Description : “BRAD HELPED US DEVELOP THE TOOLS TO PICK A-PLAYER LEADERS AT GE.” —JACK WELCH Great companies, large and small, rise or fall because of their talent; the more high performers on your team, the more successful your organization will be. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Research shows that only about 25% of all new hires turn out to be high performers. But companies that have used Brad Smart’s Topgrading system over the past two decades have boosted their hiring success rates dramatically—sometimes even to 90%. Three huge problems account for the typical poor results in hiring: dishonesty (via deceptive résumés), incomplete information (via shallow interviews), and lack of verifiability (via biased references). Topgrading shows how to solve all three problems. Instead of hiring by your gut reactions to résumés and interviews, you can start using a scientifically honed process that compels candidates to be totally honest. Smart, one of the world’s foremost experts on hiring, has personally helped hundreds of companies double, triple, or even quadruple their hiring success rates. His clients have ranged from global giants such as General Electric and Honeywell to midsize and small businesses in every field imaginable, and to not-for-profits such as the American Heart Association. And hundreds of thousands of readers have applied the lessons and tools of the first two editions of Topgrading. The Topgrading system makes hiring easier, faster, and more successful than any other process. And it works at every level, from the front lines to senior management. For the first time in seven years, Smart has fully revised and updated Topgrading with many new tools, techniques, and case studies. This edition now features 40 companies of all sizes, across a wide range of industries and home countries. It’s the most advanced and useful version of Topgrading ever. The third edition includes: Simplified Topgrading methods for entry-level jobs. The new Topgrading Snapshot, which screens out weak candidates in just 15 seconds. The latest version of the acclaimed Topgrading Interview script. Case studies from 35 companies not featured in any previous edition. Many additional innovations created by Topgraders. Topgrading isn’t just about hiring and promoting—it’s also about developing talent. It enables leaders to reward their A Players, coach their Bs to become As, and weed out the Cs who are beyond improvement. Many great leaders know that Topgrading works. Find out how it can help your company gain a big competitive advantage.
Description : Looking for heart-racing romance and breathless suspense? Want stories filled with life-and-death situations that cause sparks to fly between adventurous, strong women and brave, powerful men? Harlequin® Romantic Suspense brings you all that and more with four new full-length titles in one collection! COLTON’S SECRET SON The Coltons of Shadow Creek by Carla Cassidy After his notorious mother escapes from prison, Knox Colton is temporarily placed on leave from his job as a Texas Ranger. With nowhere else to go, he returns to his hometown of Shadow Creek, Texas, and there discovers he’s the father of a nine-year-old boy with the woman he’s never been able to forget. NANNY BODYGUARD Bachelor Bodyguards by Lisa Childs Lars Ecklund is on a mission to safeguard his nephew and rescue his missing sister. He finds help in the tiny but tough Nikki Payne, a fellow bodyguard at Payne Protection Agency, who is as wary with her heart as she is good with a gun. But when faced with a sleazy adoption lawyer, assassins and a baby, they must also contend with their feelings for each other or risk losing their hearts—and lives! OPERATION ALPHA Cutter’s Code by Justine Davis When teacher Ria Connelly comes to Foxworth about a troubled student, operative Liam Burnett doesn’t know what he’s in for. But Ria refuses to back down and leave him to his lonely exsistence, even when the secrets they uncover threaten them both. LAST CHANCE HERO by Melinda Di Lorenzo Ten years ago, Donovan Grady died in a car accident. Or so Jordynn Flannigan believed. Now he’s back from the dead, and his only goal is to keep her alive and safe from the people who forced him to fake his own death all those years before… Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
Description : A new Cutter's Code hero meets his match! After a series of his ex-girlfriends die mysteriously, tracker and tech expert Liam Burnett vows to steer clear of romantic entanglements. But when he's assigned to work with Ria Connelly, unwanted feelings ambush Liam. And though he warns Ria that he's not looking for anything serious, the outwardly cheery bachelor can't help but fall for the beautiful teacher… With Cutter, the uncannily brilliant dog, the two collaborate to help a troubled student. Their discoveries of scandalous secrets provoke extreme danger. Only when a killer threatens Ria does Liam finally rethink his reluctance to care—he must protect her at all costs. Could she be the one who breaks the girlfriend "jinx"?
