the essential performance review handbook a quick and handyFrom the publisher:

The Essential Performance Review Handbook will help you understand why performance reviews: serve as an important business tool; motivate personnel and increase productivity; help achieve your company goals; improve manager-employee communication; reduce your risk of legal liability.

The Essential Performance Review Handbook: a Quick and Handy Resource for Any Manager or HR professional, by Sharon Armstrong. Franklin Lakes, NJ : Career Press, 2010. 224 p. ISBN 9781601631138

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paying the professoriate a global comparisonFrom the publisher:

How are professors paid? Can the “best and brightest” be attracted to the academic profession? With universities facing international competition, which countries compensate their academics best, and which ones lag behind? Paying the Professoriate examines these questions and provides key insights and recommendations into the current state of the academic profession worldwide… Offering an in-depth international comparison of academic salaries in 28 countries across public, private, research, and non-research universities, chapter authors shed light on the conditions and expectations that shape the modern academic profession…

Paying the Professoriate: a Global Comparison of Compensation and Contracts, edited by Philip G. Altbach … [et al.]. New York, NY : Routledge, 2012. 368 p. ISBN 9780415898072 (pbk.)

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the lights in the tunnelFrom the publisher:

The Lights in the Tunnel employs a powerful thought experiment to explore the economy of the future. An imaginary “tunnel of lights” is used to visualize the economic implications of the new technologies that are likely to appear in the coming years and decades. The book directly challenges nearly all conventional views of the future and illuminates the danger that lies ahead if we do not plan for the impact of rapidly advancing technology.  It also offers unique insights into how technology will intertwine with globalization to shape the twenty-first century and explores ways in which the economic realities of the future might be leveraged to drive prosperity and to address global challenges such as poverty and climate change.

The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future, by Martin Ford. [U.S.] : Acculant Publishing, 2009. 253 p. ISBN 9781448659814

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older workers in an ageing society critical topicsFrom the publisher:

This insightful study provides an overview of the changing employment context in industrialized nations, the risks associated with population ageing and how these are being tackled. Prolonging working lives is high on the agenda of policy makers in most of the world’s major industrialized nations. This book explains how they are keen to tackle issues associated with the ageing of populations, namely the funding of pension systems and predictions concerning a dwindling labour supply. Yet the recent history of older workers has primarily been one of premature exit from the labour force in the form of redundancy or early retirement. Add to this a previously plentiful supply of younger labour and it is clear that much of industry will be unprepared for the challenges of ageing workforces. Older Workers in an Ageing Society includes up-to-date knowledge on issues of workforce ageing and provides useful commentary on policy responses…

Older Workers in an Ageing Society: Critical Topics in Research and Policy, edited by Philip Taylor. Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, 2013. 276 p. ISBN 9781782540090 (hardcover)

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the democracy project a history a crisis a movementFrom the publisher:

Democracy has been the American religion since before the Revolution—from New England town halls to the multicultural democracy of Atlantic pirate ships. But can our current political system, one that seems responsive only to the wealthiest among us and leaves most Americans feeling disengaged, voiceless, and disenfranchised, really be called democratic? And if the tools of our democracy are not working to solve the rising crises we face, how can we—average citizens—make change happen? David Graeber, one of the most influential scholars and activists of his generation, takes readers on a journey through the idea of democracy, provocatively reorienting our understanding of pivotal historical moments, and extracts their lessons for today…

The Democracy Project: a History, a Crisis, a Movement, by David Graeber. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2013. 326 p. ISBN 9780812993561

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Marx a very short introductionFrom the publisher:

Peter Singer identifies the central vision that unifies Marx’s thought, enabling us to grasp Marx’s views as a whole. He sees him as a philosopher primarily concerned with human freedom, rather than as an economist or a social scientist. He explains alienation, historical materialism, the economic theory of Capital, and Marx’s ideas of communism, in plain English, and concludes with an assessment of Marx’s legacy.

Marx: a Very Short Introduction, by Peter Singer. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000. 108 p. ISBN 9780192854056

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The real deal on peopleFrom the publisher:

The Real Deal on People chronicles the 30+ year accumulation of industry-leading best practices and thought leadership in the realm of human resource management in the C-suite by one of North America’s top Chief Human Resource Officers (CHRO).  The critical role of the HR executive in achieving a company’s overall business objectives is a relatively new development… with responsibilities ranging from workforce strategy and labor relations to executive compensation, succession planning, and board member selection. Increasingly the CHRO… is a member of the most senior level committees of the company; and the CHRO’s strategic role continues to rapidly expand and evolve as 21st century workforce challenges threaten corporate success. The Real Deal on People is complete in offering insight into all of the critical CHRO functions and interactions… and brings life to the theory and philosophy with real-world examples that illustrate the concept as only real companies, real executives and real situations can…

The Real Deal on People: Straight Talk on How the CHRO Creates Business Value, by Les Dakens. Toronto : Carswell, 2013. 448 p. ISBN 9780779860647

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leaderhip practice and perspectivesFrom the publisher:

This accessible and comprehensive textbook is designed specifically to develop students’ understanding of leadership in a variety of contexts. Drawing upon the author’s extensive practical and academic experience, the book illustrates leadership in action using a wealth of international case studies… from the world of politics, entertainment, and sport; from Ed Milliband, Alan Sugar, and Lance Armstrong to Innocent Drinks, the NHS, and voluntary organisations… The book is divided in to two clear parts, which logically guide the reader through key theoretical concepts underpinning the study of leadership. These include behavioural models, situational theories, and contingency theory. The second part of the book is then devoted to related themes, such as ideas of power, teams, and change…

Leadership: Practice and Perspectives, by Kevin Roe. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014. 364 p. ISBN 9780199642335 (pbk.)

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the price of everythingFrom the publisher:

Many of the prices we pay seem to make little sense. We shell out $2.29 for coffee at Starbucks when a nearly identical brew can be had at the corner deli for less than a dollar. We may be less willing to give blood for $25 than to donate it for free. And we pay someone to cart away trash that would be a valuable commodity in poorer parts of the world. The Price of Everything starts with a simple premise: there is a price behind each choice, whether we’re deciding to have a baby, drive a car, or buy a book. We often fail to appreciate just how critical prices are as motivating forces. But their power becomes clear when distorted prices steer our decisions the wrong way. Eduardo Porter uncovers the true story behind the prices we pay and reveals what those prices are actually telling us.

The Price of Everything: Finding Method in the Madness of What Things Cost, by Eduardo Porter. New York : Portfolio Penguin, 2012. 296 p. ISBN 9781591844273 (pbk.)

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the duty to accommodate and disability managementFrom the publisher:

Managing disability and accommodation issues presents a constant challenge for Canadian employers; both in the context of managing absenteeism and in the context of making adjustments to the workplace or work demands. The current and future demographic challenges presented by an aging workforce and escalating issues of work/life conflicts are fuelling the growth of accommodation demands related to age and family status. The significance of the foregoing is that Canadian employers and the HR professionals and managers in those workplaces require significant knowledge, skills, strategies and tools to successfully manage current and future new demands of accommodation and disability issues. This book and toolkit delivers the knowledge, strategies and most importantly tools and resources required to support HR professionals, managers and supervisors in successfully meeting the growing challenges of managing accommodation and disability issues…

The Duty to Accommodate and Disability Management: Human Resources Guide and Toolkit, by Barbara G. Humphrey. Toronto, Ontario : Canada Law Book, 2013. 442 p. ISBN 9780888046130

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