These were the top Talent Economy stories from the week of September 25-29, 2017:
Why Sales Superstars Shouldn’t Be Sales Leaders: Individual sales people seldom make great sales leaders, writes Talent Economy Influencer Amy Dordek. What are the root causes of this trend and how can business leaders work to change it?
Is a True Meritocracy Possible in Business?: Rewarding employees based on performance requires buy-in from the entire company, including its leadership. Even so, is it even possible? Associate Editor Lauren Dixon explores.
Talent10x: Meritocracy; CEO Activism Pt. 2; Equifax: Frank Kalman welcomes Workforce’s Rick Bell and, for the first time, TE Associate Editor Lauren Dixon. The three talk meritocracy, the latest on CEO activism and more. Listen here or subscribe to Talent10x on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or Tunein.
Beware of the Tech ‘Company Town’ Revival: Companies like Google, Facebook and, most recently, Amazon are going to great lengths to co-locate their workers in centralized locations, even going as far as building houses and mixed-used developments where they can live and spend time outside of work. Is this a good thing? Managing Editor Frank Kalman explores.
Finally, here are the best talent stories we’re reading from around the web for Friday, September 29, 2017:
IBM now has more employees in India than in the U.S., according to The New York Times.
Do free business school courses have a payoff? The Wall Street Journal explores.
Breaking the rural-urban divide will require more people to take an interest in learning about family farms, writes Quartz.
These are 12 things recruiters say drive them crazy in job interviews, according to Business Insider.
Finally, how to teach employees skills they don’t know they lack, from Harvard Business Review.
- 5 Forces Shaping the Future of HR
- Why ‘Leaders Eat Last’
- Creating an environment for effective learning measurement
- Honest feedback plays a critical role in building cultural D&I
- Progressive Insurance gives interns an entry-level lesson in the new reality of office work
- Digital transformation through mindset, delivery and content
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