Author(s): Hawn Smith & Rebecca Mazin
With changes in the economy, the job market, technology, and the law, human resources professionals and department managers alike are facing new challenges. Luckily, the second edition of "The HR Answer Book" covers these developments and addresses more than 200 questions that every employer needs to deal with, from recruiting and hiring to discipline and downsizing, compensation and benefits to training and employee relations. The new edition contains revised and expanded sections on FMLA, health insurance changes, and compensation laws, as well as information on salary reductions and using social networking to recruit employees. It is also packed with ready-to-use tools and checklists including: 10 Questions to Ask Before Scheduling an Interview; Job Applicant Flow logs; Performance Goals forms; and, Exit Interview Questionnaire. "The HR Answer Book" is an easy-to-use problem solver that can be read cover-to-cover or as a quick reference in specific situations.
Shawn Smith (Hartsdale, NY) is an attorney, corporate executive, and founder of Next Level Consulting. Her articles have appeared in numerous legal and business publications.
Rebecca Mazin (Larchmont, NY) is cofounder of Recruit Right, an HR consulting firm, and has held key positions at Hyatt Hotels, Owens Corning, and the National Labor Relations Board.