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The Week That Was: July 25-29, 2016

The Week That Was: July 25-29, 2016
Don’t flip the switch to August before reading these top five stories from Talentmgt.com for the week of July 25.

Coaching to Mesh Planners and Doers: A coach bridges the gap between the visionary planner and shortsighted doer in us.
The Rise of the ‘Superposes’: The influence of a boss can reach beyond simply managing people, says Dartmouth professor Sydney Finkelstein.
Communication Falls Short in Hiring Process: Many companies are improving their candidate experience. However, contacting displaced candidates remains a problem area.
The Pros and Cons of a Four-Day Workweek: Some evidence suggests workers are more focused and productive when given the prospect of an extra day off. Does this mean the four-day workweek is a realistic practice?
Making Talent Dreams Come True at Disney: Disney’s once-decentralized talent management structure made it difficult to streamline and unify toward its goal of continued expansion. Not anymore.

In Other News …

General Electric has become the latest company to drop employee ratings from its performance review process, a big step for a firm that standardized the method of stack ranking under former CEO Jack Welch, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Also, a U.S. college is requiring every physics and math class to teach diversity, reports Quartz.

Finally, here are 30 high-paying jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree, from Business Insider.

Tags: communication, compensation, disney, diversity, General Electric, Jobs, Stack Ranking, SuperbossThe post The Week That Was: July 25-29, 2016 appeared first on TALENT MANAGEMENT.
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