11/29/12: Top Talent Development Posts this Week

November 29, 2012 by Wally Bock

Every week, I review blogs and other publications that cover talent development to find the very best talent development posts. This week, you’ll find pointers to pieces on assessments, myths about recruiting and recruiters, the balanced scorecard and talent management, and talent management and leadership effectiveness.

From Jac Fitz-enz: Eye on Assessments

“Some managers claim assessments are little better than their intuitive feelings. One told me assessments are better than doing nothing, but not much better. I disagree on several counts. First, running an ill-conceived, invalid assessment is worse than doing nothing, since it will certainly cause us to jump to the wrong conclusions, spawning dangerous actions. On the other hand, a well-designed, validated assessment delivers insights that can lead to low-risk, high-return human capital development investments.”

From Steve Browne at TLNT: HR Roundtable: The Myths About Recruiting and Recruiters

“You could sense that the November HR Roundtable in Cincinnati was going to be a little prickly. Not only were we meeting on Election Day, but the topic was generating quite a bit of buzz! We gathered to talk about The Myths About Recruiting.”

From Sean Conrad: The balanced scorecard: where does your HR and talent management strategy fit?

“Short answer – almost everywhere. Long answer – read on. Many progressive organizations worldwide have implemented a balanced scorecard to help them execute their company’s vision and strategic imperatives. The balanced scorecard provides a management and measurement framework that evaluates how the organization is performing against its strategic goals.”

From Michael Haid: Invest in Leadership Development and Talent Management to Improve Organizational Effectiveness.

“Employers realize that talent is one of the important elements required for their company to be successful. While not yet considered number one, talent management is a top consideration for executive teams when engaging in business planning. In addition, because HR deals intimately with organizational talent, this function continues to elevate itself to a strategic position.”

Wally Bock is a coach, a writer and President of Three Star Leadership.

Posted in Talent Management

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