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ERIC Number: ED503507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 211
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 82
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-87117-384-3
The Hiring Game: Reshaping Community College Practices
Jones-Kavalier, Barbara; Flannigan, Suzanne L.
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ3)
Based on research on hiring strategies used in community colleges nationwide, the authors use games as analogies to show how hiring practices are similar in many ways to games. They present a model for more entrepreneurial, innovative, and strategic approaches to hiring. Following a Foreword by George R. Boggs, this book contains seven chapters. Chapter 1, "The Hiring Game," introduces the reader to the hiring game and provides justification for the need to study hiring practices, including a look at the environmental factors driving changes in the way community colleges conduct business. Chapter 2, "Creating the Hiring Game," provides both a historical and a theoretical context within which to view hiring practices. Chapter 3, "The Nature of the Game," transitions from describing the processes or structures that define the hiring game to assessing the critical factors in an organization that affect how employees are recruited, selected, and retained. Chapter 4, "Evaluating the Hiring Game," provides an overview of the research approach in studying community college hiring practices. Chapter 5, "Stages of the Game," brings depth to the discussion of the different stages that make up the hiring game, building a foundation for describing current practices at community colleges throughout the nation. Chapter 6, "Reshaping the Game," sets the stage for recommendations related to the transformation of hiring practices. Finally, Chapter 7, "A New Game in Town," provides a series of best-practice examples of innovative winning strategies that reinforce our fundamental assertion that we must always look ahead to the leading edge to guide our activities. In closing, the authors revisit the issue of what is driving the need for change and comment on the future of hiring within the community college world. Appended are: (A) Community College Hiring Practices Survey Questions; (B) Community College Leaders Interviewed; (C) Interview Questions; and (D) Richland College Thunderdocument Example. (Contains 5 figures, 13 tables, and an index.)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges
Identifiers - Location: Texas