Book cover for a 6x9 paperback book titled How to Keep HR from Being
the Employee Complaint Department. The book's objective is to help
human resource professionals recognize how their own behavior in
getting involved in too many "employee drama" issues is actually
causing part of the problem. Also, that supervisors and managers are
simply not doing their jobs in handling employee issues. Therefore,
employees feel like they have to go to someone in HR who will "listen"
to them... I will provide details in my book regarding how to
recognize "Dysfunction Junction" which is current organizational
culture that is enabling this lack of leadership, how HR professionals
are too involved in employee issues that they really don't own... and
that they must implement changes in organizational policy, procedures,
and implement leadership training to help supervisors be more
effective in resolved in employee issues--before they get out of
control and HR has to get involved.
I am envisioning a cover that shows somewhat of an overwhelmed,
exasperated HR Manager who is dealing with yet another "difficult"
employee issue, struggling to keep up with a workload, struggling to
get out of the office on time, etc. Typical HR professionals who
handle employee relations' in the U.S. are female, between ages of
30-50, so any images should be female, as also the human resource
management profession in the U.S. is 85% female.
A perfect cover image will have a female professional woman, sitting
behind her desk, or sitting adjacent to an employee in a conference
room, conversing. If another visual can show employees somewhat
standing in line outside the HR department, to show the sheer volume
of complaints awaiting the poor HR manager, that would be ideal!