On Staffing: Advice and Perspectives from HR Leaders / Edition 1

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Of all the functions in an organization, staffing is among the most vital. Even in a difficult economic climate, the battle between companies for top talent rages on–and the winners of that battle will position themselves for future success. As competition increases, recruiting and keeping great people is becoming the single most reliable way to create sustainable competitive advantage.

Economic and demographic realities–from corporate cost cutting to the aging of the workforce–present serious challenges to today’s human resources professionals. On Staffing addresses those challenges by compiling concise, intelligent essays from today’s HR thought leaders. Insightful, thought provoking, and full of innovative ideas, this practical compendium offers the knowledge and expertise HR specialists need to lead their companies to the forefront of hiring practice.

The fifty short, informative articles included in On Staffing cover every aspect of the human capital cycle, from acquisition and development to management and retention. All are written by staffing specialists from leading organizations that have been recognized for their leadership in the specific areas of staffing and human capital management.

As HR leaders know, successful staffing is about much more than just hiring qualified people. It’s about hiring the right qualified people–and keeping them. To help you do that, On Staffing covers the new and innovative business initiatives managers from leading companies are using to assess the potential of people and place them in positions in which they can maximize that potential. It analyzes the practices that work, offers strategies for dealing with rapidly changing business and hiring environments, and helps HR leaders prepare for the changes and challenges to come.

On Staffing offers a comprehensive critical analysis of every aspect of the staffing process, because hiring isn’t just an important part of business–it is business.

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Editorial Reviews

Dave Ulrich
On Staffing will become the bible for staffing professionals. The essays cover from the beginning (finding) to the end (retaining) of staffing procedures. The timely, realistic, practical, and enduring essays will define the standard for the staffing process. This book will serve as a resource guide for staffing professionals who seek best practices and line managers who realize that staffing is the key to their success. The editors have done a masterful job selecting thoughtful writers who have both good ideas and experience implementing the ideas. They have also ensured that each essay offers practical advice. (Professor of Business, University of Michigan, author, "Why the Bottom Line Isn't")
Robert Pike
On Staffing is an absolutely essential resource for anyone with recruiting, development, or retention responsibilities. It should be no more than an arm's length away from every HR professional and in every manager's office. (College Relations Director, Associate Director, Global Talent Supply, The Procter & Gamble Company)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471410690
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/24/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

NICHOLAS C. BURKHOLDER is a global authority on the acquisition, development, and retention of human capital. He is the founder of Staffing.org and HREngineer, as well as the coauthor of The Executive Career Guide for MBAs, also from Wiley.

PRESTON J. EDWARDS Sr. is CEO of iMinorities, Inc., a subsidiary of Black Collegian Services, Inc., which publishes Black Collegian magazine and Black MBA magazine.

LIBBY SARTAIN is Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Yahoo at Yahoo! Inc., where she leads Yahoo!’s global human resources effort.

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Table of Contents

About the Editors and Contributors. 


Introduction (John Kitson & Lou Manzi).

Chapter 1. The Revolution Continues (Steve Pogorzelski).

Chapter 2. Managing Your Workforce (Allan Schweyer).

Chapter 3. Generational Shift (Bruce Tulgan).

Chapter 4. Positionin Success from the Start: Strateic Employee Assessment and Assimilation Practices (Robert Morgan).

Chapter 5. The Critical Role of Recruiting — Strategic Hiring (Wendell Williams).

Chapter 6. Employer Branding — The Last Legal Advantage in Winning the War for Talent (Tim Gibbon).

Chapter 7. Building a Global Employer Brand in Five (Actually More) Lessons (Rob O'Keefe).

Chapter 8. Cross-Cultural Communication (Keibo Saito).

Chapter 9. Becoming a Great Recruiter (John Sullivan).

Chapter 10. Leadership and Recruiting (Kevin Wheeler).

Chapter 11. Top 10 Secrets to Effective Networking (David Manaster and Jim Dalton).

Chapter 12. Reversing the Brain Drain: Strategies to Bridge the Corporate Recruiting Skills Gap (Mike Foster).

