Many people are promoted to management positions because they are good at their existing jobs, but are not necessarily equipped to be good managers. Management Bites is a dip-into book covering many of the areas a manager needs to know about, including: What are you saying? Better communication; Team building: If you build it, they will come; Delicious delegation: Don't do it all yourself; Decisions, decisions: Which one to make; Thumbs up! Motivating and coaching your team; Thumbs down: Giving negative feedback; I'm warning you! Disciplinary procedures made easy; She's having a baby! Managing parental leave; Recruitment: Getting the best person for the job; Welcome aboard: Handling induction; You're fired! Dismissing an employee; Yikes! How to handle sticky situations. It is New Zealand specific and very practical, with exercises for the reader to complete.
Angela Atkins runs her own HR training company, Elephant Training. She also contracts as an HR manager to small companies who don't need a full-time HR resource.