It was a big month here at The Starr Conspiracy. We've been conspiring. Like, big time.
We launched the HR Blogger Network this month, so, actually, most of us are all on the same page already together.
Thank you so much for all of your submissions! The posts were great in this roundup and I hope you dig through 'em all.
I am filling in for another host ... and that is my veiled excuse for this week's theme: Constant Carnival, in which I did not organize a theme.
Off to the Carnival!
The need for teenagers to dress and act alike to seem unique inspired Steve Roesler to write "Be Unique and Thrive." He wants you to respond to calls for innovation and be all around better at your job. C'mon!
Compensation Insider's Sandrine Bardot wants to know if social performance management is coming out of the closet and finally accepting how we (especially team Gen Y) are using the Interwebz.
You guys. Tim Gardner gave Bailey, the Canine Resources (CR) Superstar (a.k.a. a freaking cute puppy) a performance review. And Bailey did terribly. Tim wants you (and Bailey) to learn the value of performance reviews.
Welcome to the Occupation's Paul Smith wants to know "Where's the Employee Choice in the Engagement Equation?" Aside from being a great read, he gets bonus points for quoting Zoolander's Mugatu: "Haappeeeyy!"
Baseball has a new social media policy! And it may be unlawful. Ooh! Scandal. Eric B. Meyer of The Employer Handbook has the dish on the new policy and which parts are legal and which are ... not so much.
Ben Martinez breaks down his HR 4G Network Theory of Motivation of what motivates employees. (Psst. It's older than Mac Plus).
Prasad Kurian discusses the importance of perspective in "What 'Good' Looks Like."
John Hunter discusses new Reddit CEO Yishan Wong's early articles on talent management and hiring in "Engineering Management Thoughts Based on Facebook Experience."
Some studies indicate up to 1/4 of your employee population is dealing with serious financial issues. If that doesn't put employee financial wellness on your radar, then the ninja commissioned by Ben Eubanks will get you.
PHOTO: Vintage carnival strongman stands on a finger (print for sale on Etsy).