Category Archives: Talent Management

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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Makerspaces: New Way to Recruit Talent?

August 31, 2016   

If you don’t already know, “makerspaces” are one of the newest things in education. Taking a page from punk’s DIY (do-it-yourself) handbook, makerspaces have recently popped up in libraries, schools and community centers across the nation. While they are sometimes back-to-basics workshops complete with metal works and woodshops, most are equipped with 3-D printers, computers […]

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Small Business Talent Management Mistake #4: Overlooking TM Tools

August 29, 2016   

Whether it’s because of perceived budgetary constraints or misguided notions related to internal capacity and expertise, far too many small businesses make the mistake of overlooking the talent management tools that could help vault their organization to new levels of success.

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Small Business Talent Management Mistake #3: Failing to Embrace Data

August 29, 2016   

In the small business environment, you’re always looking for ways to save money. Unfortunately, this can create a kind of myopic way of seeing things that causes you to miss out on opportunities with the potential to take your business to the next level. Take, for example, the arrival of “big data” to talent management […]

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Small Business Talent Management Mistake #2: Failing to Invest in TM

August 29, 2016   

It’s an all-too-common scenario for small businesses: You feel like you don’t have the budget or expertise to make sure you’re hiring the right people, but it has to be done so you do your own research and wing it. Maybe things turn out all right in the end and maybe not. People who have […]

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Small Business Talent Management Mistake #1: Failing to Establish a TM Strategy

August 29, 2016   

Somewhere along the way a lot of small businesses got it into their heads that because they’re small, they don’t need to put the time and effort into establishing a clear talent management strategy. It’s high time to blow that myth out of the water. Just because you’re a small business doesn’t mean you can […]

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