Professional Practice Series Update
We have several books in the pipeline for 2007-2008 and are in the process of developing concepts for 2008+. In discussing the PPS with J-B the guidance we have been given is to work toward delivering one volume per year in order to avoid over saturating the market. Below is a highlight of where we stand to date with respect to our pipeline:
1. Mort McPhail's volume on Alternative Validation Strategies will be available at the 2007 SIOP conference.
2. Our next volume on "Talent Management" is under contract is due out SIOP 2008. Final contents will be completed and delivered to J-B on August 31, 2007. Rob Silzer and Ben Dowell are the volume editors.
3. Jim Smither and Manny London are under contract to deliver our 4th volume as series editors. This volume will be a updated reprise of their best selling Performance Appraisal book. The emphasis this time will be broader and focused on Performance Management. The volume is expected to be available for purchase in Summer 2008.
4. Two other ideas in early stages include a book on Diversity and Inclusion and a possible volume on 360 feedback. We are testing the waters with J-B on this now.