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This highly original reference tool has been designed in response to the growing recognition that too little is known about the inter-section between entrepreneurship and human resource management. Paying particular attention to the 'people' side of venture emergence and development, it offers unique insights into the role that HRM plays in small and entrepreneurial firms. A diverse, international group of both new and established scholars from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and Europe contribute original theoretical and empirical chapters. Foundational issues of theory and methodology in research on entrepreneurial firms as well as specific HRM issues in the context of entrepreneurial and smaller firms are then addressed.The Handbook offers a unique insights into understanding the role of HRM in developing sustainable entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ventures as well as how HRM practices and procedures can be used to help navigate or indeed drive the changing landscape in smaller and entrepreneurial firms. Exploring the functional aspects and nature of managing HRM in new, small, growing, emerging and entrepreneurial firms, this fascinating Handbook will be not only be warmly welcomed by HRM students, researchers and academics, but also by HR practitioners and managers.
An irreversible transformation is taking place in the lives of many thousands of university educated professional women in the United Arab Emirates, Oman and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Drawing on eight years' participative research and extensive secondary sources, Nick Forster introduces the first extensive study to document this development in the Middle East. This book documents the emerging economic and political power of women, and how they are beginning to challenge ancient and deeply-held beliefs about the 'correct' roles of men and women in conservative Islamic societies, and in public and private sector organisations. It also describes the vital role that women could play in the economic development and diversification of these countries, and the broader MENA region, in the future. It is an essential read for professionals, scholars and students, in fields as diverse as economic development, international management, gender studies, and Middle Eastern studies.
Presents a comprehensive overview of governance in family enterprises including practical management knowledge in easy-to-use frameworks and interviews with renowned family enterprise owners and managers. Readers will benefit from the book's systematic approach and the opportunity to learn from the experience of other family enterprises.
CASES IN PUBLIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT is a collection of 30 actual case studies (with only names changed) with an emphasis on the social and ethical concerns of public managers as well as the impact of 9/11 on the field.
"Foreword by Jac Fitz-enz, author of "The ROI of Human Capital"
The importance of an organization's human capital -- its people -- cannot be overstated or overlooked, but like any other asset, it must be carefully managed and monitored. The people in a company reflect the investment not only of money, but also of the time dedicated to developing and executing projects and programs. "Investing in Your Company's Human Capital" presents five strategies for establishing appropriate levels of investment -- monetary and otherwise -- in workforce initiatives. The book addresses four overarching questions:
* How much should we invest in human capital, and is it possible to spend too much?
* Why is it important to invest (and invest properly) in human capital?
* What measures should be monitored? (the author identifies 24)
* What are the roles of the CEO and other executives and senior team members?
A practical approach to an often mishandled asset, "Investing in Your Company's Human Capital" is a valuable tool for driving any enterprise's bottom line."
In many modern economies, creativity, the essential prerequisite for innovation, tends to be assumed or neglected while the catchphrase "innovation" dominates the field of business as the key to national performance and competitiveness. Creativity and Innovation in Business and Beyond illustrates the ways in which creativity spurs innovation and innovation enables creativity - not only in the realms of business and management, where the innovation is regularly acknowledged and discussed, but throughout the social sciences. With contributions from experts in fields as far-flung as policy, history, economics, economic geography, sociology, law, psychology, social psychology and education, in addition to business and management, this volume explores the manifold avenues for creativity and innovation at many levels including nation, region, city, institution, organisation, and team across a multitude of sectors and settings.
A work exposing and exploring the phenomena of the dysfunctional workplace is long overdue. This fascinating book does just that, uncovering the subversiveness, counter-productive behaviour and unspoken 'issues' that managers struggle with on a daily basis. This Companion not only explores organizational dysfunction as it concerns individuals, it also examines broader issues of dysfunction and its effects with regards teams, managers and organizational systems. Lively discussion encompasses the symptoms of distress, illness, absenteeism, and inefficiency that point towards behavioural disorders and system-wide malfunction. From personality disorders to wars over 'territory', the book chronicles and reveals the true nature of often hidden workplace problems including bullying, unethical behaviour, loss of trust, organizational deviance, cowardice, workaholism, negative humour and emotions, personality disorders, mismanagement, and malfunctioning performance and selection systems. So what can be done? Practical solutions to these dysfunctional phenomena are presented by international experts from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including management, psychology and economics. This fascinating, highly original book will be of enormous interest to students, researchers, academics and practitioners across all sectors of business and management, human resource management in particular.
