“How to Employ Your First 20 People” by Debbie Glinnan is a practical, step-by-step guide to dealing with common employment issues.
Whether you are looking to employ your first member of staff or managing a team, this book gives you an overview of the basics. It cuts through the jargon and spells out what you need to do in plain English. It’s full of straight-forward advice and simple, useful tips that can make a big difference to your business.
Debbie Glinnan is a qualified mediator and has over 20 years’ practical HR experience. Since 2012, she has run her own HR Consultancy and specialises in working with smaller companies.
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I found Debbie's book to be a very useful and a great guide to all of those niggling questions and doubts that any new employer has, and it's all written in easily understood english which makes it a joy to read. The case studies are really beneficial and the author's experiences underline her competency. The book now sits in my office desk as a well thumbed reference book, and is an essential tool for companies that have employees or business owners taking the next step to employing someone.
I managed to get a copy of this book via another website and having read it, wanted to purchase a printed copy for my niece, as she works in a small, relatively new business. It's extremely informative and very easy reading. Covers just about every basic aspect of HR in a brief, easy to understand way. It gives you confidence in this side of the business, before you can hopefully grow to such a size where you can actually employ an HR executive!!!
Debbie Glinnan's book, How to Employ Your First 20 People, is a really well-constructed, clearly-written introduction to Human Resources and Personnel for owners of SMEs. Full of practical tips, hints and real-life experience, it is clearly written by someone who is both knowledgeable and caring. If you're looking to expand your small business, and don't want to make the same mistakes as so many others before you have done, this is essential reading.
The format of this book is clever, I am able to head directly to the section of the book I need, and find my answer in straightforward English. Some of the topics employers are expected to know, but this book explains what employers should know and how to implement it correctly and fairly. I especially enjoyed the authors examples derived from her own experiences. A great book which should be in every small business holders bookcase.