Hello readers, old and new.
If this is the first time you’ve visited my blogsite, welcome. I’m Mark Hendy, a HR Professional from South Wales, UK. You can read more about who I am and what I do in the ‘about me’ page on this website.
As a keen commentator and blogger on all things #HR, #Work and #Leadership, in May 2017 I wrote a blog called ‘Hendy’s HR Mixtape’ where I offered some advice to HR professionals through the medium of song choices. I chose songs such as The Beatles – We Can Work It Out to explain how working with colleagues, employees and Trade Unions in business is the best way to ensure challenges are overcome. I also chose The Seeker by The Who to demonstrate how I believe its important for HR professionals to seek out new practice, new ideas and new concepts to keep on top of emerging HR thinking to keep up with the times.
You can read last years blog HERE.
At the time, I kind of thought of it as a one-off blog but with the world of work, HR, L&D, OD, Reward, Leadership, Change Management and all other facets of what we do constantly changing i’ve decided to evolve the idea.
So this year, i’m launching #HRMixTape2018 where I am inviting you all to take part and have a bit of fun.
So How Does This Work
In a nutshell, this is about creating a blog, vlog, sketchnote, painting, song, rhyme whatever you want, that is #HR themed and is structured in such a way that it is linked to at least 5 pieces of music (hence the ‘mixtape’ element).
For example, you may write a blog giving advice on how to implement a HR system with each piece of advice linked to a song, draw a sketchnote around 5 songs talking about your career highlights or record a vlog giving an overview of key themes you believe are important to HR linking each theme to a piece of music. You can do whatever you want, as long as its #HR themed, and includes at least 5 songs.
Why HR? Because HR’s awesome. Why 5 Songs? Because music is a great way of starting discussions and will help us get to know the person behind the contribution. Everybody loves music, right?
There is no set day when you should upload your contribution, or method by which you should do this so go ahead and publish your contribution whenever you want (that is if you want to get involved, obviously) but please include the #HRMixtape2018 hashtag and link to your contribution on Twitter so others can pick up your contribution. Using the hashtag will also make it easier to find all contributions when we collate them at the end.
There is a deadline for when this will end and that time and date is 9pm, Wednesday 7th March 2018. I’d like all submissions shared on Twitter by that point.
If you don’t have a means of publishing your contribution, whatever your contribution may be, feel free to send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and i’ll publish your contribution on this website.
This is a bit of fun, and is an opportunity to see some really great content that has been put together as creatively as people want to be. I’m very excited about seeing how people interpret this idea and I really hope it takes off and maybe even becomes an annual event, who knows.
So on your marks. Get set. GO…..