|Course Title:||Fair, Square, and Legal: A Manager's Guide to Safe Hiring, Managing, and Firing Practices, Second Edition|
|Author:||Donald H. Weiss|
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As one course among many offered in the American Management Association’s curriculum, Fair, Square, and Legal: A Manager’s Guide to Safe Hiring, Managing, and Firing Practices, 2nd Edition, has been written for managers who need to make safe hiring, managing, and firing decisions, often without the benefit of specific policies or procedures to guide their actions. This course, based on the best-selling AMACOM book of the same name, features a unique approach that focuses on management, rather than legal, issues. This perspective gives you the information to make decisions that not only meet the requirements of the law but also conform with the best practices of effective management. In this course, you will learn what the laws that govern hiring, managing, and firing decisions mean to you as a working manager. You will see how courts have applied those laws in a series of actual cases, and you will gain the perspective necessary to make safe, effective business decisions for yourself and your company. In our litigious society, Fair, Square, and Legal: A Manager’s Guide to Safe Hiring, Managing, and Firing Practices gives you the information and insight needed to manage your business legally, profitably, and successfully.
Donald H. Weiss is the retired CEO of Self-Management Communication, Inc., in St. Louis, Missouri. Recognized for excellence and leadership by Sterling’s Who’s Who and Strathmore’s Who’s Who, and now semi-retired, he has been a senior training and development executive and consultant for over 30 years. He has written, produced, and directed management skills, team building, and change management training videos and audiocassette-workbook programs. Among his publications are twenty-one of the Successful Office Skills Series for AMACOM (translated into six languages), How to Build High Performance Teams, Fair Square and Legal: Safe Hiring, Managing, and Firing Practices to Keep Your Company Out of Court, 4th edition (AMACOM, 2004), Why Didn’t I Say That? What to Say and How to Say It in Difficult Situations on the Job (1996), and Secrets of the Wild Goose: Self-Management Ways of Increasing Your Personal Power and Inspiring Productive Teamwork (AMACOM, 1998).
Weiss received his Ph.D. from Tulane University and his credentials as a Certified Personnel Consultant from the National Association of Personnel Consultants. An active member of professional and business organizations, he is past vice president for programs of the St. Louis chapter of the Institute of Management Consultants, and the 1997 president of the St. Louis chapter of the American Society for Training and Development. He is a frequent presenter at training and human resources conferences, including those sponsored by the International Society for Performance Improvement.
The publisher wishes to thank the following people for their help in reviewing the manuscript of this course: Dale Mask, Human Resources Trainer, American Management Association, Kansas City, Kansas; Sheila McDermott, Principal, Lee Associates, Human Resources Consulting Firm, Lexington, Massachusetts and Senior Associate, HAS Associates, Nashua, New Hampshire; and Ellen Duffy McKay, Esq., LeClair Ryan, Glen Allen, Virginia.