Category Archives: Talent Management

What Makes a Genius and How Can You Hire Them?

January 3, 2017   

Wouldn’t it be nice if every person you hired into your company were a genius? Some would say that’s a fool’s errand because there simply aren’t enough geniuses to go around. Those are the people who probably think you’re either born a genius or not. And then there are those who would say genius is […]

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Is Your Company a Deliberately Developmental Organization?

January 3, 2017   

You want your company to become a world-class leader in its niche, and you’re more than likely familiar with the well-weathered notion of your company’s greatest asset – it’s people. When you first entered the field of talent management or human resources, did you have a vision for how to do things differently? Did you […]

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Striking a Pose: Is There Anything to it?

January 3, 2017   

When Madonna released her smash hit “Vogue” in 1990 with the lyrics “Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it,” she was talking about the dance floor, but Harvard professor Amy Cuddy has brought the concept into the workplace with her book, Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, that recommends “power poses” to […]

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Talent Recruitment Across Borders

November 13, 2016   

Over the past five days, some Americans have been wondering, “Can I just move to Canada?” In fact, even before election night was over, the Canadian immigration website crashed due to the high number of Americans attempting to come up with a “exit plan.” There is a widespread perception that moving to Canada is an […]

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At-Risk Youth in the Talent Pool

November 5, 2016   

When most talent managers think about so-called “at-risk youth,” they are more likely to think about them in the context of a seasonal food or clothing drive or charity event than in the context of recruitment. The grim reality is that for a lot of “at-risk youth”–in the the United States, these youth are often […]

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The Gray Gender Gap

October 8, 2016   

On the surface gender differences in marital status may appear to be disconnected to talent management issues. In fact, they are far more entwined than one might expect. A recently released federal study reveals that across age groups, older men are far more likely to be married than older women. As reported in the New […]

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Fewer PhDs Can Benefit Business

September 16, 2016   

Today, many graduate schools are watching something unfold that they have not seen in decades: declining interest in graduate programs. The latest national data, released just last week by the Council of Graduate Schools, indicates that there has been a 4.3 percent decrease in applicants to graduate schools over the past year. But what does […]

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Linking Performance Reviews & Training

September 9, 2016   

In May 2016, Forbes published an article declaring the performance review to be dead or at least no longer particularly useful. As the contributing writer, Liz Ryan, wrote: “I presided over the annual performance-review process for 10,000 employees and I regret it now. Performance reviews are expensive, time-consuming and pointless. They are worse than pointless […]

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The Over Reliance on Metrics

September 9, 2016   

Guess what? Teams work best in a safe psychological environment. As reported in the New York Times, shortly after Google released the results of its multi-year study on team work, “There were other behaviors that seemed important as well — like making sure teams had clear goals and creating a culture of dependability. But Google’s […]

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College Tuition Tops Faculty Pay

September 3, 2016   

This past week, colleges and universities kicked back into high gear nationwide. Along with all those students heading back to school were thousands of faculty members. While students are often eager to return to campus, for many faculty, returning to work is simply a reminder of their poor working conditions. How bad is it? This week, […]

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