Listener cover 29 August 2015By Rob O’Neill. Listener, 29 Aug. 2015, p. 16-21.

Talks about new approaches to work that help employees fulfill their creative potential and increase productivity. Looks at how managers at companies such as Google and Amazon use data to transform teams and workplaces. Considers the quality of managers in New Zealand. Discusses how increasing automation might disrupt traditional ideas about employment and jobs.

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Riding the waves of culture coverBy Fons Trompenaars & Charles Hampden-Turner. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2015, 389 p. 3rd ed.

Shows how managers can build the skills, sensitivity, and cultural awareness required to effectively lead people and organisations in a global business environment. Describes the cultural frameworks that affect day-to-day business. Covers managing groups and individuals, feelings and relationships, how people accord status, time management, relating to nature, national cultures and corporate cultures, international and transnational management, reconciling cultural dilemmas, and the phenomenon of cultural convergence.

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Lead inside the box coverBy Victor Prince & Mike Figliuolo. Career Press, 2015, 285 p.

Presents a framework for managers to use to obtain peak performance from each individual in a team. Shows leaders how to invest their time and energy efficiently and identify the leadership needs of each team member. Categorises team members as exemplars, high-cost producers, passengers, and detractors, and shows how to lead each type of employee.

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Work rules coverBy Laszlo Bock. John Murray Publishers, 2015, 406 p.

Draws lessons from Google’s approach to management to illustrate how to create a high-freedom, high-performance workplace and unlock employees’ creativity. Discusses how organisations can achieve sustainable productivity and a sense of community. Covers hiring strategies, pay, principles of openness and transparency, devolving power and decision making to employees, improving performance management, and learning lessons from the best and worst employees in an organisation.

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Rewrite coverBy Lynda Harris. Write Ltd, 2015, 287 p.

Outlines the cost of bad writing in business and government. Presents practical strategies to help leaders learn to write clearly and effectively using principles of plain English.

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Employed but under fire coverBy Michael Smyth. Approachable Lawyer Ltd, 2013, 127 p.

Presents strategies to help employees who are unhappy with the way they are treated by their manager or who are considering taking a personal grievance case. Covers situations including unjustified performance and redundancy processes. Looks at how to negotiate an employment agreement, how to answer misconduct allegations, and how to deal with workplace bullies. Includes advice for employees who suffer illness or accident and feel they are being treated unfairly.

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North and south cover Sept 2015By Joanna Wane. North & South, September 2015, p. 34-39 (article).

Discusses what factors New Zealand parents need to consider when choosing which secondary school to send their children to.

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By Chris Barton. North & South, September 2015, p. 42-50 (article).

Looks at New Zealand students’ maths achievement. Outlines criticisms about the way maths is taught and reports on concerns about the Numeracy Development Project. Discusses the Mathematics Inquiry Communities initiative. Talks about New Zealand’s results in TIMSS and PISA.

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By Fiona Terry. North and south,September 2015, p. 52-55 (article).

Profiles Inspire, a Nelson-based parent-led initiative that aims to encourage primary and intermediate students’ interest in science, technology, and maths.

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Assessing work as a calling: an evaluation of instruments and practice recommendations
by Duffy, Ryan D et al

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When reality meets ideal: investigating the relation between calling and life satisfaction
by Hagmaier, Tamara; Abele, Andrea E

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Career choice and calling: integrating calling and social cognitive career theory
by Kaminsky, Samuel E; Behrend, Tara S

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Predicting graduation: the role of mathematics/science self-efficacy
by Larson, Lisa M et al

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Social self-efficacy predicts Chinese college students’ first-year transition: a four-wave longitudinal investigation
by Meng, Hui et al

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Underrpresented first-generation, low-income college students’ pursuit of a graduate education: investigating the influence of self-efficacy, coping efficacy, and family influence
by Tate, Kevin A et al

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The moderating role of empathy in the work-family crossover process between Chinese dual-earner couples
by Liu, Huimin; Cheung, Fanny M

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When being old pays off: age mitigates adverse effects of low implicit-explicit motive congruency on work motivation
by Thielgen, Markus M; Krumm, Stefan; Hertel, Guido

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Building a scale of the meanings of transition from higher education to work
by Monteiro, Andre M; Santos, Paulo Jorge; Goncalves, Carlos M

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Constructing Holland’s Hexagon in South Africa: development and initial validation of the South Africa Career Interest Inventory
by Morgan, Brandon; de Bruin, Gideon P; de Bruin, Karina

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Multiple roles, role conflict, and sense of meaning in life among working parents
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Validity and reliability of a Turkish version of the Career Locus of Control Scale
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An exploration of first-generation college students’ career development beliefs and experiences
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Hardiness, perceived employability, and career decision self-efficacy among Taiwanese college students
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Developing attitudes toward an entrepreneurial career through mentoring: the mediating role of entrepreneurial self-efficacy
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JCDBy Serge P. da Motta Veiga. Journal of career development 42 (4), 2015, p. 339-350 (article).

