The HR Toolkit: An Indispensable Resource for Being a Credible Activist

Author: Denise Romano

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071701631

Category: Law

Page: 352

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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

The Big Book of HR

Author: Barbara Mitchell,Cornelia Gamlem

Publisher: Career PressInc

ISBN: 9781601631893

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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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

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

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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.

The Everything HR Kit

A Complete Guide to Attracting, Retaining, and Motivating High-Performance Employees

Author: John Putzier,David W. Baker

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814416101

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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With The Everything HR Kit, whether you are a newcomer or a veteran, you can set up a stellar HR department from scratch. Packed with ready-to-go checklists, sample brochures, job descriptions, customizable forms, interview questions, performance review templates, and more, this one-stop book puts tons of best practices at your fingertips—all instantly accessible and easy to implement. The book gets right to the heart of HR, and the heart of any successful business—your people. It avoids the theory, jargon, and over-analysis to bring you the core strategies and essential knowledge you need to bring quality people on board, for good, such as reputation, recruitment, selection, on-boarding, employee relations, and performance management. You’ll learn how to: • Create a powerful recruitment brochure that lures great people • Set up “bird dog” bonuses to make everyone in your circle of influence a recruiter all the time • Ask probing questions that pinpoint a candidate’s communication style, problem-solving style, stress behaviors, and coaching style • Steer clear of illegal or problematic interview questions, and adhere to crucial labor laws • Match the right people to the right jobs using proven instruments like the Role Behavior Analysis combined with the Personal Profile System • Design a benefits package that works best for your organization and its people • Prepare an “out-of-the-box” employee handbook that instills values and makes a great first impression—plus much more

HR from the Outside In: Six Competencies for the Future of Human Resources

Author: David Ulrich,Jon Younger,Wayne Brockbank,Mike Ulrich

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071802673

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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“This definitive work on HR competencies provides ideas and tools that help HR professionals develop their career and make their organization effective.” —Edward E. Lawler III, Professor, University of Southern California “This book is a crucial blueprint of what it takes to succeed. A must have for every HR professional.” —Lynda Gratton, Professor, London Business School “One single concept changed the HR world forever: ‘HR business partner’. Through consistent cycles of research and practical application, Dave and his team have produced and update the most comprehensive set of HR competencies ever.” —Horacio Quiros, President, World Federation of People Management Associations "Packed with facts, evidence, and prescriptive advice. It is about being a business leader first, and an HR professional second.” —Randy MacDonald, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, IBM Corporation "The concepts and competencies presented in this book provide HR leaders with new insights." —Gina Qiao, Senior Vice President, HR Lenovo “Powerful, relevant and timely! Defines "new HR" in a pragmatic way. This book is a must for leaders and HR folks who seek to create sustainable competitive advantage.” —Satish Pradhan, Chief, Group Human Resources, Tata Sons Limited “You can’t argue with the data! This book is a definitive and practical guide to learning the HR competencies for success.” —John Lynch, Senior Vice President, HR, General Electric “A must read for any HR executive. This research-based competency model is particularly compelling because it is informed by the perspective of non-HR executives and stakeholders.” —Sue Meisinger, Distinguished speaker and author, former CEO of SHRM "Read this book for a unique long-term perspective on where HR competencies have brought us and must take us in future." —John Boudreau, Professor, University of Southern California and Research Director, Center for Effective Organizations

HUMAN RESOURCES KIT FOR DUMMIES, 2ND ED

Author: Max Messmer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9788126511280

Category:

Page: 386

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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

MBA in a Nutshell: The Classic Accelerated Learner Program

Author: Milo Sobel

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071745424

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Master MBA key concepts without stepping foot in a classroom Save yourself the thousands of dollars it cost for an MBA education. Dr. Milo Sobel presents core concepts taught in prestigious MBA programs such as Harvard, Wharton, and Stanford—without the heavy price tag and heavier classroom hours. With MBA in a Nutshell, you can quickly and easily implement essential MBA core curriculum into your professional life—stripping away useless theory and focusing on practical application, which is what you really need to be successful in business. In MBA in a Nutshell, you'll learn how to: Accelerate and increase incoming cash flow Assess and rank investment opportunities Evaluate company performance using financial statements Follow step-by-step instruction to draft strategic business plans Turn uncertain business forecasts into reliable estimates Find ways to increase revenue and profit while dramatically reducing costs Chock-full of practical examples, formulas, and concepts and skills that can be immediately used and implemented, MBA in a Nutshell is a must-read to build skills to enhance your career and help your company grow and succeed.

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.

Coaching Across Cultures

New Tools for Levereging National, Corperate and Professional Differences

Author: Philippe Rosinski

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 1473644569

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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As coaches and clients increasingly realise, the demands of business mean that it is now vital to integrate, understand and leverage cultural differences across countries and corporations. This work bridges the gap between coaching and interculturalism.

