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New Books August 2016

New books this month focus on areas such as talent, analytics, mentoring, strategy and more. The titles listed below are a selection of the new additions. If you want to borrow any of the books listed or find out what other fascinating titles are available, please get in touch!

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The talent magnet: employer branding & recruitment marketing strategies to attract millennial talent / Richard Evans

Location: 658.310.834 EVA

Employer Branding & Recruitment Marketing Strategies to Attract Millennial Talent. It’s predicted that, by the year 2025, more than 75% of the global workforce will be made up of Millennial talent. Some call them Gen Y; others label them Millennials. Employer branding and intelligent recruitment marketing is vital to attract and engage the Millennial generation of talent. This book will help you become a winning employer of choice. Be remarkable. Become a "Talent Magnet".

Data-driven organization design: sustaining the competitive edge through organizational analytics / Rupert Morrison

Location: 658.914 MOR

Data-driven Organization Design provides a practical framework for HR and organization design practitioners to build a baseline of data, set objectives, carry out fixed and dynamic process design, map competencies, and right-size the organization so everyone performs to their potential and organizations have a hope of getting and sustaining a competitive edge. Data-driven Organization Design shows how to collect the right data on organizations, present it meaningfully and ask the right questions of it to help complex, fluid organizations constantly evolve and meet moving objectives.

HBR guide to getting the mentoring you need / Harvard Business Review

Location: 658.310.85 HBR

Find the right person to help supercharge your career. Whether you're eyeing a specific leadership role, hoping to advance your skills, or simply looking to broaden your professional network, you need to find someone who can help. Wait for a senior manager to come looking for you--and you'll probably be waiting forever. Instead, you need to find the mentoring that will help you achieve your goals. Managed correctly, mentoring is a powerful and efficient tool for moving up. The "HBR Guide to Getting the Mentoring You Need" will help you get it right.

Corporate strategy: tools for analysis and decision-making / Phanish Puranam & Bart Vanneste

Location: 658.012.2 PUR

Many companies are not single businesses but a collection of businesses with one or more levels of corporate management. Written for managers, advisors and students aspiring to these roles, this book is a guide to decision-making in the domain of corporate strategy. It arms readers with research-based tools needed to make good corporate strategy decisions and to assess the soundness of the corporate strategy decisions of others. A range of learning aids, including easy-to-comprehend examples, decision templates and FAQs, are provided in the book.

How to improve your critical thinking & reflective skills / Kathleen McMillan & Weyers

Location: 001.891 MCM

New to the highly successful Smarter Study Skills series comes this essential guide to thinking and writing critically. This easy-to-use guide identifies and addresses the key areas where most students need help in developing and enhancing the critical thinking and writing skills that are crucial to successful academic study, and provides practical tips and solutions. The authors use real life examples to illustrate common mistakes and demonstrate how to avoid them. They provide solid advice on enhancing analytical and argumentation skills by adopting best practice with critical thinking and reflective writing.

Professional services marketing handbook: how to build relationships, grow your firm and become a client champion / Edited by Nigel Clark and Charles Nixon

Location: 658.8:649 CLA

The market for professional services and consulting firms is changing, driven by evolving and more demanding client requirements. Legal, accountancy and other professional services firms are now looking for a new breed of leaders with the insight to help deliver those requirements. Professional Services Marketing Handbook, published in association with the Professional Services Marketing Group, is for marketing and business development professionals, sales specialists, and a firm's technical practitioners who want to play a fuller role in their firm's obsession with client relationship development to increase their impact and influence.

A better way of doing business? : lessons from the John Lewis partnership /Graeme Salaman, John Storey

Location: 82-94 SAL

This book offers a thoroughly researched and accessibly written account of the John Lewis Partnership. It describes what the JLP is, how it works, and what other businesses can learn from it. The US/UK model of the firm, with its emphasis on shareholder value and its openness to the market in the buying and selling of businesses, is prone to a number of problematic consequences for employees, suppliers, and sometimes share-holders. The JLP represents a contrast to this model - one that has implications beyond the small niche of mutually-owned firms. The JLP has lessons for organizations that are unlikely to move towards the Partnership's distinctive shared ownership. This book identifies these lessons. [Publisher text]

Good charts : the HBR guide to making smarter, more persuasive data visualizations / by Scott Berinato

Location: 316.772.4 BER

A good visualization can communicate the nature and potential impact of information and ideas more powerfully than any other form of communication. For a long time "dataviz" was left to specialists--data scientists and professional designers. No longer. A new generation of tools and massive amounts of available data make it easy for anyone to create visualizations that communicate ideas far more effectively than generic spreadsheet charts ever could. What's more, building good charts is quickly becoming a need-to-have skill for managers. [Publisher text]

The 100-year life : living and working in an age of longevity / Lynda Gratton, Andrew Scott

Location: 658.310.84 GRA

Many of us have been raised on the traditional notion of a three-stage approach to our working lives: education, followed by work and then retirement. But this well-established pathway is already beginning to collapse – life expectancy is rising, final-salary pensions are vanishing, and increasing numbers of people are juggling multiple careers. Whether you are 18, 45 or 60, you will need to do things very differently from previous generations and learn to structure your life in completely new ways. [...] Drawing on the unique pairing of their experience in psychology and economics, Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott offer a broad-ranging analysis as well as a raft of solutions, showing how to rethink your finances, your education, your career and your relationships and create a fulfilling 100-year life. [Publisher text]

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