Smart Thoughts: Musings on Talent Analytics and other corporate talent management issues. We get people. 

The Smart Work team (partners and network) has, through its long and varied experiences in business and in life, as well as through its association with Self Management Group, amassed its own "Smartworkepedia" of knowledge in the talent management domain. We offer these  ruminations to you and encourage your feedback; we’d love to hear from you!  If you'd care to comment on any of our Smart Thoughts please do so by clicking on the comment box.

Great Fit = True Engagement

Great Fit = True Engagement

Despite the fact that I think it’s largely a fad, the current obsession over “engagement” seems to be one thing I just can’t seem to leave alone (like the rest of the business world apparently!). Interestingly though, true engagement (or its lack) fits squarely into the “Why?” of Smart Work | Network.

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How Often Did This Happen to You?

Executive- “You know, you’d be good at …..”
Me -“You really think so? You must know what you are talking about. OK, you gotta deal!”

Hi, my name is Douglas Garner and that's the way I started my professional career(s)

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"Engagement”: Crisis, Buzzword or Diamond Ring?

We recently went to an HR conference (an excellent one, by all accounts). As it happens, I did some of the pre-conference research and prep, and I was struck by an observation: the attendees were asked to identify their main learning goals for the meeting, and nearly 80% of them answered “Engagement”, in one form or another.

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A Mile Wide and an Inch Deep?

Smart Thoughts? Wow, is that a blog title or a daily challenge? I’m Claire F. Kuhl, a Senior Consultant with Smart Work | Network, and even if I can’t always come up with smart thoughts, I’ll bet I can at least hit you with some annoying questions!

To borrow from my colleague Scott Crandall, “who is this [gal] and why should I care about anything [she] has to say?” My biographical blurb gives you some of the key particulars of my business background. I’ve spent almost 30 years as a trailing spouse, following my Ph.D. microbiologist husband’s career as he moved around the USA.

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#3 Interview with Dr. John Marshall

Note to Readers: This is the 3rd of 5 postings in which we have transcribed a telephone interview with Dr. John Marshall, developer of the ‘source code’ for the statistically predictive psychometric assessments we refer to as Smart Work | Assessments. In this session Dr. Marshall describes the interconnectedness between an “Effort Profile” and a “Success Profile” and how companies and hiring managers can look for and differentiate the two in their recruiting and selection processes.

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