Human Resource Essentials: Your Guide to Starting and Running the HR Function / Edition 2

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Providing the necessary information for designing a human resource function, this handbook presents easy-to-follow instructions for founding a reliable and productive employee-relations strategy. Sound advice on enhancing the management practices of any given organization is featured, covering how to comply with federal and state regulations that affect HR management as well as ways to make these rules work for any company. Answers to frequently asked questions and “Lessons from the Trenches”—based on real-world case studies that address the most pressing HR-related topics impacting businesses today—are also included.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586441968
  • Publisher: Society For Human Resource Management
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Edition description: Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 275
  • Sales rank: 709,359
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Lin Grensing-Pophal, SPHR, is the owner and CEO of Strategic Communications, LLC and a marketing and communication consultant with more than 20 years of experience in strategic marketing. She is the author of The Essentials of Corporate Communications and PR and Marketing With the End In Mind and the coauthor of Writing a Convincing Business Plan. She lives in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Essentials of Starting a Human Resource Function 7

Chapter 2 Staffing Plans and Legalities 21

Chapter 3 Recruitment, Selection, and Beginning Employment 31

Chapter 4 Performance Management and Ending Employment 79

Chapter 5 Training and Development 113

Chapter 6 Compensation and Benefits 127

Chapter 7 Rules, Communication, and Record-Keeping 157

Chapter 8 Workplace Safety and Security 183

Chapter 9 Management Reports 207

Chapter 10 Outsourcing and Consultants 229

Appendices 241

Appendix A Federal Requirements Affecting Human Resources 241

Appendix B Federal Labor Laws by Number of Employees 255

Appendix C Timeline of Health Care Reform Impacts 257

Appendix D Resources and Reading List 261

Appendix E Contributors 265

Index 267

About the Author 273

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