This resourceful guide for local government HR management offers a practical focus on the applications and techniques unique to this working environment. Extremely comprehensive, the content in each chapter bridges the gap between concepts, theories, principles and the practice of personnel management in a local government setting. The book provides valuable insight into such important HR areas as legal issues, planning and policy development, analyzing jobs, recruiting and selecting employees, appraisals, pay and benefits, resolving workplace problems, security, labor relations and much more.
A text covering human resource topics and activities that are most important to local governments, offering analysis and discussion of employment law and its applications to human resource activities. Sections cover the nature of human resource management in a local government setting, organizational considerations, staffing, developing employees and measuring work contributions, compensating employees, enhancing employee relations and providing security, and future challenges. For students in management, human resource management, and public administration courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Buford is affiliated with Auburn University. Linder is affiliated with Texas A&M University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)