I am excited to host this month’s Carnival of HR. The theme is HR Trends and there are some great reads!

Ben Eubanks gives us a “first peek at some of the priorities (both high and low) that are going to drive decision-making in the coming year” in 2017 Talent Acquisition Priorities (High and Low) at: http://lhra.io/blog/2017-talent-acquisition-priorities/

“I look at the clock on my computer and realize its already 11 and I’m not quite sure what I accomplished in the first three hours of my day. That’s not true. I know that I’ve answered a ton of emails, responded to IM’s and had 3-5 conversations over the phone or in-person. I’m just not sure what I actually accomplished.” If this sounds familiar, read Melissa Fairman’s post, Is Focus the new Time Management? at: http://www.hrremix.com/2017/03/09/is-focus-the-new-time-management/

“Turnover is at an all-time high and engagement at an all-time low. In fact, Corporate Executive Board (CEB), did a survey where they discovered that 23% all new hires leave within a year. It seems, very little has been done to figure out what constitutes effective recruiting, metrics, or methodology. How can you hire candidates that will stay? It is time to find out. It’s time for Disruption in the space.” Read more of Mark Fogel’s post, Moneyball: Hire Candidates That Will Stay at: http://recruitingtools.com/hire-candidates-that-will-stay/

Jennifer Juo’s blog, 5 Learning Trends You Need to Keep Your Workforce Ahead of Innovation, profiles the modern corporate learner based on patterns of 15 million online learners. “With 70 percent of CEOs saying their organization does not have the skills to adapt, these 5 learning trends can help HR and L&D professionals enhance their learning experience and keep their workforce skills up to date.” Read it at: https://business.udemy.com/blog/5-learning-trends-need-know-keep-workforce-ahead-innovation/?utm_medium=blog%20&utm_source=carnivalhr&utm_campaign=hrroundupblog

“With the changing political landscape and new generations of workers in the workplace, Human Resource professionals will need to stay informed about legal issues and proactively plan for trends in the field. Here are some of the upcoming trends to watch out for.” Read my post, by Judy Lindenberger, Human Resources Trends for 2017, at http://lindenberger.wpengine.com/human-resources-trends-2017/

“They never said HR was going to be easy. As technology advances and best practices mature, HR professionals are faced with the challenge of hitting an ever-moving target to improve engagement. In the new year, employees bring new or renewed personal and professional development resolutions, the C-Suite brings new vision, and HR reinvents and adjusts strategy to meet evolving expectations.” Elizabeth Maldonado shares a post on 3 Employee Engagement Trends You Need to Know in 2017. Read it at: http://www.maritzmotivation.com/blog/general/three-employee-engagement-trends-you-need-to-know-in-2017/

“… during the past ten years, there’s been a sea change in the way HR-related professionals talk about themselves and their dreams,” says Laurie Ruettimann. To Dream Your HR Dreams, Teach Your HR Dreams, go to http://laurieruettimann.com/hr-dreams/