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 whether assessing talent is art or science, how tech companies try to hire the best, helping virtual recruiters succeed, and why attract is the new retain.
“The last two Heisman winners were largely unnoticed by the experts. If people who spend their careers looking at tape, reviewing stats and analyzing future success can miss this kind of potential – it must not be easy.”
“At community office space WeWork in San Francisco’s South of Market district, representatives from 15 tech companies, including tech-household names like Quora, Pulse and Box, had paid a hefty ticket price to sit at the tables like eligible bachelors. Roughly 50 engineers – who got in for free – roamed from station to station, hearing company pitches and asking questions.”
“Here are seven essential tools which can assist virtual recruiters in increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of their work.”
“The mantra of “attract and retain” has been around the HR community – and its general management constituency – even longer than the unfortunate rush to refer to people as ‘talent.’ It used to make sense. But it doesn’t anymore and the implications are significant.”