Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – December 23 thru December 29, 2012

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In case you missed this week’s articles, here is a summary:

Dec 23 - Blog Soup – From the Archives of Make HR Happen – This is a re-posting of five previous articles from Make HR Happen. – more –





Dec 24 - The Job Seeker’s Guide To The Galaxy And Other Places (Reprise) – There is an often quoted saying that wisdom comes from the mouth of babes. Children don’t have a trained filtering mechanism in place and their wise sayings are sometimes the revelation of truths that grown-ups don’t see or don’t want to see. They also have the beginnings of a mechanism to reorganize the truths into something more understandable to their level of development which may be totally distorted. – more –



Dec 25 –Merry Christmas Anyway! – There I said it! And I really don’t care if you are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, atheist, agnostic or believe in some other kind of -ology that would make my list too long to mention. For some reason that seems to have been erased from public consciousness, those of us who would consider ourselves to be human resources professionals are supposed to be faithless monitors of political correctness – more –

Dec 26 – The Candidate Experience (Reprise) – This is a reposting of links to three articles on the topic of The Candidate Experience. Yes, it does start with Part 3, but if you read it first you will understand why. The reason for writing these three posts was to raise awareness for some problems with the recruiting process, causes and solutions. Comments are welcom – more –


 Dec 27 – Beyond Recruiter Excellence (Reprise) – This is a reposting of three articles written to define the characteristics of recruiters that go the extra mile. Excellence means being knowledgeable about other HR functions as well as enhanced people and management skills. Comments are welcome. – more –


Dec 28 – Performance Failure or Performance Appraisal Failure (Reprise) – This is a reposting of three articles written to explore problems with systems that are in place today for appraising the performance of employees. Recent articles and discussions indicate that most performance appraisal systems fall short of the mark and this is an important opportunity for HR professionals to move forward with improvements. – more –