"Guidance and tools for maximizing performance - - yours and your employees' - - with limited resources! Be prepared to take on all the challenging employee situations that come your way, the compliant way! The 2015 Federal Manager's Guideª is based on all the latest laws, regulations and rules you need to follow. But no dense legal jargon here ... just clear direction on which actions are acceptable and which aren't ... what you should do and what you shouldn't. More than 75 management topics are explored, from poor performance, social media abuse and the Douglas factors, to recruiting, investigations and the Hatch Act. With Frequently Asked Questions and Mistakes to Avoid supplementing the step-by-step guidance in every chapter, you get hundreds of compliance tips and best practices such as how to: Develop a toolbox of motivational strategies and determine which will work best for specific situations; Identify bullying in the workplace and act immediately to stop it; Conduct an individualized assessment and an interactive process when an employee requests a reasonable accommodation; Carry out successful alternative dispute resolution - - and head off a formal complaint; Determine specific staffing needs and formulate an effective overall staffing strategy; And more! Includes 4 brand new chapters on Hiring and Retention, Conflict Resolution, Leadership Skills, and Manager Conduct!" --Publisher's website.