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Outgoing Goldman talent chief Dane Holmes outlined for us the thought exercise he uses to think through big decisions — like leaving the investment bank

After 18 years at Goldman Sachs, Dane Holmes is moving to California to become CEO of the new HR tech startup Eskalera. Eskalera, which launched in 2018, develops technology to help companies improve inclusion and diversity in hiring and company culture. Holmes walked Business Insider through the thought process he […]
Outgoing Goldman talent chief Dane Holmes outlined for us the thought exercise he uses to think through big decisions — like leaving the investment bank
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Goldman Sachs’ outgoing HR chief says any leader who doesn’t wake up every morning worried about losing top talent probably isn’t a very good manager

Goldman Sachs is just as worried as any other employer about attracting and retaining top talent. According to HR chief Dane Holmes, hiring technical talent is a big challenge. Holmes said every leader at every company should be concerned about talent management. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The […]
Goldman Sachs’ outgoing HR chief says any leader who doesn’t wake up every morning worried about losing top talent probably isn’t a very good manager
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Most senior managers have no idea who the company’s most valuable employees are. Here’s how to pinpoint them before they burn out and quit.

Effective people management is about being able to identify your most influential employees. Otherwise, they might get overwhelmed by requests for help and quit. It’s especially important to know who your company’s influencers are in today’s collaborative workplace. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Ask a C-suite executive: “Who […]
Most senior managers have no idea who the company’s most valuable employees are. Here’s how to pinpoint them before they burn out and quit.
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Companies like Netflix say harsh feedback improves their employees’ work, but experts suggest bosses aren’t always the best judge of performance

Leadership experts say the feedback process at most workplaces is highly flawed. That’s because performance assessment is very subjective, and it doesn’t always resonate with employees. Many bosses are realising this, and relying more on objective data. Giving employees feedback is, supposedly, about telling them what they did wrong and […]
Companies like Netflix say harsh feedback improves their employees’ work, but experts suggest bosses aren’t always the best judge of performance
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An HR exec who’s worked at Facebook and Amazon says top tech companies are hunting for candidates with a quality you’d probably expect them to hate

Former Facebook and Amazon HR exec Bharath Jayaraman says top tech companies value people who can collaborate effectively. That means knowing how to argue and disagree respectfully. It’s critical that your coworker should never question your commitment to the team or the product during the conflict. Netflix prizes employees who […]
An HR exec who’s worked at Facebook and Amazon says top tech companies are hunting for candidates with a quality you’d probably expect them to hate
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An HR exec who’s worked at Starbucks and Coach was recently asked a surprising question by a job candidate that rocketed them to the top of the list

Asking some interview questions about how you’ll fare at the company, given your relative strengths and weaknesses, can be helpful. That’s according to Traci Wilk, senior vice president of people at The Learning Experience and a former HR exec at Starbucks. A recent job candidate asked Wilk about the challenges […]
An HR exec who’s worked at Starbucks and Coach was recently asked a surprising question by a job candidate that rocketed them to the top of the list
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Starbucks’ former HR exec says a job candidate’s answer to a simple interview question predicts success better than their entire resume

Asking interview questions about challenging work experiences can help discern whether a candidate is willing to learn from their mistakes. That’s according to Traci Wilk, senior vice president of people at The Learning Experience and former HR exec at Starbucks. Wilk wants to see evidence of a “growth mindset,” or […]
Starbucks’ former HR exec says a job candidate’s answer to a simple interview question predicts success better than their entire resume