HR Answer Book, The: An Indispensable Guide For Managers And Human Resources Professionals
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The HR Answer Book addresses 200 questions that every employer needs to deal with, from recruiting and hiring to discipline and termination, compensation and benefits to training and employee relations. Accessible and concise, this on-the-job companion offers expert guidance on all types of "people" issues, enabling managers and human resources professionals to:
* Save time, money, and trouble * Increase employee productivity, satisfaction, and retention * Attract and hire the best candidates while avoiding the inferior ones* * Handle tough issues like sexual harassment, Internet and e-mail usage, performance problems, and more -- fairly, sensitively, and legally.
The HR Answer Book is an easy-to-use problem solver that can be read cover-to-cover or as a quick reference in specific situations. An appendix of tools, templates, and lists of additional resources completes this excellent and valuable guide.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #57001 in Books
- Published on: 2004-04-05
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: .95" h x 6.22" w x 9.28" l, 1.33 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 256 pages
- ISBN13: 9780814472231
- Condition: USED - Very Good
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"..a handy guide to the various facets of Human Resources administration." -- Training magazine
About the Author
Shawn Smith (Harrison, NY) is an attorney, former corporate executive, and the founder of Next Level Consulting, LLC. Her articles have appeared in numerous legal and business publications. Rebecca Mazin (Larchmont, NY) is cofounder of Recruit Right, an HR consulting firm, and has held key positions at organizations including Hyatt Hotels, Owens Corning, and the National Labor Relations Board.
Clear, concise & comprehensive
I am the director of a nonprofit agency; our current budget does not allow for such luxuries as a director of human resources. Over the years I have collected a number of books and manuals on organizational management, some of them costing hundreds of dollars. Yet I get more use out of this book than all the others combined. As the person responsible for hiring, firing and much of what comes in between, I find that it's well organized, free of jargon and covers a wide range of topics. It is the ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure; the advice offered is consistently based on respect for employees, good communication and corporate compliance.
HR reference guide "par excellence"
Finally, a "how do I handle" guide written for any manager seeking instant direction & expertise. The question format is ideal, facilitating speedy navigation, the flow within each subject area transports the reader logically through the process and the advice is right on target. The "lessons learned" boxes throughout the book serve to add useful reference points on how others have dealt with the issue at hand. The Resource Guide, Tools & Templates and the Index collectively represent invaluable tools, especially for small-company management who may not have in-house HR assistance. Overall, an impressive achievement for a book which follows through with practical, accurate answers and solutions.
Surprised at how much I learned
It has been a few years since I felt the need to peruse any resource material for helping me find the right people. In a previous career I had hired and managed between 80 and 100 people at a time. But I thought I might want to brush up on what changes have transpired over the last 15 years and I couldn't believe what I learned from this book. I picked it at random from the endless supply of other choices and I was very glad I did. These two writers hit upon everything that I thought I knew and opened my eyes to the changes that I was not aware of. To be honest, I wasn't planning on reading the entire book but thought I would hit upon the "highlights." I actually thought I knew enough to skim it but little did I realize, I knew very little. And even though I don't run a large office like I used to, I found the book to be an easy read and will keep it on the shelf as a resource guide. I tend to bend the pages of my books for the passages that I know I will refer to in the future and this book looks like I have had it for years with the bent corners. I don't think I will find it necessary to look beyond this guide in the future. My hats off to these two writers who very much know their subject and will be "indispensible" to me.