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Don’t miss TED Talks for HR professionals

As we step into 2018, what could be better than sharing something inspirational to motivate us for a great year ahead. Enjoy our selection of ‘Can’t miss TED Talks on HR professionals’ and get enthused to achieve greater heights in the coming year.

With our workplaces getting more transactional day by day, Mary Schaffer advocates ‘infusing more humanity at workplaces for those human beings who happened to be employees’. Watch her motivational and thought infusing TED talk if you care about people you work with.

Putting the human back into human resources | Mary Schaefer | TEDxWilmington

Don’t we all love that friend who is the quickest to solve all our problems? We certainly do. But have we thought about what makes him or her so smart and resourceful in their thoughts and actions?

Organizations too love such employees who habitually provide  solutions on the table rather than those who keep whining about all that’s broken. Being resourceful is a wonderful quality to have on and off the workplace, although it is rare.

Hear this wonderful TED talk by Rahim Sajan , a teacher, curator and entrepreneur. Rahim outlines a way to redefine the purpose of our education systems so that we can reliably educate future citizens for a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world!

Resourceful Human vs Human Resource | Rahim Sajan | TEDxFortMcMurray

Have you ever (secretly in your mind) tried to decode the behavioral patterns of high achieving, always enthusiastic friends or colleagues?  One common trait you will find among such individuals is that they are highly self-motivated.

This TED Talk on ‘the psychology of self-motivation’ by Scott Geller is everything you need to know about self-motivation. Scott Geller is the Alumni Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech and Director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems in the Department of Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the World Academy of Productivity and Quality.

The psychology of self-motivation | Scott Geller | TEDxVirginiaTech

Pseudoscience can be very dangerous not only in medicine but also in Human Resources. Alarmed by the nonsensical ideas of Transactional Analysis, Patrick Vermeren, in his TED talk sets out on a mission to reveal the truth about the many HR theories, models and questionnaires. The academic literature revealed that most HR practices in recruitment, assessment and development are very problematic and some even dangerous. Let’s hear the alternatives which he puts forward in this interesting talk.

Patrick Vermeren has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach since 1996. He built on his experience at major Belgian banks (Cera and Dexia) and an American multinational ( Procter & Gamble).

The (uncomfortable) truth of HR and leadership development | Patrick Vermeren | TEDxKMA

Regina Hartley, an accomplished HR professional with strategic and tactical experience in human capital management across multiple business units thinks that those who don’t always look good on paper may be just the person you need to hire. Given the choice between a job candidate with a perfect resume and one who has fought through difficulty, human resources executive 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.”

Why the best hire might not have the perfect resume | Regina Hartley

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