By Linda Holbeche
A bland publication with little of curiosity, except you're employed for a central authority division in a third-world nation. Reads like a tutorial treatise from a second-year pupil in 1990.
The principles are trite and shortage substance. for instance, "dealing with bad functionality" is mentioned in one paragraph. "Long time period incentives and percentage ownership", too, is glossed over in a micro-paragraph approximately developments with nary a connection with shareholder worth and rewards.
This ebook is a superb instance of the lead-lag chasm among American HR practices and Europe's archaic thinking.
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