Best Blogs 3 October 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work.

The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the politics of work from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career.

Every week our theme emerges organically and this time around its back to basics in understanding – and applying – career fundamentals! These fine authors offer fresh and different perspectives on the intersection of life and work.

Read on to test some of your own assumptions about life, practice and work.

Gemma Reucroft gets to the crux of the matter – as per usual – in reviewing why unlimited vacation (and other such initiatives) need the right culture to work within. Curious? Take some time off and immerse yourself in @HR_Gem: you will be both well-rested and well-informed

Helen Tracey shares a personal and powerful perspective on grief and loss and the benefit of a well-designed policy in helping employees through these periods. Make @HRPotential a staple of your reading diet as I do, and you will be the better for it

Rory C Trotter Jr. is simply the go-to guy for me whenever the question is compensation. In this review of pay psychology fundamentals @RoryCTrotterJr explains why making people happy with pay is essentially un-doable. Confused? Read Rory – he'll make you right

Lotus Yon knows that content is king. Except when it's not. Here @Lotus_Yon shares the foundation skills for effective training many of us overlook. Content is great – but can you deliver?

HR Nasty SPHR writes a wonderful blog: I should know, I read him regularly. Insightful, cutting yet always honest he is a keeper. Here he explains some fundamentals about why your résumé may not be working. See @HR_Nasty for more

Rachel Strella is a Social Media professional, and as such thinks an awful lot about what to share on-line. What's in bounds, what's not, what's real and just what is authentic? See @RachelStrella to find out

Mary Faulkner is going to whack you on the head if you don't stop running around making people crazy. This poignant piece describes what working for a Whac-A-Mole can be like – and how to stop. @MFaulkner43 shares the secret

Thank you for reading this week's edition of #BestBlogs all about building and practicing meaningful worklife.

Each writer offers a practiced yet challenging perspective enabling us to re-examine our own positions. In life, look for those who challenge your thinking to help you grow!

Please come back in another seven days' time for further thoughts and do check the archives of #BestBlogs for other intelligent writers, thinkers and doers addressing important questions about worklife.

Have a wonderful weekend wherever you are in the world my friends.




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