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Human Resource Management

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Pub Date: 2016

ISBN 13: 9781946135117

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

Language: English

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Reviewed by Mussie Tessema, Professor, Winona State University on 5/22/18

The textbook covers most HR topics that are found in other HRM textbooks. Although many issues related to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) were discussed in different chapters, it would have been good if an entire chapter had been devoted to... read more

 

Reviewed by Joseph Frank, Adjunct Instructor / Manager HR Reporting and Compliance, Fontbonne University on 5/22/18

The book covers a wide variety of topics related to human resources management. There is 1 brief mention of analytics for candidate sourcing, but much more discussion of HR analytics is needed in order to bring this forward to present day. The... read more

 

Reviewed by Huh-Jung Hahn, Assistant Professor, Winona State University on 5/22/18

The textbook is very comprehensive, covering various subjects adequately. Unlike most other HRM textbooks, some unique chapters (e.g., Chapter 3 and Chapter 9) are included. However, some areas can be improved by adding more explanations or... read more

 

Reviewed by Denise Potosky, Professor, Penn State University on 2/2/18

The textbook covers most of the main topics typically associated with HRM and includes a "linked" table of contents. The definition of HRM in Chapter 1 (“the process of employing people, training them, compensating them, developing policies... read more

 

Reviewed by Valerie Wallingford, Professor, Bemidji State University on 4/12/17

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: Equal Employment Opportunity should have an entire chapter devoted to it. Workforce, jobs, and job... read more

 

Reviewed by Kathy Milhauser, Professor, Concordia University Portland on 12/6/16

The text covers most of the necessary material to support an introductory course in Human Resource Management for undergraduate business students. One topic that I don’t always see emphasized in textbooks that was included here was Retention of... read more

 

Reviewed by Tom Zeni, Assistant Professor, West Virginia University on 12/6/16

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 several additional sections (such as communication, management & leadership styles, and... read more

 

Reviewed by Valerie Barnett, Instructor, Kansas State University on 8/22/16

The textbook covers some topics in depth, but leaves key elements out of other topic areas. For example, the section related to workforce planning in chapter 2 does not completely cover supply and demand and does not discuss actions that can be... read more

 

Reviewed by Marilyn Byrd, Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma on 1/13/15

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 standalone chapter on communication. This is sensible since communication is critical to managing... 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!