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Becoming an Employer of Choice: Make Your Organization a Place Where People Want to Do Great Work Paperback – 1 Apr 2004

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (1 April 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843980576
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843980575
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 1.1 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,422 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An energising handbook of good practice which will help managers at all levels" -- Servant Leadership, July 2004

"Grounded in real business practice - the examples used to demonstrate the techniques are of real people doing real business" -- People Management, 15 July 2004

About the Author

Judith Leary-Joyce is an expert in leadership and management. She is CEO of
Great Companies Consulting, which she established in 2002 after spending
the previous year working on the Sunday Times'' 100 Best Companies to Work
For list. She is a board member of the Servent Leadership Centre and was a
founder member and, from 1979-1990, MD of the Gestalt Centre, a
psychotherapy training insititute.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pardo VINE VOICE on 25 Sept. 2006
Format: Paperback
The "Employer of Choice" title was (may be still is) a trendy buzz phrase for HR people a few years ago but this book is about so much more. The sub-title explains it better "Make your organisation a place where people want to do great work".
Look around your office now and ask yourself if you're working somewhere like that. If not you need to change the "way we do things around here". The book is great - it helps you realise what needs to be done and gives you ready made arguments to convince those misearable stick in the mud colleagues that they need to change as well.
Like all good business books the principal idea is very simple - but also not very easy. Basically it's all about being decent and honest and if that sounds touchey feely and soft then you really need to read this book - it's at its best when its talking about dealing with underperformance and the hard things that need to be done to make your organisation a better place.
If you can start using the ideas in this book your team/department/organisation will start to become a place where people can do their best work and as a result its performance will improve.
Easy to read, inspiring and strong. Brilliant.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Andrew from St Albans on 21 April 2004
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This book is a must for anyone in business today. It is simply one of thebest books I have come across in years. It is an easy read and the pagesare just crammed with practical ideas. It is an absolute must for HR andline managers alike. I loved it!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mr. E. Smith on 8 Feb. 2004
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I have seen the final draft of this book, which is to be published around Easter 2004. The author has interviewed senior managers and staff from the top companies listed in the Sunday Times great places to work survey and uses the data to show us how we can all make the places we work better, much more fun, and most importantly more productive. It's written in a way that can't fail to inspire and will become an invaluable aid to senior line managers and HR managers and directors alike. Even better, it's easy to read - as a rule I don't enjoy textbooks on management issues, but this is quite different, and I'm already putting some of the things that I learnt into practice!
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By Emma Tuke on 4 April 2009
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This book was very useful insight on employer of choice by a british author, but being published by the CIPD made it an expensive buy!
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Sadly this book spent most of its time proclaiming the business case for becoming an employer of choice rather than providing ideas for action. Indeed most of the virtues of becoming an benevolent employer were based on relatively little evidence and spiced up with conjecture and altruistic text. This was dissappointing as naturally I already wanted to learn how to become an employer of choice (that is why I bought the book) and just wanted clear guidelines.

Furthermore the author did deviate, providing theories on management style, time management and communication skills. These sweeping overviews of rhetoric did make me question what value it added to the book, especially given the lack of thorough analysis.

In hindsight this would be a wonderful book for a new manager as it is packed with fantastic guiding principles. However I believe if you want an action plan it may be better to read the Sunday Times list online.
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