Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Topic of the Month for September - We Need Your Input

Starting in September I will be introducing a new feature on The Talent Edge Blog – the Topic of the Month. 

This will give us an opportunity to have an in-depth conversation in one area of concern to the OD/HR community. It’s my hope that we’ll debate points of view, and share ideas, resources, and experiences to advance solutions and approaches together.

I’d like to keep the selection of the topics open, and I encourage you to put suggestions forward in the comments section below. From the range of ideas presented, we’ll choose one topic to discuss. But if there are any topics you require advice on from this community, or if you would like to share a story or experience, please do so in the comments section. Let’s make this conversation lively and useful.

For those who aren’t familiar with my past articles, white papers, and books, here is a link to the archive on my website:

I’ll pull up one or two relevant articles each month. Again, if you have any reactions or suggestions, please reference the article and feel free to build on my thoughts or do your best to tear them down. Given that some of these articles were written some time ago, I’m sure we have all learned a thing or two since. 

I’m looking forward to the conversation. 

Friday, 3 August 2012

Putting Past Behaviour Into Perspective: Keys to Successful Selection

Everyone who teaches behavioural interviewing is quick to note that past behaviour is the best predictor of future behaviour.

But are you the same person now that you were in high school or even college?

We all evolve. Hopefully, we all learn from the past. Optimistically, we may be able to avoid repeating the same old mistakes as we get older. Who knows? Maybe we can even retain lessons of past successes and carry those secrets with us into the future, so that we get better and better over time.

So does the adage about past behaviour predicting the future really hold true?