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The Four-leaf Clover: Four Pillars for Public Sector Efficiency

Pin Arboledas, José Ramón

 

To what extent should the public sector follow a private sector management model? Could improving public administration increase the wellbeing of the general population? IESE's José Ramón Pin responds to these questions in a book proposing a model based on four pillars for improving public sector efficiency.

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7 Keys for Personnel Management When Going Global

García-Lombardía, Pilar; Gómez, Sandalio

 

When a company enters international markets, human resources management often lags behind. A study of Spain's leading multinationals, by Sandalio Gómez and Pilar García-Lombardía, identifies seven important changes that could transform everything from how talent is managed to how corporate reputations are protected when going global.

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Want a Competitive Company? Invest in Young People

Gómez, Sandalio; Gómez, Eduardo; Bardi, Carmen; Barón, Javier; Henar, Leticia; Pérez, María Jesús; González Barreda, Teresa

 

To meet the current and future needs of business, young people need better training and decent jobs now. A 2017 report on Spain points to initiatives that could help improve both the employability of young people and the competitiveness of businesses -- including new specializations, vocational training and internships.

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In Support of Work-Family Balance, Internationally

Las Heras, Mireia; Trefalt, Spela; Escribano, Pablo Ignacio

 

It doesn't cost much to train managers to engage in family-supportive behavior, and the payoff in terms of job performance and worker retention can be significant. These benefits cross borders, according to award-winning research by IESE's Mireia Las Heras and co-authors.

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Keys to Collective Bargaining: From Theory to Reality

Pin Arboledas, José Ramón; Stein, Guido

 

In their 2017 book on the theoretical and practical aspects of collective bargaining, professors José Ramón Pin and Guido Stein examine six pitched battles in Spain. Through these labor conflicts, they illustrate a process to better manage a business.

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2016's Most-Viewed Insights from IESE's Business Knowledge Portal

 

Which articles were the most popular with our readership in 2016? To celebrate the year's close, we count down 10 ideas with impact, gleaned from IESE faculty's recent research. These 10 insights have the potential to change the way you approach business management today and in the future.

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Staying Ahead in the New Employment ContextPremium

Cappelli, Peter

 

The conventional full-time job is giving way to new forms of temporary, nonstandard or contingent work. How to make sense of it all? The author proposes a new taxonomy for understanding employment in the new economy. Executives may find this framework useful for managing alternative work arrangements.

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Five Keys to Manage Millennial TalentPremium

Stein, Guido; Martín, Miguel

 

To meet the needs and demands of the millennial generation, many companies are rethinking their people management policies and leadership styles. Based on surveys of international executives, the authors detail the shift taking place in professional aspirations, and suggest the keys for attracting, developing and retaining millennial workers.

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Future-proofing Your Job From RobotsPremium

Pastor, Alfredo; Mercadal Dupree, Bartolomé

 

Will a robot take your job? Despite fears that automation may be putting millions of jobs at risk, research with Spanish executives identifies how companies can prepare themselves for technological change. This article helps separate science fiction from business reality, so executives can view the future with flexibility, not fear.

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3 Tips to Help Multicultural Teams Succeed

Paunova, Minna; Lee, Yih-Teen

 

As business becomes more globalized, multicultural working groups are on the rise. In this study of culturally diverse teams, Yih-Teen Lee and Minna Paunova find three factors affecting performance and offer practical tips to boost team success.

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