EBIT-Duh!™ Finance for the HR Professional

Well take it from someone who still thinks her accounting professor had credits and debits transposed, you're going to love this book!
Elaine Biech, ebb associates, inc.

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A Look Inside

As you expect, the book give straight forward explanations and examples of basic financial terms. What you can also expect are plenty of examples from the HR and talent development professions. There are case studies and activities you can choose to complete to apply the knowledge you've gained.

What you get that you didn't expect is a light approach and a humorous aside or two.

Chapter 1 Strategic HR                          

Chapter 2 Income and Assets                

Chapter 3 Expenses and Liabilities                                    

Chapter 4 Tracking the Money                  

Chapter 5 Measures of Profitability               

Chapter 6 Financial Health                             

Chapter 7 Answers                                

EBIT-Duh!tm the Presentation

Audiences in dozens of SHRM Chapter meetings, regional and state conferences as well as the SHRM National Conference have benefitted from and enjoyed this presentation. It receives business and strategic credits as well.

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Advance Praise for EBIT-Duh!™

If the notion of speaking finance has been like learning a foreign language, EBIT-Duh!™simplifies financial concepts, terms and processes so that anyone can understand!

It's a quick read and great reference tool for HR Professionals who want to speak knowledgeably about the business impact of HR functions. EBIT-Duh!™ provides the foundation on which you can expand your perspective and confidence before your next meeting in the C-Suite!

Rita Bailey Up To Something Partners

. . . a “must-buy” for any HR professional who has not worked directly in Finance. Beginning with the Business Case and ending with “the answers”, the book keeps us involved from beginning to end. Broadening your viewpoint and actually “getting it” when finances are discussed, will not only make your contributions, decisions, and communications better, but will make your job a lot more interesting. Keep it on hand as a reference or refresher.

Marna Hayden, SPHR

Bravo, Clare! It's about time someone published an accounting book for the rest of us!

Do discussions about cash flow, balance sheets, gross margins, capital accounts, and operating expenses make your accounting-challenged brain quiver? Would you rather go to the dentist than to a meeting called by your CFO?

Just when you think you can't read another word about amortization, one of Clare's Shakespeare-like asides reels you in with her natural humor.

Elaine Biech, ebb associates inc.

author, Business of Consulting

editor, ASTD Leadership Handbook