Your handy, authoritative guide to small business HR Packed with practical tips and advice on how to handle tricky people situations in the workplace, this friendly guide shows anyone without a ton of HR experience how to correctly and legally utilise HR practises within a small business. From hiring to firing, managing performance to leading change and everything in between HR For Small Business For Dummies ensures you and your organisation are prepared for whatever may come knocking on your human resource department's door. Written by a team of authors that runs PlusHR an organisation that provides outsourced HR services to small- and medium-sized companies HR For Small Business For Dummies offers a thorough and accessible understanding of what HR is, how it works and what key UK legislation you need to know to resolve issue-led HR problems. Throughout the book, the emphasis is on communication and how you may need to tweak your strategy as your business grows, while special attention is given to how an owner's personal style of leadership and management impacts everyone within a company.
* Build a recruitment strategy and establish successful HR practises * Understand your legal and financial responsibilities as an employer * Minimise your growing or shrinking pains for you and your people * Avoid the pitfalls of discrimination, bullying and unfair dismissal If you're an SME owner, director or practitioner who needs to know more about HR issues and how to best resolve them, HR For Small Business For Dummies cuts through the clutter and offers practical, day-to-day guidance on running an effective HR department.
Marc Bishop is the Managing Director and partner of PlusHR Limited, an organisation specialising in providing HR management and administration services to small and medium companies. Sharon Crooks is a former associate and director of PlusHR who now operates her own consultancy, Jade HR Solutions.
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with HR 5 Chapter 1: Getting into the Business of People 7 Chapter 2: Recruiting Your First People 25 Chapter 3: Working Together 47 Chapter 4: Managing Your Pay and Benefits 63 Chapter 5: Parting Company 75 Par t II: Maturing in Business: Moving from Managing People to Good HR Practice 93 Chapter 6: Setting the Ground Rules 95 Chapter 7: Keeping Things Fair 117 Chapter 8: Managing and Rewarding Performance 137 Chapter 9: Creating a Great Team 157 Chapter 10: Setting Up HR in Your Business 175 Part III: Growing People and Teams 189 Chapter 11: Leading Your Growing Business 191 Chapter 12: Getting the Structure Right 209 Chapter 13: Training and Developing Your People 229 Par t IV: HR and the Law 247 Chapter 14: Hiring People 249 Chapter 15: Managing People 269 Chapter 16: Managing Pay, Benefits and Taxes 287 Chapter 17: Parting with People 305 Part V: The Part of Tens 323 Chapter 18: Ten HR Jargon Busters 325 Chapter 19: (Nearly) Ten Tips for Managing Poor Performance 329 Chapter 20: Ten Great Interviewing Ideas 335 Chapter 21: Ten (Or So) Signs of Employees Who Are Ready for Promotion 343 Index 347