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A good starting point
on 8 November 2012
After finally securing a front line HR role, I purchased this as a refresher to get me up to speed after studying a HR related degree and further CPP study years ago. I wanted to ensure I was up to speed with recent changes to legislations and re-familiarised with the challenges of managing HR issued to help me make a flying start to the role.
There are plenty of great generalist tips and ideas for HR professionals but much of the best practice suggested is not backed up by solid examples, much of this feels common sense rather than expert guidance. Whilst I have certainly gained the good grounding I wanted I would have liked further practical examples to drill down into the issues and give them context against the advice I will need to provide. I would certainly recommend for those looking for a good overview but would issue a note of caution for anyone looking for more varied viewpoints or relation back to actual experience/examples to contextualise the theoretical stance(s) taken.