8/22/13: Top Talent Development Posts this Week

August 22, 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 on financial rewards, reactionary recruiting, the perfect technical interview, and leadership development.

From Howard Risher: One Last Time: Yes, Financial Rewards DO Really Improve Performance

“There is solid evidence from a number of major reviews of the research over 30 years that financial rewards can be expected to trigger improved performance.”

From Kyle Lagunas: Reactionary Recruiting Doesn’t Work

“Talent acquisition has always been an important part of effective talent management. This has become especially evident over the last 15 years, as the rapid evolution of technology and major shifts in the world economy have tested traditional processes. From the Dotcom boom to the Great Recession, a lot has changed in the world of work — and many organizations struggle to keep up.”

From First Round Capital: The anatomy of the perfect technical interview from a former Amazon VP

“Neil Roseman is downright tired of hearing Silicon Valley companies say they “hire only the best and the brightest.” No matter how many times they say it, most still make decisions based on gut feel, basic credentials, GPAs, ivy league educations, flashy company names – even SAT scores. Roseman objects. As the former Technology VP for both Amazon and Zynga, he’s interviewed hundreds of people and believes every phase of the process needs to be meticulously designed to drill deep into skill sets, actual accomplishments, culture fit and leadership potential.”

From Karin Hurt: Leadership Development Made Easy

“Leadership development used to be easier. Early in my career, my team was small, and I was in HR leading other HR folks. We all spoke the same language, and everyone believed in leadership development.”

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

Posted in Talent Management

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  1. Karin Hurt says:

    Thanks so much, Wally. What a great collection.

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