The Week That Was

Take a break from World Cup action this weekend by reading these top five stories from Talentmgt.com for the week of June 23.

1. Evolution: From Manager to LeaderManagers and leaders are not synonymous. It takes time and effort to transform from someone who assigns tasks to someone who effectively leads a group. Brady Mick has more.

2. SHRM Conference Recap: Day 1: Talent Management editor Frank Kalman gives his take on the events included in the first day of the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida, which took place this week.

3. The Power of Social Dynamics at Work: Group behaviors fused within an organization’s culture can be a powerful tool for business, writes Brady Mick in the June issue of Talent Management.

4. HRCI: Shut Out But Not Shut Up: The annual SHRM conference is going on without the HR Certification Institute in attendance, though HRCI is throwing a party of its own just down the street. Talent Management editor Mike Prokopeak has the story.

5. Employers Engage on Engagement: Companies lean heavily on recognition, work-life balance and wellness to promote engagement, yet undervalue such factors when it comes to measurement. Talent Management editor Frank Kalman has more in the June issue’s Dashboard.

In Other News …

Are you the office oversharer?

According to an article in this week’s Wall Street Journal, every office has that person who loves to chit-chat about their weekend exploits, financial problems or — in the case of one anecdote included in the Journal’s article — tantric yoga poses.

Employees known to overshare in the office can indeed be detrimental to productivity and morale. Having that awkward conversion with the person oversharing can be a tricky endeavor. Read more here.

Also, Elon Musk explains how he can tell when a job candidate is lying about their work experience. Read here, via Business Insider.