The Week That Was

Stay in the loop this weekend with these top five stories from Talentmgt.com for the week of June 3.

1. How United Airlines Created More Collaborative Performance Reviews: The 2010 merger of United Airlines and Continental Airlines brought together two disparate employee performance review processes. This is what the HR team came up with to resolve it. Katie Kuehner-Hebert has the story.

2. Satisfaction vs. Engagement: Human Psychology Plays Its Part: While the definitions may vary, experts agree that satisfaction is more immediate and on the surface — something felt in the moment — while engagement resonates at a more personal and purposeful level over a long period of time. Talent Management editor Deanna Hartley has more in this issue’s special report on employee engagement.

3. Survey: Employers Still Unable to Fill Key Jobs; Lack of Talent to Blame: New research reveals that talent shortage is endemic across the world. The shortage is most acute in Japan, Brazil and India.

4. I Don’t Want No Satisfaction: Providing employees with the resources they need to perform may be enough to keep them satisfied. It may not be enough to keep them engaged, however. Talent Management editor Deanna Hartley has more in this issue’s special report on employee engagement.

5. IBM — Shades of Yogi Berra: Blogger Aubrey Daniels dissects why IBM’s effort to step up its game isn’t moving the company fast enough.

In Other News …

It’s frustrating enough when a job seeker goes through a lengthy interview process only to fall short of getting an offer. What’s even more frustrating, reports The Wall Street Journal this week, is when hiring managers and recruiters go mum on the reason a prospective candidate was not ultimately chosen. The reason stems from a company’s legal department, as any insight into why one candidate was chosen over another, if disclosed, could be grounds for a discrimination lawsuit.

Read more here.

******

Also, hey bosses: want your best employees to quit? TLNT says do these 10 things.