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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion For Dummies

Published 01-12-2022

<b>Strengthen your company culture through inclusive and equitable policies and practices</b> <p>The global workforce and marketplace will continue to undergo dramatic demographic shifts&mdash;redefining the workplace, the workers, and how work gets done. Organizations that want to attract and retain the best talent and to capitalize on the full breath of their perspectives and experiences must first reflect our society as a whole, and secondly, must create the right kind of work environment where ALL talent can thrive. That means valuing diversity, creating more equitable policies and practices, and fostering a welcoming and inclusive culture. <p>In <i>Diversity, Equity & Inclusion For Dummies,</i> global workforce expert, and three-time Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Dr. Shirley Davis unveils her extensive collection of real-world experiences, stories, case studies, checklists, assessments, tips, and strategies that will give you a deeper understanding of the business impact of DEI and how your role as a leader can contribute to your company's long term success. <p>You'll learn: <ul> <li>The fundamentals of DEI and how it drives business performance and impact</li> <li>How to conduct comprehensive DEI organizational assessments to identify systemic and institutional inequities</li> <li>Tactics and strategies for having necessary but difficult conversations, and how to make them impactful</li> <li>Skills and competencies that every leader needs in order to effectively lead the new generation of workers</li> <li>How to operationalize DEI across your organization, measure its impact, and sustain it long term</li> </ul> <p><i>Diversity, Equity & Inclusion For Dummies</i> is a must-read guide for any leader at any level who wants to ready themselves for the workplace of the future and reap the benefits of a full spectrum diverse ideas, backgrounds, and experiences. It also belongs on the reading lists of human resources and DEI professionals actively seeking to go broader, deeper, and have greater impact in their DEI work.

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Performance Management For Dummies

Published 05-29-2019

<p><b>Implement best-in-class performance management systems</b>&nbsp;</p> <p><i>Performance Management For Dummies </i>is the definitive guide to infuse&nbsp;performance management with your organization's strategic goals and priorities. It provides the nuts and bolts of how to define and measure performance in terms of what employees do (i.e., behaviors) and the outcome of what they do (i.e., results) &mdash;&nbsp;both for individual employees as well as teams.&nbsp;</p> <p>Inside, you&rsquo;ll find a new multi-step, cyclical process to help you keep track of your employees' work, identify where they need to improve and how, and ensure they're growing with the organization&mdash;and helping the organization succeed. Plus, it&rsquo;ll show managers to C-Suites how to use performance management not just as an evaluation tool but, just as importantly, to help employees grow and improve on an ongoing basis so they are capable and motivated to support the organization&rsquo;s strategic objectives.</p> <ul> <li>Understand if your performance management system is working</li> <li>Make fixes where needed</li> <li>Get performance evaluation forms, interview protocols, and scripts for feedback meetings</li> <li>Grasp why people make some businesses more successful than others</li> <li>Make performance management a useful rather than painful management tool&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Get ready to define performance, measure it, help employees improve it, and align employee performance with the strategic goals and priorities of your organization.</p>

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People Analytics For Dummies

Published 03-19-2019

<p><b>Maximize performance with better data</b></p> <p>Developing a successful workforce requires more than a gut check. Data can help guide your decisions on everything from where to seat a team to optimizing production processes to engaging with your employees in ways that ring true to them.</p> <p>People analytics is the study of your number one business asset&mdash;your people&mdash;and this book shows you how to collect data, analyze that data, and then apply your findings to create a happier and more engaged workforce.</p> <ul> <li>Start a people analytics project</li> <li>Work with qualitative data</li> <li>Collect data via communications&nbsp;</li> <li>Find the right tools and approach for analyzing data</li> </ul> <p>If your organization is ready to better understand why high performers leave, why one department has more personnel issues than another, and why employees violate, <i>People Analytics For Dummies</i> makes it easier.&nbsp;</p>

