The HR Answer Book

An Indispensable Guide for Managers and Human Resources Professionals

Author: Shawn A. Smith,Rebecca Mazin

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 0814417175

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

View: 630

Updated to provide coverage of present-day concerns in such areas as the economy, the job market and technological advances, an expanded second edition also includes revised sections on FMLA, health-insurance changes and the latest compensation laws.
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The HR Answer Book

An Indispensable Guide for Managers and Human Resources Professionals

Author: Shawn Smith,Rebecca Mazin

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814417191

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 3886

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 200 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: * 10 Questions to Ask Before Scheduling an Interview * Job Applicant Flow logs * Performance Goals forms * Exit Interview Questionnaire * And more The HR Answer Book is an easy-to-use problem solver that can be read cover-to-cover or as a quick reference in specific situations.
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The HR Answer Book

An Indispensable Guide for Managers and Human Resources Professionals

Author: Shawn A. Smith

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 9780814427835

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 9491

Clear answers to the most pressing human resources questions.
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The Employee Benefits Answer Book

An Indispensable Guide for Managers and Business Owners

Author: Rebecca Mazin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470912447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 887

This go-to resource contains the most reliable information needed to answer questions about employee benefits that arise in day-to-day business. Complex and ambiguous topics are illustrated with concrete examples that can help make informed, sound decisions, and ultimately, the ability to ask better questions. Written by Rebecca Mazin—an expert in human resource policies and procedures—the book addresses the most commonly asked benefits questions including: How many vacation days do employees get? What's the difference between a POS and an HSA? Is offering check-ups and eye exams enough? What's involved in flexible spending accounts? What do I need to know about 401(k) and Non-Qualified Plans? Do employees expect life insurance and disability? From EAP to concierge services, what else do employees want? How does COBRA work and what else do I need to do? What can employers do to rein in benefits costs? The book also highlights specific practice examples that are "worth repeating," or "better forgotten," and includes a wide-variety of checklists and charts. The Employee Benefits Answer Book is organized by topic and arranged in a question and answer format making it easy to zero in on a particular subject. Using this important book, employers can create coherent policies based on a clear understanding of all benefits.
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Employer's Rights

Your Legal Handbook from Hiring to Termination and Everything in Between

Author: Charles H. Fleischer

Publisher: SphinxLegal

ISBN: 1572483652

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 398

View: 3210

The days of when managing employer-employee relations was relatively simple are gone. What was common practice yesterday now exposes employers to substantial risk and expense. This is a must have for every manager, human resource professional, or small business owner who wants to protect themselves, treat their employees fairly and comply with the law. Fortunately, Employer's Rights is here. It is aimed at employers who are proving themselves successful at what they do, but who find themselves a bit bewildered by the employment problems that seem to arise with increasing frequency.
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Manager's Guide to Employee Engagement

Author: Scott Carbonara

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071799516

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 7749

USE THE POWER OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT TO IGNITE PASSION, PURPOSE, AND PRODUCTIVITY IN EVERY MEMBER OF YOUR STAFF Successful managers understand that their job is to help employees do their best work, not simply give orders. The Manager's Guide to Employee Engagement shows leaders at all levels how to build relationships that support collaboration and drive meaningful performance improvement. Learn how to: Foster loyalty, trust, and commitment in all your employees Create a culture of positive thinking Empower employees to act as internal entrepreneurs Align employee and organizational values and goals Become "the best boss ever"--without losing sight of business goals Learn how to make your employees engaged and successful--and facilitate your own success at the same time. Briefcase Books, written specifically for today's busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page: Clear definitions of key terms and concepts Tactics and strategies for engaging employees Tips for executing the tactics in the book Practical advice for minimizing the possibility of error Warning signs for when things are about to go wrong Examples of successful engagement tactics Specific planning procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques
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Nine Minutes on Monday: The Quick and Easy Way to Go From Manager to Leader

