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Sharon Armstrong began her career in HR in 1985 and held a number of progressively responsible in-house HR roles prior to starting her own consulting business in 1998. She now runs the Trainers & Consultants Network, brokering HR professionals. She is the author of The Essential Performance Review Handbook. Barbara Mitchell is an author, speaker and management consultant. She cowrote The Big Book of HR and The Essential Workplace Conflict Handbook.
An invaluable resource! This edition of The Essential HR Handbook, with the most current information about recruitment and selection, technology, performance management, and much more, is a must-have, handy reference for anyone who deals with human resource issues. --Cornelia Gamlem, coauthor, The Big Book of HR, The Essential Workplace Conflict Handbook, The Conflict Resolution Phrase Book, and The Manager's Answer Book--Cornelia Gamlem Since its publication in 2008, I have bookmarked or stuck post-it notes on the pages of The Essential HR Handbook I refer to most often. At this point, I might just as well have tagged every page! In my role as the singular HR person for multiple organizations over the last twenty years, I have found that a reliable and easy to use HR resource is an extremely valuable tool. The Essential HR Handbook covers the gamut of topics and issues that HR professionals face. The book covers HR issues from start to finish in a logical and easy to use format. This book is a 'must have' for all HR professionals, especially those who run a department of one. --Helen Elmore, SHRM-SCP, Director of Finance and Administration--Helen Elmore This book is as timely today as when you wrote it 10 years ago. HR practitioners need it more than ever. --Rina Pennacchia, VP, HR, National Council on Aging--Rina Pennacchia In the knowledge economy, there is no more important resource than talent so understanding how best to manage talent should be the highest priority of any successful business. I highly recommend Sharon Armstrong and Barbara Mitchell's Updated The Essential HR Handbook to not only HR professionals, but also to today's C-level executives as they seek to understand how to recruit, retain and upskill their workforce. Armstrong and Mitchell's concise and well-researched material is easily digested and applied. I have valued their earlier edition, and have found their updates to the Handbook to be extremely pertinent and enormously helpful. Do yourself a favor and keep this book close as I do. You will find yourself reaching for it often. --Erinn Gray, Vice President Global Human Resources, Trintech--Erinn Gray What I love about The Essential HR Handbook is that it covers everything an HR manager needs to know in order to run a solid shop, from strategy to law to employee relations to compensation and benefits. Need to develop a compensation strategy? I can find it in there. Need to know how to coach a manager through a performance appraisal? I can find that, too. With the new revisions, Sharon Armstrong and Barbara Mitchell keep us up-to-date with current laws and best practices without compromising the book's solid, uncompromising HR foundation. It's both comprehensive and approachable; whether you are new to the field or have been at it for years, this is a great resource to keep handy on your bookshelf. --Anne Tomkinson, Director of Certification for Washington, DC SHRM--Anne Tomkinson Now more than ever, leaders need both a strategic and practical guide to help them effectively manage human resources. The Essential HR Handbook meets this need through the authors' smart and focused presentation of current HR information, challenges and solutions. This book belongs in a new manager's toolkit! --Mary Camuto, MC Consulting, author, Make the Most of Your Workday--Mary Camuto The Essential HR Handbook is a vital resource for today's leaders, providing meaningful guidance on human resources issues, along with useful scenarios and practical tools. The book has been a valuable reference tool for many years, and the authors' philosophy of lifelong learning is reflected in their highly substantive and timeless content. I strongly encourage anyone with HR responsibilities to explore this resource. --Susanne Knight, Office Administrator - Los Angeles, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP--Susanne Knight Since publication of the first edition, The Essential HR Handbook has been read and discussed by more than 75 new managers, who participate in our Managers' Round Table program. The information, ideas, and resources in this 10th anniversary edition will continue to enhance this program and provide ongoing value for our managers. --Allyn Gutauskas, Human Resource Manager, Farmington Country Club--Allyn Gutauskas The Essential HR Handbook should be a required book in every office. From those thrust into HR duties, to the manager who needs an occasional reference volume, this multipurpose handbook will guide the way. This second edition is a testament to the continued need for such a comprehensive resource to navigating the HR field. --Christina Lambert, SHRM-CP, Manager of Human Resources and Administration, American Land Title Association--Christina Lambert Sharon and Barbara have done it again! This new edition of The Essential HR Handbook has been completely updated to reflect the latest trends and realities in the workplace - from telework to employee wellness programs to how to use social media as part of your recruitment process. As with the first edition, this manual is filled with useful information and resources. It should be in your bookcase. I guarantee you will find it useful. --Nancy Kelly, MHS, Executive Director, Health Volunteers Overseas--Nancy Kelly, MHS One of BambookHR's top HR books of 2019. This perennial bestseller is the book many HR professionals reach for first whenever a question or problem comes up. Newly updated for 2019, it offers a wealth of information and advice on just about every HR topic under the sun. --Kent Peterson, BambooHR--Kent Peterson BambooHR This should be required reading for all owners of growing businesses and new managers launching their careers. --Stephen J. O'Connor, senior director of staffing, ESPN, Inc.--Stephen J. O'Connor Easy to use, and full of solid advice and information from diversity to interviews to legal issues. If you are an HR professional you should have this book at the ready every day. --Chester Elton, coauthor, The Carrot Principle--Chester Elton