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Talent Management

Link Between Awareness and Getting Stuck in the Rain Finally Found

Ilya Zeldin | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ilya Zeldin

If you agree that by and large people are pretty lousy self-evaluators, then my argument is simple: The best way to increase self-awareness is through feedback from peers whose opinion you trust.

Does College Name Prestige Matter for Actors?

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 09.28.2014 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

Students and families about to enter the college audition process would love to know if having a highly-recognized school's name on their resume will really make a difference. So, I asked three show biz industry decision-makers to find out.

How to Attract Top Tech Talent in the Middle of Nowhere

Imriel Morgan | Posted 09.23.2014 | Small Business
Imriel Morgan

When it comes to attracting the Top Talent (especially in tech) location is everything, yet it is rarely given the spotlight it deserves. I'm going to explore the methods used to overcome the difficulties your location can pose on your talent attraction as well as how you can make your company and your city become the next talent hotspot.

Informal Learning Is Taking Over (Infographic)

David Blake | Posted 09.10.2014 | Education
David Blake

In today's information age, an individual's ability to learn is more critical than ever. Education is becoming a lifelong pursuit and is following the trend of general media consumption.

The Alliance: The Must-Read Book of the Summer That Could Change the Way We Work

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Arianna Huffington

Summertime reading recommendations are usually about escapism -- mysteries, thrillers, melodramas, romances -- meant to stand in for vacations from our everyday lives. But I'd like to add a different sort of book to your summer reading queue. While it's not escapism, it is about a departure from our everyday work lives. I'm talking about The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh, which just came out today. The Alliance shows how the workplace has changed in recent decades, and how these changes have broken down the trust in the relationship between employers and employees, to everyone's detriment. And then it shows a way forward so that all benefit.

How Visionary Leaders Can Stifle Innovation

Linda Hill | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Linda Hill

Every day we hear more leaders call for increased innovation from their organizations. They recognize what's now obvious. In a world of rapid change, the ability to innovate over and over is probably the only enduring competitive advantage an organization can have.

The Secret Weapon of Success in the Google 'Internship' Movie

Christine Crandell | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Christine Crandell

Under the humor lies the dark reality of the struggle facing a large percentage of 50-somethings.

Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron on the Need for Gender Intelligence, An Exclusive Interview (Pt 3)

Jarod Cerf | Posted 07.29.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Now that Barbara and Keith's new book on Gender Intelligence has been out for a few weeks, we'll discuss why there is such a need for conscious and gender-intelligent leadership and how it should be employed, both in practice and in the ways think of success.

Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron On the Need for Gender Intelligence, An Exclusive Interview (Pt 2)

Jarod Cerf | Posted 07.22.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Although we touched upon the need for gender intelligence in education and leadership last week, in our next few pieces we'll dig a bit deeper with Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron, authors of Gender Intelligence, into how our expectations can shape our decisions on policy and practice.

5 Ways to Fail at Tech Recruiting

Jonathan Spiess | Posted 07.05.2014 | Huffpost Code
Jonathan Spiess

Meet the world's worst recruiter.

Eliminating Performance Appraisals

Ed Lawler | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Ed Lawler

Of course, even the best performance management system cannot make all managers effective at setting goals, coaching, and giving feedback. The answer for them is not eliminating the appraisal system; it is eliminating them.

The Real Cure for Employee Engagement May Surprise You

Val Matta | Posted 05.28.2014 | Small Business
Val Matta

Employee engagement may seem like a huge mystery, but the cure actually lies in the little things you do that accumulate to larger results. There's a huge red flag employers are overlooking -- they simply don't understand what employee engagement is.

Women in Business: Q&A with Cathy Benko, Vice Chairman, Managing Principal and head of Corporate Citizenship at Deloitte

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Cathy Benko is Vice Chairman and Managing Principal at Deloitte LLP. Cathy is renowned for being among the first to design and implement a systemic r...

What Should HR Leaders Focus On in 2014?

Ed Lawler | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business
Ed Lawler

The most important thing that HR should focus on in talent management is assessing the skills the organization needs to implement its strategy, and the plan for recruiting and managing that critical talent.

Rating and Ranking in Performance Appraisals

Michele Masterfano | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Michele Masterfano

In many companies today, performance appraisals are all about what is going wrong. That should be turned around, so that there is more of a conversation of what is going right, and if it isn't, how that can be fixed.

A Baseball Lesson in Building Culture and Managing Talent

Dov Seidman | Posted 12.23.2013 | Sports
Dov Seidman

In our era of "Moneyball," quant jocks, and $100 million-plus payrolls, the story of how one baseball team found a more enduring competitive advantage offers a valuable playbook for Little League coaches, corporate chief executive officers, and leaders of all organizations.

Things Bosses Shouldn't Say... But Do

John Friedman | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
John Friedman

Do these sound familiar? What have you heard (either directly or indirectly)? Anyone willing to share things that they said and later regretted?

Watch Out Walmart: The Germans Are Coming... and They Pay Well

Chris DeRose | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Chris DeRose

How does ALDI prepare the average twenty-something college grad for the rigors of leadership judgment and detailed operational responsibility? District managers at ALDI are the product of a full year of training.

5 Keys to Making Your Internal Coaching Service a Success

Jenny Garrett | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Jenny Garrett

The thing to remember is that internal coaching is not appropriate for every situation and external coaches can still be used for specific interventions, for example CEO's and Directors typically do not use internal coaches.

Are You a High-Performing Pain in the Neck at Work?

Robyn Greenspan | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
Robyn Greenspan

Given a choice between an "A-Player" with a bad attitude and a "B-Player" with a good attitude, senior managers overwhelming choose disposition before qualifications.

Job Interviews: Users Beware

Ed Lawler | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
Ed Lawler

The greatest cost of job interviews is not the wasted time of the interviewer, it is the fact that they are poor at identifying how effective applicants will be if they are hired, and they can easily lead to lawsuits.

Building the Truvia Brand: The Sweet Taste of Success with a Woman's Touch

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 05.05.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

How do you take a brand and turn it from nothing to number two in less than five years? Zanna McFerson did just that with Truvia.

As President Obama's Executive Coach...

John Mattone | Posted 03.02.2013 | Business
John Mattone

As I have observed President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner go "back and forth" in an apparent attempt to avoid the "fiscal cliff," I am left with the inescapable conclusion that the U.S. government has few outstanding leaders.

The Most Important Job Interview Question

Anthony Tjan | Posted 10.04.2012 | Small Business
Anthony Tjan

n. As soon as you have the sense that you have a qualified candidate, start balancing your interview mode with sell mode. Explain why you and your firm make sense for the candidate, why you are a natural choice. Then ask the most important question -- would they choose you?

The Secret to Finding and Attracting Top Tech Talent in the Midst of a Shortage

Jamey Jeff | Posted 11.24.2012 | Small Business
Jamey Jeff

With top technical talent in high demand, companies have to get creative in order to attract high quality candidates. Easy to say, harder to do, right?