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101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems
Disciplining problem employees is a task every manager must face. Two of the toughest parts of this task are actually writing up a disciplinary action and documenting a disciplinary discussion. In this book, you’ll find 101 pre-written write-ups to help you escape the headaches and anxiety this activity usually brings. Author: Paul Falcone. 370 pages. Softcover.
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101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees: A Manager's Guide to Addressing Performance, Conduct, and Discipline Challenges
Inappropriate attire, lateness, sexually offensive behavior, not to mention productivity and communication issues...these are just a few of the uncomfortable topics bosses must sometimes discuss with their employees. 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees offers realistic sample dialogues managers can use to facilitate clear, direct interactions with their employees, helping them sidestep potential awkwardness and meet issues head-on.

This practical, solution-oriented book walks readers through some of the most common as well as the most serious employee problems they are likely to encounter:
  • Covers everything from substandard performance reviews to personal hygiene to termination meetings.
  • Helps managers treat their people with dignity, focusing not just on what to say but how to say it.
  • Provides proven techniques managers can use to protect themselves and their organizations...and get the very best from their people.
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200 Ways to Make Your Law Firm an Extraordinary Place to Work
Featured ALA Book ALA asked and you answered: What do you do to stand out as an employer? What makes your staff and attorneys want to come to work every day? Read about the events, activities, special recognitions and other best practices in place at some of your peers’ firms and discover ways to foster a culture of integrity, caring and camaraderie. From food fests to a “respectful workplace” policy, you’re sure to find something here that will help you make your firm an extraordinary place to work! Edited by Sue Umbdenstock and Rosemary Shiels 92 pages. Softcover.
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2013 Compensation and Benefits Survey
Featured ALA Book The Association of Legal Administrators’ (ALA) 2013 edition of its Compensation and Benefits Survey contains information collected from legal organizations throughout the United States and Canada. This Survey, conducted in collaboration with ALM Legal Intelligence and available in PDF format, focuses on salaries and benefits for legal administrators, functional specialists, paralegals and legal secretaries. The Survey features data breakouts for each management position by: type of organization, number of lawyers, geographic location, supervisory responsibility, experience, education, and state/province, including and excluding metropolitan areas.

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2013 Large Firm Key Staff Compensation Survey
Featured ALA Book The Association of Legal Administrators’ (ALA) 2013 edition of its Large Firm Key Staff Compensation Survey contains data collected from U.S. firms with 100 or more attorneys. This survey, available in PDF format, focuses on salaries for legal administrators and director-level functional specialists in those firms. The Survey features data breakouts for each position by firm size, geographic location, experience, education and certification.

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2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals: Ready-to-Use Phrases That Really Get Results
As a manager, you aren't truly successful unless your employees are as well. Helping them establish compelling, actionable performance goals is the first and most important step, and 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals is there to lend a hand.

A natural follow-up to the bestselling 2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews, this quick-reference guide provides readers with:
  • Ready-to-use performance goals organized by the characteristics and core competencies used most often in the appraisal process.
  • From attendance and attitude to teamwork and time management, find the language you need to inspire exceptional results.
  • Includes wording tailored to many of the most common positions in sales and marketing, accounting and finance, HR, IT, legal, manufacturing, operations, and more.
Comprehensive and organized for ease of use, this book enables managers to lay the groundwork necessary for phenomenal achievement on the part of their people.
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Best Practices in Legal Management: A Comprehensive Guide
Featured ALA Book This engaging, comprehensive and practical resource guide provides a strong foundation for law firm administrators with forms, ideas, recommendations and explanations. Best Practices in Legal Management is a meticulously charted and pragmatic roadmap to law firm administration and governance written by practical experts with perspective and humor. A must-read for all legal administrators. Author: Published by the New York State Bar Association in conjunction with the New York City Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. 468 pages.
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Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers
Until a few years ago, only the largest firms could afford to engage an audience of millions. Now, lawyers in any size firm can reach a global audience at little to no cost--all because of blogs. An effective blog can help you promote your practice, become more "findable" online, and take charge of how you are perceived by clients, journalists and anyone who uses the Internet. Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers will show you how to create, maintain, and improve a legal blog--and gain new business opportunities along the way.

In just one hour, you will learn to:
  • Set up a blog quickly and easily
  • Write blog posts that will attract clients
  • Choose from various hosting options like Blogger, TypePad, and WordPress
  • Make your blog friendly to search engines, increasing your ranking
  • Tweak the design of your blog by adding customized banners and colors
  • Easily send notice of your blog posts to Facebook and Twitter
  • Monitor your blog's traffic with Google Analytics and other tools
  • Avoid ethics problems that may result from having a legal blog
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Blue Ocean Strategy
Written by the business world's new gurus, Blue Ocean Strategy continues to challenge everything you thought you knew about competing in today's crowded market place. Based on a study of 150 strategic moves spanning more than a 100 years and 30 industries, authors W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne argue that lasting success comes from creating 'blue oceans': untapped new market spaces ripe from growth. And the business world has caught on - companies around the world are skipping the bloody red oceans of rivals and creating their very own blue oceans. With over one million copies sold worldwide, Blue Ocean Strategy is quickly reaching "must read" status among smart business readers. Have you caught the wave?
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Cloud Computing for Lawyers
As more businesses move their IT systems into the cloud, lawyers need to ask if cloud computing is right for their firm. Cloud Computing for Lawyers features a discussion of cloud computing fundamentals, an overview of legal cloud computing products, and step-by-step instructions for implementing cloud computing in your practice--including practical tips for securing your data.

This book will help you:

  • Understand the current state of cloud computing technology
  • Weigh the risks and benefits of cloud computing
  • Evaluate legal cloud computing applications like law practice management, billing, time tracking, e-mail, and e-discovery software
  • Consider the ethical considerations of storing client data in the cloud
  • Maintain security and privacy for your online data
Cloud Computing for Lawyers will be an essential resource for attorneys seeking to make an informed decision about adopting cloud computing in their practice.
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