The Complete Guide To Hiring And Firing Government Employees

Author: Stewart LIFF
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0814414516
Size: 36.25 MB
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Bringing the best new people on board and weeding out the worst are both the most important and the most difficult tasks faced by any employer. For federal managers, the challenge is even greater. Not only does government bureaucracy often make hiring a cumbersome, slow-moving process, but poor performers enjoy more protection from losing their jobs than their counterparts outside of government. The Complete Guide to Hiring and Firing Government Employees is filled with tried-and-true strategies that will enable government managers to cut through the red tape and take advantage of the best talent available, as well as efficiently document and deal with those who don’t make the cut. Readers will learn how to: • Take an anticipatory approach to recruiting • Decide who to target, and where and how to advertise for open positions • Screen and interview candidates • Counsel a poor-performing employee • Use progressive discipline • Document a case • Write a charge • Develop internal political support • Prepare for and win a third party hearing • And continuously maintain an entire department of exceptional performers.

Managing Government Employees

Author: Stewart Liff
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814437222
Size: 34.44 MB
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Managing government employees presents unique challenges. Government managers may feel that stringent and convoluted regulations mean they "can't do that". Some others may use that perception as a crutch. But the truth for all of them is, yes, they can "do that" -- and they'd better. "That" means managing employees as proactively and decisively as their corporate counterparts, and holding their staffs, teams, and departments accountable for productivity and results. Managing Government Employees offers dozens of techniques for meeting the challenges and stressful situations supervisers face on a daily basis. Major topics include how to: * get maximum dedication and productivity from employees * improve results of poor performers and discipline or fire them when necessary * deal with union and EEO issues * cut through the red tape of government employment systems For managers frustrated by government bureaucracy, this book lets them know they have more power than they may think.

Fired Laid Off Or Forced Out

Author: Richard C. Busse
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1572484594
Size: 48.23 MB
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Fired, Laid-Off or Forced Out takes the fear out of the possibility of losing your job and replaces it with specific guidelines any worker can use to protect his or her rights.

Improving The Performance Of Government Employees

Author: Stewart Liff
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814416233
Size: 68.42 MB
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With public scrutiny intensifying every day, optimizing the performance of government employees and departments is more critical than ever before. And just as in the private sector, the key for managers is to understand how different management systems perform individually and interact with one another. This book examines the roles and challenges of structural and technical systems, information and decision-making processes, rewards systems, and human capital management, and shows managers how to: * Deliver clear and consistent messages to all employees * Position employees and units to provide the best possible service to the public * Hold them accountable through clear expectations and measurable goals * Work with a strong leadership team to maintain, adjust, and improve all procedures Liff devotes a chapter to each system and discusses its impact on overall performance as well as how to work proactively and innovatively to implement changes that will make a big difference. Including real-world government case studies demonstrating dramatic change, the book is both an inspiration and a blueprint for substantial improvement within every facet of government work.

You Could Be Fired For Reading This Book

Author: Glenn Solomon
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781576752555
Size: 71.98 MB
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A lawyer who has written for the Christian Science Monitor discusses employee rights vis-a-vis their employers, focusing on how to protect job security and challenge wrongful termination in court, among other important legal issues. Original.

Engaging Government Employees

Author: Robert Lavigna
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814432816
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Government employees face enormous challenges today, including being stigmatized as underworked and overpaid. At the same time, they're being asked to solve some of our toughest problems including unemployment, security, poverty, and education. In Engaging Government Employees, Bob Lavigna gives managers the tools they need to leverage the talents of government's most important resource: its people. He shows them how to measure, nurture, and sustain the kind of authentic employee engagement that drives results. With over three decades of experience in public sector HR, he knows how to get team members passionate about the agency's mission, and committed to its success. Readers will learn: * Why a highly engaged staff is 20 percent more productive * How to get employees to deliver "discretionary effort" * How to assess the level of engagement * Why free pizza and Coke every Friday is not a viable strategy * And more Drawing on a wealth of empirical evidence, Engaging Government Employees rejects the typical, one-size-fits-all approach to motivation and shows how America's largest employer can apply the science of engagement to dramatically improve performance.

98 Opportunities To Improve Management In Government

Author: Stewart Liff
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1523097078
Size: 37.28 MB
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98 Opportunities to Be a 100 Percent Better Government Manager Government managers face myriad challenges every day. Whether dealing with an ever-shrinking pool of resources or the threat of sequestration and shutdowns, the government manager must work to maximize staff performance to meet mission objectives. Now, supervisors, managers, and leaders have some help. In this new book, veteran government leader, trainer, and author Stewart Liff offers practical and proven guidance aimed at helping people at every level of the organization. First-line managers as well as top agency leaders will find Liff's actionable suggestions invaluable in dealing with a broad spectrum of issues, including: + People management + Performance management + Resource management + Systems design + Organizational politics Each of the 98 opportunities—and the included strategies, tools, techniques, and tips to help you take advantage of them—is valuable in and of itself. Together they provide a complete guide to managing effectively in the federal workplace. Do your part to change government—one opportunity at a time!