Human Resource Management

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Pub Date: 2016

ISBN 13: 978-1-9461351-1-7

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

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Reviewed by Valerie Wallingford, Professor, Bemidji State University, on 4/12/2017.

The majority of the HRM topics included in most HRM textbooks. That being said there area few areas that were left out or could be elaborated upon: … read more

 

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Reviewed by Kathy Milhauser, Professor, Concordia University Portland, on 12/6/2016.

The text covers most of the necessary material to support an introductory course in Human Resource Management for undergraduate business students. … read more

 

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Reviewed by Tom Zeni, Assistant Professor, West Virginia University, on 12/6/2016.

The book includes all of the major HR functional areas and topics included in most HRM textbooks. To their credit, the author choose to include … read more

 

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Reviewed by Valerie Barnett, Instructor, Kansas State University, on 8/22/2016.

The textbook covers some topics in depth, but leaves key elements out of other topic areas. For example, the section related to workforce planning … read more

 

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Reviewed by Marilyn Byrd, Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma, on 1/13/2015.

The author covered the most commonly discussed topics that are found in HRM textbooks. Setting this textbook apart from others was the inclusion of a … read more

 

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: The Role of Human Resources
  • Chapter 2: Developing and Implementing Strategic HRM Plans
  • Chapter 3: Diversity and Multiculturalism
  • Chapter 4: Recruitment
  • Chapter 5: Selection
  • Chapter 6: Compensation and Benefits
  • Chapter 7: Retention and Motivation
  • Chapter 8: Training and Development
  • Chapter 9: Successful Employee Communication
  • Chapter 10: Managing Employee Performance
  • Chapter 11: Employee Assessment
  • Chapter 12: Working with Labor Unions
  • Chapter 13: Safety and Health at Work
  • Chapter 14: International HRM
 

About the Book

Human Resource Management teaches HRM strategies and theories that any manager—not just those in HR—needs to know about recruiting, selecting, training, and compensating people.

Most students will be managing people at some point in their careers and not necessarily in a human resource management capacity. As businesses cut back, they may outsource HR duties to outside vendors. Or, in smaller businesses, the HR department is sometimes small or non-existent, and managers from other departments have to perform their own HRM. Therefore, teaching HRM from the perspective of a general manager, in addition to an HR manager, provides more relevance to students’ careers and will give them a competitive advantage in the workplace.

This text also provides practical applications of theory relevant to today’s workplace. You won’t find discussions about “posting vacancies on a job board” or “sending memos.” In the real world, HRM leverages technology in every aspect of the job—from online training modules to technology for better managing flex-time workers and telecommuters.

Consider how most companies have gone “paperless” with pay stubs by using software. While such technology has made HRM easier, it has also created a new set of challenges. For example, how does a manager actually implement a new pay system? Therefore, it’s important for students to understand what kinds of platforms exist in today’s workplace to enhance their effectiveness as future managers.

The conversational style of Human Resource Management engages students, while the academic rigor of its content provides them with the tools that any manager needs—whether they work in HR or a different department. PLUS it offers an array of supplements that gives them practice creating real HR documents and role-playing real HR scenarios. Add value to your students’ education, enhance the relevance of your curriculum, and make your students more employable by adopting this book for your HRM class. Read it now online today!

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Human Resource Management is adapted from a work produced by a publisher who has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution. This adapted edition is produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing through the eLearning Support Initiative.