Examines whether and how job search strategies affect the relationship between core self-evaluations and career growth for mid-career professionals.

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Career development for exceptional individuals coverBy Stephanie J. Berry & Jose F. Domene. Career development and transition for exceptional individuals 38 (2), 2015, p. 78-88 (article).

Investigates the kinds of support post-secondary students who have mobility or sensory impairments perceive as being most effective in assisting them to attain their career aspirations. Covers supportive social relationships, personal resources, and material and environmental supports.

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Teachers and careers coverBy Tristram Hooley, A.G. Watts & David Andrews. International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby, 2015, 56 p.

Looks at the provision of career and employability learning and support in UK schools. Discusses the role of teachers and career guidance professionals in providing career information, pastoral support, and within-subject teaching. Considers the implications for teacher education and professional development.

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Career development for exceptional individuals coverBy Adam P. Sima et al. Career development and transition for exceptional individuals 38 (2), 2015, p. 89-100 (article).

Explores risk factors associated with poor post-school employment outcomes for students with disabilities.

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BJGCBy Alan Brown. British journal of guidance & counselling 43 (3), 2015, p. 278-291 (article).

Examines the processes people use to reframe their career goals and career direction mid-way through their working lives. Looks at reframing as a process of identity development, as a form of relational, emotional, practical and cognitive development, and taking place within particular opportunity structures.

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Understanding careers coverBy Kerr Inkson, Nicky Dries & John Arnold. Sage, 2015, 406 p. 2nd ed.

Uses a framework of nine archetypal metaphors to encapsulate the field of career studies: inheritances, cycles, actions, fit, journeys, roles, relationships, resources and stories. Presents over 50 illustrative case studies, including some of well known personalities. Includes a ‘Careers in Practice’ section with chapters on applications by career actors, counsellors, advisors, and organisations. Companion website contains multiple choice questions, slides, additional cases and exercises.

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How to get a good job coverBy Rupert French. Exisle Publishing, 2015, 342 p.

Describes how older employees can find satisfying, fulfilling jobs. Shows how to adopt a proactive approach that builds self-esteem and promotes a time-efficient, self-managed job search programme. Covers: writing a compelling CV, providing supporting documents for job applications, finding jobs before they are advertised, building an effective job search network, using social media to support job searches, and preparing for and performing effectively in interviews.

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Aging workers coverEdited by P. Matthijs Bal, Dorien T.A.M. Kooij & Denise M. Rousseau. Springer, 2015, 268 p.

Examines how organisations can ensure that their aging workforce remains motivated, productive, and healthy. Looks at ways in which employment relationships change with age. Discusses working beyond retirement. Chapters include:

  • Older workers, stereotypes, and discrimination in the context of the employment relationship by Lisa M. Finkelstein
  • Age diversity and age climate in the workplace by Stephan A. Boehm & Florian Kunze
  • Strategic HRM for older workers by Dorien T.A.M. Kooij & Karina van der Voorde
  • The role of line managers in motivation of older workers by Eva Knies, Peter Leisink & Jo Thijssen
  • A lifespan perspective on leadership by Hannes Zacher et al
  • The psychological contracts of older employees by Tim Vantilborgh et al
  • Idiosyncratic deals for older workers: increased heterogeneity among older workers enhance the need for i-deals by P. Matthijs Bal & Paul G.W. Jansen
  • Successful aging at work: the role of job crafting by Dorien T.A.M. Kooij, Maria Tims & Ruth Kanfer
  • Aging workers’ learning & employability by Isabel Raemdonck et al
  • Intentions to continue working & its predictors by Rene Schalk & Donatienne Desmette
  • Bridge employment: conceptualizations and new directions for future research by Yujie Zhan & Mo Wang
  • Adjustment processes in bridge employment: where we are and where we need to go by Cort W. Rudolph, Annet H. DeLange & Beatrice Van der Heijden
  • Aging entrepreneurs & volunteers: transition in late career by Susan Ainsworth.

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Career errors coverBy Frank Burtnett. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014, 240 p.

Examines the career development milestones that people experience across their life-span. Talks about career transitions including entering, reentering, and movements within the workforce. Looks at the processes involved in finding, acquiring, and moving into jobs. Covers achieving career satisfaction, dealing with career crises, finding work-life balance, late careers, and retirement.

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