The Little Black Book of Human Resources Management

  • by Barry Wolfe
  • Narrated by Ray Allaire
  • 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It's about the stuff you learn when you've worked for a boss you'd swear jumped out of a Dilbert cartoon; worked in a business whose performance careened up and down like a runaway clown car; faced legal or ethical problems that needed the wisdom of Solomon to sort out while they roiled your guts at night; and sat on the stand across from some third-rate Perry Mason or tried to be one yourself. It's about what you learn when you've knocked yourself out to put measurable six-figure savings back on the company's bottom line; or when an employee pleads for her job with tears in her eyes as she lies through her teeth to your face; or when you've faced down an employee who was spoiling for any chance he could get to sue your organization crippled; or maybe when you've dealt with the employee who told his supervisor he's going to shoot himself.
Like most everyone else, whenever I've cleaned up some HR mess - or made one of my own - I would learn something that I tucked in my back pocket, to pull out as needed when something similar popped up. Some people call this their bag of tricks, or wisdom. I've always thought of it as my little black book.

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A great Book

What made the experience of listening to The Little Black Book of Human Resources Management the most enjoyable?

This 'little' book is big on insight into the real workings of the HR function as told by an accomplished executive. Business students, beginning HR professionals, and seasoned managers will benefit from reading it and absorbing its wisdom.


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- Norma

Worth the read.

I was looking for a book to give me insight into employee management and HR duties as a small business owner. The most helpful part was the chapter regarding evaluation reports, but it was all good information to know and consider.
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- Tai

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-12-2015
  • Publisher: The Expressive Press