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Say it, don’t spray it

By | February 3, 2009

Dudes, there are some Bloggers out there that are DOIN IT RIGHT.  They are laying it down and people are picking it up.

Let’s have a show and tell:

Lance Haun of Your HR Guy wants you to SHUT UP ALREADY about the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA).  Sweet Mary Molasses, this is one post about talking about the EFCA that you have to read (ignore all others).

I don’t need to tell you that times are tough.  There are layoffs and rumors of layoffs and schmucks on Craigslist wanting to hire HR generalists with 5+ years experience for a craptastic $16 an hour.  It’s almost impossible to make a layoff painless, but Jay Sheperd of Gruntled Employees points his readers to a company that got creative and earned some karma.

Mark Stelzner of Inflexion Point got a wild hair up his rear end and decided since everyone is on Twitter all day anyway, we should use it to start helping people find jobs.  Job Angels was born on January 29th and already has 414 followers.  If you want to help someone find a job, or if you need help finding a job, follow Job Angels.  It’s that simple and that brilliant.

Generation Xpert Suzanne Kart reminds us of a very simple tenet that cannot be embraced often enough, no matter where we work.  Stop acting like a monkey and start acting like a cheetah – even if the only thing you can control is your reaction to the (irksome) people you work with.

Laurie Ruettimann of Punk Rock HR pointed me to a fantastic shut-up-and-listen type post by Carmen Hudson of PeopleShark.  There is a lot of advice out there for job seekers, but Carmen cuts the crap and tells you what is real, what is garbage, and why.  It’s very refreshing.

And last but certainlly not least, I bring you Kerry Sandberg Scott of Clue Wagon.  Kerry is new to the HR blogging world and I must say she has taken it by storm with her post, Meet the Blow it Out Your Ass Guy.  With a title like that, you know you’re going to read it and love it.


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