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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Human Resource Management

Book Description

You're no idiot, of course. You know that your employees are essential to your company's success. But when it comes to training, motivating, hiring, and firing them, you feel like a few of the many hats you wear don't fit as well as they should. Don't out source your HR function just yet! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Human Resource Management' will simplify everything you need to know about the people business. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you learn:
-How to locate, hire and retain the most qualified people for positions.
-What you need to know about the law and regulations to avoid costly legal battles.
-How to organize and administer an effective compensation and benefits plan.
-Training tools and techniques to boots employee motivation and performance.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Dedication
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Foreword
  5. Introduction
  6. Part 1 - “It’s the People—Stupid!”
    1. Chapter 1 - Human Resources—The Key Management Tool
    2. Chapter 2 - You Gotta Know the Laws
    3. Chapter 3 - Still More Laws
  7. Part 2 - Staffing Your Organization
    1. Chapter 4 - Twenty-Five Mistakes Companies Make in Hiring
    2. Chapter 5 - Starting the Search
    3. Chapter 6 - Where the Applicants Are
    4. Chapter 7 - Screening Candidates
    5. Chapter 8 - Becoming a Better Interviewer
    6. Chapter 9 - Making the Hiring Decision
  8. Part 3 - Building a Collaborative Team
    1. Chapter 10 - Getting Started on the Right Foot
    2. Chapter 11 - Training for Today’s Job and Tomorrow’s Advancement
    3. Chapter 12 - Getting Ideas Across
    4. Chapter 13 - Put It in Writing
  9. Part 4 - Money, Money, Money
    1. Chapter 14 - The Compensation Conundrum
    2. Chapter 15 - Benefits: They’re Not Fringes Anymore
    3. Chapter 16 - Personalizing the Benefits Package
  10. Part 5 - Day to Day on the Job
    1. Chapter 17 - Motivating Your Staff for Peak Performance
    2. Chapter 18 - Building Motivation into the Job
    3. Chapter 19 - Keep ’Em Safe and Healthy
    4. Chapter 20 - Employee Problems and Problem Employees
    5. Chapter 21 - Working with a Diverse Workforce
  11. Part 6 - Keeping Your Staff on the Cutting Edge
    1. Chapter 22 - Evaluating Performance
    2. Chapter 23 - Doling Out Discipline
    3. Chapter 24 - When There’s a Union Contract
  12. Part 7 - The End of the Line
    1. Chapter 25 - How to Fire an Employee Legally and Tactfully
    2. Chapter 26 - “I Quit”
    3. Chapter 27 - Layoffs and Downsizing
  13. Appendix A - Glossary
  14. Appendix B - Resources
  15. Appendix C - Quick References
  16. Index