Employers face a myriad of issues when hiring: how to recruit, whom to select, how to interview, Equal Employment Opportunity policies, fair salary offerings, health issues, performance evaluations, behavior/disciplinary actions, turnover, and the list goes on and on. Practical Human Resources Management for Public Managers: A Case Study Approach provides insight into human resource trends and demonstrates how complex situations can be successfully managed by public sector practitioners. The authors take us step by step into the "real world" with examples of historical events that compare "What Happened" with "What Could Have Happened" as well as suggested readings for more in-depth analysis and important points to remember.
Exploring the space between theory and what actually occurs in the world, this book supplies instructional case studies based upon actual events. The authors introduce key human resources issues with clear, concise language and provide techniques to address these issues in a real-world setting. The case studies cover legal and liability issues, recruiting and hiring, employee performance, reward and discipline issues, retention, termination, workplace violence, mentorship, motivation, and managing through transitions.
The authors bring know-how from a wide array of working environments, including teaching and administrative experience in public universities and management in municipalities of various population sizes from a few thousand to more than a million. They have also worked in a variety of capacities within these organizations, which allow them to see different perspectives on how different departments handle similar situations. They use their from-the-trenches knowledge to explore pragmatic ways to deal with human resource issues in public sector workplaces.
THE ART OF HIRING PROCESS FOR PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS
Equal Employment Opportunity
Americans with Disabilities Act
Family Medical Leave Act
Fair Labor Standards Act
Sexual Harassment Issues
Case Study: EEO Issue
Recruiting Organization Employees
Case Study 1: Rebuilding an Organization
Case Study 2: Hiring and Recruitment Strategies
Selection of Employees in the Hiring Process
What does the Process Entail?
Case Study: City of Badlands
EVALUATION AND MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCE ISSUES FOR PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RESOURCE ISSUES THAT IMPACT THE ORGANIZATION
Violence in the Workplace, Hostile Work Environment and Contending with Mentally Ill Employees
Case Study 1: Dealing with an Unsafe Work Environment
Case Study 2: An Employee Gets Aggressive with Co-Worker
Case Study 3: Threatened Employees
Mentoring Employees in the Workplace
Case Study 1: How to Know When you are doing it Right
Case Study 2: Strategic Planning and Goal-setting with a Productive Purpose