The HR Answer Book: An Indispensable Guide for Managers and Human Resources Professionals

Shawn Smith & Rebecca Mazin



The HR Answer Book is an easy-to-use problem solver for managers and human resources professionals struggling to adapt to new workplace challenges. Authors Shawn Smith and Rebecca Mazin address more than 200 of the most common employer questions relating to job functions such as recruitment and hiring, discipline and downsizing, compensation and benefits, and training and employee relations. As a result, the book equips readers with the industry's best practices to overcome any hurdle and experience astounding success in their roles.

The updated second edition of The HR Answer Book contains a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the human resources field for management instructors, including revised and expanded sections on FMLA, health insurance changes, compensation laws, salary reductions, and using social networking to recruit employees. It is also packed with bonus checklists including: 10 Questions to Ask Before Scheduling an Interview, Job Applicant Flow logs, Performance Goals forms, and an Exit Interview Questionnaire.In the fast-paced environment of the twenty-first century, human resources professionals and department managers must try on new approaches to success. Whether used as a cover-to-cover resource or a quick reference for tackling specific challenges, this book offers the immediately accessible tools you need to thrive and help others--and your organization--do the same.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Legal Compliance: Insights into employment laws and regulations, providing guidance on compliance with labor laws, discrimination, and workplace regulations.

  2. Employee Relations: Strategies for managing employee relations, handling conflicts, and fostering a positive work environment.

  3. Recruitment and Hiring: Best practices for recruitment, interviewing, and hiring processes to attract and retain top talent.

  4. Performance Management: Techniques for setting performance goals, conducting evaluations, and providing feedback to employees.

  5. Training and Development: Approaches for designing training programs and fostering continuous learning to enhance employee skills and performance.

  6. Compensation and Benefits: Understanding compensation structures, benefits administration, and strategies for creating competitive compensation packages.

  7. HR Policies and Procedures: Guidance on developing and implementing HR policies, procedures, and best practices within an organization.

  8. Employee Engagement: Insights into fostering employee engagement, motivation, and satisfaction to improve productivity and retention.

  9. Termination and Separation: Handling terminations, layoffs, and separation processes while minimizing legal risks and maintaining professionalism.

  10. HR Metrics and Analytics: Utilizing data and analytics to measure HR performance, track key metrics, and inform decision-making.

Language English
ISBN-10 978-0814417171
ISBN-13 9780814417171
No of pages 288
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Amacom
Published Date 16 Jul 2011

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