Whether you are a newly promoted manager, a seasoned business owner, or a human resources professional, knowing the ins and outs of dealing with HR issues is critical to your success. The Essential HR Handbook is a quick-reference guide that sheds light on the issues that keep managers up at night. It is filled with information, tools, tips, checklists, and road maps to guide managers and HR professionals through the maze of people and legal issues, from recruiting and retaining the best employees to terminating poor performers. With this book, you'll learn how to effectively and efficiently: • Individually manage each employee, starting on his or her first day. • Manage a multi-generational workforce. • Appraise job performance. • Coach and counsel. • Provide equitable pay, benefits, and total rewards strategies. • Identify legal pitfalls and stay out of court. The Essential HR Handbook is the one HR guide every manager needs on his or her desk!
How do organizations manage social media effectively? Every organization wants to implement social media, but it is difficult to create processes and mange employees to make this happen. Most social media books focus on strategies for communicating with customers, but they fail to address the internal process that takes place within a business before those strategies can be implemented. This book is geared toward helping you manage every step of the process required to use social media for business. The Social Media Management Handbook provides a complete toolbox for defining and practicing a coherent social media strategy. It is a comprehensive resource for bringing together such disparate areas as IT, customer service, sales, communications, and more to meet social media goals. Wollan and Smith and their Accenture team explain policies, procedures, roles and responsibilities, metrics, strategies, incentives, and legal issues that may arise. You will learn how to: Empower employees and teams to utilize social media effectively throughout the organization Measure the ROI of social media investments and ensure appropriate business value is achieved over time Make smarter decisions, make them more quickly, and make them stick Get the most out of your social media investment and fully leverage its benefits at your company with The Social Media Management Handbook.
An investor's guide to understanding the most elusive (yet most important) aspect of successful investing – yourself. Why is it that the investing performance of so many smart people reliably and predictably falls short? The answer is not that they know too little about the markets. In fact, they know too little about themselves. Combining the latest findings from the academic fields of behavioral finance and experimental psychology with the down-and-dirty real-world wisdom of successful investors, Drs. Richard Peterson and Frank Murtha guide both new and experienced investors through the psychological learning process necessary to achieve their financial goals. In an easy and entertaining style that masks the book’s scientific rigor, the authors make complex scientific insights readily understandable and actionable, shattering a number of investing myths along the way. You will gain understanding of your true investing motivations, learn to avoid the unseen forces that subvert your performance, and build your investor identity – the foundation for long-lasting investing success. Replete with humorous games, insightful self-assessments, entertaining exercises, and concrete planning tools, this book goes beyond mere education. MarketPsych: How to Manage Fear and Build Your Investor Identity functions as a psychological outfitter for your unique investing journey, providing the tools, training and equipment to help you navigate the right paths, stay on them, and see your journey through to success.
A guide for using body language to lead more effectively Aspiring and seasoned leaders have been trained to manage their leadership communication in many important ways. And yet, all their efforts to communicate effectively can be derailed by even the smallest nonverbal gestures such as the way they sit in a business meeting, or stand at the podium at a speaking engagement. In The Silent Language of Leaders, Goman explains that personal space, physical gestures, posture, facial expressions, and eye contact communicate louder than words and, thus, can be used strategically to help leaders manage, motivate, lead global teams, and communicate clearly in the digital age. Draws on compelling psychological and neuroscience research to show leaders how to adjust their body language for maximum effect. Stands out as the only book to address specifically how leaders can use body language to increase their effectiveness Goman, a respected management coach, is widely considered as the expert in body language issues in the workplace The Silent Language of Leaders will show readers how to take advantage of the most underused skills in the leadership toolkit—nonverbal skills—to improve their credibility and stay ahead of the curve.
How to manage and profit from the new financial regulatory reality Now, more than ever, navigating the new financial regulations is paramount for the survival of many large institutions. Managing to the New Regulatory Reality: Doing Business Under the Dodd-Frank Act provides the most important, need-to-know lessons for private sector management, boards of directors, policymakers, and even regulators, shedding light on the movement from crisis to panic, regulatory reform to winning under continuing financial regulatory uncertainty. Reviews the causes of 2008's financial crisis, and assesses its impact on multiple stakeholders Describes and analyzes the impact of the immediate U.S. and G20 policy and regulatory reactions on financial institutions that the crisis response triggered Explains the legislative policies, and examines how institutions and the financial services industry can make these new policies and regulations work for them All financial institutions, but especially large companies, will have to aggressively manage to the new regulatory reality. Managing to the New Regulatory Reality is the must-have survival guide to sustaining profitability despite all the new red tape.
