Fri, Feb 10, 2012
In sipping from the weekly waterfall of news, you may very well have missed an obscure – yet extraordinary – scientific breakthrough. On Sunday, February 5, a Russian team successfully completed a two-decades long endeavor and penetrated Lake Vostok, frozen intact under Antarctica, undisturbed for approximately 20 million years.
Scientists from around the world have eagerly awaited this event, and speculation as to what the expedition would discover upon entering the lake was rampant and varied. Some believed ancient life forms lurked below the surface, or perhaps species that had long been extinct.
Frankly, there are so many metaphors to play with here, one wonders where and how to begin. Is the pace of innovation in your organization frozen? Are your HR and Recruiting efforts isolated? Does it feel as though it takes decades to make a procedural breakthrough? And when that breakthrough finally occurs, did it manifest as intended, or were there unintended consequences (and discoveries)?
Instead of diving into metaphor abuse (and bad writing), we’ll dive right into this week’s offering of noteworthy articles from around the world of work:
5. Are there enough Millennials in your talent pipeline? Should there be? Do they possess the skills required in the modern workplace? Let’s take a look in this article by Amy Robinson.
4. “It’s not a far cry to take customer relationship management principles and apply them to employee relationship management.” Do you agree? Disagree? Kristie Evans provides an-depth examination on HR Logistics.
3. As the Boomers leave the workforce, how will their institutional knowledge be replaced? Here’s a look at strategies designed to bridge the talent gap in this article by Vanessa Mackay.
2. Is an effective executive recruitment strategy the difference between success and failure? Tracy Narvaez ponders the question in her blog post on Executive.
As always, we hope you’ll join us next week, same day, same place. May your weekend be a pleasurable one, full of breakthroughs and intended consequences.