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Virtual Teams For Dummies

Published 07-31-2018

<p><b>Set your virtual team on a path to success</b></p> <p>In the global marketplace, people can work practically anywhere and anytime. Virtual teams cut across the boundaries of time, space, culture, and sometimes even organizations. Rising costs, global locations, and advances in technology are top reasons why virtual teams have increased by 800 percent over the past 5 years.</p> <p>Packed with solid advice, interviews and case studies from well-known companies who are already using virtual teams in their business model and their lessons learned,<i> Virtual Teams For Dummies </i>provides rock-solid guidance on the essentials for building, leading, and sustaining a highly productive virtual workforce. It helps executives understand key support strategies that lead virtual teams to success and provides practical information and tools to help leaders and their teams bridge the communication gaps created by geographical separation&mdash;and achieve peak performance.</p> <ul> <li>Includes research findings based on a year-long study on the effectiveness of virtual teams</li> <li>Mindset and skill shift for managers from old school traditional team management to virtual team management</li> <li>Covers the communication and relationship strategies for virtual teams</li> <li>Examines how the frequency of in-person meetings affects a remote team&rsquo;s success</li> </ul> <p>Written by an award-winning leadership expert, this book is your one-stop resource on creating and sustaining a successful virtual team.&nbsp;</p>

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Executive Recruiting For Dummies

Published 03-20-2017

<b>Tips and strategies to fill executive-level positions</b> <p>Recruiting for high-end executives requires a special skill-set, and <i>Executive Recruiting For Dummies</i> is here to help you add this niche talent to your arsenal. Whether you're an in-house human resources manager or a professional recruiter at a search firm, this friendly guide walks you through each step of filling that senior, executive, or other highly specialized position. This book covers the globalization of talent and the advantages of executive recruiting. It provides expert guidance on finding the right candidates, conducting hardy screening and interviewing processes, closing deals, and more. <p>There are 10,000,000 businesses in America that hire at least one senior executive a year, and most turn to commissioning a third-party organization, such as an executive search firm. Rather than losing that next top-tier recruiting job, let <i>Executive Recruiting For Dummies</i> show you how to add this highly desirable and sought-after skill to your resume. <ul> <li>Learn to recruit with precision</li> <li>Create a robust interview process</li> <li>Close the deal with a winning offer</li> <li>Find out how to work with professional recruiters</li> </ul> <p>Discover how to find the best talent and retain and attract clients &#160;with the help of <i>Executive Recruiting For Dummies.</i>

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Employer Branding For Dummies

Published 02-21-2017

<b>Attract the very best talent with a compelling employer brand!<br /></b><br />Employer Branding For Dummies is the clear, no-nonsense guide to attracting and retaining top talent. Written by two of the most recognized leaders in employer brand, Richard Mosley and Lars Schmidt, this book gives you actionable advice and expert insight you need to build, scale, and measure a compelling brand. You'll learn how to research what makes your company stand out, the best ways to reach the people you need, and how to convince those people that your company is the ideal place to exercise and develop their skills. The book includes ways to identify the specific traits of your company that aligns with specific talent, and how to translate those traits into employer brand tactic that help you draw the right talent, while repelling the wrong ones. You'll learn how to build and maintain your own distinctive, credible employer brand; and develop a set of relevant, informative success metrics to help you measure ROI. This book shows you how to discover and develop your employer brand to draw the quality talent you need.<br /> <ul> <li>&nbsp;Perfect your recruitment marketing</li> <li>Develop a compelling employer value proposition (EVP)</li> <li>Demonstrate your employer brand ROI</li> </ul> Face it: the very best employees are the ones with the most options. Why should they choose your company? A strong employer brand makes the decision a no-brainer. It's good for engagement, good for retention, and good for the bottom line. Employer Branding For Dummies helps you hone in on your unique, compelling brand, and get the people you need today.

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Recognizing & Engaging Employees For Dummies