Author: James Robbins

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071801995

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 6329

The Globe & Mail's #1 Business Book of the Year! "ALL IN, ALL THE TIME" Low performance and high turnover is not the result of lazy, apathetic workers. It's not about decreasing budgets. And it's not about a terrible economy. It's about leadership that doesn't engage employees. In Nine Minutes on Monday, leadership guru James Robbins argues that employee engagement comes down to one thing: a constant dedication to meeting the universal needs that drive performance excellence. In today's chaotic, high-stakes business environment, it is easy to get distracted from leadership responsibilities by focusing on tasks at hand instead of on strategy. But when you neglect to keep your leadership priorities in front of you, everyone suffers--your staff, your organization and, in the end, you. Whether you lead a small team or an entire organization, you’ll discover the nine keys to raising productivity, boosting morale, and increasing employee engagement. Nine Minutes on Monday combines proven engagement drivers and principles of human motivation into a simple system of execution that will show immediate results. Inside you'll find: The "9 Minute" template for maintaining focus on your leadership priorities--no matter how busy you are Three key questions that will help you connect purpose to paycheck for your staff A four-step formula for addressing subpar performance and driving complacency from the workplace A simple coaching model for fast-track staff development Four reward/recognition tools that will leave your employees feeling valued and motivated The one simple activity that will forge deep bonds of trust between you and your employees Three key ingredients that will immediately increase the motivation level of any employee Being a great leader is never easy, but Robbins breaks it all down into essential components to reveal its fundamental simplicity. Nine Minutes on Monday is your road map to igniting purpose, passion, and engagement among your team members. Master and apply the tools and techniques inside, and your employees will be motivated, inspired, and equipped to bring their best to work each and every day. Quick and simple leadership lessons for boosting performance, morale, and engagement "James Robbins is a terrifi c observer, thinker, and storyteller. He also has marvelous insights about how leaders can help employees become more connected to their work setting. He weaves together personal stories with thoughtful leadership insights into a compelling book. If leaders will do the nine minutes he suggests each Monday morning, they will become what we have called ‘meaning makers' who deliver enormous value to their employees, customers, investors, and communities." -- Dave Ulrich, professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; partner, The RBL Group; coauthor, The Why of Work "It really works! Robbins provides simple and practical tools to help all managers get on the road toward becoming great leaders. These nine easy-to-use principles are relevant to today's work environment and yet so often overlooked. Thank you for helping me to make a difference to my team." -- Sue Travis, HR Manager, Lowe's "Every manager in your workplace needs this book. Practical and easily doable ideas that will help turn your managers into truly inspiring leaders." -- Michael Kerr, "The Workplace Energizer" and author of Putting Humor to Work "Great easy read with lots of practical applications for leaders looking to improve their game and really make a difference in the lives of those they lead." -- Debbie Stein, CFO AltaGas
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Effective Human Resource Management

A Global Analysis

Author: Edward Lawler

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804782687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 309

Effective Human Resource Management is the Center for Effective Organizations' (CEO) sixth report of a fifteen-year study of HR management in today's organizations. The only long-term analysis of its kind, this book compares the findings from CEO's earlier studies to new data collected in 2010. Edward E. Lawler III and John W. Boudreau measure how HR management is changing, paying particular attention to what creates a successful HR function—one that contributes to a strategic partnership and overall organizational effectiveness. Moreover, the book identifies best practices in areas such as the design of the HR organization and HR metrics. It clearly points out how the HR function can and should change to meet the future demands of a global and dynamic labor market. For the first time, the study features comparisons between U.S.-based firms and companies in China, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and other European countries. With this new analysis, organizations can measure their HR organization against a worldwide sample, assessing their positioning in the global marketplace, while creating an international standard for HR management.
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The Big Book of HR

Author: Barbara Mitchell,Cornelia Gamlem

Publisher: Career PressInc

ISBN: 9781601631893

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 9334

Managing people is the most challenging part of any leader's day. And that job certainly is not getting any easier. The Big Book of HR will provide any HR professional, manager, or business owner of any size organization the information they need to get the most from their talent. It is filled with information on everything from the most strategic HR-related issues to the smallest tactical detail of how to manage people. Each topic covered includes information on associated legal issues, and includes stories from leading organizations to illustrate how Human Resources can positively impact the organization. Each chapter ends with discussion questions to test your understanding of the topic and encourage additional thought. Many sample forms and templates plus a list of additional resources are included, as well. The Big Book of HR will clearly and comprehensively explain how to: Identify, motivate, and retain your superstars Determine the employees you need and when to hire them Select the best applicants for your positions and your culture Assimilate new talent into your organization Manage using total rewards and performance management Maintain positive employee relations and manage conflict
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The HR Toolkit: An Indispensable Resource for Being a Credible Activist

Author: Denise Romano

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071701631

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 9707

Resolve any HR issue in a snap! Solving office problems before they escalate marks the difference between success and failure for any HR professional. The HR Toolkit provides what you need to resolve every imaginable challenge— saving your company time and money. With a handy indexed listing of the most common workplace conflicts and solutions, The HR Toolkit offers simple, actionable techniques you can start using right away. In no time, you’ll be an expert on every issue and situation you face, including: Conflict resolution Performance management Job design Employee selection Workplace culture Codes of ethics Medical leave Fair labor standards Workplace Violence and Bullying Competitive Corporate Governance The HR Toolkit packs everything you need into one handy volume to help you increase both productivity and your company’s bottom line by solving problems with diplomacy and skill. Praise for The HR Toolkit "Dozens of sample memos, policies, training aids, exercises, checklists and more that readers can use immediately for a wide range of HR tasks. Author Denise A. Romano, an HR professional for more than 14 years, does more than offer sample documents and review laws relevant to HR. She urges HR professionals to be “credible activists” who are willing—and well-trained enough—to point out when their companies are violating laws or just handling things improperly through inadvertent errors. She also addresses HR professionals’ worries—including advising them on coping with workplaces that devalue HR. " —SHRM/HR Magazine
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The Essential Performance Review Handbook

