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Quick Answers to Key People Questions

Quick Answers to Key People Questions

Alison Alsbury

Aug 2001, Paperback, 288 pages
ISBN13: 9780273653288
ISBN10: 0273653288
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Got a people management question?

We'll put the answers at your fingertips...

You're a busy manager. People bring challenges, and you need solutions based on hard facts. Hiring, firing, incentivising, winning talent, keeping talent – whatever the topic, Quick Answers to Key People Questions will give you the answers you need and take all the hard work out of decision making.

  • Should I check out references?
  • What is the average graduate starting salary?
  • What actions can be taken for employees with poor attendance records?
  • Do appraisals increase motivation?
  • Does team working work?
  • What do people look for in a job?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of the key recruitment channels?
  • What kind of training should be provided to keep in line with competitors?

We collect all your most vital questions, dig for the statistics from every conceivable source, read them, interpret them and give you the bottom line answers with vital figures. Intelligent analysis and additional commentary ensure you know whether the figures apply to you, and what you should read into them, making your life simpler – and more successful.

This essential guide gives simple succinct answers, backed up with hard facts, to all the people management questions you have ever wanted to ask.

We've done the hard work – so you don't have to.

Alison Alsbury is currently Centre Manager at Salters Shopping Centre, Droitwich Spa. Her job there includes both marketing and HR: promoting the shopping centre, and employing and managing its staff. She is a fluent linguist. Highlights of her previous, and highly varied, career are:

  • interpreting at several international trade fairs
  • running her own small business - a small translating company.

For nearly fifteen years, Alison has also worked as a freelance writer. She edited Maw on Corporate Governance - still a prescribed text on the subject. She interviews and writes regularly for recruitment and HR publications. Before her involvement with the Quick Answers series, she wrote European Executive Training - a Handbook for Senior Managers for Financial Times/Pitman. Her main 'hobby' has to be motherhood - solo parenting for four children for the last thirteen years.

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