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Organizations spend vast amounts of time, money and energy to recruit and hire top executives. Then those same companies let these new valuable employees sink or swim totally on their own. A new receptionist is likely to receive more attention than a new division manager, as author Diane Downey explains. Despite its jargon-laden title, this enlightening book will change the way you think about hiring or being hired. recommends this book to any manager who hires, who is being hired for a high-level job or who would like to be.

In this summary, you will learn

  • The negative impact that executive turnover has on organizations, and
  • Steps you can take to retain your executive hires by assimilating them into your organizational culture.

About the Authors

Diane Downey is president of Downey Associates International Firm, consultants whose clients include many Fortune 100 firms. She has taught at Cornell and other universities. Tom March is a consultant who has taught at New York University. Adena Berkman is a consultant at Downey Associates International.



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