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Managing Human Services Personnel
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Managing Human Services Personnel


Volume: 48
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Social Work Administration

April 1987 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This practical guide to personnel management is aimed directly at promoting organizational excellence and productivity in the social services. The use of task-based job descriptions and performance appraisal methods are emphasized for their importance in employee recruitment, evaluation, training, career planning and dismissal. Specific guidelines for these central personnel management functions are presented and supported by empirical research and business and social science literature.
 
Personnel Management and Organizational Effectiveness
 
Development and Use of Task-Based Job Descriptions
 
Employee Recruitment and Selection
 
Designing and Conducting Worker Performance Evaluations
 
Handling Employee Performance Problems
 
Staff Development and Career Planning

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Peter J. Pecora

Peter J. Pecora, M.S.W., Ph.D. has a joint appointment as the Managing Director of Research Services for Casey Family Programs, and Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Casey Family Programs is the largest operating foundation in the U.S. dedicated to focus on foster care and improving the child welfare system. Dr. Pecora was a line worker and later a program coordinator in a number of child welfare service agencies. He has worked to implement intensive home-based services, child welfare training, and risk assessment systems for child protective services. He also has served as an expert witness... More About Author

Michael Jacob Austin

Michael J. Austin (Ph.D., Social Work; MSPH, Public Health, University of Pittsburgh) is Milton and Florence Krenz Mack Distinguished Professor of Nonprofit Management at the University of California, Berkeley, where the teaches a wide range of courses, including Assessing the Dynamics of Communities, Groups and Organizations, Management Practice, Research Resources, and Assessing Nonprofit Organizations. His research interests are nonprofit management and planning, organizational change, and policy implementation. He is the author or co-author of a wide range of books and journal articles. More About Author

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ISBN: 9780803926851
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