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This popular text written from a “what human resources can do for you” perspective, demonstrates how human resources fit into the organizational big picture. Many cross-functional topics are integrated throughout the text including, marketing, finance, operations, and accounting. Updated cases include material that reinforces the key concepts presented in the text and provides an additional practical perspective to problems faced by human resource managers. The market includes all universities that teach a course in Human Resource Management. It may be used for both upper-division undergraduate and graduate level courses.
- Chapter opening and chapter closing cases provide excellent support and practical insight to text content by reinforcing key concepts and actively engaging student critical thinking. In addition, longer cases that explore how companies use human resources proactively to gain competitive advantage are provided at the end of the book.
- Authors take a broad approach by illustrating how knowledge of human resource theories can strategically benefit organizations while providing practical �how to� skills for those students who plan to work as HR managers.
- Thorough treatment of strategic diversity management and environment as central components of day-to-day and long-term strategic human resource practices.
- The text material is presented in an organized, student-friendly manner and successfully integrates current research with real-world examples. The authors� extensive corporate experience lends itself to insightful discussions of the current issues faced by human resource managers in the workplace.
- Longer cases at the end of the text explore how companies use human resources to gain a competitive advantage.
- Thorough treatment of strategic diversity management and environment serve as central components of day-to-day and long-term strategic human resource practices.
1. The Strategic Approach to Human Resource Management
2. Formulating a Corporate and Human Resource Strategy
3. The External and Global Environment for Human Resources: Change and Diversity
Part II. Strategies for Human Resource Acquisition and Placement
4. Human Resource Planning and Information Systems
5. Equal Employment Opportunity
6. Job Analysis
7. Recruitment, Selection, and Retention
Part III. Strategies for Maximizing Human Resource Productivity
8. Job Design
9. Orientation, Training, and Development
10. Strategies for Effective Performance Appraisal Systems
11. Strategic Compensation Systems
12. Improving Productivity
Part IV. Strategies for Maintaining Human Resources
13. Benefit Plans
14. Managing Health, Safety, and Stress
15. Ethics, Employee Rights, and Employer Responsibilities
16. Unions and Strategic Collective Bargaining
Part V. Strategic Separation
17. Separation Restructuring and the Virtual Organization
Case 1: FedEx Corporation
Case 2: Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Case 3: McDonald�s Corporation
Case 4: The Walt Disney Company
Case 5: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Case 6: Microsoft
Case 7: Intel