Tap the power of Big Data with Microsoft technologies Big Data is here, and Microsoft's new Big Data platform is a valuable tool to help your company get the very most out of it. This timely book shows you how to use HDInsight along with HortonWorks Data Platform for Windows to store, manage, analyze, and share Big Data throughout the enterprise. Focusing primarily on Microsoft and HortonWorks technologies but also covering open source tools, Microsoft Big Data Solutions explains best practices, covers on-premises and cloud-based solutions, and features valuable case studies. Best of all, it helps you integrate these new solutions with technologies you already know, such as SQL Server and Hadoop. Walks you through how to integrate Big Data solutions in your company using Microsoft's HDInsight Server, HortonWorks Data Platform for Windows, and open source tools Explores both on-premises and cloud-based solutions Shows how to store, manage, analyze, and share Big Data through the enterprise Covers topics such as Microsoft's approach to Big Data, installing and configuring HortonWorks Data Platform for Windows, integrating Big Data with SQL Server, visualizing data with Microsoft and HortonWorks BI tools, and more Helps you build and execute a Big Data plan Includes contributions from the Microsoft and HortonWorks Big Data product teams If you need a detailed roadmap for designing and implementing a fully deployed Big Data solution, you'll want Microsoft Big Data Solutions.
Microsoft Project is brimming with features to help you manage any project, large or small. But learning the software is only half the battle. What you really need is real-world guidance: how to prep your project before touching your PC, which Project tools work best, and which ones to use with care. This book explains it all, helping you go from project manager to project master. Get a project management primer. Discover what it takes to handle a project successfully Learn the program inside out. Get step-by-step instructions for Project Standard and Project Professional Build and refine your plan. Put together your team, schedule, and budget Achieve the results you want. Build realistic schedules, and learn how to keep costs under control Track your progress. Measure your performance, make course corrections, and manage changes Use Project's power tools. Customize Project's features and views, and transfer info directly between Project and other programs
Take control of your career today Want to get ahead in the workplace? Learn new skills and increase your visibility as a leader in your company with the help of this practical, hands-on guide to professional development. You'll find new techniques for being a better leader, tips for writing better emails, rules for running more effective meetings, and much more. Plus, you'll discover how to give presentations that will keep your audience engaged and learn to be a more mindful person. Combined from seven of the best For Dummies books on career development topics, Career Development All-in-One For Dummies is your one-stop guide to taking control of your career and improving your professional life. Perfect on its own or as part of a formal development program, it gives you everything you need to advance your career. Become a better leader Manage your time wisely Write effective business communications Manage projects more effectively Success is an individual responsibility—so put your professional future in your own hands with this guide!
Start investing in your future now! Millennials have witnessed a miserable market during most, if not all, of their adult lives. But going forward, the opposite is more likely to be true. In order to build a retirement portfolio that is capable of covering expenses in your golden years, it's necessary to start saving while you're young. Many individuals realize the importance of investing early in life, but simply don't know where to begin. Investing in Your 20s & 30s For Dummies provides emerging professionals, like yourself, with the targeted investment advice that you need to establish your own unique investment style. Covering everything from the latest tax laws to new and improved investing funds, this latest edition helps you evaluate assets and manage risk to invest money wisely, and monitor your progress. Start building a nest egg for retirement Invest based on your own financial situation Understand investment lingo Have the confidence to manage your money for life Determine your investment timeline and goals There's no time like the present to start investing. So, get started today!
A hands-on approach to cloud computing for Exam CV0-001 CompTIA Cloud+ Study Guide covers 100% of all exam CV0-001objectives with in-depth explanations from expert Todd Montgomery. This comprehensive resource covers all aspects of cloud computing infrastructure and administration, with a practical focus on real-world skills. Each chapter includes a list of exam topics, helpful hands-on exercises, and illustrative examples that show how concepts are applied in different scenarios, to help you build a solid foundation of cloud computing skills. You also gain access to the Sybex interactive online learning environment and test bank, featuring electronic flashcards, glossary of key terms, and chapter tests and practice exams that help you test your knowledge and gauge the extent of your understanding. CompTIA's Cloud+ certification covers the implementation, maintenance, delivery, and security of cloud technologies and infrastructure. With thorough coverage, practical instruction, and expert insight, this book provides an ideal resource for Exam CV0-001 preparation. Master the fundamental concepts, terminology, and characteristics of cloud computing Implement cloud solutions, manage the infrastructure, and monitor performance Install, configure, and manage virtual machines and devices Get up to speed on hardware, testing, deployment, and more The Cloud+ certification identifies you as the professional these companies need to ensure safe, seamless, functional cloud services, and The CompTIA Cloud+ Study Guide Exam CV0-001 provides the tools you need to be confident on exam day.
The perennial bestseller—now in a new edition for QuickBooks 2018 QuickBooks 2018 For Dummies is here to make it easier than ever to familiarize yourself with the latest version of the software. It shows you step by step how to build the perfect budget, simplify tax return preparation, manage inventory, track job costs, generate income statements and financial reports, and every other accounting-related task that crosses your desk at work. Written by highly qualified CPA Stephen L. Nelson, this trusted bestseller shows you how to get the most out of the software that helps over six million small businesses manage their finances. Removing the need to hire expensive financial professionals, it empowers you to take your small business' finances into your own hands. Handle your financial and business management tasks more effectively Implement QuickBooks and get the most out of its features Create invoices and credit memos with ease Pay bills, prepare payroll, and record sales receipts If you're a small business owner, manager, or employee who utilizes QuickBooks at work, this bestselling guide has answers for all of your business accounting needs.
