Human Capital Strategies - March 31 to April 6
With so many blogs floating around the blogosphere on the topics of talent management, leadership, and human resources it's hard to know what's worth reading. We thought we'd save you some time and point you to the best of the best from last week.
Without further ado here are our 'Fab-Five' blog posts for the week of March 31st through April 6th, 2008:
Mission Minded Management, Michelle Malay Carter: Is Training Anything More than Putting Lipstick on a Pig? - One of our favorites, Michelle Malay Carter has a provocative post up on Mission Minded Management Blog looking at the motives behind employee training and the root causes of the "training dysfunction" so many organizations face.
KnowHR Blog, Frank Roche: How to Pay a Superstar - If you haven't heard by now, New York Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez (A-ROD) earns more in a single season than the entire Florida Marlins' player payroll combined. Frank Roche takes an interesting look at how to pay superstars within your organization.
Ask a Manager: Three Tips for Managing Interns: - With the end of the school year approaching, many organizations are looking towards their summer internship programs. This post has three basic tips for managing interns that I dare say often get overlooked by organizations utilizing an internship program.
The Work Clinic: In the Wrong Job - Tara over at The Work Clinic Blog points us to some interesting information about the number of people who are in the wrong positions at work and how long they stay in such a position. Be sure to check out the link to the data reports Tara sources from for a complete list of statistics.
The Brazen Careerist, Penelope Trunk: Start-Up Skill: Find People who Compensate for your Weakness - Penelope put up an interesting blog this past week about the importance of complimenting skill sets and personality styles in business. She focuses her blog on the context of her recent start-up venture, however her advice truly applies to all organizations.