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How To Supervise: What Your Boss Never Told You Before You Took The Job: The Step-By-Step Guide For New (And Seasoned) Managers Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Dianne Shaddock is a self described "HR Nerd". She loves all things HR and has helped managers navigate through the "tricky" waters of employee management at several large organizations and through small business consulting in the Northeast for over 20 years. Dianne's first book, "How To Supervise: What Your Boss Never Told You Before You Took the Job" is an easy to read "how to" guide written for both the new and seasoned supervisor. Dianne has a popular HR blog, Easy Small Business HR.com, and shares her sage employee management advice on iTunes through the podcast, "Employee Hiring and Managing Tips". Dianne's second step-by-step "Quick Fix HR: How To Find and Hire The Best Employees A Step-By-Step Employee Hiring Guide" is available on Amazon She's currently working on a book of tips for job seekers. Dianne has become quite adept at internet marketing which spawned another website: Tools For Social Media.com Be sure to follow Dianne on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/Dianne_ESBHR and on her Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/ESBHR

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  • File Size: 2635 KB
  • Print Length: 106 pages
  • Publisher: Dianne Shaddock; 2 edition (March 17, 2014)
  • Publication Date: March 17, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0068UHSTM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #199,602 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dianne Shaddock is a Massachusetts resident and self described "HR Nerd". She loves all things HR and has helped managers navigate through the "tricky" waters of employee management at several large organizations and through small business consulting in the Northeast for over 20 years.

Dianne's first book, "How To Supervise: What Your Boss Never Told You Before You Took the Job" is an easy to read "how to" guide written for both the new and seasoned supervisor. Dianne has a popular HR blog, Easy Small Business HR.com, and shares her sage employee management advice on iTunes through the podcast, "Employee Hiring and Managing Tips".

She just completed the hiring guide: "Quick Fix HR: How To Find and Hire The Best Employees A Step-By-Step Employee Hiring Guide", available on Amazon and is currently working on a book of tips for job seekers.

Dianne has become quite adept at internet marketing which spawned another website: Tools For Social Media.com

Be sure to follow Dianne on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/Dianne_ESBHR and on her Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/ESBHR

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How to Supervise is a very informative, educational book about managing people in the work place. It is written by Dianne Shaddock who was once a new supervisor and through training and mentoring developed in to an expert on the subject. She gives tips on how to be successful in hiring, supervising, and motivating staff. The book helps develope leadership skills with which to managed employees successfully. It gives advice on hiring and firing strategies as well as managing difficult employees. The book lists challenges for new supervisors and how to deal with them effectively. As a new manager I found the book extremely helpful.
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Ms Shaddock has written a great initial resource that anyone interested in management should read. It is refreshing to read why she wrote this - she wanted to help new managers avoid mistakes. One could easily use this book at a jumping off point with her lists starting with what not to ask or what to avoid in an interview all the way to writing performance reviews. Most supervisors would likely agree that critiquing and reviewing employees is likely the hardest part of a position.

That said there are some weak areas. Perhaps because it may have been prudent to avoid having an overlong tome Ms Shaddock failed to include some things that would be very useful such as specific questions one SHOULD ask during an interview. Your option there are links to podcasts but not everyone has the opportunity to enjoy them.

Overall I would recommend this to anyone considering moving up to management. I'm not entirely sure seasoned managers would benefit from reading this unless they are looking for ways to motivate junior staff.
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"How to Supervise" by Diane Shaddock is a real "how-to" book on managing and supervising employees in the work place. Written after 20 years of HR experience, Shaddock has a wealth of information to share with the reader. She shares real world examples of good and poor situations in various aspects of the supervisior's span of control from hiring to firing and everything in between.

There is a lot of praticale step by step information to really get the job done. This would be a good book for college management class or to use in a work shop for training new supervisiors. In addition, it is a good reference manual to keep on the shelf to use when an new situation arises.

Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this book by Book Review services. All opinions expressed are my own.
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The book has some good points, if pretty basic. If there are supervisors out there who don't know these things, they should definitely get it from somewhere... but I would have appreciated a bit more depth and nuance. On the up side, it is a quick read.

The thing I must note, though, is how poorly edited the book is. There are spelling errors, grammatical mistakes, and typos throughout. It is pretty distracting at points, and detracts from the credibility of the author.
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Dianne Shaddock has written an effective and descriptive book that I wish I had read 3 years ago.

Written for new supervisors, she addresses all of the hot button issues beginning with how to hire effective employees through creating a positive working environment. Some of her advise is a little short on the details- she recommends avoiding yes/no questions in the interview but doesn't really advise on what questions to ask. What she does provide are links to her podcasts for interviews.

For other areas she provides examples and tips for handling the scenarios. She has an Employee Problem Solving Formula for helping the supervisor investigate and initiate changes in behaviors.

I truly appreciated her advise delivered simply and clearly. What she writes for new supervisors is also what the employees are hoping to gain with the supervisor.

This book is a good starting point for a new supervisor, I would highly recommend this book.
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The title of this book is perfect. A must read for any HR, managers, and supervisors. There are differences between managers and supervisors which is explained in great detail. Will work for any size company. Very easy to understand all the steps of dealing with the everyday work environment. From hiring, training, and termination. Gives a great deal of other sources such as websites and internet links to find more information for any particular area that you are interested. This is great for today's fast pace global economy. Tells you how to deal with employees use of modern technology in the work place such as internet/email and cell phones which are huge distractions in any workplace. Learn how to deal with good, bad, and employees are somewhere in the middle. Learn how to promote a better work environment which leads to better productive employees. Also lean how to deal with employees who cause problems for others and how to let them go.
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This book took me back to when I was a beginning manager, and all the mistakes I made. And now as the director of a company training new employees and potential new directors I was impressed by the advice within the book focusing on not only supervising but motivating your staff. I particularly admired the advice given on how to handle and approach difficult employees because as a non-confrontational person I found this the most difficult aspect of managing when I first began, and I still believe it is the most difficult one to teach. This book was well put together, easy to read and follow, and I would recommend it to anyone in the managing or supervising field.
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