The HR Book: Human Resources Management for Business

 

The HR Book: Human Resources Management for Business 
Author Lin Grensing-Pophal
Title The HR Book: Human Resources Management for Business
Subtitle (Self-Counsel Business Series)
Category Law Issues,Recruitment Methods& Tools
           
ISBN/ EAN
1551802414 / 978-1551802411  
Publisher Self-Counsel Press
Country USA
Published 01-Sep-1999
No of Pages 245


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Summary

Finding and keeping good employees is crucial to the efficient operation and success of every business, and today's employers must select and nurture employees who most closely fit their company's culture and performance objectives.

Several businesses appreciate the need for high-quality HR management. Recruiting and retaining employees who value to the company is of outmost importance to the success of every business, while for business owners and managers who find themselves in the situation of hiring properly themselves understanding the importance of HR management becomes crucial. The first chapter of the book tackles the hiring process. Employers are trained how to generate a job advertisement, evaluate CVs, deliver interviews, verify references, ending up to a candidate and offering the job. Different techniques are applied in respect to the behavior of the interviewer as well as the psychological questions that were demonstrated.

One of the things that I liked a lot about this book is that each section is based on legal HR issues. For instance, on some sections, the writer outlines forbidden areas of pre-employment questioning. For instance, on some sections, the writer outlines forbidden areas of pre-employment questioning in other sections, the need to have employees sign an acknowledgement stating they have read the employee handbook is also explained.

Another very useful aspect of this book is a mixture of templates included as guidance to professionals. The letter confirming employment, personnel record, non-disclosure and non-competition covenant, punitive warning letter and discharge letter are such practical examples.

The HR Book addresses both U.S. and European employers, where dissimilar laws (concerning employers depending on their location. It would be better if each sample contract had included information on which local and regional legislation it was based on when each sample contract had been drafted. This would help employers understand whether they could use the templates in their country.

Overall, The HR Book: Human Resources Management for Business is an admirable resource that deliberates to help employers hire and manage their employees. It helps the reader who has no involvement into the HR field to understand in a summarized mode the role and the impact of HR strategies and techniques into the world of Business.

Contributed by: Christos Constantinou