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About Sharon Armstrong
Sharon Armstrong began her career in Human Resources in 1985 as a recruiter and trainer at a large Manhattan law firm, where she was promoted to a managerial role within six months. Following that position, she was director of HR at another law firm and at three nonprofit associations in Washington, DC.
Since launching Sharon Armstrong and Associates in 1998, she has consulted with many large corporations and small businesses. She now runs a talent brokering agency for HR, OD, Trainers, Coaches, and Keynote Speakers (www.trainersandconsultants.net)
Sharon received her BA cum laude from the University of Southern Maine and her master's degree in counseling from George Washington University.
Sharon is the co-author of a humor book, published by Random House. "Heeling the Canine Within: The Dog's Self-Help Companion" was published in 1998. Her other two business books are "The Essential HR Handbook" and "The Essential Performance Review Handbook."
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The Only HR Book You’ll Ever Need!
“Whether you’re a small business owner, a manager in a business without an HR department, or even a seasoned HR professional, this book will help you handle any personnel problem—from on-boarding to outplacement—quickly and easily.”—Solutions Review
For more than a decade, busy managers by the tens of thousands have turned to this best-selling book as a handy guide to the ins and outs of human resources. And no wonder! Because whether you're a small business owner, a manager in a business without an HR department, or even a seasoned HR professional, The Essential HR Handbook will help you handle any personnel problem--from onboarding to outplacement--quickly and easily. This fully updated 10th anniversary edition is packed with information, tools, checklists, sample forms, and timely tips to guide you through the maze of personnel issues in today's complex business environment.
In The Essential HR Handbook you'll find out how to:
- Attract talented staff through social media recruiting
- Identify legal pitfalls to avoid lawsuits and regulatory interference
- Train a diverse and inclusive multigenerational workforce
- Provide the compensation and benefits package that will make your organization an "employer of choice"
- Streamline your orientation and onboarding practices so new employees hit the ground running
Whenever personnel problems arise, having The Essential HR Handbook on your bookshelf is like having a team of expert HR consultants at your beck and call!
The Essential Performance Review Handbook will help you understand why performance reviews:
Whether you're a manager or a HR professional, this is an indispensable resource to help you create confident, motivated, and productive employees.