*Shortlisted in the Management and Leadership Textbook Category at CMI Management Book of the Year Awards 2016* Instructors - Electronic inspection copies are available or contact your local sales representative for an inspection copy of the print version. Managing Diversity and Inclusion: an International Perspective is a hotly anticipated new text that has been written by an international team of experts and offers an in-depth and contextual account of enduring, contemporary and cutting edge theories and approaches to diversity and inclusion management. The book uniquely situates UK and European policies and practices of various dimensions of diversity firmly within the global context through an international and cross-cultural range of case studies and considers how national contexts have shaped the field. Key features: International and cross-cultural case studies, examples and comparisons from a range of countries including the emerging economies Case study approach illuminates complex theories by showing how they are applied in practice Criticality is central to the book with each chapter including critical analysis, critical questions and boxed critical insights and reflections Companion website with free full text journal articles. Visit study.sagepub.com/syed
In providing an insightful overview of a wide range of global human resource issues facing MNCs, this pathbreaking Handbook highlights emergent topics and new research findings that could shape the field of future IHRM research. Theoretical discussion of the variables and processes that affect IHRM policies and practices is provided by renowned contributors with widely differing academic backgrounds, paradigmatic orientations, and theoretical and methodological approaches. They explore extensive subject matter including: * the importance of linking IHRM policies and activities to organizational strategy * staffing, performance management, leadership development, and diversity management * international assignment and mobility issues * the role of IHRM in the management of global teams and cross-border joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions. Illustrating that IHRM research is theoretically eclectic, and drawing upon a range of paradigms and perspectives, this cutting-edge Handbook will be invaluable to academics and practitioners with an interest in human resource management, industrial and employment relations, management and international business.
Coaching is an art, but it's far easier said than done. It takes courage to ask a question rather than offer up advice, provide an answer or unleash a solution. Giving another person the opportunity to find their own way, make their own mistakes, and create their own wisdom is both brave and vulnerable. Emotional intelligence can help leaders and coaches recognize how attitudes -- both their own and those of the people they coach -- prevent individuals from reaching their potential. In this practical and inspiring book, EQ qualified trainer and coach Nicole Soames teaches you how to develop a coaching mind-set, recognize who and when you should coach, adopt a disciplines approach to coaching, learn how to manage the coaching conversation and give and receive feedback so that you can embed new ways of working. This is a fresh and innovative take on the traditional, how-to coaching manual.
No one knows training better than the American Management Association. Since 1923, the business community has turned to AMA for the practical training and business tools needed to improve individual and organizational performance. Now, for the first time, the most successful exercises and training techniques used by this preeminent organization's seminar leaders have been collected in "The AMA Trainers' Activity Book". Readers will find 25 activities on topics including: Learning and Creativity, Communication and Connection, Influence, Compromise, Problem-Solving, Getting from Seminar to Workplace, Management, and Leadership.
1,000 challenging practice questions to prepare for the PHR and SPHR exams! PHR/SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Practice Tests is the ideal complement to the PHR/SPHR Study Guide, Fifth Edition, PHR/SPHR Deluxe Study Guide, Second Edition, and Review Guide. These self-study guides are intended for HR professionals seeking to validate their skills and knowledge acquired through years of practical experience, or for relative newcomers to the HR field looking to strengthen their resume. These Practice Tests were developed to help certification candidates prepare for these challenging exams, especially for those needing more practice to review or refresh their knowledge right before exam day. The book aligns with A Guide to the Human Resource Body of Knowledge(TM) (HRBoK(TM)), which details the responsibilities of and knowledge needed by today's HR professionals. Practice Tests reflect the critical HR topics that you need to understand as you prepare for the PHR and SPHRexams. - Business Management and Strategy - Workforce Planning and Employment - Human Resource Development - Risk Management and more Plus, you'll get a year of FREE access to the interactive online learning environment and test bank, which includes full-length tests and practice exams--1,000 practice questions total!
