The Alliance

Managing Talent in the Networked Age

The Alliance

Arguing that today's dynamic business environments have irrevocably transformed the employer-employee relationship, a guide for managers outlines win-win strategies that promote trust between workers and management through flexible, alliance-based working agreements. 100,000 first printing.

HBR's 10 Must Reads for HR Leaders Collection (5 Books)

HBR's 10 Must Reads for HR Leaders Collection (5 Books)

Build the workforce of the future. In our volatile and complex era--which boasts a competitive market for top talent--HR's traditional model will fail. Your company needs to adopt the latest skills to successfully manage performance and evaluate potential. HBR's 10 Must Reads for HR Leaders Collection features innovative ideas on how to foster a vibrant, high-performing company culture, spearhead constructive change, and reap the benefits of a diverse workforce. Included in this five-book set are HBR's 10 Must Reads on Reinventing HR, HBR's 10 Must Reads on Change Management, HBR's 10 Must Reads on Building a Great Culture, HBR's 10 Must Reads on Diversity, and HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing People. The collection includes fifty articles selected by HBR's editors from renowned thought leaders including Marcus Buckingham, W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne, and Sylvia Ann Hewlett, plus the indispensable article "People Before Strategy" by Ram Charan, Dominic Barton, and Dennis Carey. With HBR's 10 Must Reads for HR Leaders Collection, break free from the traditional HR mindset and learn how to build the workforce of the future. HBR's 10 Must Reads paperback series is the definitive collection of books for new and experienced leaders alike. Leaders looking for the inspiration that big ideas provide, both to accelerate their own growth and that of their companies, should look no further. HBR's 10 Must Reads series focuses on the core topics that every ambitious manager needs to know: leadership, strategy, change, managing people, and managing yourself. Harvard Business Review has sorted through hundreds of articles and selected only the most essential reading on each topic. Each title includes timeless advice that will be relevant regardless of an ever‐changing business environment.

The Cambridge Handbook of Technology and Employee Behavior

The Cambridge Handbook of Technology and Employee Behavior

Experts from across all industrial-organizational (IO) psychology describe how increasingly rapid technological change has affected the field. In each chapter, authors describe how this has altered the meaning of IO research within a particular subdomain and what steps must be taken to avoid IO research from becoming obsolete. This Handbook presents a forward-looking review of IO psychology's understanding of both workplace technology and how technology is used in IO research methods. Using interdisciplinary perspectives to further this understanding and serving as a focal text from which this research will grow, it tackles three main questions facing the field. First, how has technology affected IO psychological theory and practice to date? Second, given the current trends in both research and practice, could IO psychological theories be rendered obsolete? Third, what are the highest priorities for both research and practice to ensure IO psychology remains appropriately engaged with technology moving forward?

Competing on Talent in Today's Business World

A Blueprint for New Ways of Hiring

Competing on Talent in Today's Business World

It is currently an exciting time for organizations with regard to the recruitment of talent. The business and organizational pressures for finding and hiring the best people could not be greater. Recruitment has not changed as a process – a vacancy still needs a suitable hire. However, the landscape, tools, technologies, behaviors and expectations regarding how an organization approaches sourcing and acquiring talent are changing rapidly. This book chronicles one organization’s journey as it goes about re-orienting the focus of its talent acquisition capability from the current reactive process to a strategic and proactive program capable of consistently sourcing and recruiting the very best people available. Forward-looking companies are seizing this opportunity to create a true competitive advantage in talent sourcing and acquisition. They are focusing on fine-tuning the fundamentals, while devoting increased time and planning to the more strategic areas of talent acquisition, including workforce planning and strategic sourcing. Their best-in-class approaches elevate recruitment from a transactional, short-term focused activity to a strategic, integrated, long-term approach that optimizes their investments in people. This book articulates both the challenges and the response options that confront organizations as they compete for talent in this fast-changing business climate. The initial sections here provide a macro view on the changing work landscape and how recent trends and developments around technology and innovation are impacting the discipline of Talent Acquisition. The book is designed as a running case study profiling the best practices in recruiting. Drawing on both primary and secondary research, it adapts and learns from the best practices of high-impact business functions, such as a lean supply chain, analytics, process re-engineering, sales and marketing, and discusses the leading academics and practitioners in this regard. As such, this book will elevate awareness and discourse on the topic, and will help concretize a roadmap for organizations looking to revisit and re-invent their talent acquisition philosophies and practices as they compete for talent in today’s world.

Open Source Leadership: Reinventing Management When There’s No More Business as Usual

Open Source Leadership: Reinventing Management When There’s No More Business as Usual

From taxi rides, hotel stays, car driving, to communicating and paying, everything we knew as normal has changed beyond recognition. To lead effectively in today’s brave new world, you have to question EVERYTHING. For the first time in human history, knowledge is free and almost every boundary to communication has been lifted. This open source world has permanently altered the business landscape. And you can count on the fact that the pace of change will only accelerate. Yet... companies still rely on management tools and practices that were, at best, mildly effective in their heyday. In Open Source Leadership, Rajeev Peshawaria reveals the vision, insight, and practices he has used to help some of today’s largest and most influential organizations meet the open source world head on. It all starts with asking the right questions: What’s the most effective leadership style in a world of 24/7 connectivity? How has the very concept of leadership changed in the open source era? How do you inspire and reward performance in the “gig economy?” How do you measure engagement and effectively address the gaps? How can you lead innovation--quickly and continuously? Peshawaria reveals the answers to these questions--and they will surprise you. Based on his company’s groundbreaking research spanning 28 countries, he concludes that traditional industrial age thinking needs a massive upgrade to successfully navigating the brave new world of business. Open Source Leadership rewrites the rules of management, giving you a unique look at the most common misperceptions, illusions, and downright wrong information you’ve been getting about what works and what doesn’t. It provides a new, counterintuitive model for seizing competitive edge in any industry. Among other issues the book argues convincingly that “positive autocracy” must replace democratic leadership; talent and innovation are abundant not scarce; early identification of high-potentials is counter-productive; and setting employees free to do as little as they want will increase productivity.

