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Published: 29 July 2004

288 Pages | Tables and figures


ISBN: 9780199269549

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The Mismanagement of Talent

Employability and Jobs in the Knowledge Economy

Phillip Brown and Anthony Hesketh

  • Examines what makes a 'knowledge worker' employable
  • Argues that the demand for 'knowledge workers' is not nearly so great as is often claimed by governments
  • Considers government policies aimed at encouraging employability, particularly UK higher education policies
  • Argues that employability policies must take account of the positional conflicts of candidates
  • Provides insights into how recruitment assessment centres work
  • Also gives consideration to the situation in the US

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