Human Resources Kit For Dummies offers a wealth of practical information, insights, and tools to help align an organization’s human resources practices and policies with its overall business objectives. It provides detailed guidelines on how to set up and implement successful HR practices, as well as actual tools you can use right now – forms, templates, Web site links, and much more. Whether you’re a small business owner or a HR professional, you’ll appreciate this up-to-date guide to the most common HR functions, including hiring, benefits administration, performance evaluation, and training. If you want to create an employee-friendly workplace or find new ways to compensate your top people, Human Resources Kit For Dummies gives you the information you need to: Develop a recruiting strategy Find great staffing sources Create the right benefits packages Make offers candidates accept Outsource and use temporary help Keep current on employment laws This helpful guide will help you get the maximum mileage out of job fairs and online recruiting, create effective wage structures, dole out kudos and discipline – and keep it all legal! You’ll get an overview of key issues impacting HR administration, and understand how the process works, from staffing to benefits. You’ll understand the changing needs and demands of both the marketplace and your employees, discover new motivational techniques, and develop wages and benefits packages that keep you competitive. You’ll find expert advice on every aspect of HR, including: Anti-discrimination legislation Developing a “flat” organization Recruiting on campus How to read a resume Interviewing prospective employees Wooing reluctant candidates Using temporary employees Measuring employee performance Firing or laying off employees Designing training and development plans The book also includes a CD-ROM packed with vital forms and contracts, from job application forms and sample employee policies to performance appraisals and benefit plan worksheets. For small business owners or HR professionals who need a helpful reference to the kinds of issues companies deal with daily, Human Resources Kit For Dummies is the friendly guide that makes HR simple and easy.
Human Resources Kit For Dummies, second edition provides an overview of key issues impacting HR administration, and explain how the process works, from staffing to benefits. With today s changing needs and demands of both the marketplace and employees, this new edition provides new motivational techniques and ways to develop wages and benefits packages that keeps companies competitive. The book includes updated forms and contracts, from job application forms and sample employee policies to performance appraisals and benefit plan worksheets.· Building the Framework· The Right People in the Right Places· Retention: Critical in any Business Environment· Keeping Things Together: Monitoring Ongoing Performance· The Part of Tens
A company's ability to grow and stay on top of customer demand has always depended heavily on the quality of its people. Now, more than ever, businesses recognize that finding (and keeping!) a highly skilled and motivated workforce is pivotal to success. Maybe you're a business owner and your company is growing, or you're an employee at a small to midsize company and management has asked you to take on some—or all—of their HR functions. Either way, knowing how to set up and implement successful HR practices (not to mention navigating the legal minefields in today’s increasingly regulated environment) can be tricky. Human Resources Kit for Dummies, Second Edition, is your one-stop resource for learning the nuts and bolts of HR. It gives you the actual tools—forms, templates, and so on—that you can put to immediate and productive use. Inside, you’ll easily discover how to: Find, hire, and keep top talent Create an effective compensation structure Ensure you’re developing the right benefits package Encourage extraordinary performance Establish an employee-friendly environment And much more This Second Edition also contains new information on anti-discrimination legislation, measuring employee performance, firing or laying off employees, and the latest training and development plans. The CD-ROM includes updated forms and contracts—from job application forms and sample employee policies to performance appraisals and benefits worksheets. With the tools and helpful information in this book, you’ll experience first-hand how a successful HR administration reaps untold rewards. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Release on 2011-03-03 | by Stan Hutton,Frances Phillips
Author: Stan Hutton,Frances Phillips
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Starting a nonprofit is one of the most exciting and gratifying adventures that you’ll ever partake in, especially when you seal the deal on your first grant. But like all adventures, running a nonprofit organization is a real challenge. Nonprofit Kit for Dummies, Second Edition shows you the fun-and-easy way to get your nonprofit up-and-running. It contains savvy advice from the experts on everything from incorporating and managing your nonprofit to unbeatable tactics for raising money and managing public relations. This hands-on, no-nonsense guide is packed with tons of useful information that will give you everything you need to: Plan your nonprofit for the community Write a buy-in guaranteed mission statement Incorporate and apply tax exemption Build your board of directors with the right people Design a volunteer program Have a paid staff run your nonprofit Create budgets and financial reports Craft the perfect fundraising plan Write a great grant proposal Raise money from individuals Included in this must-have resource is a bonus CD-ROM that contains sample grant proposals, over a dozen budget and cash flow projections, multiple fundraising plans to choose from, and a list of indispensable Web resources to keep your nonprofit on track. Nonprofit Kit for Dummies, Second Edition is the ultimate nuts-and-bolts guide to getting your nonprofit off the ground and giving back to your community!
With their spunky personalities, endless energy, and remarkable intelligence, it’s no wonder Jack Russell Terriers have become a favorite for television ads and Hollywood films. Performing comes naturally to Jack Russell Terriers (JRTs for short). They love to show off their strange and quirky personalities, and they have more than their share of fun while entertaining you and themselves. Despite their winsome ways, Jack Russell Terriers aren’t for everyone. It takes time, patience, and an unmistakable sense of humor to tolerate their endless antics and tireless energy. For thousands of dog owners across the country, however, no other breed is worth considering. Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies is the guide for you if You're thinking of owning a Jack Russell Terrier You just brought a new puppy home You are curious about this popular breed You already own a JRT and want to know more about its temperament Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies shows you how to cope with the breed's high energy levels and odd but common behaviors. You'll become acquainted with the breed standard and look at common faults. This book also covers the following topics and more: Distinguishing between a pet dog and a show dog Deciding if a puppy or an adult dog is best for you Puppy-proofing your house Understanding guidelines for obedience training and agility training, Dealing with behavioral problems such as separation anxiety, aggression, and barking Finding a great veterinarian Knowing how to care for your pet: Health, grooming, exercise Dealing with health concerns specific to JRTs Jack Russell Terriers are cute, charming, and very smart. They're a big dog in a little dog’s body and are fun, fearless, and funny to be around. Remember, however, that they also are pushy, extremely active, and have a voracious appetite for attention. Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies will help you make sure you’re making a well-educated, conscious choice to purchase one of these little white tornadoes and to give you the knowledge to keep your sanity after the decision has been made.
