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2nd Edition

The Value-Added Employee

ISBN 9780750674515
Published October 11, 2001 by Routledge
216 Pages

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Book Description

A handy guide offering a practical plan for targeting skills any employee wants to develop and employers most desire.

It's hard to tell if today's competitive job market is more unsettling for employees seeking job security or companies trying to retain loyal workers. The Value-Added Employee provides fresh insights on what makes employees valuable to the organization and how companies can keep productive employees on the job. Employees will understand how to increase their personal marketability by developing specific skills, knowledge, and attitudes. Managers and coaches will find the tools and resources to make employees more valuable to the organization. Even policymakers and human resource professionals can drive change and business improvement through the application of competency modeling processes.

The Value-Added Employee is a step-by-step plan for targeting the competencies an employee wants to develop and employers most desire. It discusses 31 core competencies, including interpersonal competencies, business competencies, and self-management competencies.

Designed as a handbook, The Value-Added Employee is a toolkit of ideas and a workbook to be written in and referred to on a regular basis. Through its use, employees and their companies will discover a firm foundation for meeting future goals.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I: The road to value creation and career success: Performance and competence add value; Capitalizing on strengths and building competencies; Where do you want to go, and what are you willing to do to get there? Obtaining the resources and support you need; Part II: Competencies dealing with people; Business compentencies; Self-management competencies; Appendix A: Core competencies; Appendix B: Worksheets for career planning and self-assessment; Appendix C: Example of a competency model; Appendix D: Team competencies; Appendix E: Position analysis; Appendix F: Applications of competency modeling

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"I surprising have found that 'The Value-Added Employee' book has many roles in our organization. First, we use the three competency areas (people, business and self-management) to structure our managers' and employees' professional development. The model and the competencies give the managers and employees a common language to formulate development plans. Second, we give managers a copy of the book to help themselves and their employees understand all the aspects of work competencies and professional development. They both learn together and have a quick reference guide. Then, we also use the book as a 'bible' when we are conducting career planning sessions with employees. In addition, I feel the book can be used as individual self-help guide to career planning. This is definitely one of my favorite tools I use in my organization development role here at Rexall Sundown." - Carlin Murray, Manager, Corporate Learning & Development, Rexall Sundown, Inc., Boca Raton, FL