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Talent B.S.

Do You Need a Killer Instinct?

Some research says psychopaths make great CEOs—and the heartless exec in the corner office agrees. But a deeper dive into the science suggests you shouldn’t rip out your ticker just yet. By Peter D. Harms, Ph.D., and Karen Landay Are you on the psycho path to success? Although we wish […]


Perceived Organizational Support: A Metric that Matters

A higher POS can boost an employee’s performance, job satisfaction, self-competence, and happiness. By Ashley Keating It’s one thing to preach better employee engagement, but how can you tell if you’re actually hitting the mark? Meet perceived organizational support (POS), a metric that can tell you how much your employees think […]

Ideas, The TalentQ Interview

Recruitment and Retention: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Two pioneers from opposite HR sectors reveal why joining forces is the key to solving several talent crises. Interview By Eileen McDargh Trying to make sense of the influence of AI, robotics, and rapidly changing technologies on your employee population? How can you keep your solid 80 percent base engaged […]

Talent B.S.

Emotional Intelligence Is (Not Quite) Total B.S.

You may think of EQ as a fad, and you’d be right. But before you dismiss it outright, consider the latest evidence. By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D. We all remember when we first heard about EQ. (Just me?) I’d arrived in London from Buenos Aires to embark on my Ph.D. studies […]

Talent B.S.

Game On or Game Over?

More organizations are adopting gamification as a tool to assess talent, but experts wonder whether the fad has the legs to level up. By Reece Akhtar, Ph.D., Dave Winsborough & Uri Ort No job in the world provides nonstop intellectual stimulation. Even Elon Musk would tell you that rerouting the […]


8 Simple Rituals That Build a Stronger Culture

How can you shape the right priorities and behaviors in your organization’s ecosystem? By setting the example—starting here. By Arthur Yeung and Dave Ulrich You already know your organization needs a strong culture to function at its best. But you also need people to put the right rituals in place […]


Bad Bosses Suck, But a Boring Office Is Worse

Don’t underestimate the profound power of simple gestures. By Ashley Keating There’s an old saying: “Employees don’t leave organizations—they leave managers.”  But a bad boss alone doesn’t make a worker fly the coop: A lack of connection with coworkers can also lead to employee turnover, finds new research in the Journal […]


Find, Grow, and Retain Top Talent: A 5-Step Plan

Assembling a roster of all-stars isn’t easy—and keeping your squad together is even harder. Steal these five strategies and your team will be a perennial contender. By Robert Hogan, Ph.D., and Joan Jacobsen Succeeding in business is a lot like succeeding in sports: The team with the most talent and […]


6 Truths About Using Personality Data for Talent Decisions

What you don’t know might hurt you. By Allan H. Church and Sergio Ezama If you ask Ben Franklin, nothing in life is certain except death and taxes. If you ask us, it’s death, taxes, and the use of personality tools in organizations. What was once a handful of tools […]