Pit Bulls have an image problem. If you’ve never been around Pit Bulls, you may think they are bloodthirsty man-eaters on the prowl for their next meal. If you’ve lived with one you know they are, indeed, on the prowl for their next meal – but they plan to get it by conning you out of your meal by doing something irresistibly cute! A breed of satin and steel, Pit Bulls are a mixture of softness and strength, an uncanny canine combination of fun, foolishness, and serious business. If you think Pit Bulls should be purged from the face of the earth, Pit Bulls For Dummies will enlighten you. Perhaps you're curious about this breed and want to know what Pit Bulls are really like; if so, this book is for you. Who else needs this handy reference? Smart people who realize that all breeds have good and bad points New (and not so new) owners who need help with training Owners looking for just the right veterinarian Potential owners looking to adopt from a breed-rescue group Pit Bull owners who need help identifying Pit Bull health problems Too many dog care books are filled with unrealistic scare tactics that would cause anyone to just give up, while others are filled with hand-me-down dog lore that has no basis in reality. You won't find any of that in Pit Bulls For Dummies. Here's a sampling of the handy information you'll find in this essential guide: Understanding the Pit Bull's origins and characteristics Caring for a puppy or older Pit Bull Keeping your dog healthy with diet and exercise Dealing with bad behavior: Biting, barking, jumping, and more Training your Pit Bull in the basics such as sit, stay, heel, and come Understanding Pit Bull body language Helping your dog become a social animal Owning a Pit Bull isn’t easy, but that’s not because of the dogs. A special commitment to the breed and a special dog owner are needed. Pit Bulls are pretty special dogs, and they have to prove it every day.
Whether you're a recent high school or college grad or an established workforce veteran, changing jobs can be a scary experience. Let Job Hunting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, be your guide to pushing your career forward. Author Max Messmer, Chairman and CEO of Robert Half International (the world's largest specialized staffing firm), has used his job search expertise to create this cutting-edge guide to job hunting. Messmer offers the kind of friendly advice and insider's tips that can enhance your job search from start to finish. Get yourself off on the right foot. First, organize your supplies; then, organize your search. Target your search in the job market of your choice; then, give yourself the tools that you need in order to break in to that market. Find out what separates bad resumes from resumes that get results. Discover the secrets of drumming up job leads, from researching online to using your own networks or working with a recruiter. After you're in, you'll be ready to shine with Messmer's complete list of the do's and don'ts of giving great interviews; and you'll be confident when the interview ends, knowing that you possess the keys to successfully closing an interview. Don't wait another day. Find the job you want with Job Hunting For Dummies, 2nd Edition.
Release on 2013-01-29 | by Sherwood Neiss,Jason W. Best,Zak Cassady-Dorion
Author: Sherwood Neiss,Jason W. Best,Zak Cassady-Dorion
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
The easy way to get started in crowdfund investing Crowdfund investing (CFI) is going to be the next big thing on Wall Street. U.S. investment banks, brokerage houses, and law firms are gearing up for the creation and regulation of new financial products that will be available to the general public starting in early 2013. The introduction of these products will revolutionize the financing of small businesses and startups for these key reasons: Entrepreneurs and small business owners, who have had difficulty obtaining capital through traditional means (such as bank loans and angel investors) in recent years, will have access to investors around the world through social media. For the first time, investors (so-called unqualified investors) will be able to purchase an equity stake in a business or new investment vehicle. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is overseeing the creation of online portals that will allow entrepreneurs and small investors to connect. When these portals go live in 2013, Crowdfund Investing For Dummies will be on the front line to educate business owners, other entrepreneurs, and investors alike. Crowdfund Investing For Dummies will walk entrepreneurs and investors, like yourself, through this new investing experience, beginning with explaining how and why CFI developed and what the 2012 JOBS says about CFI. Entrepreneurs will find out how much funding they can realistically raise through CFI; how to plan and launch a CFI campaign; how to manage the crowd after a campaign is successful; and how to work within the SEC’s regulations at every stage. Investors will discover: the benefits and risks of CFI ;how much they can invest; how a CFI investment may fit into a broader investment portfolio; how to provide value to the business or project being funded; and how to bow out of an investment when the time is right. Crowdfund Investing For Dummies is an indispensable resource for long time investors and novice investors alike.
Release on 2011-04-04 | by Margaret Kerr,JoAnn Kurtz
Author: Margaret Kerr,JoAnn Kurtz
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Canadian Small Business Kit For Dummies is the bestsellingCanadian guide to starting and running a successful small business.This guide covers every aspect of starting, building, staffing, andrunning a small business, offering information for entrepreneursstarting from scratch, people buying a business, or new franchiseowners. With updated information about the HST and its impact onsmall businesses, insight into how small business can takeadvantage of social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter,and new resources, including information about new sources ofgovernment funding for small businesses, this book is an essentialguide to small business success. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.