The Happy Employee: 101 Ways for Managers to Attract, Retain, and Inspire the Best and Brightest

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Reduced workforces, hiring freezes, productivity pressures—it’s clear that now, more than ever, every employee counts. With 101 practical, easy-to-implement tips, The Happy Employee will help you identify and attract the most talented employees, retain them, and make sure they’re happy and productive.

Real-life examples from actual situations show you how to identify the best prospects for a job and land the top candidate. Once the candidate is hired, you’ll learn how to ...

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Overview

Reduced workforces, hiring freezes, productivity pressures—it’s clear that now, more than ever, every employee counts. With 101 practical, easy-to-implement tips, The Happy Employee will help you identify and attract the most talented employees, retain them, and make sure they’re happy and productive.

Real-life examples from actual situations show you how to identify the best prospects for a job and land the top candidate. Once the candidate is hired, you’ll learn how to integrate your new employee into the workplace and encourage top performance.

Based on research as well as years of professional experience, The Happy Employee contains tips on leadership, building trust, and earning respect. You’ll learn how to develop and maintain high-performance teams through proper communication techniques and effective rewards.

The Happy Employee is a practical and indispensable guide to retaining the best workers – which makes for a happy manager, as well!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598695571
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 895,950
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Julia McGovern has been vice president of human resources at Chilton Memorial Hospital, New Jersey since 2001. Prior to that she was corporate director of organisation development and recruitment for Atlantic Health system.

Susan Shelly has written, co-authored, or contributed to more than thirty books, including ones dealing with starting business and handling finances.

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Table of Contents


How to Identify and Attract Top Talent     1
Hiring the Right Staff Takes Time, and Good Managers Know Why     3
The Challenge of Today's Job Market     21
Conducting a Job Analysis     37
Finding the Best Candidates     47
Getting Ready to Interview Job Candidates     57
Conducting the Interview the Right Way     67
Selecting the Best Candidate     79
Retaining Your Best and Brightest Employees     89
Keeping Employees Is Crucial, and You've Got to Start Out Right     91
To Be a Leader, You've Got to Be Willing to Lead     107
How to Earn the Respect of Your Team     123
Building a Great Team     143
Addressing the Career Needs of Each Member of Your Team     159
Maintaining Morale to Keep Employees Happy and Productive     169
Creating a High-Performance Culture     171
Communicating in the Twenty-First Century     181
Without Feedback, You Will Fail     193
The Importance of Coaching and Mentoring     205
Reward and Recognize Employees to Boost Morale     219
Taking Care of Yourself and Your Employees     229
Index     239
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