We've seen good, bad, better, and best. But if we're lucky, we've also seen totally awesome. Totally awesome employees do exist. They make the workplace (and the world) a better place to be. This book holds the secrets of totally awesome employees. As we study them and learn their ways, we will be lifted to greater heights. Each of us has the potential to become a totally awesome employee. It's a journey worth pursuing and one that can begin today. Those who choose to become a totally awesome employee choose happiness and success; not only in the workplace but also in life. What people are saying about How to be a Totally Awesome Employee: "This book is full of the common sense advice that is unfortunately not so common sense!" "How to be a Totally Awesome Employee ought to be required reading for every person looking to get a job." "LOVE IT! Our HR department will be using this book during employee orientation from here on out!"
Joseph Martocchio's Employee Benefits: A Primer for Human Resource Professionals was written to promote a fuller understanding of employee benefits programs among students enrolled in college-level compensation and benefits courses. It's relevant to students who plan to be general managers, who deal with a variety of human resource issues in their day-to-day jobs, as well as to those who expect to be human resource practitioners. The real-world focus of Martocchio's text is evident on every page, as the author seeks to balance current academic thought with brief examples of contemporary benefits practices in business.
The costs of substance abuse in the workplace are staggering. Workplace substance abuse adversely affects shareholder, the workforce, customers, and society. The employee assistance program (EAP) has demonstrated its effectiveness in combating the many types of personal problems that impair work performance. EAPs come in many forms, but each costs money. Smits and Pace provide a practical guide to help corporate decision makers construct and fund an EAP tailored to their needs. To help insure a reasonable return on the corporation's EAP investment, the authors suggest linking it strategically to other human resource programs and operating it in a businesslike manner with performance objectives, measurement systems, and accountability for agreed-upon outcomes. The investment model organizes the book into three parts and concludes with an integrative case designed to help the reader apply the concepts presented in the first ten chapters. Part I, Making the Investment, focuses on needs, options, and investment levels. It encourages the reader to think about the EAP as part of a portfolio of human resource programs linked strategically to the organization's business strategy. Part II, Managing the Investment, examines the nuts and bolts of the implementation and operation of the EAP. Part III, Monitoring the Investment, advocates an EAP management information system to help improve EAP efficiency and tttttttveness, to assess the return on investment, and to help guide corporate decision makers when reinvesting in their EAP.