ISBN-10:
0313379262
ISBN-13:
9780313379260
Pub. Date:
06/30/2010
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Building Workforce Strength: Creating Value Through Workforce and Career Development / Edition 1

Building Workforce Strength: Creating Value Through Workforce and Career Development / Edition 1

by Ron Elsdon
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ISBN-13: 9780313379260
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/30/2010
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Ron Elsdon, PhD, is president of Elsdon, Inc., and specializes in career and workforce development, providing organizational consulting and individual career counseling and coaching. His published works include Praeger's Affiliation in the Workplace: Value Creation in the New Organization.

What People are Saying About This

Edward O'Neil

"Whether driven by policy changes or market pressures, health care in the United States is not sustainable in its current configuration, given its cost and level of performance. But changing health care in this country is a mammoth undertaking the scale and scope of which has never been attempted. The key to such a consideration is thinking differently about the health care workforce and how it might be valued, structured, employed and rewarded differently. This book, with its broad perspective on employment across all sectors, provides useful insight to how the changes might build on successful practices throughout the economy. It offers essential wisdom to anyone brave enough to take up the challenge of changing the health care workspace."
Edward O'Neil, Professor and Director, Center for the Health Professions, University of California, San Francisco

Audrey Southard

"Brings valuable new insights by tying workforce and career development together in a comprehensive way for practitioners at all levels in organizations."

Audrey Southard, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Follett Higher Education group

Dr. Pearl Sims

"Genuine workforce strength can be cultivated in the rich soil of organizational structures and approaches aimed at supporting people as they learn and grow. This book offers us inspirational examples of organizations that dared to plow the soil of workforce and career development and reaped a rich harvest as a result."

Dr. Pearl Sims, Faculty, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

Jurgen Auerbach

"Studies by Elsdon, Inc. have shown people self-assessing that they operate at only about 60% of their potential. How to secure the remaining 40% is the subject of this book and the authors offer a compelling framework, complete with practical examples. This book will help all those seeking to increase market performance and employee affiliation and satisfaction."

Jurgen Auerbach, Executive Board Member, Pronatec AG, and former CFO, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Dorothy M. Moser

" Building Workforce Strength provides many important principles and proven examples from thoughtful practitioners about building workforce strength at the organizational and individual level. It is a blueprint for successfully engaging and developing employees in ever-changing times."
Dorothy M. Moser, V.P., Human Resources, Easter Seals, INC.

Patricia (Pat) DeMasterSDirector

"Captures the essence of how cutting edge, forward thinking organizations can build workforce strength while adjusting to a changing world of work."

Audrey Southard

"Brings valuable new insights by tying workforce and career development together in a comprehensive way for practitioners at all levels in organizations."

Audrey Southard, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Follett Higher Education group

Patricia (Pat) DeMasters Director

"Captures the essence of how cutting edge, forward thinking organizations can build workforce strength while adjusting to a changing world of work."
Patricia (Pat) DeMasters Director, Career Services University of California, Haas School of Business

Kevin Barnett

" Building Workforce Strength articulates a vision of the organization as a dynamic network of relationships at the individual and community level, with the creation of shared value at the core. Of equal importance, it provides the practical tools to help translate that vision into a reality."
Kevin Barnett, Dr.P.H., Senior Investigator, Public Health Institute; Co-Director, California Health Workforce Alliance

Dorothy M. Moser

"Building Workforce Strength provides many important principles and proven examples from thoughtful practitioners about building workforce strength at the organizational and individual level. It is a blueprint for successfully engaging and developing employees in ever-changing times."

Dorothy M. Moser, V.P., Human Resources, Easter Seals, INC.

