Call for Chapters: Women and Leadership

This interdisciplinary volume discusses women’s leadership, representation in parliament, women’s rights, cultural barriers, and democratization process. Gender inequality remains one of the most important questions and a major barrier to human development. This edited volume (under contract with Cambridge Scholars Publishing) analyses women’s leadership roles world-wide. Continue reading

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The book that forms a foundation for professionals to make a mark in Recruitment and TA

It is uncanny that, even after 25 years in the hiring solutions business, I hardly find any top notch recruitment practitioner who doesn’t confess that they forayed into Recruitment/Talent Acquisition by chance, luck or fate. I cannot remember anyone ever saying that when they grew up they wanted to be a recruiter/TA specialist!

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Competing on Talent in Today’s Business World: A Blueprint for New Ways of Hiring

Competing on Talent in Today’s Business World: A Blueprint for New Ways of Hiring now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895750
Hardback, pp290, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Competing on Talent in Today’s Business World: A Blueprint for New Ways of Hiring by Pradeep Sahay.

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. Continue reading

Writing “Competing on Talent”

WHO KNOWS what form the forward momentum of life will take in the time ahead or what use it will make of our anguished searching. The most that any of us can seem to do is to fashion something – an object or ourselves – and drop it into the confusion, make an offering of it, so to speak, to the life force. ERNEST BECKER, The Denial of Death

About two years ago, I set out to write the story of that elusive quest to uncover how to hire and how to hire well and imagine a better future for organizations in their hiring ways. Today, the first copies of the book arrived – neatly boxed and orderly. I laughed to myself because the process to get to this perfectly packed box was far from orderly. Assembling, dissembling and reassembling the manuscript, it was a lot like carpentry, hammering and sawing and sanding. In fact, that was half the fun, and it’s why I wanted to write about it in the midst of experiencing it.

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Twenty-First Century Leadership for EU Institutions

This is the first book bringing together the stories of leading European civil servants examining how these leaders truly serve European people. The book is engaging and a welcome addition to the many publications on leadership. Throughout the recent decade, the EU has remained at the centre of public interest and media. However, insights on EU leadership practices got less attention.

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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ – November 2017

This November, our Editorial Advisory Board chair Professor David Weir has chosen his ‘Recommended Read’: one of our best-selling titles, noteworthy for the contribution it makes to its field. David, who is currently Visiting Professor at York St John University, has had an extraordinarily successful academic career which has included leading four university Business Schools and initiating the very first part-time executive MBA in a University business school at Glasgow University in the United Kingdom.

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Book Announcement: The Evolution of the Industrial Relations System in the Italian Shipbuilding Industry

The Evolution of the Industrial Relations System in the Italian Shipbuilding Industry now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527500051
Hardback, pp125, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Digital Resources, Creativity and Innovative Methodologies in Language Teaching and Learning by Alberto Sasco.

This book provides an in-depth analysis of how industrial relations in Italy’s shipbuilding sector have developed over recent years, taking Fincantieri – the leading and most well-known Italian shipbuilding company – as a case study. To this end, an investigation of relevant literature and collective agreements is carried out to understand how national and company-level collective bargaining has evolved over time. Continue reading