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The Little Black Book of Human Resources Management Audiobook

The Little Black Book of Human Resources Management

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It's about the stuff you learn when you've worked for a boss you'd swear jumped out of a Dilbert cartoon; worked in a business whose performance careened up and down like a runaway clown car; faced legal or ethical problems that needed the wisdom of Solomon to sort out while they roiled your guts at night; and sat on the stand across from some third-rate Perry Mason or tried to be one yourself. It's about what you learn when you've knocked yourself out to put measurable six-figure savings back on the company's bottom line; or when an employee pleads for her job with tears in her eyes as she lies through her teeth to your face; or when you've faced down an employee who was spoiling for any chance he could get to sue your organization crippled; or maybe when you've dealt with the employee who told his supervisor he's going to shoot himself.

Like most everyone else, whenever I've cleaned up some HR mess - or made one of my own - I would learn something that I tucked in my back pocket, to pull out as needed when something similar popped up. Some people call this their bag of tricks, or wisdom. I've always thought of it as my little black book.

©2015 Barry Wolfe (P)2015 The Expressive Press

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    Amazon Customer 09-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The HR Book that makes the most sense."

    This little book is applicable and useful. It has within the best real outlook on the reality of this world and what it takes.

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    Amazon Customer 08-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Will listen to over and over again!"

    I would highly recommend this book to college students going into the hr field, new graduates, or any one starting out in an hr role.

    Though I highly disagree about the portion about winning a UC with a tribunal or for performance issues, most of the book is filled with gold nuggets of wisdom!

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    Guillermo A. Guzman 08-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A non-HR person's opinion"

    Picked up the book because I was interested in a entry level HR position at my job. I have no prior experience in anything HR related and expected to have to push through this book. It was actually very entertaining, and even though it didn't cover everything specific to my unique needs (obviously not management) it was such a great book. It gave really great HR fundamental advice even for someone not going into HR Management. I found myself looking forward to the next time I'd be able to hear some more.

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    BrookieMay 07-15-16
    BrookieMay 07-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "realistic view if HR best practices"

    I fully enjoyed this book and at time found myself laughing in agreement to the situation that happen in HR on a daily basis. The use of personal experience was great and i learn a lot and will probably read again and again. I will be remembering this to all my HR fiends.

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    Mary 06-19-16
    Mary 06-19-16
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    "Awesome Book"
    What did you love best about The Little Black Book of Human Resources Management?

    Barry Wolfe reveals the hectic life of an HR executive in vivid detail. The book reads like a novel and I couldn't put it down. I'm betting that you can't either.


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    Norma 06-18-16
    Norma 06-18-16
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    "A great Book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Little Black Book of Human Resources Management the most enjoyable?

    This 'little' book is big on insight into the real workings of the HR function as told by an accomplished executive. Business students, beginning HR professionals, and seasoned managers will benefit from reading it and absorbing its wisdom.


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    Miriam 06-09-16
    Miriam 06-09-16
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    "Practical HR Overview"

    This information is excellent for a newbie or a veteran. Practical information to apply regardless of the company one works for.

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    Tai 04-25-16
    Tai 04-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Worth the read."

    I was looking for a book to give me insight into employee management and HR duties as a small business owner. The most helpful part was the chapter regarding evaluation reports, but it was all good information to know and consider.

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    John C. Becker New York City 04-12-16
    John C. Becker New York City 04-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Hardnose hr guy tells it like it is...."

    Gave good on-site into how HR sees the employees. Not for the soft hearted at all.

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