The Big Book of HR

The Big Book of HR

by Barbara Mitchell, Cornelia Gamlem


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Managing people is the most challenging part of any leader's day. And that job certainly is not getting any easier. The Big Book of HR will provide any HR professional, manager, or business owner of any size organization the information they need to get the most from their talent. It is filled with information on everything from the most strategic HR-related issues to the smallest tactical detail of how to manage people.

Each topic covered includes information on associated legal issues, and includes stories from leading organizations to illustrate how Human Resources can positively impact the organization. Each chapter ends with discussion questions to test your understanding of the topic and encourage additional thought. Many sample forms and templates plus a list of additional resources are included, as well.

The Big Book of HR will clearly and comprehensively explain how to:

  • Identify, motivate, and retain your superstars
  • Determine the employees you need and when to hire them
  • Select the best applicants for your positions and your culture
  • Assimilate new talent into your organization
  • Manage using total rewards and performance management
  • Maintain positive employee relations and manage conflict
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781601631893
    Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
    Publication date: 01/22/2012
    Pages: 320
    Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

    About the Author

    Barbara Mitchell is a human resources professional and management consultant who is a recognized expert in the HR field. She is co-author of The Essential HR Handbook. Prior to co-founding The Millennium Group International, LLC, much of her HR career was spent with Marriott International. She is now managing partner of The Mitchell Group, a HR consulting practice.

    Cornelia Gamlem, SPHR, is president of The GEMS Group, Ltd. She co-authored Roadmap to Success: 5 Steps to Putting Action Into your Affirmative Action Plan. She has served on the National Board of Directors of the Society for Human Resources Management and has testified before the EEOC. Both authors live in the Washington, D.C. area.

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    Big Book of HR 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Gamlem and Mitchell have done a brilliant job of providing a roadmap for the secrets of successfully managing people in today’s complex business environment. The authors understand the history and roots of the human resources profession as well as the importance of embracing change to meet the challenges of the present and the future. The Big Book of HR is comprehensive, yet concise and is an essential reference for every HR professional, manager and business owner. Mary Walter Arthur, SPHR Director, Talent Management SCA Americas