Barbara A. Grimm

"We believe that effective workforce development is a crucial element in the transformation of health care. This book provides both practical guidelines and real-life examples to support organizational progress."
Barbara A. Grimm, SVP, Office of Labor Management Partnership, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

Edward O'Neil

"Whether driven by policy changes or market pressures, health care in the United States is not sustainable in its current configuration, given its cost and level of performance. But changing health care in this country is a mammoth undertaking the scale and scope of which has never been attempted. The key to such a consideration is thinking differently about the health care workforce and how it might be valued, structured, employed and rewarded differently. This book, with its broad perspective on employment across all sectors, provides useful insight to how the changes might build on successful practices throughout the economy. It offers essential wisdom to anyone brave enough to take up the challenge of changing the health care workspace."

Edward O'Neil, Professor and Director, Center for the Health Professions, University of California, San Francisco

Jeffrey S. Oxendine

"The capability to build workforce strength is essential to the current and future success of all health organizations. This book could not be more timely or important. It offers practical and powerful tools and insights that health leaders can use to build the workforce they need to meet their priority goals."
Jeffrey S. Oxendine, Dean, Public Health Practice, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Co-Director, California Health Workforce Alliance, Co-director California Health Professions Consortium

Patricia (Pat) DeMastersDirector

"Captures the essence of how cutting edge, forward thinking organizations can build workforce strength while adjusting to a changing world of work."

Barbara A. Grimm

"We believe that effective workforce development is a crucial element in the transformation of health care. This book provides both practical guidelines and real-life examples to support organizational progress."

Barbara A. Grimm, SVP, Office of Labor Management Partnership, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

Jurgen Auerbach

"Studies by Elsdon, Inc. have shown people self-assessing that they operate at only about 60% of their potential. How to secure the remaining 40% is the subject of this book and the authors offer a compelling framework, complete with practical examples. This book will help all those seeking to increase market performance and employee affiliation and satisfaction."

Jurgen Auerbach, Executive Board Member, Pronatec AG, and former CFO, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Jeffrey S. Oxendine

"The capability to build workforce strength is essential to the current and future success of all health organizations. This book could not be more timely or important. It offers practical and powerful tools and insights that health leaders can use to build the workforce they need to meet their priority goals."

Jeffrey S. Oxendine, Dean, Public Health Practice, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Co-Director, California Health Workforce Alliance, Co-director California Health Professions Consortium

Patricia (Pat) DeMasterS Director

"Captures the essence of how cutting edge, forward thinking organizations can build workforce strength while adjusting to a changing world of work."

Dr. Pearl Sims

"Genuine workforce strength can be cultivated in the rich soil of organizational structures and approaches aimed at supporting people as they learn and grow. This book offers us inspirational examples of organizations that dared to plow the soil of workforce and career development and reaped a rich harvest as a result."
Dr. Pearl Sims, Faculty, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

Kevin Barnett

"Building Workforce Strength articulates a vision of the organization as a dynamic network of relationships at the individual and community level, with the creation of shared value at the core. Of equal importance, it provides the practical tools to help translate that vision into a reality."

Kevin Barnett, Dr.P.H., Senior Investigator, Public Health Institute; Co-Director, California Health Workforce Alliance

Deborah King

"Everyone interested in improving healthcare delivery and maximizing the opportunity for healthcare workers to contribute their ideas and energy to the process should read this book. It includes invaluable insights gained from the joint labor management work with SEIU and other unions at Kaiser Permanente. I highly recommend it to both union and health industry leaders."

Deborah King, Executive Director, 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds

Deborah King

"Everyone interested in improving healthcare delivery and maximizing the opportunity for healthcare workers to contribute their ideas and energy to the process should read this book. It includes invaluable insights gained from the joint labor management work with SEIU and other unions at Kaiser Permanente. I highly recommend it to both union and health industry leaders."
Deborah King, Executive Director, 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds

Patricia (Pat) DeMasters Director

"Captures the essence of how cutting edge, forward thinking organizations can build workforce strength while adjusting to a changing world of work."

Patricia (Pat) DeMasters Director, Career Services University of California, Haas School of Business

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