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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About

Overview

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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
1: Human Resource Practices.
2: Recruiting and Selection.
3: Ability Inventories.
4: Assessment Center.
5: Background Investigation.
6: Behavior Inventory.
7: Campus Recruiting.
8: Employee Referral Programs.
9: Employment Testing.
10: Interviewing.
11: Job Description.
12: Job Posting.
13: Negligent Hiring.
14: Polygraph Test.
15: Recruiting.
16: References.
17: Resume.
18: Selection.
19: Talent Inventory.
20: Employee Development.
21: Action Plan.
22: Appreciative Inquiry.
23: Burnout.
24: Career Planning and Development.
25: Career Resource Center.
26: Coaching.
27: Computer-Based Training.
28: Continuous Improvement Plan.
29: Corporate University.
30: Cross-Training.
31: Delegation.
32: Emotional Intelligence.
33: Goal Setting.
34: Human Resource Development.
35: Interactive Video Training (IVT).
36: Job Sharing.
37: Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
38: Mentoring.
39: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
40: New Employee Orientation.
41: On-the-Job Training.
42: Performance Aids.
43: Performance Coaching.
44: Productivity Improvement Plan.
45: Professional Certification.
46: Socialization.
47: Training.
48: Training Evaluation.
49: Performance Management.
50: Developmental Evaluations.
51: Evaluation.
52: Exit Interview.
53: Feedback.
54: Forced Ranking Evaluation.
55: Motivation.
56: Performance Analysis.
57: Performance Appraisals.
58: Performance Consulting.
59: Performance Management Systems.
60: Performance Standards.
61: Promotion.
62: Retention.
63: 360-Degree Feedback.
64: Compensation, Benefits, and Insurance.
65: Absences.
66: Benefits.
67: Bonuses.
68: Cafeteria Benefit Plans.
69: Child and Elder Care.
70: Compensation.
71: Deferred Compensation.
72: Disability Insurance.
73: Domestic Partner Benefits.
74: Employee Assistance Programs.
75: Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP).
76: 401(k) Plans.
77: Gainsharing and Profit Sharing.
78: Garnishment.
79: Health Care Plans.
80: HIPAA.
81: Insurance.
82: Merit Pay.
83: Pay for Performance.
84: Payroll.
85: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
86: Pension Plans.
87: Retirement.
88: Salary Benchmarking.
89: Scanlon Plan.
90: Simplified Employee Pension (SEP)/Simple Plans.
91: Severance Pay.
92: Skill-Based Pay.
93: Unemployment Compensation.
94: Vacation and Holiday Policies.
95: Wellness Programs.
96: Employment Law.
97: Affirmative Action.
98: Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).
99: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
100: Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ).
101: Child Labor.
102: Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991.
103: COBRA.
104: Defamation.
105: Disparate Treatment/Disparate Impact.
106: Drug-Free Workplace Act.
107: Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).
108: Employee Right-to-Know Law.
109: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
110: Equal Pay Act.
111: ERISA.
112: Fair Credit Reporting Act.
113: Fair Labor Standards Act.
114: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
115: Fifth Amendment.
116: Four-Fifths Rule.
117: Fourteenth Amendment.
118: Fourth Amendment.
119: Freedom of Information Act.
120: Gay Partner Rights.
121: Good Faith.
122: Harassment.
123: H1B Visas.
124: I-9 Forms.
125: Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).
126: Jury Duty Leave.
127: Labor-Management Relations (Taft-Hartley) Act.
128: Military Leave.
129: Minimum Wage.
130: National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
131: Norris-Laguardia Act.
132: Occupational Safety and Health Act.
133: Older Workers Benefit Protection Act.
134: Pension Protection Act of 2006.
135: Preferential Treatment.
136: Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).
137: Prima Facie.
138: Privacy Act.
139: Protected Classification.
140: Railway Labor Act.
141: Reasonable Accommodation.
142: Record Retention Laws.
143: Retaliation.
144: Social Security Act.
145: Trade Adjustment Assistance Act of 2002.
146: Undue Hardship.
147: Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act.
148: Vocational Rehabilitation Act.
149: Warn Act.
150: Whistle-Blowing.
151: Workers' Compensation.
152: Workplace Privacy.
153: Wrongful Termination/Discharge.