This week, while you were busy wondering if you should bet on California Chrome or Chitu in the Kentucky Derby…asking your grandmother to go to the prom with you…or trying to figure out how much money Willie Nelson’s old tour bus is worth (answer: priceless)…here are some other questions you might have found yourself asking – from this week’s top talent management and recruitment news stories:
Am I too nice to job candidates? For all the virtues of creating a good candidate experience, it’s possible to be too friendly to job candidates, argues author and hiring expert Jim Roddy. Hiring processes should be designed to see how candidates react to pressure, he explains. [ERE]
How can I stop good employees from leaving? They say if you love them, let them go. A better option, however, might be to start investing more in them. According to a new Towers Watson study, firms that invest in “people programs” tend to have lower turnover and outperform their competitors. [BenefitsPro]
Are my instincts about job candidates right? Possibly…unless the numbers tell another story. A new research study indicates that logarithms based on job candidate data are better predictors of good hires than human decisions by 25 percent. [HBR]
Am I an awesome leader or what? You might be a better leader if you stopped saying “awesome,” suggests Anita Bruzzese. Overusing words like “awesome” and “amazing” render them meaningless when it’s time for real recognition – and it’s one of 10 common ways leaders discredit themselves. [The Fast Track]
Am I good at hiring? Chances are, you’re okay at it. You might be good. You’re probably not great at hiring, though. But take comfort: Few people are, according to Tim Sackett, who says it’s high time we admit this to ourselves. [TLNT]
What did we miss? Tell us what questions you’ve been asking this week in the comments below.