From Hiring to Firing: A Practical Guide to Selecting, Motivating, and Retaining the Best Employees

From Hiring to Firing: A Practical Guide to Selecting, Motivating, and Retaining the Best Employees

by Robert Ledman, Sarah Popowski


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From Hiring to Firing presents useful tips, advice, and information for new or experienced managers in search of an easy reference source for dealing with day-to-day management challenges. The focus of this work is the practical application of basic management theories. From Hiring to Firing walks the reader through the process of recruiting, interviewing, selecting, and orienting new employees. That is followed by ways to improve your ability to communicate effectively with those employees, motivate them, and monitor their performance. There are additional sections on giving employees feedback, reinforcing behavior, and carrying out performance reviews. This work concludes with suggestions and guidance for handling the difficult situation of poor and unacceptable performance levels that may result in termination. Each chapter includes a list of specific actions for the reader to complete in order to develop the skills discussed in the book. These "To Do Lists" relate directly to the material in the corresponding chapter and focus on applying the concepts by performing tasks to season and develop the reader's skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761836094
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 11/15/2006
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.07(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Robert E. Ledman is Associate Professor of Management at Georgia Southwestern State University. His research focus is organizational behavior, international business, labor relations, and applying management principles in the classroom to improve student learning. Sarah Popowski is the Human Resources Director for the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. Her professional experience includes organizational development and human resources in the healthcare, banking, insurance, and nonprofit industries.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Recruiting and Selecting the Best Candidate Chapter 2 Preparing the New Employee for the Job Chapter 3 Communicating Effectively to Ensure Understanding Chapter 4 Leading Effective Employees Chapter 5 Motivating People by Meeting Their Needs Chapter 6 Reinforcing Behavior and Providing Feedback Chapter 7 How Do I Know They are Doing a Good Job Chapter 8 Monitoring and Documenting Performance Chapter 9 Reviewing Performance for Improvement and Development Chapter 10 What if the Employee is Not Performing

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