Author Pat Kelley

Pat-Kelley-PS-adjusted-1Pat Kelley, MS, SPHR, is the author of Hiring Right: A Business Blueprint for Lower Turnover and Higher Profits, Second Edition, published in December 2014.

For more than 43 years, she worked as a specialist, manager and Director of Human Resources in banking, manufacturing, food processing and communications.

Certified as a lifetime Senior Professional in Human Resources, Ms. Kelley is recipient of the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arkansas Society of Human Resource Managers.

Featured Selection: Hiring Right: A Business Blueprint for Lower Turnover and Higher Profits (A Business Blueprint Book) by MS, SPHR, Pat Kelley

Hiring-Right-A-Business-Blueprint-for-Lower-Turnover-and-Higher-ProfitsHiring Right by Pat Kelley is a common sense, practical step-by-step, need-to-know business guide for finding and keeping good employees.

Whether you are just starting out and need to hire a few employees or business is picking up and you need to hire more this book should be your first reference guide. Pat Kelley lays out her step-by-step, need-to- know guide with facts, numbers, examples and all the forms necessary to help you find and keep good employees. Following her advice and the right incentives you will be able to lower your turnover rate and increase your profits.

Book Part One is made up of five chapters. In Chapter One, Pat lays out mistakes one, two and three and teaches employer how to “Profile” the job that you are offering, “Research” and “Complete A Personality Profile” on each perspective employee.

Chapter Two goes on to teach the employer how to “recruit”, “screen” and “test” applicants. This detailed chapter defines the advantages of promoting from within, considering employee referrals and details how to use all local, community, and technological researches to find, screen and test applicants.

Chapter Three details steps the employer can use to prepare for and conduct an interview.

Chapter Four presents the “Employment Law In Hiring” and alerts the employer to danger zones.

Chapter Five Part One shows the employer what comes after the interview, such as checking references, how to make the job offer with the proper compensation. Chapter Five Part Two goes on to explain the necessary training and work environment to ensure the employee fits in and stays.

Book Part Two is made up of five “Business Blueprints”. These blueprints are include essential “Job Profile”, “Patterned Interview”, “Candidate Offer Letter”, “Orientation Checklist” forms for Office Clerical Positions, Level Labor Positions, Technical Worker Positions, Sales Worker Positions and Management Worker Positions.

The book wraps up with miscellaneous resource materials.

Theodocia McLean endorses Hiring Right: A Business Blueprint for Lower Turnover and Higher Profits (A Business Blueprint Book) by MS, SPHR, Pat Kelley for an instructional guide to help new employers coming into the job market and existing employers that are struggling with a high rate of turnover. This review was completed on March 28, 2015.

Genre: Non-fiction, Professional & Technical

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Flight Planning: A Pilot’s Guide To Business Success by Harlan Hammack

FLIGHT PLANNING is the compelling and insightful new book by Harlan Hammack, Business Consultant and Leadership Coach. Based on his knowledge as a private pilot and drawing on his 20 years of management consulting and business coaching experience, he uses the analogy of a pilot planning a cross country flight to explain the steps necessary in achieving any personal or professional goals.

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Barnstorming: A Pilot’s Guide To Growing Your Business by Harlan Hammack

You may not be performing loops or barrel rolls, but as an entrepreneur and small business owner, you probably find yourself in the same situation as the early barnstormers: looking for ways to grow your business.

You can’t simply put up a sign or a website and expect people to find you. You must be willing to go outside of your comfort zone by taking your talents and skills to the people and convincing them of your abilities.

With the internet and social media, you are no longer required to go town to town stumping for customers, but it’s essential that you find ways to differentiate yourself so that you stand out above your competitors and draw the customers to you.

In his second book, Harlan Hammack continues the analogy of flight and presents the inspiring stories of the early barnstormers to encourage entrepreneurs to grow their businesses by networking with other professionals, by getting their message out to their intended audience, and discovering ways to set themselves apart from their competition.

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