Do you ever open up Google Reader (or whatever feed reader you use) and see those 'new item' alerts for all your favorite blogs, or the blogs of your competitors (assuming you are tracking them and you should be)?
And then did you ever think to yourself, 'Oh Crap, everyone has new content today, and I spent all weekend watching football, barbecuing, and otherwise goofing off and I didn't write a new post for everyone to read when they got to the office on Monday?'
Then you try to make a rationalization that you were busy with your kid's birthday party, your house is for sale and someone wanted to see it, and you have about five other 'side' projects going on that are competing for your time. But still, you look at that feed reader, see your blog, and see a big fat zero for new content.
So, what do you do? Slap together a half-hearted post just to get something, anything out there? Well, sure sometimes you do just that. But today, I am not going to resort to that cowards way out. No, I will do something ever lower, rather that even try to create some compelling, original content, I will simply link out to a few of those 'new items' that were in my Google Reader this morning and made me feel so inadequate. Since I did not come up with anything interesting for you to read, try some of these posts, from some obviously more 'together' and dedicated bloggers. Enjoy!
From the HR Maven - HR in Higher Education
From HR Thoughts - 'Blitzing' your way up the career ladder
From Michael Specht - the critical need for Succession Planning
From the Human Capitalist - Has Google's Recruiting Model lost its luster?
From systematicHR - Should your Applicant Tracking System be more like a CRM?
From the Taleo Talent Management blog - Why do most boards have no HR types?
And finally, one non-HR related item in my Reader today.
The Baseball Prospectus blog takes a break from baseball to note - soccer player Kaka set to earn $37M per season with Manchester City
So there you have it, a sampling of the 250 or so 'new' items in my reader this morning. Since I did not produce any meaningful content this weekend, at least these folks did.
Back with some new, compelling HR Tech content tomorrow, (I promise).