Local Governance and ICTs in Africa

Case Studies and Guidelines for Implementation and Evaluation

Author: Timothy Mwololo Waema,Edith Ofwona Adera

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 085749032X

Category: Computers

Page: 357

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With case studies from nine African countries this book provides a rich understanding of the status of e-governance in Africa, assesses the effects of information and communications technologies (ICTs) on local governance, and offers a roadmap for policymakers, decision-makers, and practitioners to implement and evaluate their own e-local governance projects. With governance high on the agenda in Africa, many governments are using ICTs to introduce innovations in their structure, practices, and capacities as well as in the ways they use human capital and deliver services to citizens. However, the potential for e-governance in Africa remains largely unexploited. Progress requires infrastructure improvement, the enactment of appropriate laws and policies, and capacity and content development. This book addresses the lack of evidence on ICTs in local governance in Africa and provides an important collection of studies and analyses on the transformative potential of ICT.

PHR / SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Deluxe Study Guide

Author: Sandra M. Reed,Anne M. Bogardus

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119068134

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 656

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Comprehensive PHR/SPHR exam preparation, featuring interactive learning environment PHR/SPHR Professionals in Human Resources Certification Deluxe Study Guide is the number-one preparation resource for these premier Human Resources certifications. Fully updated to align with the latest versions of these challenging exams, this guide provides detailed coverage of key topics, including strategic management, workforce planning and employment, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, and OSHA regulations. The interactive learning environment provides additional study tools that help reinforce your understanding, including electronic flashcards, ancillary PDFs, workbook templates, and chapter exercises. Bonus PHR and SPHR practice exams allow you to test your knowledge and get a feel for the tests, so you can review what's needed and avoid exam day surprises. The PHR and SPHR certifications, offered by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), have become the industry standard for determining competence in the HR field. This helpful guide gives you everything you need to fully prepare for these exams, so you can demonstrate your knowledge when it counts and pass with flying colors. Refresh your understanding of key functional areas Practice the practical with workbook templates Test your knowledge with flashcards and exercises Preview exam day with bonus practice exams If you're looking to showcase your skills and understanding of the HR function, PHR/SPHR Professionals in Human Resources Certification Deluxe Study Guide is your ideal resource for PHR/SPHR preparation.

Open Development

Networked Innovations in International Development

Author: Matthew L. Smith,Katherine M. A. Reilly,Yochai Benkler

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262319624

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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The emergence of open networked models made possible by digital technology has the potential to transform international development. Open network structures allow people to come together to share information, organize, and collaborate. Open development harnesses this power, to create new organizational forms and improve people's lives; it is not only an agenda for research and practice but also a statement about how to approach international development. In this volume, experts explore a variety of applications of openness, addressing challenges as well as opportunities.Open development requires new theoretical tools that focus on real world problems, consider a variety of solutions, and recognize the complexity of local contexts. After exploring the new theoretical terrain, the book describes a range of cases in which open models address such specific development issues as biotechnology research, improving education, and access to scholarly publications. Contributors then examine tensions between open models and existing structures, including struggles over privacy, intellectual property, and implementation. Finally, contributors offer broader conceptual perspectives, considering processes of social construction, knowledge management, and the role of individual intent in the development and outcomes of social models. ContributorsCarla Bonina, Ineke Buskens, Leslie Chan, Abdallah Daar, Jeremy de Beer, Mark Graham, Eve Gray, Anita Gurumurthy, Havard Haarstad, Blane Harvey, Myra Khan, Melissa Loudon, Aaron K. Martin, Hassan Masum, Chidi Oguamanam, Katherine M. A. Reilly, Ulrike Rivett, Karl Schroeder, Parminder Jeet Singh, Matthew L. Smith, Marshall S. SmithCopublished with the International Development Research Centre of Canada (IDRC)

Creative Onboarding Programs: Tools for Energizing Your Orientation Program

Author: Doris Sims

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071737685

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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Revised, expanded, and up-to-the-minute—the leading guide to serving the modern organization's onboarding needs It's a challenge overlooked by many: The need to bring recent hires into the fold, smoothly, effectively, and rapidly. And in this state-of-the-art multi-phased guide to integrating new employees into an organization, Doris Sims, longtime HR and onboarding guru again redefines the expectations of what effective HR training and succession management can do for your business. Fully updated with new case studies of best practices from successful companies, Creative Onboarding is the edge your business needs. The most complete resource for helping employees do their best work from the minute they first walk in the door, this book delivers an arsenal of high-end strategies and skills, including: Activities and checklists to help focus your onboarding efforts Advice on designing and implementing programs for employees at any level that mesh with existing organizational cultures The latest tools, technologies that create programs with impact Ways to measure results-and make positive adjustments on the fly In today's hyper-competitive business environment, seamless onboarding is an absolute necessity. And Creative Onboarding puts within easy reach the benefits of improved retention and performance, along with drastically reduced HR-related overhead. Topics covered include: Designing New Employee Onboarding: Companies Who Do it Right • New Tools and Technologies to Make Your Program Fun and Memorable • Onboarding New Managers • Onboarding FAQs • and more

Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue

Author: Unesco

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 9231040774

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

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This report analyses all aspects of cultural diversity, which has emerged as a key concern of the international community in recent decades, and maps out new approaches to monitoring and shaping the changes that are taking place. It highlights, in particular, the interrelated challenges of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue and the way in which strong homogenizing forces are matched by persistent diversifying trends. The report proposes a series of ten policy-oriented recommendations, to the attention of States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, international and regional bodies, national institutions and the private sector on how to invest in cultural diversity. Emphasizing the importance of cultural diversity in different areas (languages, education, communication and new media development, and creativity and the marketplace) based on data and examples collected from around the world, the report is also intended for the general public. It proposes a coherent vision of cultural diversity and clarifies how, far from being a threat, it can become beneficial to the action of the international community.

Corrupt Cities

A Practical Guide to Cure and Prevention

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821346006

Category: Political Science

Page: 162

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Much of the devastation caused by the recent earthquake in Turkey was the result of widespread corruption between the construction industry and government officials. Corruption is part of everyday public life and we tend to take it for granted. However, preventing corruption helps to raise city revenues, improve service delivery, stimulate public confidence and participation, and win elections. This book is designed to help citizens and public officials diagnose, investigate and prevent various kinds of corrupt and illicit behaviour. It focuses on systematic corruption rather than the free-lance activity of a few law-breakers, and emphasises practical preventive measures rather than purely punitive or moralistic campaigns.

The World Health Report 2008

Primary Health Care : Now More Than Ever

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241563737

Category: Medical

Page: 119

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Provides information on medical care and health care policy from around the world.

The Essential HR Handbook

A Quick and Handy Resource for Any Manager or HR Professional

Author: Sharon Armstrong,Barbara Mitchell

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 160163868X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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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!

Bringing Out the Best in Everyone You Coach: Use the Enneagram System for Exceptional Results

Author: Ginger Lapid-Bogda

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071664475

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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“Clearly written, well organized, and practical, we predict this will quickly become the ‘standard’ Enneagram coaching book for years to come.” Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson, bestselling authors of Personality Types and The Wisdom of the Enneagram Create powerful growth programs tailor-made for each employee! Whether you’re a coach, manager, or mentor, the Enneagram System is a highly effective tool for creating self-aware employees that are easy to manage. Enneagram expert Ginger Lapid-Bogda explains how to use the system’s nine number types to pinpoint each person’s style, tap into his or her strengths, and design customized growth programs for each one. Cross-cultural and proven to be highly accurate, the Enneagram is the ideal tool for creating employees that: Communicate clearly Work more productively Collaborate effectively Make decisions with confidence Take personal responsibility Become better leaders Lapid-Bogda reveals which specific coaching techniques are the most effective based on individual style and provides a clear process for the three types of coaching: short-term, crisis, and long-term. Enneagram development time is shorter than in other programs, and results are clearer and longer-lasting. With Bringing Out the Best in Everyone You Coach, you have everything you need ensure that every employee exceeds his or her goals on a regular basis and contributes valuable talent to the entire business organization.

Winning Body Language for Sales Professionals: Control the Conversation and Connect with Your Customer—without Saying a Word

Author: Mark Bowden,Andrew Ford

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071793011

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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PROVEN NONVERBAL STRATEGIES THAT WIN SALES When you are selling, the way you deliver your message will matter as much as, or more than, what you actually say. In this groundbreaking book, body language guru Mark Bowden teams up with renowned sales trainer Andrew Ford to reveal nonverbal communication skills guaranteed to give you the advantage in every sales situation. Winning Body Language for Sales Professionals reveals the universal body language signals that command instant respect and teaches you how to use them to: Avoid being perceived as just another “salesperson” Earn lasting trust—without saying a word Interpret others’ body language to determine “friends” and “enemies” Create an environment that puts buyers at ease Influence the feelings and behavior of your prospects These are the secrets every salesperson has been waiting for. When you com¬municate in a positive way with your body language, your words hold greater weight than ever—and winning the sale is just a handshake away.

The Corporate Whistleblower's Survival Guide

A Handbook for Committing the Truth

Author: Tom Devine,Tarek F. Maassarani

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1605099880

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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From Erin Brockovich to Enron, whistleblowers who “challenge abuses of power that betray the public trust” have proven to be an unfortunate necessity in modern business culture. Their efforts to report crimes, fraud, and dangers to public health and safety have saved millions of lives and billions of dollars of shareholder value – and had we heeded the warnings of whistleblowers, perhaps disasters such as the Bernie Madoff scandal and the Lehman Brothers meltdown could have been averted. Recent federal legislation in finance and health reform have cemented legal protections and mechanisms for whistleblowing. This book provides a thorough guide and history to the whistleblower's legal rights. The ultimate survival guide, it provides advice on getting help and finding allies, warns that retaliation is often the reward for "committing the truth" and shows how to weather the storm. With extensive legal texts, sample letters, resources, and information on upcoming whistleblower reforms, this is the ultimate source on the subject.