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Building the competitive workforce : investing in human capital for corporate success /
Philip H. Mirvis, editor.
New York : Wiley, c1993.
xv, 256 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
0471592579 (alk. paper) :
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New York : Wiley, c1993.
0471592579 (alk. paper) :
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"Based on the ... Louis Harris and Associates 'Laborforce 2000' survey."
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1993-11:
This book is based on a survey of the human resource directors of 406 Conference Board companies. Editor Mirvis (coauthor of The Cynical Americans: Living and Working in an Age of Discontent and Disillusion, CH, Apr'90, and Managing the Merger, 1992) provides the opening chapter which describes the scope of the study as well as the concluding chapter which discusses managerial implications of the findings. The other six chapters are written by well-known researchers and consultants who address trends and issues in human resource management (human resource strategy, downsizing, education and training, workforce diversity, and health benefits). Each chapter describes one aspect of the study and is followed by a bibliography. The volume is very thorough and current. Recommended for advanced undergraduate through professional collections. J. A. Neal; University of New Haven
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Main Description
Prominent experts in business and academia examine the priorities and practices of over 400 companies to highlight where industry is keeping pace with the demands of change and where it is behind. Describes what leading firms are doing to redesign work, diversity, education and training, work/family issues, health care costs and the aging workforce. Provides benchmark strategies to develop and maintain a workforce which would meet competitive international standards.
Table of Contents
A Competitive Workforce: The Issues and the Studyp. 1
Strategic Human Resource Managementp. 31
Restructuring and Downsizingp. 60
Company Policies on Education and Trainingp. 95
Workplace Flexibility: Faddish or Fundamental?p. 122
Corporations and the Aging Workforcep. 156
The Changing Nature of Employee Health Benefitsp. 201
The Findings and Their Implicationsp. 220
Indexp. 249
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