The bite sized guide to delivering great HR
HR Management Bites is a how to guide for anyone who works in HR. Rather than a text book, you’ll find real examples of how to apply HR in the real world, with practical suggestions, tools and techniques.
First published in New Zealand in 2010 by HarperCollins as Employment Bites -
HR Management Bites Contents
HR Management Bites is split into 22 easy-
Bite 1 What is HR? The good, the bad and the ugly.
Bite 2 Your HR Career: The paths you can take and what to consider for each.
Bite 3 Writing HR / People Plans: How to help your business succeed
Bite 4 Attracting Candidates: Getting the right people to apply
Bite 5 Successful Selection: Choosing the right people to employ
Bite 6 Ingenious Induction: Bringing your new employees on board
Bite 7 Perfect HR Policies: How to have the right policies in place
Bite 8 HR Analytics: Big & small metrics to measure & plan
Bite 9 Wonderful Wellness: Healthy employee equal a healthy business
Bite 10 Perfect Performance Reviews: How to set up the right system to measure
Bite 11 Clever Competencies: Models for measuring skills, experience & knowledge
Bite 12 Succession, Talent Management & Career Development: Tapping into and managing your key employees
Bite 13 Workforce Planning: It’s not just about ‘bums on seats’
Bite 14 Remuneration & Benefits: It’s all dollars and sense
Bite 15 Inventive Incentives: Designing bonus and incentive schemes
Bite 16 Recognition & Rewards: With or without a budget!
Bite 17 Delivering Diversity: Why and how to make your company diverse
Bite 18 Managing Change: Making your changes work
Bite 19 Culture & Engagement: If you build it they will come…..
Bite 20 Restructuring & Redundancy: Supporting your company through difficult times
Bite 21 Warnings and Dismissals: When the exit sign glows
Bite 22 HR Technology: The top HR technology tools to use
Angela Atkins is the author of the popular and helpful Management Bites which I reviewed in the November 2009 issue of Employment Today.
The earlier book was aimed at line managers, breaking people management into easily digestible chunks and explaining how to do each step. It is a wonderful resource for an HR practitioner as you can use relevant sections of the book to help coach the managers you are working with.
This new book has a different intended audience. It is written directly for the HR professional, to guide our own practice. As before, the book is divided up into individual sections, each covering a separate area of HR expertise and giving the basic “how to’s” of that topic.
As I have a background in psychology and analysis, I am more than comfortable with the organisational development and HRIS/metrics side of human resource management. However, employment relations is an area I want to grow in technically, and I look for easy-
Another feature of the book is the use of developmental exercises. I found this really useful as it helped me to focus in on some areas that I need to focus on and grow. I recommend that you take the time to do these exercises as you will get the benefits.
Whatever your strengths, and whatever your developmental needs in HR, you will find something to help you in this book. It is practical, warm and very human. Go out and buy a copy for yourself and one for your HR group. While you are at it, add in a copy of Atkins’s earlier book (Management Bites) and you will have the perfect reference set.
About Angela Atkins
Angela Atkins has worked in HR and Learning & Development for over 20 years within local government, tertiary, retail, contact centres & the financial services sectors.
In 2007 she co-
Angela is also the author of the NZ best-
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