To manage a business well, one of the key areas of knowledge is to be able to handle a team of employees well. It is not only in the event of conflict resolution that employee-management is needed, but also in the long-term journey of valuing your employees’ careers and growing your own business. To learn what it takes, Australian Businesswomen’s Network’s Employee Expert’s book, From Hire to Fire & Everything in Between, is the book to read. In it, Natasha presents readers with a simple yet profound understanding of the 9-step Employee Life Cycle. It is a guide that addresses difficult workplace-related issues such as discrimination, bullying, terminations and many more. It is in the experiences and knowledge she has accumulated by being in Human Resource Management for over 20 years that has led her to write this book. She also currently runs a business, Employee Matters, that supports small businesses through the navigation of employee management through the hiring or firing as well as legal processes.
The advice she gives to women who aspire to be authors themselves is to “do it if you are prepared to work exceptionally hard.”
From Hire to Fire & Everything in Between is a book she took many hours to complete and eventually self-published, but in her words, “the benefits far outweigh the additional work.” To learn more about or purchase From Hire to Fire & Everything in Between, click here. Learn more about Natasha Hawker, here. This post was authored by Natalie Ong. Natalie completed a journalism internship at the Australian Businesswomen’s Network. She studies a media degree at the University of New South Wales.