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Human resource management – a Roots guide

Shares how to find, manage and develop staff based on good policy and practice

2008 Available in Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, English and French

Tearfund staff working in the office in in Bangui, CAR

Tearfund staff working in the office in in Bangui, CAR. Photo: Isobel Peaty/Tearfund

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Practical guidance and training material for organisations on development topics

This guide provides tools that development organisations can use to develop good human resource management. Many of the tools can be used to make improvements at low cost, with enormous benefits. Some of the tools help organisations to employ the right people, while others enable organisations to develop good systems. The combination of good people and good systems leads to an effective organisation – one that achieves its mission and purpose. Throughout the guide are reflection questions that can be used by individuals or groups of staff to consider what action they might take.


  • Human resource management at organisational level
  • Grading, salaries and benefits
  • Terms and conditions of employment
  • Recruiting staff
  • Briefing and induction
  • Managing performance
  • Staff development

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