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Categories: Talent

Young Exec Looking for Adventure? Tough Luck

Posted by: Diane Brady on June 17

As further evidence that leaders are nervous, multinational companies are planning to send fewer employees on global assignments this year. According to an annual survey of 180 corporations by Brookfield...

Employee Engagement: Bad for Your Health?

Posted by: Matthew Boyle on May 08

Julie Gebauer, leader of the Workforce Effectiveness practice at consultancy Towers Perrin, stopped by today with the results of the firm's quarterly employee survey. The most recent report includes responses...

The Worst Jobs in HR

Posted by: Jena McGregor on June 24

Human resources blogger Kris Dunn--an HR VP at a software company--has a great post --and article--up about the worst jobs in HR. Corporate wellness specialists (the ultimate corporate party killers)...

The Stealth Layoff

Posted by: Jena McGregor on May 16

The story in the New York Times today about stealth layoffs is a little haunting. It looks at the trend among Wall Street banks to quietly lay people off--while they're...

The Young & the China

Posted by: Jena McGregor on April 17

I went to a fascinating documentary preview last night at Cinema Village in downtown New York. The film, "Young & Restless in China," follows nine young Chinese citizens navigating the...

The Coming Job Freeze?

Posted by: Jena McGregor on March 29

It's rare that you hear the words "blessing" and "recession" in one sentence, but in a pitch for a study by the Hay Group, that's apparently what senior VP Tom...

Holding on to retirement-age employees

Posted by: Diane Brady on January 29

Retirement is a delicate subject in most companies. On the one hand, employers may be glad to bid adieu to higher-priced talent whose exit clears the way for younger hotshots...

Testing the "Executive Brain"

Posted by: Jena McGregor on October 26

I wrote a piece this week in our "BTW" section (the old "UpFront") about a management assessment tool that's been linked to predicting top performers. Researchers at the University of...

Stressful Times in the Talent War

Posted by: Diane Brady on October 22

Everyone knows it's tough to find great employees these days. The stress is taking a toll, according to a new study by Watson Wyatt Worldwide and WorldatWork (a global group...

How to Hire Your Kids

Posted by: Diane Brady on October 12

Many successful entrepreneurs face a dilemma when it comes to hiring their kids. Donald Trump has long talked about the value of having his kids work for what they want...

New Data on the Global Talent Wars

Posted by: Diane Brady on October 05

Heidrick & Struggles has put together a Global Talent Index that highlights some of the weaknesses of the top-ranked U.S. market when it comes to developing talent. The survey, conducted...

Secrets of Super Bowl winner!

Posted by: Diane Brady on June 27

How many business books can keep tapping the sports world for pithy truths about how to succeed? Now comes "Hiring Secrets of the NFL". I'm sure there's something to this, as long as we don't have to pay NFL-style salaries, but it made me laugh. Is professional football really such a rich resource for management expertise?

Signs of a Miserable Job

Posted by: Diane Brady on June 12

Management guru Pat Lencioni literally hopped into BusinessWeek's New York office the other day to talk about the three signs of a miserable job.

Women's Networks that Work

Posted by: Jena McGregor on June 08

My fellow blogette Diane Brady and I wrote an article this week about corporate women's networks. For a while, Diane had been mulling a story about the fact that so...

Now What for GE Plastics?

Posted by: Diane Brady on May 17

All these people talking about ecomagination and Six Sigma; all the ambitious execs shooting for a chance to get to a high-level pow wow at Crotonville. In many respects, employees feel they enter a social pact when joining a company like GE. What now?


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