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The Manager's Guide to HR: Hiring, Firing, Performance Evaluations, Documentation, Benefits, and Everything Else You Need to Knowby Max Muller
Managing people is a tricky business--and managers and small business owners need a clear understanding of the essentials of human resources to survive. The original edition of The Manager's Guide to HR provided readers with a plain-English introduction to the regulations, rights, and responsibilities related to hiring and firing, benefits, compensation, documentation, performance evaluations, training, and more. But much has changed since then. Extensively revised, the second edition covers all the key areas and brings readers up to speed on current developments in employment law, including: * How social media is changing the recruitment landscape * Shifting labor standards regarding compensation and benefits * The National Labor Relations Board's stance on work-related employee speech on social media * The Employee Retirement Income Security Act * New record-keeping requirements * Amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act * And more Featuring step-by-step guidance on everything from COBRA compliance to privacy issues, this trusted resource is now--once again--the most up to date.
Published in three other languages and growing, Managing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems takes a look at how farmers manage, maintain, and benefit from biodiversity in agricultural production systems. The volume includes the most recent research and developments in the maintenance of local diversity at the genetic, species, and ecosystem levels. Chapters cover the assessment and farmer management practices for crop, livestock, aquatic, and associated diversity (such as pollinators and soil microorganisms) in agricultural ecosystems; examine the potential role of diversity in minimizing pest and disease pressures; and present studies that exemplify the potential nutritional, ecosystem service, and financial values of this diversity under changing economic and environmental conditions. The volume contains perspectives that combine the thinking of social and biological scientists. Inappropriate or excessive use of inputs can cause damage to biodiversity within agricultural ecosystems and compromise future productivity. This book features numerous case studies that show how farmers have used alternative approaches to manage biodiversity to enhance the stability, resilience, and productivity of their farms, pointing the way toward improved biodiversity on a global scale. As custodians of the world's agricultural biodiversity, farmers are fully invested in ways to create, sustain, and assist in the evolution and adaptation of a variety of plant and animal species. Thus this text is mandatory reading for conservationists, environmentalists, botanists, zoologists, geneticists, and anyone interested in the health of our ecosystem.
An accessible and lively introduction to the management of cross-cultural communication for undergraduate and graduate business students. Drawing on the latest research and incorporating the author's own extensive experience of working in different cultural settings, it addresses the core theory and practice. An essential course companion.
This is a "what to do" book. It deals with the economic tasks that any business has to discharge for economic performance and economic results. It attempts to organize these tasks so that executives can perform them systematically, purposefully, with understanding, and with reasonable probability of accomplishment. It tries to develop a point of view, concepts and approaches for finding what should be done and how to go about doing it. This book draws on practical experience as a consultant to businesses of all kinds and sizes for a good many years. Everything in it has been tested and is being used today effectively in real businesses. There are illustrations of, and references to, concrete situations on almost every page-
Future management advice to practitioners and business students from a professor, reporter, and philosopher.
Case studies in budgeting for public administrators and students in fields relating to public administration
Managing Quality provides a comprehensive review and critical analysis of quality management discourses and techniques by drawing on a number of management disciplines such as operations management, HRM, organizational behaviour, strategy, marketing and organization theory. The book: - introduces readers to key concepts and issues in quality management - provides an overview of both managerial and critical perspectives on quality management - presents the 'wisdom' of quality management gurus - documents the way quality is pursued in manufacturing, service and public sector organizations - compares and contrasts hard and soft technologies of quality management - critically reviews the rhetoric of TQM and business process re-engineering (BPR) - examines the consequences of quality on stakeholders - scrutinizes the language of quality management - documents the mundane nature of quality managemnt practices through the use of real life case studies Managing Quality is an up-to-date and student-centered treatment of quality management that will be essential reading for undergraduate students of operations and quality management. It will also be extremely relevant to all MBA students, and useful reading for students of HRM, organization theory and the sociology of organizations.
This book focuses on the management of Assistive Technology in higher education. It written for a target audience of Disability Service Coordinators in college settings.
Managing the Challenges in Human Service Organizations: A Casebook offers current and aspiring human service managers a view into the kinds of experiences they will likely encounter to better prepare them for the world they are about to enter. The cases are inspired by real situations and are designed to encourage students to determine how they would act and work towards a resolution of the dilemmas presented. Key Features Simulates administrative dilemmas through cases that offer different aspects of agency administration and replicate aspects of actual practice Levels the learning field for students entering graduate human service management programs with different managerial experiences Orients students to the challenges of management by helping them develop mental models linked to the values of client-centered administration Helps students develop a beginning sense of competence and understanding of managerial work while refining their analytic skills Offers the opportunity for repeated learning opportunities using different analytical frameworks Supplements fieldwork by providing more time to reflect and consider a broader array of alternatives than is found in most field experiences Intended Audience This book is ideally suited as a supplemental text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in social work and counseling, as well as a much-needed reference for human services supervisors and practitioners.
The service, or non-profit, sector of our society is growing rapidly (with more than 8 million employees and more than 80 million volunteers), creating a major need for guidelines and expert advice on how to manage these organizations effectively.
The aim of this book is to enhance theoretical and practical understanding of quality management in tourism and hospitality. It provides a benchmark of current knowledge, and examines the range of research methods being applied to further develop tourism and hospitality service management research. It is hoped that this book will stimulate new research questions by highlighting tensions and challenges in the area.
'An excellent and much needed contribution to the management literature' - Gareth Morgan 'Trough accurate examples and instructive accounts of what constitutes understanding at work, the Author leads us to the core link between understanding and managerial practicing. It is deeply informative, often witty and always elegant!' - Silvia Gherardi Research Unit on Communication, Organizational Learning, and Aesthetics dipartimento di sociologia e ricerca sociale 'The book provides an interesting, accessible and important contribution to the interpretive understanding of management and leadership and clearly shows its relevance also for practitioners' - Mats Alvesson Bringing a fresh perspective to the evaluation of management problems, this book draws upon interpretative research and builds upon existing interpretative studies to scrutinise the influence managers have on employees' understanding. It considers how managers use ideas and visions to frame their employees' internalised understanding of the external rules and instructions that govern their work. The book brings an interpretative perspective to the question of individual and group competence and look at how this is linked with understanding. Throughout Managing Understanding in Organizations refers to international case studies and considers the cross-cultural impact on management and understanding at work.
The key to moving up? Managing up! Whether you're seeking a surefire career-booster or simply looking to improve your relationship with your boss, this welcome guide gives you all the skills you need to build a productive, mutually beneficial relationship with your boss. Using the inspiring collection of ideas, strategies, and tactics found in Managing Up!, you'll learn how to: *Enhance your relationship with your supervisor *Accurately read your boss's likes and dislikes * Provide the kind of support that helps your boss succeed *Make sure you're in tune with your boss's goals *Build mentoring and networking relationships throughout the organization *Handle criticism *Deal with problem bosses, and more.
This timely text, written by experts in research, practice and training in the field, proposes a whole-school community approach to the reduction and prevention of school violence. Underpinned by recent research findings, the book is illustrated throughout with case studies, examples of good practice in action, ideas and resources including exercises, activities and checklists. The book covers: - personal characteristics of perpetrators, victims and bystanders - role of the family - ethos and culture of the school - quality of interpersonal relationships at school - quality of the learning environment of the school - links between school and community The authors' approach aims to promote non-violence , improve the climate of the school, enhance relationships among staff, pupils and parents, and to support the emotional health and well-being of all members of the school community. Strategies include preventative methods, provision for the individual needs of pupils and peer support, emotional literacy and restorative practice. The authors also provide guidance on how to create a shared understanding of school violence, how to prepare for change and how to carry out an effective needs analysis in order to successfully address the issue. This book is essential for practitioners, students in education and school management as well as local educational advisors.
The purpose of this book is to help practitioners and students from a variety of mental health disciplines--psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and counselors of all other types--to work effectively, efficiently, and successfully with their clients within the purview of managed mental health care. Managed mental health care is relatively new in the field of mental health, and it was not a program that was coordinated or even consistent in its policies and procedures.
Some vehicle drive train parts have remained unchanged for many years. Most drive train systems, however, have undergone changes, and many new drive train parts have been introduced. Many manual transmissions now contain as many as six forward gears, compared to the three-speed units of years ago.
A little more than seventy-five years ago, Kate L. Turabian drafted a set of guidelines to help students understand how to write, cite, and formally submit research writing. Seven editions and more than nine million copies later, the name Turabian has become synonymous with best practices in research writing and style. Her Manual for Writers continues to be the gold standard for generations of college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines. Now in its eighth edition, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations has been fully revised to meet the needs of today's writers and researchers. The Manual retains its familiar three-part structure, beginning with an overview of the steps in the research and writing process, including formulating questions, reading critically, building arguments, and revising drafts. Part II provides an overview of citation practices with detailed information on the two main scholarly citation styles (notes-bibliography and author-date), an array of source types with contemporary examples, and detailed guidance on citing online resources. The final section treats all matters of editorial style, with advice on punctuation, capitalization, spelling, abbreviations, table formatting, and the use of quotations. Style and citation recommendations have been revised throughout to reflect the sixteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. With an appendix on paper format and submission that has been vetted by dissertation officials from across the country and a bibliography with the most up-to-date listing of critical resources available, A Manual for Writers remains the essential resource for students and their teachers.
The first six sections of this manual outline a simple, accurate procedure which can be used to estimate the heat loss and heat gain for conventional residential structures. These sections form a module, specifically intended to provide step-by-step instructions on how to perform the Manual J calculations. Those who want to know more about the underlying assumptions and physical principles of the calculation procedures should look at Section 7 which defines the limitations of the procedure.
Provides thorough coverage of manufacturing as it relates to the Standards for Technological Literacy.
Are you interested in ocean plants and animals? Have you ever wondered how pollution affects the underwater world? Do you enjoy being in the water? Do you like hands-on research and technology? Then you might have a future as a marine biologist! Swim along with real-life marine biologists and learn what its like to study life in the sea.
In this clear and accessible book, an eminent political scientist offers a jargon-free introduction to the market system for all readers, with or without a background in economics.
Editors Heller (MFA/Designer as Author Department, School of Visual Arts) and Arisman (MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program, School of Visual Arts) use interviews, essays and work samples to provide a comprehensive picture of today's illustration market, providing students and artists with a thorough review of media environments for graphic novels, animation, Web games, toys, fashion and textiles. Contributors address the current shifts in these marketplaces due to technology, software applications and versatility and outline blueprints that will help readers to launch careers in their chosen fields. A chapter also describes the steps for creating both a computer-generated and traditional portfolio from the perspectives of illustrators and art directors. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Marketing Social Change. Changing Behavior to Promote Health, Social Development, and the Environmentby Alan R. Andreasen
Applies marketing techniques to social issues.
Award-winning marketers Chip Conley and Eric Friedenwald-Fishman prove that "marketing" is not a dirty word - it is key to advancing both the value and values of any business.
Barletta presents a compelling business case for why marketing professionals should allocate real dollars and undivided attention to the largest untapped market in the world--women. She then explains why and how women reach different brand purchase decisions.
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