Chapter 13. A Primer on Internet Recruiting (Tony Lee).

Chapter 14. Integrating e-Recruiting and HR Processes (Bernard J. Cullen).

Chapter 15. When Less Is More: Eight Basic Essentials You Must about HR Business Process Outsourcing (Bruce Ferguson).

Chapter 16. Contract Recruiting (John Wentworth).

Chapter 17. Outsourced Recruiting (Barry Siegel).

Chapter 18. The Partnering of Staffing Relationships from an External Recruiter's Perspective (Karen Bloom).

Chapter 19. The Boutique Search Firms (Kathy April-Barr).

Chapter 20. Using Quality Processes (Gary Hunt).

Chapter 21. Hiring is a Process — Not an Event (Lou Adler).

Chapter 22. The Staffing Process — With an Emphasis on Volume Recruiying (Arthur E. Nathan).

Chapter 23. Using Collaboration to Hire Smarter and Maximize Recruitment ROI—in Any Economy (Row Henson).

Chapter 24. Radical Recruiting: Using Culture, Public Relations and $0 to Get Results (Nancy S. Ahlrichs).

Chapter 25. Low Cost/No Cost Recruiting: Leverage What You've Got Before You Spend One More Dime on Recruiting  (John Vlastelica).

Chapter 26. Building a Strong Workdorce Through Affiliation (Ron Elsdon).

Chapter 27. Replenishing the Workforce (Heather Hartmann).

Chapter 28. The Future Is Closer Than It Appears: Recruitment Marketing to a Multicultural Workforce (Annette M. Cummings).

Chapter 29. Key Success Factors for Managing Your Campus Recruiting Program: The Good Times and Bad (John Flato).

Chapter 30. Work-Integrated Learning Programs: Proven Value for Staffing Professionals (Peter Franks).

Chapter 31. Optimum Source: The Military (Bill Gaul).

Chapter 32. The Role of Staffing in Mergers and Acquisitions (John Kitson).

Chapter 33. Selecting High-Talent Professionals in the Competitive Global Marketplace (Kent Kirch).

Chapter 34. The Challenges of Staffing Overseas Operations (David Lowry).

Chapter 35. The Challenges of Recruiting for Those in Creative Enterprises (Cheryl Fry).

Chapter 36. Management Recruitment: Current and Future Models for the Service Industry (Raj Gnanna-Pragasma).

Chapter 37. General Management Perspective on Staffing: The Staffing Commandments (Gail Hyland-Savage).

Chapter 38. Financial Impact of New Human Capital Acquisition Technology (Yves Lermusiaux).

Chapter 39. Preparing to Take the Next Step in the Utilization of HR Technology (Nick Scobbo).

Chapter 40. The Human Resources — Security Relationship (Harvey Burstein).

Chapter 41. Comprehensive and Effective Relocations (Laura Herring).

Chapter 42. Business and Workforce Environment (Garrett Walker and Elizabeth Hoane).

Chapter 43. Elusive and Critical: The Role of Groups Dynamics in Recruitment and Retention (Lawrence J. Quartana).

Chapter 44. Measured Employment Development and Verification of Core Expertise (Richard Swanson and Elwood F. Holton).

Chapter 45. Retention - The Key to Human Capital Cycle (Joe Bosch).

Chapter 46. It's Time for a Strategic Approach to Retaining Talent (Barbara Mitchell).

Chapter 47. Metrics are Everywhere—Why, What, and How to Choose (Kim Burns).

Chapter 48. How to Make Trends and Influence Strategy: Becoming an Effective Leader of the Recruiting Function (Dan Guaglianome).

Chapter 49. The Future of Recruiting: The Human Capital Marketplace (John Sumser).

Chapter 50. Assessing Future Recruitment Trends with The New York Times Job Market Confidence Index (Carl Haacke). 

Conclusion: Biblical Boats, Medieval Spires, and Cesium Clocks Have More in Common with Staffing Than Meets the Eye  (Gerry Crispin).


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