Human Resources Kit For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 25, 2011 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
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A company's ability to grow and stay on top of customer demand has always depended heavily on the quality of its people. Now, more than ever, businesses recognize that finding (and keeping!) a highly skilled and motivated workforce is pivotal to success.

Maybe you're a business owner and your company is growing, or you're an employee at a small to midsize company and management has asked you to take on some—or all—of their HR functions. Either way, knowing how to set up and implement successful HR practices (not to mention navigating the legal minefields in today’s increasingly regulated environment) can be tricky.

Human Resources Kit for Dummies, Second Edition, is your one-stop resource for learning the nuts and bolts of HR. It gives you the actual tools—forms, templates, and so on—that you can put to immediate and productive use. Inside, you’ll easily discover how to:

  • Find, hire, and keep top talent
  • Create an effective compensation structure
  • Ensure you’re developing the right benefits package
  • Encourage extraordinary performance
  • Establish an employee-friendly environment
  • And much more

This Second Edition also contains new information on anti-discrimination legislation, measuring employee performance, firing or laying off employees, and the latest training and development plans. The CD-ROM includes updated forms and contracts—from job application forms and sample employee policies to performance appraisals and benefits worksheets. With the tools and helpful information in this book, you’ll experience first-hand how a successful HR administration reaps untold rewards.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  

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Review: Human Resources Kit for Dummies [With CDROM]

User Review  - Bruce Flanagan - Goodreads

It was ok basic but helpful Read full review

Great Intro to subject

User Review  - bwd - Overstock.com

Good book - well organized. The CD could be more user-friendly, but overall a good addition to the book. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Building the Framework
7
The Big Picture
9
Law and Order Navigating the Legal Minefield
23
The Right People in the Right Places
41
Smart Start to Hiring Kicking Off the Hiring Process
51
Resourceful Recruiting
65
Narrowing Down the Field
87
Creating an EmployeeFriendly Work Environment
207
Getting Permanent Benefit from Interim Staffing
225
Training and Development
237
Keeping Things Together
255
Encouraging Extraordinary Performance
277
Handling Difficult Situations
291
Ten Keys to HR Success in the Future
313
Ten Ways to Become an HR Strategist
319

One on One Getting the Most Out of Interviewing
103
The Home Stretch Making the Final Decision
121
Starting Off on the Right Foot
143
Retention Critical in
161
Creating the Right Benefits Package
185
Ten HRRelated Web Sites Worth Exploring
325
Know About
331
About the CD
339
Index
347
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About the author (2011)

Harold "Max" Messmer Jr. is Chairman and CEO of Robert Half International, the world's largest specialized staffing firm, and one of the foremost experts on human resources and employment issues.

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