Description : A free sampler of the new novel from this ever-popular bestselling author, including the first two chapters Susie Moran is a success. She has founded and run her own highly profitable company, and now her three daughters are all involved in the business. Rooted in the traditions of the Stoke-on-Trent potteries, and producing charming, useable objects of distinctive design, Susie is justly proud of her family and her achievement – and has no intention of letting it change. But what of the men in the family? Susie’s husband, a musician and artist, has always seemed happy to take a back seat. One of her sons-in-law has few ambitions outside the home. Another daughter, though, has brought her husband into the company - and they want to change things, much to Susie’s distress. And then, into the mix arrives Susie’s father, an ageing hippy who abandoned Susie as a baby. Now he’s alone, and wants to build bridges , although Susie’s daughters are outraged at the idea. Can the needs of a family business override the needs of the family itself? In wanting to preserve her business, will Susie lose something much more precious?
Description : A free ebook sampler for THE THREE, by Sarah Lotz. The full novel will publish on 22 May 2014. Perfect for fans of The Shining Girls and Gone Girl. Stephen King calls THE THREE 'really wonderful. A cross between Michael Crichton and Shirley Jackson, hard to put down and vastly entertaining.' Four planes crash virtually simultaneously. There are only three survivors, all children. Are they miracles? Or are they a warning?
Description : Smoldering corporate bad boy. Hot British DJ. Irresistible secret boyfriend. Dark-eyed guitar player. Join authors Amanda Hill, Sarah Tucker, Tyne O'Connell and Jody Gehrman on four rollercoaster rides from London to L.A. and from wrong to oh-so-right. LOVE LIKE THAT by Amanda Hill Handsome, charming Roman is everything Dalton Moss has always wanted—but surly, moody Jeremy is the one she can't stop thinking about. Engaged to one man, magnetically drawn to the other…can Dalton figure out her feelings before she loses them both? THE LAST YEAR OF BEING SINGLE by Sarah Tucker Sarah Giles has the perfect fiancé and the perfect life—until an innocent office flirtation escalates into an erotic obsession. Torn between two men, Sarah writes a scandalously honest diary of one life-changing year, and faces the challenge of writing her own happy ending…. THE SEX WAS GREAT BUT… by Tyne O'Connell Holly Klein is an A-list celebrity with an army of assistants. Leo Monroe is a hotshot DJ from the streets. Scorching, top-secret sex is one thing...but can a Hollywood star and a struggling musician ever seriously work as a couple? SUMMER IN THE LAND OF SKIN by Jody Gehrman All Anna wants is to uncover long-buried family secrets so she can move on with her life. Then she gets tangled up with Arlan, a sinfully attractive guitar player—and over the course of an unforgettable summer, she'll discover that the only way to get free of her past is to embrace it.
Description : With no previous experience required, BASIC ROBOTICS walks readers step by step through the fundamentals of the industrial robot system. It begins with an exploration of the fascinating technological history that led to the modern robot, starting with events from Before the Common Era and ending with a glimpse of what the robots of tomorrow might become. From there the book explores safety, various parts of the robot, tooling, power transmission systems, the basics of programming, troubleshooting, maintenance, and much more. Engaging photos highlight various robotic systems and their parts, while stories of real-world events bring text concepts to life. This innovative First Edition incorporates many of the initiatives of STEM and is the culmination of lessons learned from the author's years of teaching robotics in various formats--from the traditional classroom to the industrial production floor with systems ranging from the LEGO Mindstorms NXT to the FANUC robot. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : A refreshing, insightful look into the political and economic dynamics driving globalization today Globalization: it's earlier than you think. That's the provocative message of Against the Dead Hand, which traces the rise and fall of the century-long dream of central planning and top-down control and its impact on globalization-revealing the extent to which the "dead hand" of the old collectivist dream still shapes the contours of today's world economy. Mixing historical narrative, thought-provoking arguments, and on-the-scene reporting and interviews, Brink Lindsey shows how the economy has grown up amidst the wreckage of the old regime-detailing how that wreckage constrains the present and obscures the future. He conveys a clearer picture of globalization's current state than the current conventional wisdom, providing a framework for anticipating the future direction of the world economy.
Description : This e-book introduces the reader to biomolecules and describes the experimental and theoretical aspects of their micro- and nano-scale motion in water. Particular emphasis is given to their transport in engineered micro-environments where they are driven by externally imposed electric fields. Envisaged application technologies of this wide-ranging science involve healthcare, food provisioning, environmental services, etc. The e-book is generally intended for undergraduate students studying chemical, life, physical and engineering sciences, and also interdisciplinary researchers.