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Sylvia Ann Hewlett, president of the Center for Talent Innovation and author of Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets, took the stage and kicked off this morning’s agenda by discussing how to attract and manage top talent.
One point I thought was particularly noteworthy is the increasing prevalence of “extreme jobs,” as Hewlett [...]
I promised my oh-so-patient editors at Talent Management I would do straight reportage about Talent Strategies 2012, the conference being sponsored by this magazine this week in New Orleans. Then two things happened. First, Deanna Hartley wrote a perfect wrap-up and left me with little to add. Second, I saw Clydesdales marching down [...]
This morning signaled the official start of Talent Strategies 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, where industry leaders gathered to share their perspectives on where the industry is headed and what’s moving it forward. The underlying theme unifying today’s keynotes and sessions is predicting — and understanding — what the workforce of the future will [...]
One of the frustrating things about writing is determining what to leave out of a story, not what to put in. To a writer, every detail counts and every tidbit of information is significant. Yet when every little bit is important, you end up with a bloated mess too long for anyone but the writer.
Engagement survey, meet the 21st century. With the explosive growth of social media and amazing new computational programs, massive data sets have become available to researchers in the social sciences. Soon we will have the capacity to measure in real-time the mood and emotions of any given set of people through their digital communication, other [...]
Unless you’ve been trapped underneath a rock for the these last two weeks, are on day 20 of a month-long TV, newspaper and Internet boycott or have just been too busy with work to notice, then you’ve probably heard a lot about Jeremy Lin.
Lin, who plays professional basketball for the New York [...]
The 2011 engagement numbers are coming in and it appears that they are unchanged from when the term “employee engagement” was put forth in the early 1990s. The Towers Perrin Global Workforce study showed that only 21 percent are engaged, while BlessingWhite’s survey found 31 percent. Googling “employee engagement” yields 6,220,000 hits. To paraphrase Shakespeare, [...]
Just a few short hours ago, Oracle dropped the news that the company is acquiring integrated talent management software provider Taleo in a deal worth $1.9 billion. That follows on the news last December that SAP picked up Taleo competitor SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion.
The announcement set all of us who cover the [...]
Morningside Academy in Seattle is a behaviorally-based laboratory school for elementary and middle school students who have academic problems. Students get a report card every day. While many would think that impractical, Morningside teachers do it as a matter of course. Teachers know what success looks like for every student and each student knows [...]