Since its 2003 release as part of the Harvard Business Essentials series, this manual has proven increasingly relevant to managing a modern workforce. It recognizes how quickly job responsibilities evolve and change in the technology-driven global economy. Subject adviser Peter Cappelli and writer Richard Leucke list common, costly HR hiring mistakes and outline a process for recruiting and hiring great candidates. They warn that your company can incur significant lost opportunity costs if a flawed hiring process causes HR to miss top talent. The book’s guidance for keeping talent on board and its discussion of the link between hiring and retention are relevant and applicable. The authors’ clean, simple prose showcases their knowledge and competence. Their writing is clear and concise, and they avoid jargon while offering thoughtful, worthwhile tips.
The authors understand social media. They explain how to make the most of this resource and the growing interconnectedness it enables within and outside of companies. They explain how the social network inside a company encourages staffers to stay. To build loyalty, they say, show your employees a clear path to career growth. Surviving in today’s competitive arena requires having a pool of talented people with deep knowledge of your culture and your work. getAbstract recommends Cappelli and Leucke’s authoritative guide to executives and HR managers seeking to cultivate a healthy, productive and sustainable workforce.
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3 years agoThis summary brings up the interesting point that all to often companies are afraid of training their employees because it will make them more marketable and more likely to be poached by other businesses. In particular, the generation Y work force thrives on upward mobility and career growth so by providing that to employees it not only betters the work being produced, but also serves as a retention tool.