A Quick and Handy Resource For Any Manager or HR Professional

Author: Sharon Armstrong

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601637446

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9078

Are performance reviews at your company like fruitcake—you get it every year whether you want one or not? It doesn’t have to be like that. Because everyone wants to know how they’re doing, how they measure up, and what their chances are for advancement and rewards. And they want to do things right. The Essential Performance Review Handbook will help you understand why performance reviews: Serve as an important business tool. Motivate personnel and increase productivity. Help achieve your company goals. Improve manager-employee communication. Reduce your risk of legal liability. Whether you're a manager or a HR professional, this is an indispensable resource to help you create confident, motivated, and productive employees.
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Manager 3.0

A Millennial's Guide to Rewriting the Rules of Management

Author: Brad Karsh,Courtney Templin

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814432905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 1839

Millennials mean business, and they are shaking up the workplace as they enter management roles for the very first time. They are tearing down the corporate ladder, communicating on the fly, and bringing play to work. Millennials are creative,big thinkers, and they will change the face of leadership-IF they can bridge the gap between the hierarchical management style of senior executives and the casual, more collaborative approach of their peers. Manager 3.0 is the first-ever management guide for Millennials. They will master crucial skills such as dealing with difficult people, delivering constructive feedback, and making tough decisions-while gaining insight into the four generations in the workplace and how they can successfully bring out the best in each. Packed with interviews and examples from companies like Zappos, Groupon, Southwest Airlines, and Google, Manager 3.0 will help these new managers enhance their unique talents while developing an effective leadership style all their own.
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Proving the Value of HR

How and Why to Measure ROI

Author: Jack J. Phillips,Patricia Pulliam Phillips

Publisher: Society for Human Resource

ISBN: 9781586442316

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 315

View: 7804

Measuring the return on investment (ROI) of human resources programs (HR) is critical for success in today's business world and is an absolute requirement for HR professionals who are part of the senior executive team. Responding to the current accountability demands that continue to challenge human resource professionals, this updated edition illustrates the use of ROI methodology as a communication tool that strengthens the relationship with senior management as well as a process-improvement tool that enhances and improves HR's contributions to the bottom line. With this guide, human resource managers will prove their value to their companies by learning how to measure ROI in a variety of programs, policies, practices, and solutions; develop the ROI of HR with basic, step-by-step instructions; and collect, analyze, and report data with sophistication.
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The Manager's Guide to HR

Hiring, Firing, Performance Evaluations, Documentation, Benefits, and Everything Else You Need to Know

Author: Max Muller

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814433030

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 9243

Managing people is a tricky business-and managers and small business owners need a clear understanding of the essentials of human resources to survive. The original edition of The Manager's Guide to HR provided readers with a plain-English introduction to the regulations, rights, and responsibilities related to hiring and firing, benefits, compensation, documentation, performance evaluations, training, and more. But much has changed since then. Extensively revised, the second edition covers all the key areas and brings readers up to speed on current developments in employment law, including: * How social media is changing the recruitment landscape * Shifting labor standards regarding compensation and benefits * The National Labor Relations Board's stance on work-related employee speech on social media * The Employee Retirement Income Security Act * New record-keeping requirements * Amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act * And more Featuring step-by-step guidance on everything from COBRA compliance to privacy issues, this trusted resource is now-once again-the most up to date.
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Aligning Human Resources and Business Strategy

Author: Linda Holbeche

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136429999

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 5661

What difference can an aspiring HR strategist really make to business value? Is HR making the most of its new opportunities to become a pivotal part of the business? In a world where HR can suffer from a low, administrative profile, Linda Holbeche shows how some HR strategists have impressed and delivered at the highest level. Building on surveys undertaken through Personnel Today magazine, and research via Roffey Park Institute, Holbeche provides a set of tools and case studies that show how HR strategists have utilised their skills to deliver a variety of key business objectives, often within their current job role. The relationship between an effective people strategy and business success is hard to quantify in financial terms, but Holbeche provides persuasive examples to add to the growing body of evidence. Case studies include Mergers & Acquisitions policies, organizational design, retaining high flyers in an international environment, and core competency approaches. Linda Holbeche's previous book on Motivating People in Lean Organizations was shortlisted for the MCA book prize in 1998.
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HUMAN RESOURCES KIT FOR DUMMIES, 2ND ED

