The Week That Was

Spook yourself into reading these top five stories from Talentmgt.com for the week of Oct. 26 this Halloween weekend.

1. Burst That Bubble: Engaging Out-Of-Touch Leaders: Recent research shows leaders are increasingly becoming out of touch with their organizations. Can talent managers halt the trend?

2. Two Takes on Talent: Arizona State University Offers Free MBA Program: ASU becomes the first to make its full-time MBA program free. Editors Lauren Dixon and Frank Kalman discuss.

3. There's No Such Thing as 'Gaydar': The pop culture sixth sense that many people claim to have doesn't actually exist. It's just another word for stereotype, says University of Wisconsin-Madison professor William Cox.

4. Peer Review to the Rescue?: Informal peer review is becoming more common in organizational performance management. Here's how to do it right.

5. 5 Forces Shaping the Future of HR: Collaboration among top human resources officers suggests five big trends are on the horizon.

In Other News … 

Paying workers in stock, which has become common practice as the labor market tightens, is not always an easy sell to prospective employees, reports The Wall Street Journal. 

Also, with more workers in the New York City area choosing to live in Brooklyn, offices are likely to follow, reports The New York Times.

Finally, here's the No. 1 sign you're about to get a job offer, from Business Insider.