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The mismanagement of talent : employability and jobs in the knowledge economy

Author: Phillip Brown; Anthony Hesketh; Sara Williams
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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"The knowledge economy conjures a world of smart people, in smart jobs, doing smart things, in smart ways, for smart money, increasingly open to all rather than a few. Glossy corporate brochures present a future in challenging, exciting, and financially rewarding jobs for the winners in this competition for fast track management appointments. They also convey an image of enlightened employers actively seeking to  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brown, Phillip, 1957-
Mismanagement of talent.
Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)802298912
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip Brown; Anthony Hesketh; Sara Williams
ISBN: 019926953X 9780199269532 0199269548 9780199269549
OCLC Number: 56378607
Description: viii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The promise : Some promising questions ; The study ; Lifting the veneer of employability --
2. The new competition : The win-win scenario ; Redefining employability ; The rise of personal capital --
3. What knowledge economy? : A knowledge economy ; What knowledge economy ; Nice work, if you can get it --
4. The war for talent : Talent management: a strategic business challenge ; The rising demand for high-calibre managerial talent ; Meeting the demand for talent when the career bargain has been broken ; All for the best ; Talent: a limited commodity? ; Diversity: tapping the pool for talent? ; The war for reputational capital ; Managerial talent: a historical interlude --
5. The science of gut feeling : Pythagoras' legacy ; Making up people ; Hidden persuaders --
6. Players and purists : pt. 1. Great expectations ; pt. 2. The games people play --
7. Picking winners : pt. 1. The rhetoric of competence ; pt. 2. Winners and losers --
8. The wealth of talent : The wrong metaphor ; Talent: a limited commodity? ; Talent spotting ; Enhancing the diversity of talent ; From sponsored mobility to contest mobility --
9. The great training robbery : Peddling employability ; Degrees of worth: why some are more equal than others ; People are our most valuable asset ; The price of success.
Responsibility: Phillip Brown and Anthony Hesketh with Sara Williams.
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Aims to lift the veneer of 'employability' and to expose serious problems in the way that future workers are trying to manage their employability in the competition for tough-entry jobs in the  Read more...

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