Bizarre Behavior At Work.
by N. Elizabeth Fried, Ph.D.
SHRM Best Seller!
This kaleidoscope of true stories from Elizabeth Fried's research on employee behavior includes actual incidents about employees whose larceny becomes legendary and a few whose sexual exploits do the same. She regales you with a delightful, lively style and tops off each episode with comments by legal and human resources experts who briefly suggest how to cope with these colorful characters. Anyone who has ever supervised people will chuckle as they see glimpses of coworkers living within the pages.
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"From entry-level eccentrics to stairwell romeos, from transsexuals to certifiable lunatics, here is a collection of office nightmares from a truly outrageous woman. Enjoy!"
"Fried uniquely crafts a collage of bizarre employee incidents into an entertaining and educational book. She artfully examines the human comedy of the workplace and highlights its ironic legal impact on employers. Her engaging, offbeat technique provides valuable lessons for every manager."
by N. Elizabeth Fried, Ph.D.
This heralded sequel to Outrageous Conduct is an entertaining and informative odyssey into todays challenging workplace world. Dr. Elizabeth Fried expands her research of unusual, but real cases with an eye toward key learning points. She addresses serious and often unthinkable employment situations in an offbeat, easy-to read style, while explaining complex workplace issues. These cases, loaded with pathos, humor, and practical solutions cover ADA, discrimination, sexual harassment, benefits fraud, workplace violence, and more. Experience the "virtual reality" of HR management as youre drawn into each scenario. Then benefit from the employee relations and legal tips offered by her extensive panel of HR and legal experts who tell you how to prevent future problems and avoid courtroom battles. This page turner is used in corporate training programs and college HR courses to captivate studentsits one business book that wont lull you to sleep!
"Fried is a master storyteller. Like a skilled weaver, she threads serious issues and answers into case after case of true stories. This is one business book that wont lull you to sleep"
"Dramatic, tragic, funny. A refreshing, unconventional business text that provides prevention strategies for complex workplace problems."
"Fried has done it again! Intriguing workplace episodes loaded with pathos, humor, and practical solutions. A must read! Make a place for this on your bookshelf."
"Timely and thought provoking ... real people, real issues, and real solutions. A must read for all managers who believe their people are their great asset."
"Fried packages real-life cases and expert commentary in a neatly crafted desktop mentor. She illustrates how the pros walk the talk of HR management excellence."
"I read this book several years ago, and, like a juicy novel, could not put it down, or do anything of great importance, until I was finished. Most of the situations were so outrageous and unbelievable, that they would probably be perceived of as total bulls**t to those who do NOT work in H.R. related ares (but we know better!). I was so impressed with the impact of this book, that I requested a copy be purchased for our in-house library. Elizabeth, thanks for writing a riveting book with lessons for all of us H.R. folks."
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