We can with great enthusiasm recommend the HR Answer Book.
Smith presents insightful argumentation and practical advice for business leaders and managers of HR departments who are or have been heading up the highly involved task of hiring, firing and generally managing a workforce. Really, this book is like a breath of fresh air, considering the unseemly amount of useless HR pulp circulating through the shelves these days. Its get-down-to-basics, hands-on approach makes it easy for the reader to understand the often complex and highly detailed process of human resources management, from the very beginning to the very end of the entire process.
While the first chapter on hiring does go much more in depth than other books, readers of the HR Answer Book might still be struck by a certain level of simplicity and directness to the approach. Indeed, upon reading this book it could be easy to feel that something is missing were it not for the rigorous logic of the text and the examples from experience that laid out the ideas in action.
Having read countless HR management guides, textbooks, theory books and more, I have found that The HR Answer Book is a precise and effective primer on the way to get things done—not how to spend hours stroking your chin and contemplating everything that you might end up not needing to know after all. Indeed, The HR Answer Book is designed for business leaders and human resources professionals who are eager to see change happen now.
And if this book were an instructional video, it would need to be a twenty part series on PBS and still only touch on the topics compared to the depth in which the ideas are explained within this book. From there, readers will be able to learn about performance management and the effective use of reviews and metrics as part of an overall scheme for evaluating and improving workforce productivity.
How Should Employees Be Paid? Indeed, this is perhaps one of the most pressing questions to face anyone involved in running a business or heading up a human resources department. Little known to many business leaders, however, is the fact that salaries are not always the maker or breaker of the job deal.
With changes in the economy, the job market, technology, and the law, human resources professionals and department managers alike are facing new challenges. Luckily, the second edition of The HR Answer Book covers these developments and addresses more than questions that every employer needs to deal with, from recruiting and hiring to discipline and downsizing, compensation and benefits to training and employee relations.
The new edition contains revised and expanded sections on FMLA, health insurance changes, and compensation laws, as well as information on salary reductions and using social networking to recruit employees. It is also packed with ready-to-use tools and checklists including: Fundamentals of Risk Management.
The New HR Analytics. Compliance , Fourth Edition. The Big Book of HR. Human Resources Kit For Dummies. Pricing and Profitability Management. The Essential Guide to Internal Auditing. The Reward Management Toolkit.
You Can Do It. The Internal Auditing Handbook.
A Short Guide to Contract Risk. Developing an Effective Safety Culture. Nonprofit Mergers and Alliances. Staffing Forecasting and Planning.
Effective Operations and Performance Management. Measuring ROI in Healthcare: The Real Value of Training: Fundamentals of Human Resource Management. Enterprise Risk Management Best Practices. Starting and Running a Nonprofit Organization. Company Management…Policies, Procedures, Practices.
Effective Auditing For Corporates. Winning with Past Performance. Accountability in Human Resource Management. The "How To" Grants Manual. Optimizing Talent in the Federal Workforce.
Your field, your job, and your company are constantly evolving. And if this book were an instructional video, it would need to be a twenty part series on PBS and still only touch on the topics compared to the depth in which the ideas are explained within this book. From recruiting strategies to payroll, retention to benefits administration, the job market to the very culture of business, workplaces continue to change at an unprecedented rate. Luckily, the second edition of The HR Answer Book covers these developments and addresses more than questions that every employer needs to deal with, from recruiting and hiring to discipline and downsizing, compensation and benefits to training and employee relations. The Essential HR Handbook: