The HR Toolkit: An Indispensable Resource for Being a Credible Activist

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April 16, 2010


Electronic book text, 352 pages

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007170163X / 9780071701631

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Main description

Resolve any HR issue in a snap!

Solving office problems before they escalate marks the difference between success and failure for any HR professional. The HR Toolkit provides what you need to resolve every imaginable challenge-- saving your company time and money.

With a handy indexed listing of the most common workplace conflicts and solutions, The HR Toolkit offers simple, actionable techniques you can start using right away. In no time, you'll be an expert on every issue and situation you face, including:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Performance management
  • Job design
  • Employee selection
  • Workplace culture
  • Codes of ethics
  • Medical leave
  • Fair labor standards
  • Workplace Violence and Bullying
  • Competitive Corporate Governance

The HR Toolkit packs everything you need into one handy volume to help you increase both productivity and your company's bottom line by solving problems with diplomacy and skill.

Praise for The HR Toolkit

"Dozens of sample memos, policies, training aids, exercises, checklists and more that readers can use immediately for a wide range of HR tasks. Author Denise A. Romano, an HR professional for more than 14 years, does more than offer sample documents and review laws relevant to HR. She urges HR professionals to be "credible activists" who are willing--and well-trained enough--to point out when their companies are violating laws or just handling things improperly through inadvertent errors. She also addresses HR professionals' worries--including advising them on coping with workplaces that devalue HR. " --SHRM/HR Magazine

Table of contents

Part 1 helps HR professionals and managers deal with serious problems in the workplace. Sample memos and risk assessments accompany every situation.
Part 2 helps professionals review their own workplace behaviors and reactions to ensure that they are not unwittingly contributing to workplace dysfunction, and assists the Credible Activist in address behavioral problems in other employees at any level.
Part 3 helps the Credible Activist add value to their organization by using organizational development knowledge that ties directly to sound internal corporate governance and profitability.
Part 4 helps HR professionals and managers recommend workplace improvements to make workplaces more pleasant in general (and particularly during a recession, when employees are often asked to give more time and effort for less compensation or scaled-back benefits).
Part 5 includes resources to help HR professionals and managers find information, get support, obtain answers to legal questions, connect with others in similar situations, and improve their marketability.

Author comments

Denise A. Romano has an MA in Organizational Psychology and an EdM in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University, as well as an MFA in writing from Naropa University. She has more than 12 years of experience working in the Human Resources and Organizational Development (HR/OD) field in government, nonprofit, and for-profit companies, including 6 additional years of whistleblower activity. She has built two different HR/OD departments from the ground up.

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