Posts Tagged ‘talent’
Business - Written Friday, October 2, 2009 by Kevin Morris - 1 Comment
“Contrary to the view that companies lose something when a worker leaves, the study found that they stood to gain. Specifically, firms that lost an employee to another firm were 8% more likely to cite that firm than other equivalent firms, Rosenkopf says. The reverse flow of knowledge was particularly pronounced when the employee moved to another region. Then the old firm was 22% more likely to cite the new firm. The outbound mobility effect held even when the researchers controlled for other factors that could influence patent citations, such as hiring, alliances and technological similarities between firms.”
- New communication channels may be established between the old and new firms
- Colleagues from the old firm gain an increased awareness of the new firm as a resource for knowledge
“When people are viewed strictly as ‘human capital’, the departure of an employee results in the former employer’s loss of that person’s intellect and talent, and the corresponding gain of those same valuable attributes for the company doing the hiring…But Rosenkopf says the picture is different when employees are viewed in terms of ‘social capital’. Workers aren’t just silos of knowledge and skill onto themselves, but rather are part of social networks of workers from various firms.”
- Digital Gap & Generation Lap
- Measuring collaboration: Lessons from Shane Battier and the NBA
- Twitter for Talent: Zappos’ use of social networking to attract and engage employees
- Google’s new algorithm: Will it help engage employees?
- Flexible downsizing: A conversation with Cali Yost
- The Social Networking Trojan Horse: Recruiting for the NFL
- 504ward- Ideas in Action
- Does “Always On” Mean Always Accountable to Your Employer?
- Would you quit?