eBook The Praeger Handbook of Human Resource Management, 1st Edition

  • Ann Gilley
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  • ISBN-10: 0313350167
  • ISBN-13: 9780313350160
  • DDC: 658.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008
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Personnel management is a critical business function. Make a mistake in, say, firing an employee, and you may soon find yourself on the phone with a lawyer. This handbook will help readers avoid personnel potholes and snares. Volume 1 of this set tells -- among dozens of other topics -- how to hire well, train employees, evaluate and develop workers, fire legally, set compensation, and abide by federal and state employment laws. Volume 2 rises above the trees for a look at the forest: leadership development, succession planning, managing change and conflict, creating emergency response plans, managing teams, forecasting employment trends, measuring results, and acquiring HR credentials. In addition, Volume 2 will help companies develop workplace policies on everything from suitable dress to disciplinary procedures to work life balance.

Entries in each category are short and to the point — from 500 to 1,000 words. Sprinkled throughout are longer, overview/theory pieces on subjects like performance management, selection, training, and HR Strategy. And the set will contain an extensive bibliography, resource section and checklists on topics like hiring, safety, termination, training, and more. The best places to work are also the most profitable and the most fun. This handbook helps lay the foundation for building a rewarding, inspiring and productive workplace, where people come to work each day with smiles on their faces.