Have you ever wondered what goes on in HR departments at corporations, universities, government agencies, and the like?
They claim to perform vital tasks and provide valuable resources for employees, but do they? They engage many different programs, but do they work? They claim that they do, but how do they know?
In this new book, A Skeptic's HR Dictionary, you will find the answers to these questions and many more, and the discover the good, the bad and the partially true in HR programs based on what the best science tells us, rather than what anecdotes and testimonials say.
Science is the best tool ever employed by humanity to determine what is real and what works, and there is no reason why HR claims should not be subjected to the same rigorous standards as any other entity and its claims.
We have science-based medicine, why not science-based Human Resources?
• ONE STOP. Great, comprehensive guide of the most important theories, models, practices and questionnaires in I/O psychology and human resources. This book rejoins the tradition of debunking outdated theories, fads and urban myths, but also offers sound alternatives.
• BEST BUY. For the price of 125 euro, this book offers 55 (scientific) literature reviews—compare this to the price of a single systematic review, which on average costs between 10 and 35 euro!
• Finally! The book behind the phenomenal TED-talk promoting science-based Human resources! The ultimate (self-defense) guide for CEO’s, HR professionals, I/O students and employees.
• Promoted by academics: “incalculably important new book” (Dr. Michael Shermer), “robust evidence distilled from 15 years of amazingly wide reading” (prof. dr. James C. Coyne), “With the help of this book, the precedent for courage has been set and we must now follow it. Let’s step up and reclaim our field” (drs. Paul Kop).