Editor’s top 5 HR articles – wellness, Twitter for HR, your Linkedin Profile and writing job postings
Our latest issue of the HumanResources magazine included a focus on workplace well-being and to follow on, here are two related posts;
This post is from Fran Melmed, on the blog Freerange communication (about HR and well-being). Fran says… “if I decide to stuff my face, never get off the couch, and chew tobacco until the cows come home, whose business is that but mine and maybe my family’s?”
She asks “Do companies have a place in their employees’ health? Or is employee health a private matter?” (Her answer; it depends).
A study shows long hours are leading to employee heart disease and heart attacks. Lin says even though most organisations won’t be able to hire more staff to take some of their workload, there are actions HR leaders can take to alleviate some of the problem, including allowing employees to work to schedules that fit their needs .
And other interesting HR blog posts:
Mark Stelzner is a fan of twitter and is convincing HR professionals it isn’t a waste of their time and resource. He has written a starting-up guide for HR professionals who would like to ‘jump into the fray’. The guide includes setting up your account and ideas on ways to actually use Twitter as an HR professional.
Louise Fletcher shares seven tips to get your Linkedin profile noticed by an employer or recruiter. Her tips include expressing your personal brand, getting recommendations and joining Linkedin groups.
Take the meaningless buzzwords out of your job postings and you’ll get a better response, says Kris Dunn. Writing a more creative, authentic-sounding job description is good way to reach out to reach a better class of job applicants. “Play it safe, and the danger is that no one notices because you couldn’t cut through the static. Why not choose to be different so the 10% you want to look do? Who cares if the other 90% don’t get it?