Top Talent Development Blog Posts this Week: 28 March 2014

March 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. This week, you’ll find pointers to pieces about hiring on a trial basis, why everyone wants to work for Google, development vs training, and motivation profiles.

From Adriana Gardella: Hiring Employees on a Trial Basis

“You seem to know what you want, said one owner, but how do you determine whether your employees have these qualities before you hire them?”

From Melissa Korn: Shocking New Survey Reveals Everyone Wants to Work at Google

“Who doesn’t want to work at Google Inc. Pretty much no one, according to a new survey of 46,554 undergraduates conducted by Universum, an employer-branding consultancy.”

From Dan McCarthy: “Development” was never meant to be a replacement for training

“A new CFO came on board and decided that training was a luxury that could no longer be afforded. Instead of a way to improve skills and make the business stronger, it was seen as an expense — even worse, a strategically irrelevant expense, like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.”

From Dr. John Sullivan: Want Better Retention & Productivity? Take a Look Into “Motivation Profiles”

“Outside of a handful of organizations, almost every major corporation lacks a formal process for collecting and reporting data covering the key issues that excite and motivate their workers. I call this a ‘motivation profile.'”

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

Posted in Talent Management

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