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Has HR reached the tipping point for management practices such as mobile work? How can HR harness the “blink” principles in evaluating job candidates and employees?
Those are some suggested topics Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) members have posted for New York Times best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell when he speaks at the June 25, 2012, general session at SHRM’s 64th Annual Conference & Exposition in Atlanta.
Conference attendees can submit topic ideas to the author of The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (Little, Brown, 2000), Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (Little, Brown, 2005),Outliers: The Story of Success (Little, Brown, 2008) and What the Dog Saw (Little, Brown, 2009).
Suggestions should be submitted at http://buzz.annual.shrm.org by May 11, 2012.
Gladwell will customize his talk specifically for our audience, “and putting the direction of that talk into the hands of our attendees is very exciting” and “a privilege,” said Letty Kluttz, SPHR, MBA, manager of conference programming for SHRM.
In the recent past, Gladwell has spoken about:
Gladwell has been a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine since 1996 and was a Washington Post reporter from 1987-1996. Time magazinein 2005named him one of its 100 Most Influential People in the business world, Newsweek listed him among its Top 10 New Thought Leaders of the Decade; Foreign Policy magazine in 2009 included him in its Top 100 Global Thinkers, and in 2007, 2009 and 2011,Forbes named him to its Top 50 Thinkers, itsbiennial ranking of management thinkers in business.
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