Hiring and Keeping the Best People / Edition 1

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Harvard Business Essentials are comprehensive, solution-oriented paperbacks for business readers of all levels of experience. In today's ever-changing business environment, hiring an all-star work force and keeping it in place is a challenge for any organization. With an overview on topics such as recruiting the right people, cultivating the right culture, avoiding employee burnout, and calculating employee turnover, Hiring and Keeping the Best People offers managers a clear understanding of how to hire more effectively and increase retention. Packed with hands-on tips and tools, this helpful guide provides actionable and practical advice for managers and human resources professionals alike.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578518753
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Series: Harvard Business Essentials
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 965,857
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Hiring Process: Attracting the Best People 1
2 Beyond the Hiring Basics: Details You Need to Know 31
3 Keeping the Best: Essential Retention Strategies 57
4 Market-Wise Retention: Competing in the War for Talent 87
5 Developing the Talent You Have: Strategies for Training and Development 101
6 Workplace Factors That Affect Hiring and Retention: Focusing on Culture 115
7 When All Else Fails: Keeping Talented Employees, Even After They Leave 135
App. A: Sample Job Description 143
App. B: Targeted Interview Questions 145
App. C: Legal Landmines in Hiring 151
Notes 155
Glossary 159
For Further Reading 161
Index 165
About the Subject Adviser 169
About the Writer 170
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2007

    Useful guide to recruiting and keeping the best employees

    This book, part of the Harvard Business Essentials series, packs a huge amount of valuable information about hiring and retaining a great workforce into 200-odd pages. If more companies followed its five-step hiring process, not only would talented employees face greater competition for their services, companies would get better staffers and the fit of workers to their jobs would improve. The book demonstrates an awareness of the realities of diversity in the modern workplace and the expectations employees have about work-life balance. The writing is clear and concise, and avoids jargon. We recommend this handy guide to anyone involved in the hiring and retention process.

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