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Important vs. Critical Talent: What if the Beatles Had Been a Company?
By Thomas McGuire, Linda Brenner
Mar 19, 2015
This chapter from Talent Valuation: Accelerate Market Capitalization through Your Most Important Asset introduces the key concept in the book: that it is critical to rigorously identify specific areas of intellectual capital that drive the most value in your company, and refocus HR accordingly.
Introduction to Mastering Project Human Resource Management
By Harjit Singh
Dec 3, 2014
Harjit Singh introduces his book, which highlights the importance of the people (human) aspect of project management and teaches you the techniques to excel in project human resource management.
Setting the Stage for Employee Benefits Design and Planning
By Bashker D. Biswas
May 5, 2014
This chapter addresses the concept of employee benefits, presents various categories of employee benefits, discusses the employee benefit environment, discusses the strategic considerations in designing employee benefit programs, explains the integrated system approach to plan employee benefits, and discusses the cost dimension of employee benefits.
Creating an Agile Culture through Trust and Ownership: An Interview with Pollyanna Pixton and Niel Nickolaisen
By Phil Windley, Niel Nickolaisen, Pollyanna Pixton
Apr 10, 2014
Phil Windley talks to Pollyanna Pixton and Niel Nickolaisen about their book, The Agile Culture: Leading through Trust and Ownership, why command and control management doesn't work with software teams, and why really trusting your team can make all the difference in your products, your work environment, and employee quality, satisfaction, and retention.
Welcome to the New Normal of Talent Management
By William G. Castellano
Sep 25, 2013
Bill Castellano presents a comprehensive, innovative model of workforce engagement that responds to today’s new realities, and helps you anticipate tomorrow’s.
Challenges and Opportunities with Optimal HR Decision Making and How Advanced Analytics Can Help
By James C. Sesil
Sep 23, 2013
James C. Sesil introduces his book, which explains how to dramatically improve human capital management decisions by applying advanced analytics and "Big Data" technologies and processes.
Building Your I.T. Career: Breaking In to I.T.
By Matthew Moran
May 17, 2013
This chapter discusses methods you can use to break past the “need experience to get experience” barrier in the I.T. field.
Financial Analysis for HR Managers: Business Strategy, Financial Strategy, and HR Strategy
By Steven Director
Dec 31, 2012
Many firms fail to achieve their maximum success because they do not utilize their HR departments optimally. Steven Director explains how HR can maximize your success in this introduction to his book.
A Crash Course in Commodities
By Carley Garner
Dec 27, 2012
Carley Garner discusses the establishment and evolution of commodities markets, including commodities exchanges, futures contracts, and commodity options.
Introduction to Compensation and Benefit Design: Applying Finance and Accounting Principles to Global Human Resource Management Systems
By Bashker D. Biswas
Dec 19, 2012
This introductory chapter examines how finance and accounting principles apply to compensation and benefit program design.
Rethinking New Employee Orientation
By Jamie Notter
Oct 2, 2012
All organizations have some kind of employee orientation program, but few put much thought into it. Smart organizations are taking this process much more seriously to ensure that employees have a much deeper understanding of how the organization works and their role in it.
The Definitive Guide to HR Communication: Know Your Employees
By Alison Davis, Jane Shannon
Feb 8, 2011
In this chapter, you learn why it's important to know your "employee audience," what demographics can reveal about employees, and how to learn more through focus groups and other qualitative research.
Making HR Measurement Strategic
By Wayne F. Cascio, John W. Boudreau
Dec 28, 2010
In this introduction to their book, Investing in People, the authors describe the logical frameworks and measurement techniques to enhance decisions in several vital talent domains where decisions often lag behind scientific knowledge, and where mistakes frequently reduce strategic success.
Preface to Investing in People
By Wayne F. Cascio, John W. Boudreau
Dec 27, 2010
In this preface to Investing in People, the authors explain the logic and technology necessary to look inside the "black box" between HR practices and financial/business performance.
Understand Why Employees Come and Why They Stay
By David Russo
Jan 5, 2010
How long do you think good, talented people stick around at places that treat them like draftees? Not long. David Russo explains why employees are your most valuable asset -- by far.
Tips for Recruitment and Retention in Asian Markets: An Interview with Christina Ooi
By Christina S S Ooi, Stephanie Overby
Oct 20, 2009
Whether you’re outsourcing development or building new business outposts, you need to learn the management techniques that really matter in these regions.
Increasing Organizational Capability through the People CMM
By Bill Curtis, William E. Hefley, Sally A. Miller
Jul 9, 2009
Learn how to increase your organizational capability throught the People CMM, which applies the principles of the process maturity framework to the domain of workforce practices.
Making HR Measurement Strategic
By Wayne F. Cascio, John W. Boudreau
May 1, 2008
Learn how a decision-science approach to HR measurement leads to very different approaches from the traditional one.
Interviewing Job Applicants: Forget Traits; It's Behavior That Counts!
By Stephen P. Robbins
Oct 12, 2007
Traits aren’t necessarily good predictors of future job performance.
The Emotional Intelligence Approach to Coping with Toxic Managers and Subordinates
By Roy H. Lubit
Oct 12, 2007
The more you know about what motivates people with different styles, the better you will be able to defend yourself and encourage them to cooperate with you and provide the work products you need to do your own job.

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