Unprecedented shifts in the age distribution and diversity of the global labor pool are underway. Within the decade, as the massive boomer generation begins to retire and fewer skilled workers are available to replace them, companies in industrialized markets will face a labor shortage and brain drain of dramatic proportions. Ken Dychtwald, Tamara Erickson, and Robert Morison argue that companies ignore these shifts at great peril. Survival will depend on redefining retirement and transforming management and human resource practices to attract, accommodate, and retain workers of all ages and backgrounds. Based on decades of groundbreaking research and study, the authors present innovative and actionable management techniques for leveraging the knowledge of mature workers, reengaging disillusioned midcareer workers, and attracting and retaining talented younger workers. This timely book will help organizations sustain their competitive edge in tomorrow’s inevitably tighter labor markets.
The international best seller Human Resource Champions helped set the HR agenda for the 1990s and enabled HR professionals to become strategic partners in their organizations. But earning a seat at the executive table was only the beginning. Today's HR leaders must also bring substantial value to that table. Drawing on their 16-year study of over 29,000 HR professionals and line managers, leading HR experts Dave Ulrich and Wayne Brockbank propose The HR Value Proposition. The authors argue that HR value creation requires a deep understanding of external business realities and how key stakeholders both inside and outside the company define value. Ulrich and Brockbank provide practical tools a...
Explores the skills managers will need as technological and economic forces dramatically change organizational structure in the future, spawning new types of decentralized organizations in which the power to decide belongs to everyone.
"Details the story of Roy Olmstead, a principal rumrunner in Prohibition-era Seattle, and describes the first major federal wiretapping court case. Relates how city officials, Prohibition agents, and rumrunners chased, evaded, and double-crossed each othe
Cast off with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee on the ultimate journey through the knitter’s world. Pack your crafting bag, chart a course to the nearest yarn shop, and pick your traveling companion by looking for the telltale needle holes in her purse. With wry humor and a contagiously obsessive love for everything knitted, Pearl-McPhee takes you on a hilarious tour of the Land of Knitting and introduces you to the wacky, wonderful people that choose to inhabit it.
The first volume in a series of short fiction collections featuring outstanding contemporary stories set against the backdrop of the American West captures the rich diversity of culture and lifestyle in the region in twenty works by Sherman Alexie, Melanie Thon, Luis Alberto Urrea, Elmore Leonard, Max Evans, John Sayles, and other acclaimed authors. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.