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Book details
  • SubGenre:Human Resources & Personnel Management
  • Language:English
  • Pages:70
  • eBook ISBN:9781483512327

The Secrets of Selecting High Potential People

by Adrian Furnham

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Do you Know How to Select and Recruit High Potential People?   Recruitment and selection is a key task managers - at all levels - must be good at.  Get it wrong and the consequences are dire. Get it right and everyone wins.
Do you Know How to Select and Recruit High Potential People? Recruitment and selection is a key task managers - at all levels - must be good at.  Get it wrong and the consequences are dire. Get it right and everyone wins. People are an organisation’s greatest asset, but also their highest cost. Many Human Resource departments are rightly seriously focused on, the recruitment, selection and management of talented people with high potential. We know from research that high potential people contribute and produce two and a half times those who are below average. Yet, it is not always easy spotting talent, what to look for, and whether a particular individual has the potential to succeed. Looking back, most managers recognise that at some point they have poor human resources selection decisions and know the cost of doing so. The cost of letting someone go is enormous.  Severance pay etc. is an obvious one.  But consider the cost of the damage they have done while in-post and the business secrets, market intelligence and intellectual property they take with them. The aim of this book is to steer you in the right direction: recruitment best practices, to know what abilities and characteristics to look for… and why. We also know there is often a paradoxical effect with some personality traits that help people get selected and promoted, but which undermine them in the end. This easy-to-read, non-technical, but highly sensible book will really make a difference to the way you go about how to spot talent; the high flyers of tomorrow.
About the author
Professor Adrian Furnham MA MSc MScEcon DPhil DSc DLitt FBPsS Cpsychol is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the second most productive psychologist in the world since 1980 (as ‘counted’ by number of articles published), a mould-breaking academic, a leading consultant on organisational behaviour, writer, raconteur and broadcaster. He is a Professor of Psychology at University College London, a founder and director of Applied Behavioural Research Associates (ABRA) a management consultancy specialising in performance appraisal, personnel and corporate assessment and adjunct professor at BI Norwegian School of Management and one of the world's leading business psychologists. Adrian is on the editorial board of a number of international journals and the previous elected President of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. He is also a newspaper columnist previously at the Financial Times, now at the Sunday Times. He is a regular contributor to national and international radio and television stations including the BBC, CNN, and ITV. More details in the latest ‘Who’s Who’. Adrian has worked extensively with a variety of multinational organisations including; HSBC, Vistage International (the world's leading chief executive organisation), Goldman Sachs, British Airways, The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, Cathay Pacific, The Foreign Office, Barclays Bank, Marks & Spencer, Air New Zealand, Channel Four, Boots and the Ritz Hotel. He is also a member of The Leadership Trust's Advisory Council. Adrian has written over 1000 scientific papers and 70 books, primarily about leadership and management. Adrian is a renowned business speaker at corporate conferences - approachable, well-informed and entertaining. His witty insights into human behaviour provide an excellent foil for the seriousness of his subject. To book Adrian to speak at your conference or to run a Leadership Workshop, please email
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