Author: Max Messmer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9788126511280

Category:

Page: 386

View: 7534

Human Resources Kit For Dummies, second edition provides an overview of key issues impacting HR administration, and explain how the process works, from staffing to benefits. With today s changing needs and demands of both the marketplace and employees, this new edition provides new motivational techniques and ways to develop wages and benefits packages that keeps companies competitive. The book includes updated forms and contracts, from job application forms and sample employee policies to performance appraisals and benefit plan worksheets.· Building the Framework· The Right People in the Right Places· Retention: Critical in any Business Environment· Keeping Things Together: Monitoring Ongoing Performance· The Part of Tens
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The Chief HR Officer

Defining the New Role of Human Resource Leaders

Author: Patrick M. Wright,John W. Boudreau,David Pace,Libby Sartain,Paul McKinnon,Richard Antoine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118023242

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 7325

Praise for the chief HR Officer "The strategic portfolio of issues addressed and the sage wisdom and perspectives shared make this book a powerful transformation tool." —Jodee Kozlak, executive vice president, Human Resources, Target Corporation "An up-to-the-minute guide as to what is happening to the field of human resources through the eyes of those in charge of it." —Peter Cappelli, George W. Taylor Professor of Management and director, Center for Human Resources, Wharton School "This is a definitive guide for human resources leaders who are at the frontlines of competitiveness for their organizations." —David A. Rodriguez, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Marriott International "This book is a must-read for all HR professionals to understand the evolution of how far we've come as a function and how much more we have to contribute to the success of the enterprise." —William J. Conaty, former senior vice president, Human Resources, General Electric Corporation "This book is a treasure-trove of insights that will elevate the practice of human resource management to a whole new level in the twenty-first century." —Lee D. Dyer, professor and chair, Department of Human Resource Studies, Cornell University "As a CEO who understands how important managing human capital is to delivering business results, The Chief HR Officer is an invaluable resource." —Russ Fradin, CEO, Hewitt Associations "This is a must-read for state-of-the-art in human resource management." —Scott A. Snell, E. Thayer Bigelow Professor of Business Administration, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia "This accessible, practical guide for HR professionals clearly describes the critical values, behaviors and skills needed to fulfill the multiple roles of an HR leader- trusted business partner, talent architect and expert functional leader."—Sally Bott, group human resource director, BP
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One Strategy

Organization, Planning, and Decision Making

Author: Steven Sinofsky,Marco Iansiti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047059005X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7767

Learn from the concepts, capabilities, processes, and behaviors that aligned around one strategy with the hard-won, first-person wisdom found in One Strategy. Challenging traditional views of strategy and operational execution, this book-written by Microsoft executive Steven Sinofsky with Harvard Business School professor Marco Iansiti-describes how you can drive innovation by connecting the potential of strategic opportunities to the impact of operational execution. Lessons from the unique combination of real-world experience managing a large scale organization with academic research in strategy and innovation Reveals what it takes to align a complex organization around one strategy, manage its execution, and reach for "strategic integrity" Written by Microsoft executive Steven Sinofsky with Harvard Business School professor Marco Iansiti-a combined forty years of management and research experience A unique perspective on strategy development, alignment, and execution Drawn from Sinofsky's internal Microsoft blog where he communicated some of the management processes the team put to work while developing a 4,000 person, multi-year project-Microsoft Windows 7-One Strategy shares the hard-won insights you can use to successfully make the leap from strategy to execution.
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The Little Black Book of Human Resources Management

Author: Barry Wolfe

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781515298427

Category:

Page: 152

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The Little Black Book of Human Resources Management is loaded with lessons not learned in a book. Instead, it is the product of over 20 years of scraped knuckles and attaboys earned while leading HR in public and private organizations. The book shares hard-won advice on what works in a wide range of HR topics, from reductions in force to paying for performance to managing workers compensation to leadership training. But readers will also benefit from experience in the often surprising aspects of HR work that are rarely discussed but are invaluable to success in the role, such as -What all organizations expect from the HR leader, like it or not -The one thing above all else that the company President really wants from the HR leader -How an HR leader can spot the A players and the problem children in the first month on a new job -How to answer the employee who asks if layoffs are coming - and they are Written in a conversational, often humorous style, The Little Black Book of Human Resources Management will shave a few points off the learning curve of anyone looking to advance in the field of human resources management.
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Beyond HR

The New Science of Human Capital

Author: John W. Boudreau,Peter M. Ramstad

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 142210415X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

View: 8738

In Beyond HR: The New Science of Human capital, John Boudreau and Peter Ramstad show you how to do this through a new decisions science-talentship. Through talentship, you move far beyond merely reactive mind-set of planning and budgeting for headcount and hiring and retaining talent.
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