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The Handbook of Strategic Recruitment and Selection, A Systems Approach

The Handbook of Strategic Recruitment and Selection, A Systems Approach.

Editors:

Dr Bernard O'Meara, University of Ballarat, Australia
Dr Stanley Petzall, Deakin University, Australia


Synopsis:

This is a theory-based text with unique features that distinguish it from other books in the field. The inclusion of a strategic component differentiates it from most other books, but the application of systems theory to recruitment and selection sets this book apart.

Highlights

  • it is the first text to introduce 21st century methods of recruitment including crowd sourcing, social networking, Skype and distance interviewing

  • includes mainstream topics such as interviews, job analysis and question types

  • addresses issues such as the role of staffing, recruitment and selection in a knowledge-based society

  • includes theories such as similarity/attraction theory, insider/outsider theory, cultural appreciation, body language and interview types for different levels within organisations

  • looks at resume preparation and analysis

  • explores the challenges facing international applicants seeking employment in other countries

  • one of the first books to address sustainability within a staffing context

  • FREE supplementary material available online.

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Reviews

"This book captures the essence of attracting and hiring a productive workforce. It presents conceptually strong arguments for effectively incorporating hiring in strategic formulations with excellent embellishments in an easy-to-read fashion - comprising excellent cases and analogies.

The content has been eagerly researched and documented, and contains practical advice not only for academia but also for any professional who is concerned with attracting and hiring the best human capital. Throughout the book, the authors never lose sight of the big picture that people are the greatest assets for any organization and identifying, attracting and hiring them is the biggest challenge that confronts businesses worldwide.

I have been pleasantly surprised with the eye-to-detail on part of the authors. The content is not only comprehensive but very relevant and contemporary. The readers of this book would be indeed enriched. An excellent resource and a must read for all practitioners and academics interested in garnering the most from strategic recruitment and selection. The Handbook of Strategic Recruitment and Selection: A Systems Approach isn't just a good book - it's THE RIGHT BOOK!"  

Dr. Debashish Sengupta, Alliance School of Business, Alliance University, Bangalore

 

"A long awaited new wave of ideas and significant contribution to Recruitment and Selection."  

Vijay Kumar Thambimuthu, Qualifications and Assessments International, (QAI) U.K.

 

"A complete course of study under one cover, "Handbook of Strategic Recruitment and Selection: A Systems Approach" is superbly organized and presented from beginning to end, making it an ideal Business School curriculum text, as well as a kind of operations manual for anyone with a corporate responsibility for recruiting personnel. Enhanced with an impressive list of bibliographic references, eleven appendices, a glossary of terms, and a comprehensive index, "Handbook of Strategic Recruitment and Selection: A Systems Approach" is a highly recommended and core addition to academic library Business Studies reference collections. It should be noted that "Handbook of Strategic Recruitment and Selection: A Systems Approach" is also available in a Kindle edition ($84.76).

Jack Mason, MBR Bookwatch (Feb 2014)

 

"A 'systems approach' is the distinguishing feature of a comprehensive new book on recruitment and selection. With over 400 pages, the book covers all aspects of recruitment and selection, and is aimed at both HR practitioners and students." Read more...

Dr Ray Welling, Editor-in-Chief, WorkplaceInfo (Jan 2014)

Editor Profiles

Dr Bernard O'Meara is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resources Management at the University of Ballarat, Australia. Dr O'Meara has worked extensively in industry in general management corporate based human resource roles in the manufacturing sector. He has also been principal director of a Melbourne based consulting group.

Dr. Stanley Petzall is currently a Senior Lecturer at Deakin Business School, Australia, with 32 years experience of teaching Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Comparative Management and Business Law in various institutions. He has also consulted with, written distance education materials, and run training programs for a number of organisations, including Associated Securities, Telecom Australia, The Victorian Hospitals Association; and Swinburne Institute of Technology.

Book Information

ISBN Print: 9781780528106
ISBN Electronic: 9781780528113
Publication Date: 12 December 2013
Format print: Hardback
Page count: 300
Dimensions: 165 x 246

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"A complete course of study under one cover, "Handbook of Strategic Recruitment and Selection: A Systems Approach" is superbly organized and presented from beginning to end, making it an ideal Business School curriculum text, as well as a kind of operations manual for anyone with a corporate responsibility for recruiting personnel. Enhanced with an impressive list of bibliographic references, eleven appendices, a glossary of terms, and a comprehensive index, "Handbook of Strategic Recruitment and Selection: A Systems Approach" is a highly recommended and core addition to academic library Business Studies reference collections. It should be noted that "Handbook of Strategic Recruitment and Selection: A Systems Approach" is also available in a Kindle edition ($84.76).

Jack Mason, MBR Bookwatch (Feb 2014)

 


 

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