Human Resources Management: All the Information You Need to Manage Your Staff and Meet Your Business Objectives (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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Human resources management is critical to the success of any organization, particularly in today's complex business environment. More and more often, managers and business owners, in addition to HR personnel, are charged with aspects of human resources management: recruitment, training and development, job analysis, corporate restructuring, compensation, and morale, to name a few. Lack of expertise can result in the loss of key staff, diminished productivity and profitability, or a lawsuit. Streetwise Human ...
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Overview

Human resources management is critical to the success of any organization, particularly in today's complex business environment. More and more often, managers and business owners, in addition to HR personnel, are charged with aspects of human resources management: recruitment, training and development, job analysis, corporate restructuring, compensation, and morale, to name a few. Lack of expertise can result in the loss of key staff, diminished productivity and profitability, or a lawsuit. Streetwise Human Resources Management shows how to balance the needs of your employees with the objectives of your business.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440519437
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Series: Streetwise
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Dedication & Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
Part I Human Resources: A Key Organizational Resource
Chapter 1 The Environment of Human Resources Today 1
What Are Human Resources?
A Historical Perspective
The Challenge of Managing Human Resources in Today's Environment
How Do Human Resources Assist the Organization?
Building High-Performance Organizations
The Functions of Human Resources
Summary
Chapter 2 The Legal Environment 19
Encouraging Work Force Diversity
Major Legislation Impacting Human Resources
Discrimination and Harassment
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Enforcement
Affirmative Action: A Remedy for Past Discrimination
The Rights of Employees
Employers Have Rights, Too
Responsibilities of Organizations Today
Summary
Streetwise Advice
Chapter 3 The New Role of Human Resources 37
Know Your Roots
The Strategic Approach to Human Resource Management
The Transition to Strategic Human Resource Management
Integrating All Functions of Human Resources
Career Opportunities in the Human Resource Department
Summary
Streetwise Advice
Chapter 4 Skills for Effective Human Resource Management 55
Managerial Roles
The Functions of Management
The Role of Conceptual, Technical, and Human Skills
Human Resource Manager Competencies
The Basic Responsibilities of Human Resource Managers
Ethics Still Counts
Summary
Streetwise Advice
Part II Staffing: The Right People for the Right Job
Chapter 5 Human Resource Planning 73
The Role of Strategic Human Resource Planning
The Impact of the External Environment: The Local Labor Market and More
Changes in Skill Requirements
Throw It on the Curve
A General Model for Human Resource Planning
A Special Challenge: Management Succession Planning
Summary
Streetwise Advice
Chapter 6 Recruitment 89
Attracting Internal and External Applicants
Writing an Effective Advertisement
Online Options to Augment the Traditional Approaches
Alternatives to Hiring
International Recruitment: A Special Challenge in a Global Arena
Cost Benefit Analysis: Remember to Measure
Summary
Streetwise Advice
Chapter 7 Selection: The Steps to the Decision to Hire 107
Applications and Resumes
Screening Applicants
The Human Resource Department's Role
Testing in the Employment Process
The Interview: Navigating Land Mines
Reference Checks and Background Investigations
The Decision to Hire
Summary
Streetwise Advice
Chapter 8 Orientation: The Acculturation Process 125
The Importance of Socializing Employees
Corporate Culture
Conformity Versus Creativity
The Formal Orientation Process
The Employee Handbook
Evaluation: The Final Step
Summary
Streetwise Advice
Part III Maximizing Employee Performance
Chapter 9 Training and Development 141
The Organizational Role of Training: Meeting Objectives
Assessing Training Needs
Learning Principles: One Size Does Not Fit All
On-the-Job Training Options
Off-the-Job Training Alternatives
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Training Programs
A Special Challenge: Management Development
Career Development: Everyone's Job
Summary
Streetwise Advice
Chapter 10 Job Analysis 157
The Process of Job Analysis
Data Collection Methods
Generating Documentation
Overcoming the Challenges to Job Analysis
How Job Analysis Fits with Other Human Resource Functions
Summary
Streetwise Advice
Chapter 11 Job Design 171
The Impact of Job Design on People and the Organization
Scientific Management and Job Simplification
Using the Job Characteristics Model
Options to Designing Jobs
Ergonomics Today
Flexible Designs
Teams
Summary
Streetwise Advice
Chapter 12 Motivation: The Old and the New 187
Why Motivate? The Productivity Challenge
Traditional Motivation Theories
New Approaches to the Motivation of Employees
Are We Having Fun Yet? Humor in the Workplace
Incentive Plans
Summary
Streetwise Advice
Chapter 13 Appraising Performance 203
Why Conduct Performance Appraisals?
Understanding Reinforcement Strategies
The Performance Appraisal
Who Should Conduct the Appraisal?
The Interview: Ten Tips to More Effective Performance Interviews
The Use of Discipline: The Road to Corrective Action
When All Else Fails
Summary
Streetwise Advice
Part IV Maintaining Human Resources
Chapter 14 Compensation and Benefits 219
The Role of Compensation Programs
Terminology: Wages Versus Salaries
Special Issues in Compensation
Executive Compensation
Types of Benefits
Summary
Streetwise Advice
Chapter 15 Retention Strategies 239
All about Commitment
The Cost of Turnover
Effective Retention Begins with Good Hiring Practices
Other Retention Strategies
Listening to Employees: Signs of Trouble
The Exit Interview: A Heads-Up
Summary
Streetwise Advice
Part V Human Resource Trends
Chapter 16 Downsizing, Layoffs, Restructuring, and New Organizational Structures 257
The Impact of Downsizing
Handling Layoffs Tactfully and Addressing the Survivors
Everybody's Restructuring
New Organizational Structures
The Impact of Teams on Organizations
The Role of Human Resources in High-Performance Organizations
Summary
Streetwise Advice
Chapter 17 Safety, Health, and Privacy Issues 273
Safety and the Legal Environment: OSHA
Safety and Health Concerns
Workplace Violence
Stress Strikes Everyone
Health Care Programs
Privacy Issues: A Special Challenge
Summary
Streetwise Advice
Chapter 18 Diversity 287
Diversity Defined
A Look at the Demographics
Diversity: A Source of Competitive Advantage
Managing Diversity Means Valuing Diversity
Guidelines to Supporting a Diverse Work Force
Summary
Streetwise Advice
Appendices
Appendix A Helpful HR Tips and Quick References 303
Sample Equal Employment Policy
Sample Sexual Harassment Policy
Sample Workplace Violence Policy
Sample Table of Contents for an Employee Manual
Tips for Nonsexist Job Titles
Tips on Interview Questions: Legal Pitfalls
Appendix B Selected Excerpts from Major Legislation Impacting Human Resources 313
Excerpts from the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Excerpts from the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Excerpts from the Civil Rights Act of 1991
Excerpts from the Equal Pay Act of 1963
Excerpts from Title VII of the Civil Rights Act: Unlawful Employment Practices
Appendix C Forms and Applications 325
Employment Evaluation
Exit Interview Form and Checklist
Termination Checklist
Performance Checklist
Employment Selection Checklist
New Employee Checklist
Employee Orientation Checklist
Disciplinary Form
Meeting Planner
Project Planner
Staffing Calendar
Weekly Organizer
Authorization to Release Information
Employee Separation Notice
Employee Time Sheet
Employee Warning Notice
Employee Application
Personnel Record
Pre-Employment Reference Check Letter
Quarterly Payroll/Deductions
Appendix D Glossary 351
Index 357
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