Engaging the "pole vaulters" on your staff

Katie Truss, Emma Soane, Kerstin Alfes, Chris Rees, Mark Gatenby

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The article focuses on a human resources study by the authors and colleagues Kerstin Alfes, Chris Rees, and Mark Gatenby. The classification of employees into four groups and the engagement programs which were developed in eight companies are discussed. The challenges and best practices for the employee categories of Grand Prix Drivers, Pole Vaulters, Long-Distance Runners, and Flatliners are mentioned. Companies noted include Nampak Plastics Europe and Mace Group.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)24-24
Number of pages1
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2010

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