5/30/13: Top Talent Development Posts this Week

May 30, 2013 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 about managers as coaches, what bothers Chief Learning Officers, surveys on employment trends, and how to improve recruiting.

From Dan McCarthy: Can a Manager be a Coach?

“Can a manager be an effective coach? Some (often, professional coaches) say that they can’t and shouldn’t, because they have too much of a vested interest in the outcome of the coaching and couldn’t possibly be neutral enough to hold back on their opinions. Then again, a lot of managers think they are already coaching when what they are really doing is a lot of teaching, advising and telling — or, worst case, micromanaging (think Pointy Haired Boss from “Dilbert”). They use the phrase “coaching” to describe just about any conversation they have with an employee.”

From Stephen J. Gill: What Bothers Chief Learning Officers?

“While not a scientific survey of Learning Officers, the 97 comments (to date) give us an indication of the kinds of issues that trouble learning leaders in organizations.”

From Mark Toth: Survey Finds Skilled Talent Shortages Continue Both in U.S. and Globally

“Manpower Group’s 8th annual Talent Shortage Survey reveals that employers worldwide continue to report that a lack of skilled talent and a struggle to fill vacancies negatively impacts their business performance.”

From John Hollon: Survey: Half of Companies Report Higher Turnover Than Last Year

“A new survey released this week from OI Partners, a global coaching, consulting and leadership development firm, says that half of companies are reporting higher turnover this year compared to last, and three-quarters are bracing for still more employees to leave.”

From Howard Adamsky: How to Win More, Lose Less, and Ultimately, Land More Candidates

“Losing great candidates will never go away completely. But we can look to some ideas and insights that will help that event to become less frequent. Please consider the following points and know that if you do lose a candidate, you played the game as well as possible.”

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

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