If I Were Running A Company…#HRBlogs Weekly Reads 9/10/15

Written by Tracy

The fall season is here. Everyone is back at work and school and traffic will be crowded again. Now, I need the temperature to drop. Here we go:
The Thing Employers Look For When Hiring Recent Graduates by Derek Thompson
The Talent Gap: College Grads Are Not Getting The Skills Employers Want by Raghav Singh
do hiring managers really care about your GPA? by Alison Green

A fascinating look at how employers view colleges. My conclusion is this after reading these three articles: colleges are there for discovery of self and experimentation, as it should be. I don’t agree with Singh’s assessment that there’s a talent gap. Frankly, that’s code for employers want to have influence in colleges. That’s why some colleges are adapting to competency-based classes, where you earn credits from working. This will be an interesting development in the next few years.

Entrepreneurship: Increasingly, the Province of the Wealthy by Gillian B. White

This is not good for many people who want to start a business. Guess you have to everything online.

You Don’t Have To Be A Douchebag To Be Good At Recruiting by Amy Ala

I don’t? I’m relieved by that.

How To Measure Culture And Prevent “Leadership Malpractice” by John Mattone

“Measure Culture?” I think we’re overthinking ourselves that we need to measure culture. If it’s good, I think we called that a virus.

Creating Coaches by Mark McGraw

People are saying if HR is irrelevant to business. This is a good example of how HR could be relevant, if they know what they’re doing. If there is one thing where HR is at fault, it is not knowing enough about their business.

Games Can Make You a Better Strategist by Martin Reeves & Georg Wittenberg

That reminds me, I need to setup my lineup for one-week fantasy leagues on FanDuel and Draft Kings.

Fog A Mirror by Kristina Minyard

Another one for “Recruiting is under the HR department.”

What a Year of Job Rejections Taught Me About Pitching Myself by Nina Mufleh

The question I should have been asking myself wasn’t “What is my weakness?” but rather ‘What do they perceive as a weakness in my background?’

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