The A-Z of Employment Practice

Title: The A-Z of Employment Practice
Author: David Martin
Publisher: Thorogood
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1-8540-183-80X
Price: £18.99


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This book could be entitled First Aid for Managers. It is ideal for sitting on the office bookshelf for instant assistance.

This easy-to-use tome can help any manager with HR responsibilities, but who is not a trained HR practitioner. I had to check out flexible working and discipline in more detail while I was reviewing this book and found it very  helpful.

Managers undertaking professional development can dip in and out to learn or revise, and union reps should get a copy too.

It is an amazing feat to get content for each letter of the alphabet: X is for Xmas celebrations, Y is for young workers, and Z is for zeitgeist. However, because of the complexity of HR management, readers will probably need to go to bigger and better resources for more detail and confirmation of ever-changing case law.

Useful? 5 stars
Well-written? 5 stars
Practical? 5 stars
Inspirational? 3 stars
Value for money? 5 stars

By Keith Lawson, training consultant

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