5 Great TED Talks every HR pro should watch

By |2018-02-20T17:09:15+00:00August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Advice|Tags: , |

TED‘ is the place to go on the internet (or in person) to watch industry leaders present their ideas and to read articles from thought leaders around the world.
Presentations on TED are often groundbreaking in their thinking and many have become the cornerstone of the principles used by business leaders today.

Below are 5 such talks from renowned speakers that every HR professional should watch.

Motivation

“Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.” Watch now.

tribal leadership“David Logan talks about the five kinds of tribes that humans naturally form — in schools, workplaces, even the driver’s license bureau. By understanding our shared tribal tendencies, we can help lead each other to become better individuals.” Watch now.

Recruiting“Given the choice between a job candidate with a perfect resume and one who has fought through difficulty, human resources executive Regina Hartley always gives the “Scrapper” a chance. As someone who grew up with adversity, Hartley knows that those who flourish in the darkest of spaces are empowered with the grit to persist in an ever-changing workplace. “Choose the underestimated contender, whose secret weapons are passion and purpose,” she says. “Hire the Scrapper.”” Watch now.

careeradvice“You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways — for men and women, new grads and mid-career workers.” Watch now.

workforce2030“It sounds counterintuitive, but by 2030, many of the world’s largest economies will have more jobs than adult citizens to do those jobs. In this data-filled — and quite charming — talk, human resources expert Rainer Strack suggests that countries ought to look across borders for mobile and willing job seekers. But to do that, they need to start by changing the culture in their businesses.” Watch now.

Featured image credit: TEDx Somerville

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