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You may have heard that Yahoo Inc.’s president and CEO Marissa Mayer has called for the company’s entire workforce to be physically present in an office space instead of working from home. That’s a pretty bold decision, especially in an era where organizations are commended publicly for making the move toward telecommuting and flextime and [...]
I woke up today thinking it was just another Monday morning, but before the caffeine I consumed had a chance to settle, big news broke as IBM disclosed its intention to acquire Kenexa, a provider of recruiting and talent management products, for $1.3 billion. The transaction is expected to close in Q4 this [...]
Now that the Olympics are over, catch up on what you missed at Talentmgt.com. Here are the top five articles this week.
1. Forget Engagement; Focus on Passion: What causes one to jump out of bed, skip coffee and speed to work? It’s passion, writes blogger Dan Bowling.
2. How to [...]
We’ve all heard that a new hire’s first few months typically determine whether he or she will stay with the company or look for greener pastures. We’ve done the math and can safely attribute cost savings to increased employee retention. If we’re clear on that, then why do so many companies still view on-boarding as [...]
I don’t in any way advocate departing employees to quit less than gracefully. That JetBlue employee may have thought it amusing to create a ruckus as he executed his exit strategy, but I personally think his credibility as an employee was greatly diminished that day.
The New York Times Op-Ed piece published today, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Wednesday the world was privy to Facebook’s biggest status update: After much speculation, the largest social networking site filed for an IPO – in what’s expected to be the largest Internet IPO filing ever.
As Internet news and chatter last evening predictably revolved around the highly anticipated filing, many were preoccupied with breaking down the [...]
Today the world mourns the loss of jobs — Steve Jobs, that is.
The legendary maverick and Apple co-founder stepped down Wednesday as CEO of what’s widely considered one of the most avant-garde enterprises in the world. Though a reason hasn’t been explicitly cited for his “[inability to] meet his duties and expectations [...]
Investors painted a rather grim picture Thursday as stocks around the world took a nosedive following investors’ concerns about decelerated economic growth and worsening economic woes in the U.S. and Europe, according to a recent New York Times article. Even though the stock markets have struggled for about two weeks, Thursday’s was the [...]