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The Progress Principle, Assessment Centres and Global Talent Management, Calculating Success 01/03/2012

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The Progress Principle, Assessment Centres and Global Talent Management, Calculating Success

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  2. Assessment Centres and Global Talent Management
  3. Calculating Success

The Progress Principle

by Teresa Amabile & Steven Kramer

What is the single most important factor in employee engagement? Incentives, recognition for good work, support for making progress in the work, interpersonal support, or clear goals?

Using small wins to ignite joy, engagement, and creativity at work

Harvard Business School professor Teresa Amabile and developmental psychologist Steven Kramer asked this question of hundreds of managers from dozens of companies around the world. Shockingly, 95% of managers got it wrong.

Employees’ biggest motivator is making consistent, meaningful progress, and the best managers support them in making that progress. The book offers a unique lens on ordering priorities so that managers can get the best out of their teams.

Assessment Centres and Global Talent Management

by Nigel Povah & Dr George Thornton

Globalization, innovation, market share, identifying visionary leaders and, particularly talent management…are just some of the issues that benefit from using assessment and development centres.

Cutting edge researchers

Practical examples and case studies are sprinkled throughout the book, as some of the world’s leading researchers and practitioners outline their research into new approaches and how these have been used to design and implement specific assessment and development centres, which address some of the emerging issues, such as cross-cultural challenges.

This book enables practitioners to see how science informs good practice, and scholars will find it a rich source of ideas for conducting research into key issues in the AC field.

Calculating Success

by Carl Hoffmann, Eric Lesser, Tim Ringo

Most companies today have access to reams of data. Yet research shows that leaders at these companies lack the confidence to effectively integrate and use this data to compete more effectively in the marketplace.

How the new workplace analytics will revitalize your organization

While executives know the results they need to achieve, they often fail to analyse the impact of their decisions on the firm, its processes, and its people.

This book shows readers how they can take an analytical approach to both anticipate and address the changes required by a company’s competitive environment, and drive superior performance. Using an innovative six-step framework and introducing new tools, the authors show executives how to make smarter strategic decisions.

Natalie Cooper, editor, Changeboard

Natalie Cooper, editor, Changeboard

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