The book is about the many HR theories, models, questionnaires and practices. Many of them lack any scientific background. But in this book valid alternatives are offered.
Why should you buy it?
ONE STOP. Excellent, comprehensive guide to 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 This book rejoins the tradition of debunking outdated theories, fads, and urban myths, while simultaneously offering sound alternatives.
BEST BUY. For the price of 125 euros, this book offers 55 (scientific) literature reviews—compare that to the price of a single systematic review, which on average costs between 10 and 35 euros!
At last, the book behind the phenomenal TED talk promoting science-based Human Resources! The ultimate (self-defense) guide for CEOs, HR professionals, I/O students, and employees.
List of concepts and theories covered in the book
The Leadership Circle
Left brain, right brain
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
MBTI - Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
NLP - Neurolinguistic Programming
Mehrabian’s Rule (7-38-55)
Pay gaps (horizontal, vertical)
Performance Ratings & Forced Ranking
PFP - Pay-for-performance
Positive Psychology (Grit, Flow, resilience, happiness)
The Interpersonal Circumplex
Systematic reflection - AAR & AER
5FM and 6FM model of personality
Belbin team roles
Biology x environment
Brain scans for recruitment
CBC - Cognitive-Behavioral Coaching
Change: process and EB interventions
Compete or collaborate?
CVF - Competing Values Framework
Dodo Bird verdict
Drives or meta-motives
E-learning & MOOCs
HBDI - Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument
Holacracy & Leaderless organizations
Intelligence, Gma, IQ