Effective Interviewing And Information Gathering

Author: Thomas Diamante
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1606494376
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This book is an invaluable, instructional field manual for you or any professional who needs to obtain and interpret information gathered directly by and from people, without recourse to a technological intermediary, such as online search. In the role of interviewer, interrogator, or evaluator, there are many opportunities to get it wrong. As advanced as our information-gathering technology may be, it is still impossible to get inside the head of an interviewee by conducting a Google search; so hit them with the tactics spelled out in this book instead in order to protect yourself from being sent in the wrong direction. Inside, you’ll learn practical information regarding all aspects of obtaining and evaluating information. This book serves as a tool-kit that helps build the skills necessary for conducting good interviews and extracting information that is critical for the enterprise in which the interviewer is engaged. As you progress through the book, you will acquire an understanding of research-based behavioral techniques that bolster the success rate of interviews. In addition, the legal factors you need to be aware of prior to conducting an interview for hiring purposes are spelled out. Finally, you’ll acquire the skills necessary to help you evaluate interview information so that decisions made are based on evidence.

Managing Expatriates

Author: Yvonne McNulty
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 160649483X
Size: 17.49 MB
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Expatriation is a big topic, and is getting bigger. Over 200 million people worldwide now live and work in a country other than their country of origin. Tens of billions of dollars are spent annually by organizations that move expatriates around the world. Yet, despite the substantial costs involved, expatriation frequently results in an unsatisfactory return on investment (ROI), with little or no knowledge as to how to improve it. Why is this so? Drawing on more than a decade of expertise, research, and publications in top journals, the authors provide you real solutions to achieve more than a satisfactory ROI from expatriates—with rule number one being: Understand expatriates themselves. This book provides a practical “insider’s” guide that reveals why expatriates seek and accept international assignments; how they feel impacted by new forms of remuneration and other working conditions; how international assignments fit in with their longer-term career aspirations; and what complications arise in terms of their families. Whether you’re a manager or consultant, inside you’ll learn what modern-day global mobility is like (based on the authors’ decade-long study with nearly four hundred expatriates and their managers, as well as over a hundred who were interviewed personally), how it is changing, and why now, more than ever, a hard-nosed ROI approach is necessary.

Fostering Creativity In Self And The Organization

Author: Eric W. Stein
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1606497995
Size: 80.97 MB
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As a professional, this book will help you maximize your creative potential—learning that successful creative expression is a function of hard work and discipline rather than innate talent or genius. Reaching your creative potential requires an open mind and this book will help. The author discusses some of the mental models that facilitate or impede your development as a creative person. Since creativity encompasses so many things, the author focuses on four creative behaviors and cognitions critical to self-development and career advancement: improvisational capacity, design thinking, your experimental and scientific mind, and aesthetic awareness. These abilities are critical success factors for 21st century professionals. Inside, you’ll learn how to leverage these abilities along with innate strengths derived from your multiple intelligence inventory, which include linguistic intelligence, mathematical/logical intelligence, visual/spatial intelligence, musical intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, intrapersonal intelligence, kinesthetic intelligence, and naturalistic intelligence. You’ll also learn how to identify specific ways to accelerate your progress. The book concludes with a plan of action to systematically develop your creative potential over time.

Designing Creative High Power Teams And Organizations

Author: Eric W. Stein
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1606497979
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The very best firms today are poietic organizations; that is, they are exceptional at streamlining the processes of ideation, creation, and production. These poietic organizations do two things well: They design and develop high power teams, and they create an organizational culture and context that supports improvisation, design, experimentation, aesthetic awareness, and strengths development. Great teams exhibit the same characteristics—trust, commitment, and energy. Inside you’ll learn how to design and develop creative high power teams and organizations by first assessing team member strengths using personality factors and multiple intelligences theory. Following these assessments, how to best represent and share this information to promote team development is illustrated, while examining three types of high performance teams—improvisational, design, and research teams. The second half of this book focuses on the major models upon which organizations are built, the pros and cons of these choices, and strategy. Using current research, examples and cases, the author articulates ways to transform your organization into a high power and poietic organization.

Creating A Pathway To Your Dream Career

Author: Tom Kucharvy
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1606498991
Size: 60.13 MB
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What do you want your life to be like when you’re 25? 35? 55? Do you want a job that will feed you and your family or do you want a career that will be an integral part of your life—a career that will feed your passions, enable the lifestyle you choose, and be a continual source of engagement and pride? But do you really have the luxury of even considering your dream job in an era in which more than 40 percent of college graduates can’t even get jobs that require college degrees, much less jobs in their field? Not only should you think about your dream job—you owe it to yourself to do so. You just need a plan. This book will help you develop that plan by first examining how the careers of the future will differ from those of the past, where these jobs and careers will and won’t be, and the range of skills (many of which are not taught in schools) they will require. With this context, it then lays out a three-stage, 20-step plan that will help you: • Objectively assess and develop your skills and align them with your passions • Assess the career opportunities that will best utilize these skills in pursuit of your passion • Expand your career options and hedge your bets by identifying complementary “safety careers” • Evaluate your post-high school education options and create an education plan that is best suited to you and your career choice • Prioritize the factors you should consider in targeting your critical first career-track job and use that job to expand your long-term career options

Managing Employee Turnover

Author: David G. Allen
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1606493418
Size: 23.11 MB
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Employee turnover can be expensive, disruptive, and damaging to organizational success. Despite the importance of successfully managing turnover, many retention management efforts are based on misleading or incomplete data, generic best practices that don’t translate, or managerial gut instinct at odds with research evidence. This book culminates volumes of academic research on employee turnover into a practical guide to managing retention. Turnover fictions are dispelled and replaced by research-based facts. Keys to diagnosing and managing employee turnover are presented such that you can effectively manage employee retention today. These ideas will be invaluable to you and anyone who cares about the impact of turnover on the organization, including the CEO who is looking at the impact on the bottom line, managers who suffer when their best talent leaves, and human resource professionals whose career success may depend on effectively managing turnover.

The Leadership Pipeline

Author: Ram Charan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470921487
Size: 15.95 MB
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An updated and revised version of the bestselling The Leadership Pipeline – the critical resource for how companies can grow leaders from the inside. In business, leadership at every level is a requisite for company survival. Yet the leadership pipeline –the internal strategy to grow leaders – in many companies is dry or nonexistent. Drawing on their experiences at many Fortune 500 companies, the authors show how organizations can develop leadership at every level by identifying future leaders, assessing their corporate confidence, planning their development, and measuring their results. New to this edition is 65 pages of new material to update the model, share new stories and add new advice based on the ten more years of experience. The authors have also added a "Frequently Asked Questions" section to the end of each chapter.

Video Source Book Video Program Listings A I

Author: James M. Craddock
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780787689773
Size: 74.44 MB
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"A guide to programs currently available on video in the areas of movies/entertainment, general interest/education, sports/recreation, fine arts, health/science, business/industry, children/juvenile, how-to/instruction"--T.p.