This book provides contemporary means to solve an age-old conundrum in management - do happy workers perform better? Decades of research and empirical evidence have been unable to establish a strong link between affective well-being, intrinsic job satisfaction and managers' performance. A unique methodology, fresh empirical evidence and a definitive analysis of previous theory and research are employed to support the happy productive worker thesis. The authors test a kindred idea - the 'happy-performing managers' proposition, using advanced statistical techniques. Performance is measured to a previously unachievable level. New empirical evidence is used to predict how affective wellbeing and intrinsic job satisfaction influences managers' contextual and task performance. These findings are argued to have significantly progressed our understanding of what underpins human performance at work. The book prescribes how managers' jobs might be changed to enhance or avoid a decline in happiness because managers' performance is impacting as never before on organisational productivity and the economic prosperity of nation-states. Extraordinary shifts in the global corporate environment mean managers' 'personal troubles' have now become 'public concerns'. An emerging movement to Positive Organisational Scholarship is countering such forces by developing ways to create positive human and organisational wellbeing. Happy-Performing Managers will be invaluable to academics, postgraduate students, human resource practitioners, executives and managers who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the factors that influence human performance in the workplace.
""A straightforward approach to the simple art of coaching
conversations, while offering insight into the complexity and
sophistication of coaching for those looking to take their practice
to the next level."
" "Coaching Skills "is much more than just a book containing a
wide portfolio of tools, techniques and concepts, brilliantly
supported by many case studies. It is a book for practitioners who
will find here a profound and accessibly-presented analysis of the
most important models, theories and results of research, with
detailed links to coaching as well as guidelines on how to deal
with the difficult situations and dilemmas faced by coaches."
" ""Jenny Rogers writes with enviable elegance and simplicity
about the skills that coaches need. This third edition is a
testament to her belief that coaches never stop learning. In this
edition she shares the fruits of her recent reading and
experiences. There is a good deal of new material, including a
chapter on advances in neuroscience, new insights from the recent
coaching literature and new models to consider. But Jenny wears her
erudition lightly. She takes the reader by the hand through a
complex journey, sharing the excitement of her discoveries but not
overwhelming with detail. Her strong personal voice comes through
in every sentence, understanding, encouraging, pragmatic. I read it
from cover to cover in a weekend, and know I will be back to reread
" ""Jenny Roger's clear writing style, straight-forward approach
and case examples allow for insight into the coaching process and a
glimpse at the learning that occurs for both client and coach. This
edition offers even more with enhancements to previous writing and
a chapter specifically focused on the brain. Whether you are a
coach - new or experienced, a manager or simply interested in
learning more about what we do as coaches, this is a must have
resource for your library."
" ""This book is a gem for anyone curious about executive
coaching - what it is, how it works and how to do it well in
practice. As a coaching pioneer and highly accomplished
practitioner, Jenny draws upon her extensive experience in
coaching, coach training and supervision and brings to life theory
and approaches with rich case studies, humour and humility. The
third edition benefits from a chapter on the fascinating emerging
field of neuroscience and explores early implications for coaching.
As with the rest of the book it is accessible, relevant and well
researched. I consider "Coaching Skills" to be essential reading
for novice and established coaches alike."
" ""Among all the coaching books on the market this book stands
out for its clarity and wisdom, and for its engaging and
unpretentious voice. In designing a coaching course at Fielding
Graduate University, I had no hesitation in making it required
" Substantially updated throughout, the latest edition has new material on coaching and the human brain, working with clients on their self-limiting beliefs, new models of understanding what coaching is and being a coach during the psychological stresses of a severe economic recession.
"Coaching Skills" is a popular text for coach training schools all over the world, brought to life with dozens of case studies and practical guidance, while also emphasizing the importance of underpinning psychological awareness and understanding.
