Human Resource Management in Local Government: An Essential Guide, 3rd Edition provides an up-to-date framework for todays human resource issues and best practices.
New and expanded chapters include sections on succession planning; issues of equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and reverse discrimination; the impact of generational differences in work motivation; the latest union developments in the public sector; new case law; discussion of pay policies and benefits; importance of ethics; cutback management; and more.
- Linking human resource management to desired general governmental outcomes by taking stock of existing jobs, including job analysis, planning the nature and number of new positions, and determining appropriate compensation levels
- Attracting a high-performance workforce by recruiting, testing, and hiring the best possible applicants and properly orienting new employees
- Retaining and developing an excellent workforce by nurturing a high-performance work culture and providing effective evaluations, training, educational opportunities, financial incentives, and promotions
- Maintaining labor peace by working with unions during the certification process, in collective bargaining sessions, and in administering the union contract; in general moving toward collaborative and interest-based bargaining strategies
- Avoiding legal liabilities by maintaining up-to-date personnel policy documents and respecting the rights of job applicants and employees
- Creating an environment for excellence by offering attractive pay and benefit plans
- Strengthening a high-performance organizational culture by clearly communicating ethical standards, as well as employee and employer responsibilities
- Limiting organizational damage by dealing with a problem economy, as well as with problem employees, in a timely manner
- Applying the most effective human capital management practices despite limited resources by using technical assistance services offered by public and private entities around the country.