2/28/14: Top Talent Development Posts this Week

February 28, 2014 by Wally Bock

Every week, I review blogs and other publications that cover talent development to find the very best talent development posts. Here are pointers to pieces about finding tech talent, development plans, re-inventing your talent acquisition strategy, and investing in learning and development.

From the Wall Street Journal: In Race to Find Tech Talent, Piazza Opens College Homework Site to Recruiters

“A new recruiting tool called Piazza Careers lets companies connect with potential job candidates among the more than one million students who use the site. The service, which has been available for a test period to a limited group of companies, opened to everyone today, Chief Executive Pooja Sankar said in an interview.”

From Dave Fisher: Why Have a Plan If You’re Not Going to Execute?

“Quick! What’s on your development plan? No peeking. And, if you can’t recall, you’re not alone. We’ve all, at some point in our work lives, carefully crafted a robust development plan designed to take our career to the next level only to find that, well, real work got in the way of actually executing that carefully crafted development plan. I doubt any of us would argue that the vast majority of development plans eventually end up in the electronic recycle bin. The question is, why?”

From Nisha Raghavan: 10 Ways to Reinvent Your Talent Acquisition Strategy

“Latest social tools and technologies and new ways of finding talent through social recruiting, talent communities or through various recruiting platforms are always emerging. And talent attraction has become more competitive than ever. It’s time for you to rethink your talent acquisition strategy in a way to attract top talent to your organization. Here are a few points that can help reinvent your talent acquisition strategy!”

From China Gorman: Investing in Employees: Smart Companies Are Increasing Their L&D Budgets

“A 2014 report from Bersin by Deloitte, The Corporate Learning Factbook 2014: Benchmarks, Trends, and Analysis of the U.S. Training Market relays some positive information regarding investment in employee development. It says that businesses increased training budgets by an average of 15 percent last year, reflecting the highest growth rate in this area in the last seven years. It’s also likely that as the economy continues to mend, organizations are able to reinvest in areas that experienced significant cost cutting during the downturn.”

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

Posted in Talent Management

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