You can't prepare an answer for every interview question. So, of the thousands of questions they might ask, which ones will they ask? After extensive research among hundreds of interviewers and thousands of interviewees, finally here's the book that will give you the answer. Why You? is based on direct input from top interviewers in REED's unrivalled recruitment network. It offers powerful preparation techniques, the lowdown on how to answer the most common questions and - above all - how to adopt a winning mindset at interview, one that will help you succeed on the day. From classic questions like 'tell me about yourself' and 'what are your greatest weaknesses?' to puzzlers like 'sell me this pen' and 'how many traffic lights are there in London?', James Reed reveals what interviewers are really asking.
If we want to live an extraordinary life, we have to make our work equally extraordinary.
When your work resonates with purpose, you jump out of bed every morning, excited by the possibilities the day holds for you. Everything else in your life seems to have a glow about it, and you exude much more personal shine.
My aim in writing this book is to help you feel like that every day. To help you make your work work for you. To feel truly free.
Reading FREE will:
-Remind you that you are fantastic and have the ability to do amazing things.
-Show you that work is your slave, not the other way round.
-Help you make work your ticket to an extraordinary future.
This complete guide to on-line job hunting covers the whole subject from electronic job hunting and career management tools to the nitty-gritty of job banks, CV banks and direct contact. Online Job Hunting offers ideas on managing your on-line identity and building a career management database.
This timely book challenges conventional business wisdom about competition, secrecy, motivation and creativity. Orly Lobel, an internationally acclaimed expert in the law and economics of human capital, warns that a set of counterproductive mentalities are stifling innovation in many regions and companies. Lobel asks how innovators, entrepreneurs, research teams and every one of us who experiences the occasional spark of creativity can triumph in today's innovation ecosystems. In every industry and every market, battles to recruit, retain, train, energize and motivate the best people are fierce. From Facebook to Google, Coca Cola to Intel, JetBlue to Mattel, Lobel uncovers specific factors that produce winners or losers in the talent wars. Combining original behavioral experiments with sharp observations of contemporary battles over ideas, secrets and skill, Lobel identifies motivation, relationships and mobility as the most important ingredients for successful innovation. Yet many companies embrace a control mentality – relying more on patents, copyright, branding, espionage and aggressive restrictions of their own talent and secrets than on creative energies that are waiting to be unleashed. Lobel presents a set of positive changes in corporate strategies, industry norms, regional policies, and national laws that will incentivize talent flow, creativity and growth. This vital and exciting reading reveals why everyone wins when talent is set free.
First published in 1936, this book provides a study of artificial control schemes in a variety of primary industries, including coffee, rubber and cotton. Each chapter was originally delivered as a radio lecture, and Rowe maintains the conversational tone in his language so that the contents may appeal to economists and non-specialists alike. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in artificial control schemes and in the economic concerns of the early 20th century.
Where other functions of an organization deal in profits, sales growth, forecasts and strategic planning, the HR function is responsible for employee well-being, engagement and motivation. Such concerns do not immediately conjure up images of analytical know-how, despite the fact that in reality the management of such things often requires a lot of measurement and technical skill. Predictive HR Analytics provides a clear, accessible framework with which to understand and work with HR analytics at an advanced level, taking HR professionals through examples of particular predictive models so they can develop effective HR strategies based on evidence.
Predictive HR Analytics will show step-by-step, using simple terms, how to carry out analysis (using the statistical package SPSS) and interpret the results, helping to communicate the potential of HR analytics and get the most out of the HR function, whether carrying out the analysis or briefing external consultants. The book will help deliver a credible and reliable service to businesses by providing metrics on which executives will be able to make sound business decisions. Online supporting resources include data sets for using alongside the book.
A comprehensive introduction to research methods in business for students planning or undertaking a dissertation or extensive research project in business and management. The sixth edition of Research Methods for Business Students brings the theory, philosophy and techniques of research to life and enables students to understand the practical relevance of the research methods.
The Employer's Handbook 2017-18 has established itself as a source of reliable, unambiguous guidance for all small- to medium-sized employers in the UK, clearly identifying the legal essentials and best-practice guidelines for effective people management. It is a comprehensive source of hands-on advice on the increasingly complex legal framework now governing UK employment law, including guidelines on age discrimination legislation and the latest employment tribunal procedures.
Endorsed by the Institute of Directors, this fully updated edition of The Employer's Handbook 2017-18 covers recruitment, contracts, benefits, performance management, maternity and paternity rights, personnel records and data protection, terminating employment, and ensuring the health, safety and welfare of employees and pension obligations. It also provides access to a unique set of downloadable templates, forms and policy documents for dealing with key employment issues.
In the face of globalization, multinational companies have become the norm, rather than the exception. HR professionals now need to manage across borders, cultures and time zones, meaning that a complete understanding of the theory and practice of International Human Resource Management (HRM) is essential.
International Human Resource Management is a concise introduction for all students studying International HRM at the Masters level. It covers everything from the cultural and institutional contexts, international employment law and the role of International Framework Agreements to recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, reward and benefits, job design and other functional areas of International HRM. With numerous industry examples and global case studies from companies such as Telefonica, Unilever and Volkswagen, International Human Resource Management goes beyond the theory to fully explore how International HRM works in practice. It is an indispensable textbook to prepare students for successful careers in human resources. Online supporting resources include additional case studies, lecture slides for every chapter, self-test exercises for students, discussion questions and further reading.
Pension systems are under serious pressure worldwide. This pressure stems not only from the well-known trend of population aging, but also from those of increasing heterogeneity of the population and increasing labour mobility. The current economic crisis has aggravated these problems, thereby exposing the vulnerability of many pension schemes to macroeconomic shocks. This book reconsiders the multi-pillar pension scheme against the background of these pressures. It adopts an integral perspective and asks how the pension system as a whole contributes to the three basic functions of pension schemes: facilitating life-cycle financial planning, insuring idiosyncratic risks and sharing macroeconomic risks across generations. It focuses on the optimal balance between the various pension pillars and on the optimal design of each of the schemes. It sketches a number of economic trade-offs, showing that countries may opt for different pension schemes depending on how they react to these trade-offs.
First published in 1933 as the second edition of a 1923 original, this book examines the many economic problems that can befall the agricultural industry, specifically that of the United Kingdom but with some reference to agricultural practices elsewhere in the world. Venn also includes a detailed study of the state of British agriculture immediately before and after WWI, as well as charts of agricultural output over time and detailed charts of acreage allotted to various crops in the UK. This book will be of interest to agricultural economists and historians.