The Essential HR Handbook: A Quick and Handy Resource for Any Manager or HR Professional
Whether you are a newly promoted manager, a seasoned business owner, or a human resources professional, knowing the ins and outs of dealing with HR issues is critical to your success. The Essential HR Handbook is a quick-reference guide that sheds light on the issues that keep managers up at night. It is filled with information, tools, tips, checklists, and road maps to guide managers and HR professionals through the maze of people and legal issues, from recruiting and retaining the best employees to terminating poor performers.
With this book, you'll learn how to effectively and efficiently: * Individually manage each employee, starting on his or her first day. * Manage a multi-generational workforce. * Appraise job performance. * Coach and counsel. * Provide equitable pay, benefits, and total rewards strategies. * Identify legal pitfalls and stay out of court.
The Essential HR Handbook is the one HR guide every manager needs on his or her desk!
By Gail Finger - August 24, 2008
I found this book to be a wonderful quick reference. I would recommend it - not only for HR professionals - but for managers and supervisors as well. It will help managers to start off on the right foot with new hires, prevent potentially sticky situations, and is a great resource for issues that might arise. The case examples are great. It's concise and to the point. I found the section on performance evaluations particularly helpful.
A Real Gem!
By Paul R. Shibelski - September 9, 2008
I heard about this nifty little book from a friend and, although I've been in HR for nearly 30 years and read too many texts and popular "how-to" books on the subject, decided to give it a read.
Well, even for an old hand like myself, I was impressed. The authors have made this a concise, readable book - truly a Handbook. It covers all the essential topics in an organized fashion that makes it easy on the reader to find the answers quickly without a lot of legalese to get in the way. I really like the sample documents they've included. The new manager or seasoned HR professional will appreciate having these examples to adapt and use.
I highly recommend it to anyone in the field or who has the responsibility of managing others in the workplace. Bravo!
Paul Shibelski, SPHR, GPHR
This book answers all your HR questions
By J. Brookstein - August 5, 2008
Need a list of questions for interviewing job applicants? Need guidelines on how to coach an employee in meeting performance goals? Need answers to all those pesky HR issues and problems you encounter every day? Then buy this book and you'll be set! The handy index makes it easy to find information on any HR issue you face. Every manager, business owner, and HR professional will want to have this book in their office as a reference.
Membership director for various associations, 20+ years experience Washington, DC