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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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    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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    Tai 04-25-16
    Tai 04-25-16 Member Since 2017
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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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    Daniel HOUMA, LOUISIANA, US 11-11-17
    Daniel HOUMA, LOUISIANA, US 11-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointing"

    I thought the book was well worth reading (and listening) to, but I came away very disappointed. The technical aspects of the book are worth the time and money, the overall sentiment was IMHO the epitome of what's wrong in American businesses today. I am a product of the baby-boomer generation (if you subscribe to that line of thinking) and would absolutely not want my Human Resource Dept Manager to think and act in a regard that supports the business wholeheartedly, but does not trust or support the people in the rank and file. Too many of today's managers have never worked for a living in the sense of actual physical labor and do not and cannot appreciate what matters most "the hard working dedicated, loyal and honest salt of the earth people" who make or break a company. If your employees don't fit this description -- there might be a systemic reason.

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    Anonymous 10-04-17
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    "An HR must-have!"

    Wolfe brings wisdom, personal insight, and passion in his work here. And while he doesn’t cover comprehensively everything there is to touch on, he covers what is invaluable to both novices and HR senior pros!

    I can completely recommend this work and would buy it again.

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    Andrew F 04-07-17
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    "Packed full of useful info"

    This book is aiming for the brutally honest truth behind HR and even business at large, and I'd say they knocked it out of the park. The examples were concise and convicted. AWESOME Book.

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    Neena 01-28-17
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    "Amazing book for an overview of HR!!!!!"

    Amazing book for an overview of HR. He also provides books to look up. He's also very blunt so if you can handle the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, don't buy it.

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    Amazon Customer 11-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great read"

    This is a good introduction to HR. helps you to see what yiu need to improve on.

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    Chris 11-08-16
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    "Wish it was longer"

    Useful content, but it was short. I would have liked if there was more information offered.

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    Jason 10-28-16
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    "nice book and great reader."

    The book is well organized and useful practices. the reader look like to tell the story. i love it.

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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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    "Very dated. Don't bother."

    According to this auther race and sex descrimination in the workplace doesn't exist ( in his experience - like he knows everything ).
    It's funny how the Mcgreggor-Smith government review UK 2017 says otherwise. And a letter has been sent warning companies in the Ftse 350 that they should do more to increase career opportunities for black and minority ethnic groups (BAME) or face legislation. And ťhe report also found BAME groups were being held back because of skin colour. I'm sure the USA is the same and anyway many organisations are international. I found other instances of inaccuracies. This book is not for the professional.

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