The HR Toolkit

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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.

Books in Brief Summary in HR Magazine

"The HR Toolkit provides dozens of sample memos, policies, training aids, exercises, checklists and more that readers can use immediately for a wide range of HR tasks, from alerting employees about legal compliance to notifying applicants they did or didn’t get a job.

Topics include legal issues (such as compensation, leave and overtime), workplace bullying, union issues, health insurance terms, conflict resolution, feedback and training, job selection and recruitment, equal employment opportunity rules, and issues such as comp time, flextime and more.

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."


She covers how HR professionals can protect themselves if they point out inconsistent policies or discrimination to managers and end up being targeted for retaliation. Romano also talks about how HR can use its authority wisely, avoid competing with other parts of the organization, get needed HR training and certifications, and ensure that the HR department meets ethical standards


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