)
Will Thomson – 8 Things To Consider When Doing A Video Interview
Sharlyn Lauby & Heather Bussing - Why Job References Are Important – Part 1 – Ask #HR Bartender
Jennifer Miller – Resume Writing Tips from the HR Trenches
Jathan Janove – Ogletree Deakins Blog - Interview With #1 Bestselling Author Daniel H. Pink
Andrew Tarvin – The Platinum Rule
Chris Fields – “Who Are the Engagement Gatekeepers?”
Janine Truitt – Why My Next Move May Be Expat Life
Melissa Fairman – Do As I Say Not As I Do:
Ben Eubanks – 63% of Organizations Have No HR Strategy In Place
Linda Fisher Thornton – Leading For Ethics Future? (Or Ethics Past?)
Broc Edwards - new socks: the last post you ever need to read about Zappos
Mervyn Dinnen – Living in Interesting Times
Devin Lemoine - Success Labs Blog – 4 Essential Elements for Fueling a High-Performance Workplace
Winning the coin toss it’s …….
and with the game changing play ……
Bill Boorman – Why mobile apply could damage recruiting #trulondon