talent management

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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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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Analytics for Talent Management

June 25, 2016   

The age of Big Data is here, and just about every business knows they ought to be tapping into it to generate actionable insights and better business decision-making. Generating reams or gigabytes of data, however, is the easy part. Without the analytics tools and expertise to make sense of that data, the promise of Big […]

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Talent Management in the Age of Agile

June 25, 2016   

The whole concept of agile emerged from the software development industry as a way of making the development process more efficient and effective with streamlined communication and rapid decision-making in an intensely collaborative, typically cross-functional teamwork environment. It’s about rapid response to change and adapting quickly to ever-changing landscapes. The concept is being increasingly applied […]

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Zenefits Highlights the Problems of a Corporate Culture Gone Wild

February 28, 2016   

Zenefits has been making news headlines all year, and not for the reasons it wants to be. The latest scandal coming from Zenefits came to light at the end of February when the story broke that Zenefits was revamping its culture. What did that mean? The Silicon Valley company was banning sex and drinking at […]

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Bias-Free Talent Management

February 22, 2016   

As I’ve mentioned throughout this series about bias in the workplace, you’ll never eliminate it altogether, but you can certainly minimize its often negative impacts that derail your best talent management efforts and decision-making. Howard Ross, whose ideas and writings I’ve relied on heavily for this series, lays out very practical steps to take throughout […]

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How to Deal with Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

February 15, 2016   

I hope it’s clear by now that when it comes to bias, it’s not something we can eliminate entirely, nor should we try to, because it’s an essential aspect of how we go about making decisions in our daily lives. But it’s also true that bias can get in the way of making good talent […]

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