Take your smartphone by storm and learn how to maximize its performance RIM's next generation release of the BlackBerry Storm features an updated touch screen keyboard and WiFi. It's also noticeably thinner, lighter, and faster! With this updated release comes new—and more complex—features. This easy-to-understand guide provides you with valuable information to unlock the full potential for this powerful handheld. Focused on the new and exciting features of the BlackBerry Storm, this book shows you how to use the touch screen, enter and maintain your contacts, manage your appointments and meetings, create and manage your To-Do lists, and much, much more. Introduces the new WiFi capabilities of the BlackBerry Storm Shows you how to get organized with your contacts, appointments, meetings, e-mail, and more Demonstrates how to sync up with your desktop Helps you find your way by using your BlackBerry Storm as a GPS device Provides instructions for taking great photos Learn to take full advantage of everything your new BlackBerry Storm has to offer!
The classic guide to the leading personal finance software—completely updated! As the number one personal finance software on the market, Quicken empowers you to take control of your personal finances quickly and effortlessly. Providing you with a thorough update of all the latest features and enhancements to the new release of Quicken 2011, Stephen Nelson shows you how to track your day-to-day finances, better manage your investments, evaluate the tax implications of your financial decisions, and much more. Veteran author Stephen Nelson provides a thorough update to his classic bestseller on the number one personal financial management planning program Shows you how to track your day-to-day finances, better manage your investments, boost your personal savings, be more responsible with your spending, tackle debt, and more Presents a fun and friendly approach to a topic that many people find intimidating or overwhelming and quickly and easily helps you take control of your personal finances Whether you're a first-time Quicken customer or looking to take advantage of the updates the latest release has to offer, Quicken 2011 For Dummies offers a straightforward-but-fun approach to this popular personal finance software.
Learn what it takes to develop and have a «best-in-class» supply chain This new edition shows you how to build supply chains that work by illustrating how leading companies are doing it. Identifying world-class supply chains in more than a dozen different industries and explaining in detail how these companies got to where they are, this essential book reveals the proven strategies, solutions, and performance metrics used by leading companies to design their extended enterprises. Identifies proven strategies, solutions, and performance metrics for supply chain management best practice benchmarks Shows how to manage supply chains in a global marketplace and how to choose third-party providers New edition includes new chapters on green supply chains and lean supply chains, and expanded analysis of emerging technologies Includes coverage of supply chain metrics, planning and forecasting, procurement, manufacturing, transportation, globalization, customer service, collaboration, security, and workforce management Written by the Editorial Director of Penton Media's Supply Chain Group and a Contributing Editor to IndustryWeek magazine It also offers guidance on the latest technology, green supply chains, going lean, how to choose third-party logistics providers, and how to manage the supply chain in a global environment.
Curious about Google Sites and how team collaboration Web sites can help you share documents online from various locations? Curious about Google’s new Chrome browser? Google Sites & Chrome For Dummies has what you want to know! Today, Google is so much more than another word for “search.” Google Sites & Chrome For Dummies shows you how to create great collaborative Web sites with Google Sites and surf the Web with the super-fast Google Chrome browser. Find out how they work with other Google Apps, too. You’ll learn to: Take advantage of free hosting, free tools, and a simple, straightforward interface with Google Sites Set up a Google account or Google Apps account Create wiki sites that let coworkers collaborate on projects or keep family members up to date Use Google gadgets to keep track of projects, manage calendars and documents, or display photos Integrate documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and other Google Apps into your site Work with Contact List, Google Talk, and Google Chat, and handle e-mail with Gmail Download and install the speedy Google Chrome browser Install browser plug-ins, enable offline access to Google Docs, and manage misbehaving tabs You’ll even find instructions and examples to help you plan sites for personal and business use, plus a sample college course site. With advice from Google Sites & Chrome For Dummies, you can make collaboration easy and have the high-speed Web at your fingertips.
There has never been more opportunity for financial planners–or more reasons for financial professionals to consider switching the direction of their careers into this lucrative field. Today's planners will cash in on the huge surge of baby boomers preparing for retirement in the decades ahead. And as the number and complexity of investments rises, more individuals will look to financial advisers to help manage their money. In the new paperback edition of this guide, Jeffrey H. Rattiner, a practicing financial planner and educator, provides a complete, systematic, turnkey framework for the aspiring planner to follow. Starting from the key question, «Why do you want to be a financial planner?» the author guides you through the development of an effective infrastructure and client management system for your practice. The many essential concepts are clearly illustrated with examples from practicing professionals. Throughout this handbook, Rattiner provides personal insights on how and why a planner must develop a solid understanding of client needs before building a comprehensive financial plan. Getting Started as a Financial Planner has everything one needs to know—from how to set up a practice and communicate with clients to how to manage investments and market services—in order to launch a career in financial planning and to attain success in this high-growth profession.