The Complete Human Resources Writing Guide

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AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn, 1997 - Business & Economics - 400 pages
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Here, at last, is a writing manual especially for human resources (HR) professionals. It combines clear, complete, how-to-do-it guidelines on writing with more than 100 samples of typical HR documents. Busy HR professionals and managers will appreciate the logical, easy-to-follow format of this book. Diane Arthur, formerly a frontline HR practitioner and now an HR consultant and author, leads you step by step through the seven stages of writing. From outline through revision, you'll discover techniques that make the process easier and more effective. The emphasis is on objective, style, and tone, not merely the mechanics of grammar and punctuation. You'll learn to overcome "blank page syndrome" and sidestep classic writing pitfalls. In sum, you'll learn to write for results - an approach that makes every HR document achieve its purpose. In the second section of the book, you'll find 110 sample documents to use or adapt to your own organization's needs. They encompass virtually all communications areas in which HR practitioners must be conversant: recruiting, interviewing, orienting new employees, performance management, employee services, handbooks, and policy manuals.
 

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Contents

Writing Style and Tone
21
Stages of Writing
38
Writing Pitfalls
55
Structure Format and Design
67
SECTION Two SAMPLES OF HUMAN RESOURCES DOCUMENTS
83
Employment Interviewing
129
New Employees
181
Performance Management
206
Employee Services
256
Writing Employee Handbooks and Human Resources Policy Manuals
307
Index
385
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DIANE ARTHUR (Northport, NY) is president of Arthur Associates Management Consultants. Her previous books include Managing Human Resources in Small and Mid-Sized Companies (AMACOM) and Recruiting, Interviewing, Selecting, and Orienting New Employees (AMACOM).

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