This book will support you whether you are an experienced coach working with senior executives, or a beginner taking your first steps on the journey to becoming a master-practitioner. The book answers questions such as: Are there really boundaries between coaching, therapy and training, or is it all more fluid than many people acknowledge? Which tools and techniques pay dividends every time and which should you avoid? What are the magic ingredients that determine whether the coach-client relationship works? Why are goal-setting and questioning such important skills for any coach and how can you acquire them? How as a coach can you work with clients to make truly transformational changes in their lives?
Working in the field of expatriate compensation is extremely complex. Designing and administering appropriate pay levels and rewards for a globally mobile workforce present multi-faceted difficulties and challenges for all organisations and international consultants. Not only must we deal with the technical exercise of calculating and equating quality-of-life standards for mobile employees, but we must also address the psychological issues of transferring employees from one culture to another sometimes vastly different one. There is a lot at stake here: from an organisational productivity and cost perspective all the way through to employee performance and motivation. Without question, successfully addressing and resolving all of the quantitative and qualitative issues and concerns with mobility are what separates premier global human resources professionals from the average players.
Dr Bussin’s latest book, Expatriate Compensation, is an aggregation of his extensive experiences working in the field. He and his cadre of expert authors comprehensively cover every aspect of dealing successfully with international assignments and the mobile employee: from the reasons to go global to setting appropriate market-based pay rates, tax implications, recognising and rewarding performance and dealing with employee motivational issues. Moreover, Dr Bussin has the gift of taking this very complex subject matter and distilling it so that it can be easily understood and absorbed. Indeed, all of the information in the book is presented in a practical, straightforward,and real-world manner.
Over the course of a decade, positive psychology authority Dr. Beth Cabrera has surveyed and interviewed more than a thousand women to gather insight into how to effectively balance career and family responsibilities. Beyond Happy: Women, Work, and Well-Being gathers essential findings and offers women proven strategies for living more authentic, meaningful lives. Through the lens of shared experience, Cabrera thoughtfully examines the challenges women face and presents a simple yet powerful model for enhancing well-being that can both improve and transform lives. Helpful self-assessments guide you toward feeling good and doing good, and each chapter delivers tried-and-true tactics that real women have used to manage the difficulties of fulfilling their multiple, often conflicting, roles. Discover pathways to reducing stress, experiencing greater joy, and finding more meaning in your life by employing Cabrera's solid strategies for thriving based on personal values, developed strengths, and what matters most-enduring family ties and relationships.
Recruiting on the Web is the most comprehensive and advanced guide to Internet recruiting available anywhere. It explains the best practices, creative ideas and recruiting tools used by the most forward-looking companies and professional recruiters to lower their recruiting costs, slash cycle time, and hire the very best candidates via the Web.
Recruiting on the Web will help recruiters and Human Resources professionals plan a Web-based recruiting campaign to quickly fill a position with the right candidate. It will also help managers, executives, and small-business owners save thousands of dollars in advertising costs by taking charge of their own hiring process, using the power of the Web.
Readers will learn to:
Connect, engage, motivate, and inspire using top coaching techniques Coaching Up! is about inspiring those who matter to you to achieve peak performance. Whether you are a coach, a business leader, a civic activist, a teacher, a counselor, or a parent, this book will offer you a powerful, highly effective way to connect to the people you care about and move them forward toward their best selves. In sports, coaches have developed ways of connecting with their players quickly in the "heat of the battle," inspiring them to perform to their fullest potential and "leave it all on the field." Interestingly, although these techniques have not been codified, great coaches have independently developed remarkably similar models. This book aligns these techniques and distills their essence into a fundamental skill set that anyone can use to connect with, support, and inspire his or her colleagues, teammates, friends, and family members. At its foundation, great coaching is based on a solid set of techniques that can be applied to all areas of life. Essentially, those skills boil down to forging authentic connections, providing genuine support, and offering concise direction. While our everyday pressures may be less intense than those of a championship, the long-term game is even more important. Why not borrow from the best to develop the skills and abilities to win every day? * Inspire and motivate people to higher performance * Improve communication in high-stakes situations * Be more effective both professionally and socially Getting inside the way great coaching works gives you an unparalleled glimpse at the core of inspiration. A great coach can make the difference between a mediocre player and a world champion. What would that difference look like if you could inspire every colleague in your business? Everyone who matters to you in your personal life? You can be the source of empowerment and motivation that helps the people around you reach higher, go further, and achieve more. Coaching Up! gives you the game plan and shows you how to run the plays.
