An indispensable guide for building management skills; this book details a self-development program aimed at helping readers improve their managerial performance; advance their careers and realize their full potential. --
Quick and Easy Strategies to Develop Talent Every Day
Author: William J. Rothwell
Publisher: Amacom Books
Category: Business & Economics
Many books have been written about talent management and succession planning but few have focused on how busy managers can incorporate the important task of finding, developing, and keeping the best people into their daily routine. Aimed at managers at all levels and featuring real-world examples this indispensable guide explains why managers, not the HR department, must take the lead in attracting, cultivating, and retaining the most productive, promotable people...and arms them with the practical skills they need to do it...every day.
Endorsed by Institute of Directors (IoD) The recruitment process is both long and costly, and when a mistake is made it can be catastrophic for the organization and the individual involved. The process is complex and offers as many opportunities for making a bad decision as a good one. Yet despite this, many managers only learn how to make these decisions --on the hoof-- or from watching others. "A Manager's Guide to Recruitment and Selection" is designed for busy managers who are responsible for recruitment at any level. The book clearly shows that successful recruitment is a two-way process involving both employer and employee. Emphasis is placed on the fact that many of the actions involved do not require the highly developed skills of an experienced practitioner. They do however, require thought, planning and preparation. This book demonstrates how to do this and make the right appointment every time. "A Manager's Guide to Recruitment and Selection" covers: * Attracting the right candidate; * Selection methods; * Short listing; * Testing; * Appointing the candidate; * Inducting the new employee; * Evaluating the decision. This fully updated second edition is packed with useful case studies and now includes new material on equal opportunities, and good practice advice to enable employers to counter growing litigation in the workplace.
The Handbook of Management and Leadership provides guidance on the processes of management and leadership with particular reference to what managers and aspiring managers need to know about the skills of management and approaches to effective leadership. The book also deals with three other important areas of management: change management, continuous improvement and the achievement of high levels of customer service. The book is aligned to the professional standards of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) for Managing for Results which is one of the main sections of the Leadership and Management set of standards. It therefore provides a complete presentation of all that students need to know to pass that examination, which is an essential portal to chartered membership of the CIPD. It also deals with the subject areas covered by the Management Standards Centre.
This guide, a substantially revised version of The Unblocked Manager, is designed to help managers improve their effectiveness, pinpoints 12 potential blockages that stand in the way of managerial competence. Each blockage is explained and ideas and materials for tackling the problem are provided, forming a comprehensive framework for self-directed development.