Published 09-28-2015

<b>Improve engagement, productivity, and motivation with effective employee recognition</b> <p><i>Recognizing and Engaging Employees for Dummies</i> gives you the tools and information you need to improve morale, productivity, and personal achievement with a successful employee recognition program. Written by a world-leading authority in employee recognition, this book walks you step-by-step through the design and implementation process and describes the incentives that work, the behaviors to reward, and the mechanisms that must be in place for the program to be effective in the long term. You'll learn how to pinpoint the places where engagement and recognition could improve the bottom line, and how to structure the reward for optimal balance between motivational, financial, and organizational effectiveness. With clear explanations and a fun, friendly style, this book is your quick and easy guide to boosting productivity, profit, and customer satisfaction.</p> <p>Most Americans who leave their jobs cite lack of recognition as the driving factor. When your employees feel appreciated, they stick around, work harder, achieve more, and drive your business onward and upward. This book shows you how to bring that dynamic to your workplace, with step-by-step guidance and helpful advice.</p> <ul> <li>Design successful recognition programs</li> <li>Create powerful incentives for employees</li> <li>Reduce turnover, improve engagement, and drive excellence</li> <li>Foster a happier and more productive workplace</li> </ul> <p>Happy employees are productive employees. They get results. They innovate. They are the force behind the advancement of industries. Effective employee recognition programs are self-sustaining motivational tools that keep the fire lit. If you're ready to spark the flame, <i>Recognizing and Engaging Employees for Dummies</i> is the ideal guide for designing, implementing, and maintaining the program your employees have been waiting for.</p>

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Training & Development For Dummies

Published 05-26-2015

<b>Develop and deliver a robust employee training and development program</b> <p><i>Training and Development For Dummies</i> gives you the tools you need to develop a strong and effective training and development program. Covering the latest in talent development, this informative guide addresses classroom, virtual, and blended learning to open up your options and help you design the program that's right for your company. You'll explore the different modes of formal learning, including social learning, m-learning, and MOOCs, and delve into the benefits and implementation of self-directed and informal learning. The discussion covers mentoring and coaching, rotational and stretch assignments, and how to align talent development with the company's needs. You'll learn how to assess employee skills, design and deliver training, and evaluate each step of the process to achieve the goals of both the employee and the organization.</p> <p>Most employees have some weaknesses in their skill sets. A robust training program allows you to strengthen those skills, and a development program brings all employees up to the highest possible level of productivity and success. This book helps you create consistency in your company by developing and delivering the exact training and development program your people need.</p> <ul> <li>Develop a strong training and development program</li> <li>Foster a supportive and innovative work environment</li> <li>Learn about social learning, m-learning, and MOOCs</li> <li>Assess and evaluate your staff more effectively</li> </ul> <p>A great training and development program boosts performance, productivity, job satisfaction, and quality of services, while reducing costs and supervision. Investing in your employees gives an excellent ROI, as talent development is a primary driver behind both motivation and loyalty. <i>Training and Development For Dummies</i> shows you how to reap these benefits, with step by step guidance and essential expert insight.</p>

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Employee Engagement For Dummies

Published 12-24-2013

<b>The easy way to boost employee engagement</b> <p>Today more than ever, companies and leaders need a road map to help them boost employee engagement levels. <i>Employee Engagement For Dummies</i> helps employers implement the necessary plans to create and sustain an engaging culture, allowing them to attract and retain the best people while boosting their productivity and creativity.</p> <p><i>Employee Engagement For Dummies</i> helps you foster employee engagement, a concept that furthers an organization's interests through ensuring that employees remain involved in, committed to, and fulfilled by their work. It covers: practical steps to boost employee engagement with your company or team; how to engage different generations of employees; the keys to reduce voluntary employee turnover; practical tools to help retain and engage your employees; processes that will boost employee retention and productivity; hiring the best fits from the start; and much more.</p> <ul> <li>Helps you recognize and understand the impact of positive employee engagement</li> <li>Helps you attract and retain the best employees</li> </ul> <p><i>Employee Engagement For Dummies</i> is for business leaders at all levels who are looking to better engage their employees and increase morale and productivity.</p>

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Human Resources Kit For Dummies

Published 11-28-2012

<b>Align HR practices with your objectives and keep your company competitive</b> <p>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&#8212;or all&#8212;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.</p> <p><i>Human Resources Kit For Dummies</i> is your one-stop resource for learning the nuts and bolts of HR. It gives you forms and templates that you can put to immediate and productive use.</p> <ul> <li>New information on anti-discrimination legislation; measuring performance; hiring, firing, and retaining employees; and training and development plans</li> <li>The latest info on online and social media policies</li> <li>Updated forms and contracts, from job application forms and sample employee policies to performance appraisals and benefit plan worksheets</li> </ul> <p>If you're currently working in Human Resources or are responsible for employees in your business, the tools presented here help you maximize the effectiveness of your own HR program.</p>

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