Growing a talent garden is what you should strive for in business. Many blue chip HR and Talent Management players have no ways to grow talent in their garden. Have no garden, have no game. Have no game, why do you exist? Come out behind your laptop filled with Powerpoint presentations on performance management and Excel sheets on employee ID numbers. Accept the fact, you have no ways to grow talent in your garden. It is a shame if you think your ATS (Applicant Tracking System) is a talent garden. So, here are THREE ways to grow talent in a garden.
In academia, scholars are pressured to “publish or perish”. Most readers are not moved or swayed to change by the hundred page scholarly paper. People are moved by short statements and pictures. “If you don’t think too good. Then don’t think too much” said philosopher, Sid Petersen. Quotes move us or at least make us stop and think. I chose a few and shared them below. I hope they do something for you.
We wake up each morning with the thought of being happy, not sad. I know I do. We go to our places of work hoping for the best outcome that will bring us happiness and joy. That is beyond HR. It is life as a human being.
Technology is getting better and better by the day. Each technology platform or technology company is claiming they can help fix your pain or make you happier. HR pros have caught wind of these claims and are bringing these ideas to their companies. That is why an HR Tech boom is going on right now. But…
Happy Martin Luther King Day! Your company either observes this day OR not. Either way, get over it and be thankful our country recognizes a man who served others and stood for a higher purpose. Now on with some thoughts on psychological assessment testing and interviewing. There is often a controversy amongst HR and Talent Pros on if they should be used or not. So let’s add more fuel to the fire… Check out Tweet Psych. This technology is in its early days, but it will analyze tweets and help a company learn more about a person and who they really are.
There is an inner circle quickly forming. Did a guest post today over at HireVue, about this topic. HireVue has an awesome Digital Interview Platform technology that removes unnecessary time, travel and hassle for the interview process. Full disclosure- they are damn cool, I am not a customer and you need to check them out. No strings attached.
They are part of an inner circle that is quickly forming. Do you want in on this circle? Find out how by clicking here (email subscribers click through). Oh and btw…your top talent is using their technology to find better opportunities while you sleep.
Hey computer software engineers and HR Tech vendors with your high salaries, cool benefits and ping pong games at work. Way to go. Now earn it! Most of us HR pros are not tech venture capitalists. But we do know how bad technology looks and feels. Bad technology feels like an ironical vampire energy sucking leach. Happy Halloween tech vampires. You create dead weight HR jobs. It makes us spend our time on activities not related to promoting internal and external talent. We skip family events and cool meetings because our energy is sucked by vampire technology. Oh and our clients hate it too.