Featured Interview With Jan H Pieterse
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Jan H Pieterse is the founder of NextCEO, a member of Mensa, serial entrepreneur, specialist software engineer and the author of various business and information technology related articles. He has authored various other articles under pen names. He lives in Centurion, South Africa with his wife and two sons. With almost two decades of hands-on experience, he is a veteran in the information technology field. Entrepreneurship, business management and leadership have always been at the forefront of his aspirations. He was a co-founder of various companies and has contributed and consulted on business development and strategic processes of several of organisations.
Learn more about Jan H Pieterse at NextCEO.co.za
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
This only occurred recently when I was studying and realised that so much research was going to go to waste, thus I felt it would be a great attempt to translate all the research into books
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
Tell us a little about your latest book?
The Simple Side of Human Resource Management
Managing People Should Not Be Difficult, Boring or Scary
Learn how to understand some of the some of the more complex aspects of human resource management in a simpler context.
If you are interested in understanding human resource management in greater detail, but you are just not in the mood for those stale academic written, hard to understand, boring textbooks, then this book is just for you.
If you are simply looking for additional information and wish to supplement your existing knowledge on human resource management, well then this book is for you.
For the sake of covering both angles, this book includes the academic writing, as well as simpler written interpretations of the same information. The non-academic people amongst us, or simply those who will benefit from a simpler side of things can benefit none the less.
With a pinch of salt, a dash of garnish, this book will help you understand some of the in-depth parts of the human resource management paradigm.
You may at some parts feel that you have completely lost your way, but fear not. As I have, and many before us, you will survive the journeys into the paradigms of the business management empire.
You will learn about Human Resource Management Functions
Topics in this section deal with:
Roles and Responsibilities of a human resource manager
The purpose of developing a human resource plan
Recruitment techniques during recruitment and selection
Stages of team development
Effective communication in leadership and management
Developing and implementing a training plan
Performance appraisal feedback methods
You will learn about Human Resource Management in perspective
Topics in this section deal with:
Human Resource Lifecycle
Human Capital Management
Differentiate Workforce Planning vs. Human Resource Planning
Importance of Workforce Gap Analysis
Link between Strategic Plans and Job Description
Difference between Remuneration and Reward
Appropriateness of reward systems for motivating employees
Benefits of a Well-Functioning Performance Management Process
Links between Performance Appraisal and Career Development
I have no doubt you will find this book of significant value. Grab a copy now.
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