• Angela Atkins

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    Website http://www.mgmtbites.com

    Angela Atkins has worked in HR and L&D for 19 years. She is owner of Elephant Training and HR, who offer HR consulting and training. In late 2015 she started a new company, Management Bites International, and will be taking her Management Bites programme global.

    Angela is the author of:

    • Management Bites: The bite-sized guide to managing people.
    • Employment Bites: The bite-sized guide to delivering great HR
    • Training Bites: The bite-sized guide to presentations, workshops and L&D.

    She is currently working on her next bites book, as well as working on her fifth novel, which she hopes to have published (the other four being practice runs!).

    For more about Angela you can visit her LinkedIn profile, or her Amazon authors page.


    • Business Writing


    • Corporate writing
    • Public speaking
    • Website content
    • Workshops (adults)




    Auckland, New Zealand


    Employment Bites: the bite sized guide to delivering great HR

    Employment Bites is a practical, how to guide for anyone who works in HR. You'll find information about every area of HR and how to make your company more effective and a great place to work.
    Employment Bites is split into 23 easy-to-manage bite-sized chunks, each one dealing with one particular area of HR including:
    •How to implement an effective HR plan
    •New Zealand employment case law examples
    •Attracting and recruiting the right people and inducting them effectively
    •Measuring performance, developing skills and managing talent
    •Dealing with disciplinary issues, restructures and dismissal
    •Remuneration systems, benefits and how to recognise and reward employees

    First published by HarperCollins in 2010, Employment Bites became a New Zealand best seller. The second edition was released in March 2015 by CityScape Publishers and is available for purchase from Fishpond or as an e-book through Amazon.com.

    The second edition has 3 new chapters:
    •Health & Safety - how to comply with the new legislation and build a zero harm culture
    •Workforce Planning - the steps to take to build a workforce plan
    •HR technology - different technology solutions you can use to better deliver HR
    The legislation covered in Employment Bites has also been updated.

    Management Bites: the bite size guide to managing people

    Management Bites is the perfect book to buy for anyone in your company who manages people or if you’re new to managing a team. It has chapters on:
    - how to set goals,
    - give feedback,
    - work through disciplinary procedures,
    - deal with sick or annual leave issues and
    - other employment law.
    It’s packed with exercises to complete as well as real life stories relating to each topic.

    First published by HarperCollins in 2009, Management Bites became a New Zealand best seller. In July 2014 the second edition was released by CityScape Publishers and is available for sale on www.fishpond.co.nz and at selected bookshops.

    There are also e-book versions of the book available through Amazon.

    Training Bites: the bite sized guide to presentations, workshops and L&D

    Help! I’m responsible for presenting seminars or designing training…
    …what do I do next?
    Training Bites covers every aspect of running presentations and training including:
    • How adults learn
    • Doing a training needs analysis
    • Running great presentations or seminars (including the slides!)
    • Designing e-learning
    • Developing and facilitating workshops
    • Organising conferences
    • Writing L&D strategic plans & more…

    Training Bites is for anyone who has to present at meetings or seminars, run training or is responsible for L&D programmes. It is available for sale through fishpond.co.nz and selected bookstores.

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