Synopses & Reviews
Strategies for Managing Today's New Breed of "Their Way or the Highway" Employees
Modern employees are expectedand eagerto voice their opinions. ... Average job tenure is now 3.5 yearsand falling. ... Employees demand instant resultsand immediate rewards.
Being a boss in today's MTV attention-span workplace is more frustrating than ever before. It can also be more rewarding. The Boss's Survival Guide provides hands-on, real-world advice on how to hire, motivate, and keep today's higher-educated, lower-loyalty employee. Filled with examples, exercises, checklists and more, it is a step-by-step guidebook for successful twenty-first-century employee management. Refer to it often for invaluable information including:
- 12 steps to better bossing
- Different leadership styles for different results
- Where to find the best job candidates
- How to structure a job package they won't turn down
- 10 things to do to keep your best people
- How to use and manage e-mail appropriately
- Techniques for coaching, team-building, and setting realistic expectations
- Ways to effectively disciplineand terminateproblem employees
- and more
Praise for The Boss's Survival Guide ...
Tom Peters, author, In Search of Excellence
"This book has everything you'll ever need to know about being an effective boss, but don't have time to learn."
Ken Blanchard, Ph.D., coauthor, The One-Minute Manager, Raving Fans, and Gung Ho
"At last, a definitive guide for bosses on the hiring, care, and feeding of employees."
Richard N. Bolles
author, What Color Is Your Parachute?
In today's booming economy, there are more jobs than there are qualified people to fill them. Retaining those qualified employees has become a manager's top priority, and this complete desktop guide can help with information on troubleshooting and solving critical day-to-day issues that face every manager.
In todays booming economy, there are more jobs than there are qualified people to fill them. Retaining those qualified employees has become a managers top priority. Todays managers not only need to make sure their employees are productive, but also need to make sure their employees remain satisfied and motivatedotherwise employees will leave.
According to recent surveys, what really causes employees to stay or drives them away is “the boss,” and not money or perks. That means that managers need to learn how to manage in ways that will attract qualified workers and make them want to stay. Short on theory and long on hands-on, real-world advice and guidance, this survival guide:
• Tells managers, in plain English, why and how they need to change the way they operate in order to hold on to valued employees
• Covers all the bases, including hiring and orientation, team-building, coaching, setting expectations, painless performance appraisals, and other day-to-day issues
• Features Rosners trademark humorwell-known to the tens of thousands of loyal readers of his nationally syndicated column, “Working Wounded”
The bestselling guide to motivating and managing every employeeupdated for the new world of business!
As a supervisor in todays highly competitive world, you must not only get more out of each employee you must also prove your departments strategic impact on the organization. This popular, highly practical guide helps you make your department shine. The Bosss Survival Guide, Second Edition, has been updated to help you manage todays hot-button issues, such as:
- Hiring and retaining the best talent
- Handling layoffs and terminations
- Using social networks such as LinkedIn and Facebook
- Managing time and dealing with stress
- Keeping up with the latest changes in employment law
- Maintaining your own marketability and managing your career
Praise for the first edition of The Bosss Survival Guide
Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence
“This book has everything youll ever need to know about being an effective boss but dont have time to learn.”
Ken Blanchard, Ph.D., coauthor of The One-Minute Manager, Raving Fans, and Gung Ho
“At last, a definitive guide for bosses on the hiring, care, and feeding of employees.”
Richard N. Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute?
About the Author
is a bestselling author and an award-winning journalist with 25 years experience consulting with Fortune 500 companies. He runs the Workplace 911 Web site and consultancy.
Allan Halcrow is a consultant and the former editor-in-chief of Workforce magazine.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Welcome to the Swatch World: How the Workforce Has Changed and What You Need to Know to Manage It.
Chapter 2: A Short Course in Management.
Chapter 3: Getting Started.
Chapter 4: Sourcing Candidates.
Chapter 5: Assessing Candidates.
Chapter 6: Interviews.
Chapter 7: Making Successful Hires.
Chapter 8: Today's Diverse Workforce.
Chapter 9: Managing Performance.
Chapter 10: Discipline and Termination.
Chapter 11: Communication.
Chapter 12: And Then There's Real Life.
Chapter 13: Post-Script.