#HRevolution or HR Evolution? (#CarnivalofHR Edition)

evolution or revolutionI’ve hosted the Carnival of HR plenty of times, but this is the first time at the HRevolution site–my home away from home! For those of you unfamiliar, HRev is an unconference event for HR pros, business leaders, recruiters, and vendors. This isn’t your everyday human resources conference. We have sessions on HR Improv (a crowd favorite), Bold HR, Half-Baked HR Ideas, The HR/Recruiting Sibling Rivalry, Millenial Myths, and more. We just launched our tickets for the 2015 event, so if you are interested in learning more, feel free to check out our event page.  Now, on with the show!

The theme for this HR Carnival was one that has been at the forefront of HRevolution conversations for over six years. Here’s what I requested in terms of submissions:

What in HR needs a revolution? We started HRevolution back in 2009 as a way to drive conversations about advances in the HR space and to shed light on the topics nobody else was covering. Since then hundreds of people have attended and we have a wonderful, dedicated group of followers that is interested in furthering the HR/recruiting profession. So, with that in mind, what needs an evolution, or a revolution, in HR?

We received some wonderful posts, and I selected the ones that best fit the theme to share here.

The Evolution of HR

David Richter from Octopus HR starts us off with HR Software-Revolution or Evolution? David provides some great insights into how the HR technology marketplace is shifting over time, and this is an excellent example of our theme of HR’s evolution!

Amit Bhagria of Young HR Manager offers us some advice on revolutionizing our HR careers by putting a set of HR competencies in place. Competencies and competency models have become a frequently discussed topic in recent years, and this is a good example of how to put it into action on a personal level.

Julie Winkle Giulioni asks a question that many of us have probably never considered, and it’s a revolutionary one. Should we kill the concept of “careers?” In this intriguing piece she offers some examples of why this is no longer a relevant term and how that is shifting the conversations in the workplace.

Steve Browne from Everyday People gives us all a challenge to build up the communities around us. All too often those working in HR can be separated from the rest of the world, feeling like they are the only ones facing the challenges in front of them. Steve’s mission is to develop a grassroots effort to connect the world of HR pros.

The team at Meshworking put together a piece on ranking your jobs for SEO purposes. What does that have to do with HR? Plenty, in this latest shift to a focus on recruitment marketing, inbound marketing, and other methods of driving candidates toward our recruiting funnels. If nothing else this will help to stretch your understanding of where recruiting is going (hint: it’s not a newspaper ad).

The folks at Qualtrics shared a blog about the shift from “big data” to “fast data.” As we get deeper into the world of HR analytics, especially on the predictive side of things, it becomes more important to have data at the point of need.

The WorkMarket team offered an article on how to keep your internal and external teams accountable. As the workplace shifts to a more contingent-based workforce we’re going to see a need for more of these kinds of ideas. I also think that with more data on hand companies are going to get better at actually measuring the performance of their knowledge workers.

I want to thank everyone who shared and each of you for supporting the Carnival of HR. This is such an amazing community of dedicated, wonderful individuals, and that’s why we do what we do over here at HRevolution. Have a great week!

Oh, and don’t forget to check out the HRev event to see if you might like to attend. Not sure if it’s right for you? Shoot me an email! Early bird tickets are available for a few short weeks, but don’t let the price scare you. Yes, we know it’s a tenth of the cost of many other HR events. No, we’re not crazy. And yes, that’s an amazing deal to get access to some of the brightest and most engaging minds the world of HR has to offer. 🙂

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