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Setting the Stage for Employee Benefits Design and Planning
By Bashker D. Biswas
May 5, 2014
This chapter addresses the concept of employee benefits, presents various categories of employee benefits, discusses the employee benefit environment, discusses the strategic considerations in designing employee benefit programs, explains the integrated system approach to plan employee benefits, and discusses the cost dimension of employee benefits.
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Introduction to Project Management Schedule and Cost Control
By Randal Wilson
Apr 29, 2014
The success of a project ultimately depends on how well the project manager is armed with tools and techniques for project development. You will find those tools and techniques in A Comprehensive Guide to Project Management Schedule and Cost Control: Methods and Models for Managing the Project Lifecycle, as the author explains in this introduction.
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Building Business on Love and Care
By Rajendra S. Sisodia, Jagdish N. Sheth, David B. Wolfe
Mar 4, 2014
The authors of Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose, 2nd Edition introduce their book, which uncovers a holistic truth: that customers are best served by companies that create superior value and have close relationships with all their stakeholders—employees, suppliers, the communities in which they operate, and, of course, their stockholders.
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Meeting Customers' Real Needs: The Nature of Service System Design
By CSCMP, Stanley E. Fawcett, Amydee M. Fawcett
Feb 10, 2014
As a supply chain manager, service system design is a core and vital aspect of your job. Your company’s identity—and future—is defined by its ability to meet customers' real needs. Yet, despite its importance, few companies excel at creating remarkable customer experiences. This chapter addresses the question, “Why is it so hard to improve customer satisfaction?”
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15 Tips for Making Business Networking Part of Your Everyday Mindset
By Andrea Nierenberg
Feb 4, 2014
Andrea Nierenberg offers 15 tips to make you better at and more comfortable with integrating business networking into your everyday life.
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The M&A Paradox: Factors of Success and Failure in Mergers and Acquisitions
By Yaakov Weber, Christina Oberg, Shlomo Tarba
Jan 16, 2014
This chapter introduces the book, A Comprehensive Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions: Managing the Critical Success Factors Across Every Stage of the M&A Process, which covers the critical success factors across every stage of the process, including planning, screening, negotiation, due diligence, transition management structures, post-merger integration, leadership and trust, cultural integration, HR practices, control, monitoring, and more.
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What Is Managerial Analytics?
By Michael Watson, Peter Cacioppi, Derek Nelson
Dec 24, 2013
The authors of Managerial Analytics explain how their book cuts through the confusion and gives you clear definitions of analytics and Big Data, and how you’ll get a look at this newly defined field so you will have a deep understanding of the term.
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Network Like You Mean It: Who Do You Know?
By Andrea Nierenberg
Dec 11, 2013
When you think long enough about the people you’ve connected with throughout your life, you’ll realize that you’re in a much better position than you might have originally thought.
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The Challenge of Leading Strategic Change
By J. Stewart Black, Hal Gregersen
Dec 6, 2013
Organizations change only as much or as fast as individuals change. And, to change individual behavior, you must first change the mental maps guiding that behavior.
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Foreword to Business Networking for Veterans: A Guidebook for a Successful Military Transition into the Civilian Workforce, 2nd Edition
By Mike Abrams, Michael Faulkner, Andrea Nierenberg
Nov 11, 2013
Kevin Schmiegel, executive director of Hiring Our Heroes, introduces the book, Business Networking for Veterans: A Guidebook for a Successful Military Transition into the Civilian Workforce, 2nd Edition.
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Introduction to Business Networking for Veterans: What You Need to Know Before Transitioning
By Mike Abrams, Michael Faulkner, Andrea Nierenberg
Nov 11, 2013
If you network with people, do your research, ask questions, and make an informed decision about a career that you genuinely enjoy, regardless of the starting pay or job title, you’ll be a happier, harder working person.
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Business Networking for Veterans: Why Networking Is So Important to Making a Successful Military Transition
By Mike Abrams, Michael Faulkner, Andrea Nierenberg
Nov 6, 2013
To be successful back here at home, you also need a squad of people who will have your back. The only difference is, back here at home, you have to create your own squad.
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What Is Networking, and Is It Any Different for College Students Than Anyone Else?
By Michael Lawrence Faulkner, Andrea Nierenberg
Oct 9, 2013
The authors of Networking for Every College Student and Graduate: Starting Your Career Off Right introduce their book, which offers simple advice, rules, steps, and “how to” techniques that'll take you all the way from “breaking the ice” to “acing the interview.”
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Understanding Change Management to Guide Implementation of Sustainability
By Kevin Wilhelm
Sep 30, 2013
Before attempting to implement sustainability across your company, it’s important that you first truly understand how your company and employees manage change within its operations, processes, and culture. Only after you have that understanding of behavior change can you break down barriers, engage the skeptics, and set your company on a path toward sustainability that will last for the long term.
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Welcome to the New Normal of Talent Management
By William G. Castellano
Sep 25, 2013
Bill Castellano presents a comprehensive, innovative model of workforce engagement that responds to today’s new realities, and helps you anticipate tomorrow’s.
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Challenges and Opportunities with Optimal HR Decision Making and How Advanced Analytics Can Help
By James C. Sesil
Sep 23, 2013
James C. Sesil introduces his book, which explains how to dramatically improve human capital management decisions by applying advanced analytics and "Big Data" technologies and processes.
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Using Critical Thinking in a World of Accelerating Change and Intensifying Danger
By Richard Paul, Linda Elder
Sep 16, 2013
The most fundamental concept of critical thinking is simple and intuitive: All humans think. It is our nature to do so. But much of our thinking, left to itself, is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed, or down-right prejudiced. Critical thinking begins, then, when we start thinking about our thinking with a view toward improving it.
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How to Handle Tough Questions: Agility Versus Force
By Jerry Weissman
Sep 11, 2013
How do you, a presenter, withstand an attack? Jerry Weisman explains how to use leverage, or the use of agility to counter force.
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Using Digital Analytics to Create Business Value
By Judah Phillips
Aug 22, 2013
Judah Phillips introduces his book, which will help you and your business determine how to manage and succeed with digital analytics while minding the gap in analytics talent.
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What Workers Want—The Big Picture
By David Sirota, Douglas Klein
Aug 14, 2013
This chapter presents what is essentially a positive view of the nature of people at work. That view is supported by the mountain of evidence the authors have gathered over many years of research, by the thinking and systematic research of others, and by the success of organizations whose policies and practices reflect such optimism.

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