The Talent Management Handbook, Third Edition: Making Culture a Competitive Advantage by Acquiring, Identifying, Developing, and Promoting the Best People

The Talent Management Handbook, Third Edition: Making Culture a Competitive Advantage by Acquiring, Identifying, Developing, and Promoting the Best People

The definitive guide to finding, developing, and keeping the best talent—expanded with brand new and updated material The Talent Management Handbook is the established go-to guide for HR professionals, managers, and leaders looking for the best ways to use talent management programs to develop a culture of excellence. This third edition features new and updated chapters based on fresh approaches and material for identifying, recruiting, positioning, and developing highly qualified, motivated people to meet current and future business requirements. Filled with expert advice, the book offers a roadmap for developing a comprehensive approach to talent management that will guide professionals in the coming years.

Connect First: 52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work

52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work

Connect First: 52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work

#1 WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER • USA TODAY BESTSELLER A renowned business psychologist, advisor, and consultant to the world’s leading companies reveals the key to greater success, meaning, and joy at work Technology has enabled us to be more interconnected today than ever before. So why do so many of us feel isolated and undervalued at work? Why does it feel like something is missing? It doesn’t have to be this way. In these rapidly changing, challenging times, how do we—YOU—develop the intuition, self-awareness, and interpersonal agility required to prosper? Here’s what we’ve lost track of: organizations are run by people, and people run on emotions. Strong relationships are the bedrock of lasting success, meaning, and joy at work. In this life-changing guide, Dr. Melanie Katzman shows you an impactful approach to connect first as fellow humans, then as coworkers and colleagues, to forge the deep bonds that make a significant difference. Learn how to: • Establish respect and make others feel valued • Engage all of your senses to create a truly inclusive culture • Become popular and be the person everyone wants to work with • Grow loyalty by making it about them—your coworkers • Resolve conflicts by remaining curious and open with others • Fight fear (and prepare for the future) by stepping outside your comfort zone and experimenting with new ideas • Have a big impact by leveraging your platform, living your values, and leading the change Dr. Katzman presents 52 actions you can take immediately to create a deeply rewarding work life by connecting to yourself, your organization, and the world at large. These are the same powerful techniques she has used with leaders and employees at the world’s top companies to enhance productivity and foster fulfillment and joy at work—the hallmarks of true success.

Great Mondays: How to Design a Company Culture Employees Love

How to Design a Company Culture Employees Love

Great Mondays: How to Design a Company Culture Employees Love

Build a dynamic work culture that inspires employees and promotes organizational growth Evidence shows culture drives fiscal performance. It’s no secret that a toxic work culture can drive away employees and drive down profits. Creating a dynamic work culture that promotes both employee and business growth is key to ensuring an organization’s success. However, culture is a moving target and hard to get right. In Great Mondays, brand strategist Josh Levine introduces a proven formula for building and managing a workplace culture that maximizes employee engagement, performance, and retention for long-term business success. Written in a punchy, outcomes-driven style, Great Mondays reveals the six components for driving culture change in any type of organization: •Purpose: the motivating force—the North Star of an organization that both inspires and guides•Values: the powerful culture guardrails that establish behavioral expectations of employees and leaders•Behaviors: the culturally-aligned symptoms and actions of a work culture•Recognition: the ways in which organizations can more effectively reward employees•Rituals: the regular activities that create and strengthen relationships between individuals •Cues: the physical and behavioral reminders designed to reconnect everyone to the organization’s purpose and goals for the future With real-life case studies drawn from Silicon Valley heavy hitters, prominent nonprofits, major corporations, and respected universities, leaders of all levels will find expert guidance and proven strategies they can put to use to create a dynamic culture where employees thrive and business grows.

Procurement Systems

A Cross-Industry Project Management Perspective

Procurement Systems

Innovative and novel, this book extends its coverage of the topic well beyond the conventional themes of project solicitation and proposal evaluation. Using extensive experience gathered over five years of teaching postgraduate courses, Walker and Rowlinson build on Procurement Systems: A Guide to Best Practice in Construction to present a comprehensive and coherent volume that is invaluable to the wider project management community. Cross-disciplinary in approach, coverage includes general historical issues and practical discussions of different types of projects and their procurement needs. It provides and discusses cutting-edge research and thought leadership on issues such as: stakeholder management ethics and corporate governance issues business strategy implications on procurement e-business innovation and organizational learning cultural dimensions human resource development. Helping readers to design project procurement implementation paths that deliver sustainable value, this indispensable volume is key reading for students, lecturers and professionals working in or studying project management.