Ron and I will be traveling from 4/30 through 5/17/10 from Istanbul to Venice, soaking up “best” practices in HRM, the HRM delivery system and HR technology every step of the way. I’ll be doing some tweeting from “the road,” @InFullBloomUS, but I may not have time to blog for a while.
Did you ever wonder how gondoliers are scheduled to their gondolas? How the bath attendants in Turkey are licensed? What TOTAL COMPENSATION PLANs are used, not to mention what KSAOC profiles, EMPLOYEE engagement techniques and workforce development programs, to achieve shipboard perfection in service levels? Are you concerned about the impact of Greece’s debt crisis on the Greek workforce and Greek HRM? What about how (or if?) all of these approaches/issues are automated in the developing countries along the Adriatic coast?
I can’t promise that I’ll return with the definitive answers to all of these questions, but I certainly hope to be carrying a lifetime’s worth of travel memories. And the best part of this trip will be some quality time with The Wallace. Can you even imagine what he has to put up with on a day-to-day basis? “Talk” to you from the road.
By the way, to all the 2nd story men who are reading this blog, our life sitter will be in residence while we’re on the road, as always. And you don’t want to mess with her fella.