This volume sets out in search of what we call Confucian HRM in Greater China and beyond. It covers theory and practice not only in the People 's Republic of China but also in the Overseas Chinese (Nanyang) Diaspora, namely in Hong Kong and Taiwan, among others. It will seek to understand how far traditional Chinese culture and values continue to influence the degree to which the human resource management (HRM) as adopted in those cultural contexts has been implemented.
Confucian HRM in Greater China includes a wide range of concepts such as Confucian HRM, employee participation, family firms, guanxi, learning and job satisfaction, local labour markets, performance-based pay, training policies, and women 's roles in employment. A wide range of international contributors provide the reader with diverse theories, methodologies and perspectives, arguing that the continuity of traditional Chinese values is indeed still empirically observable in the contemporary practice of people-management in Greater China. The contributors are all experts in their fields who teach and research on HRM in many faculties throughout the world.
This book was originally published as a special issue of The International Journal of Human Resource Management.
Safety professionals interact with many other functions within the organization, including but not limited to production, human resources, and medical, with each function possessing specific laws and regulations which govern their actions and inactions. In order to function within the organizational structure, they need a working knowledge of the laws and regulations which impact his/her area of responsibility as well as the laws and regulations which impact employees, managers, and the overall organizational structure.
An extensive examination of safety laws and regulations, Labor and Employment Issues for the Safety Professional provides a working knowledge of the impacts, requirements, and implications of safety professionals? actions and inactions as related to state and federal laws. It presents information on an issue-by-issue basis, delineating the basics of the issue, identifying the applicable law or regulation, and presenting possible solutions to achieve and maintain compliance while achieving the safety objective. The book covers conflicts between laws and regulations and includes case law and reference points.
This text elucidates a number of laws within the labor, employment, and related areas which may impact safety professionals in the course of their daily activities. It supplies a working knowledge of the peripheral laws and regulations that impact safety functions, allowing them to avoid potential legal "issues" and possible legal liabilities for themselves as well as their organizations.
This book brings together world-class experts in HR Management to work with top HR directors to overcome the most pressing issues facing senior HR specialists today. The book captures the dual edged challenge facing HR Directors; the need to lead their functions towards effective performance, but also to assess leading practice.
Based on twelve years involvement with more two thousand MBAs, managers and professionals, Maximum Performance is a comprehensive analysis of leading and managing people set against a backdrop of accelerating organizational, business and technological change. It covers traditional topics - such as personal performance and stress management, employee motivation and performance, power and politics, communication skills and leading and managing change, as well as more contemporary issues, such as business ethics in a global economy and leadership in high-tech and virtual organizations. It also looks at how leaders and managers can create cultures to promote essential modern organizational competencies such as creativity and innovation, the effective dissemination and use of knowledge and intellectual capital, and creating systemic intelligent learning capabilities amongst employees. Maximum Performance represents a distillation of the best practical ideas about leadership and people management of recent times, condensed into a form that busy managers and professionals can assimilate and make immediate use of at work in large, medium-sized or small organizations, and in the public or private sector.
Action learning has quickly become a tool used by organizations for solving their critical and complex problems. Dr. Michael J. Marquardt explores innovative ways that action learning can be applied to the corporate landscape. By exploring key principles and best practices that move action learning from good to great, Marquardt highlights resources for transforming people, groups, organizations, and even entire communities. Calling upon his pioneering experiences and the fundamentals introduced in his bestseller Action Learning in Action, Marquardt delivers the next generation of tools and techniques to make action learning successful in any organization. This comprehensive guidebook builds on the real experiences of thousands of managers in hundreds of companies, explores recent innovations in the field, and demonstrates how the power of action learning can help any organization thrive in today's fast-changing global marketplace.
Written by a leading team of authors with contributions from top HR professionals, Do We Need HR? is an important book which addresses issues surrounding the role, structure and challenges for HR departments and how the field may be affected by new types of organizations, networks and methods of working.
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