Performance Management: Putting Research into Action

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James W. Smither, Manuel London
Wiley, Jul 17, 2009 - Business & Economics - 704 pages
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There has been a shift in HR from performance appraisal to performance management. A new volume in the SIOP Professional Practice Series, this book contains a broad range of performance management topics, offers recommendations grounded in research, and many examples from a variety of organizations. In addition to offering state-of-the-art descriptions of performance management needs and solutions, this book provides empirical bases for recommendations, demonstrates how performance management tracks and helps promote organizational change, and exams critical issues. This book makes an ideal resource for I/O psychologists, HR professionals, and consultants.

"In this comprehensive and timely volume, Smither and London assemble an exceptional collection of chapters on topics spanning the entire performance management process. Written by leading researchers and practitioners in the field, these chapters draw on years of research and offer a blueprint for implementing effective performance management systems in organizations. This volume is a 'must-read' for all those interested in performance management."
John W. Fleenor, Ph.D., research director, Center for Creative Leadership

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James W. Smither
, Ph.D., is a consultant and scholar, with years of corporate HR experience. He is a professor in the Management Department at LaSalle University. A prolific writer, he is also the editor of the popular Performance Appraisal: State-of-the-Art in Practice (from Jossey-Bass).

Manuel London, Ph.D., is associate dean and director of the Center for Human Resource Management at the College of Business at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He also has 12 years of corporate HR experience. He is the co-author with Marilyn London of First Time Leaders of Small Groups: How to Create High-Performing Committees, Task Forces, Clubs, and Boards from Jossey-Bass.

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) is a 3,000-member Division within APA. The Professional Practice Series provides practitioners and students with guidance, insights, and advice on how to apply the concepts, findings, methods, and tools from I/O psychology to solve human-related organizational problems.

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