Fundamentals of Human Resource Management: Functions, Applications, Skill Development

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management: Functions, Applications, Skill Development

By: John R. Hendon (author), Robert N. Lussier (author)Paperback

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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management takes a unique three-pronged approach that gives you a clear understanding of important HRM concepts and functions, shows you how to apply those concepts, and helps you build a strong skill set you can use in your personal and professional lives. The authors use a variety of engaging applications and skill development exercises to improve your comprehension and retention. Featuring 90% of the 210 required SHRM 2013 Curriculum Guidebook topics, this text emphasizes current trends and the challenges facing HR managers today, provides you with key insights on important issues, and prepares you for successful careers in human resource management. Key Features: More than 180 required topics in the SHRM 2013 Curriculum Guidebook are covered in the text, equipping you with the knowledge you need for successful management careers Application activities in every chapter help develop your critical thinking skills, while skill development activities in every chapter build and improve a variety of management skills A chapter on Organizational Ethics, Sustainability, and Social Responsibility discusses how HR managers can help create ethical, socially responsible organizations Trends and Issues in HRM at the end of every chapter introduce you to increasingly important and cutting-edge topics such as social media, gamification, globalization, data management, and more. Get the SAGE edge! SAGE edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of free tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning. Learn more at

About Author

Robert N. Lussier is a professor of management at Springfield College. He has been teaching management courses for more than 25 years. He has a national and international reputation for his methods for applying concepts and developing skills that can be used both personally and professionally. A prolific writer, Dr. Lussier has more than 400 publications to his credit, including Management Fundamentals 7e (Sage), Human Relations 10e (McGraw-Hill), Leadership 6e (South Western/Cengage), and others. He has also published in top tier academic journals including Journal of Management Education, Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, and Journal of Business Strategy. Lussier holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Salem State College, master's degrees in business and education from Suffolk University, and a doctorate in management from the University of New Haven. He served as founding director of Israel Programs and has taught courses in Israel. Dr. Lussier is also a keynote speaker, for more information visit his website John R. Hendon is a seven-time entrepreneur and former director of operations for a $60 million company. He brought his experience and interests to the classroom full time in 1994 and has been a Management Department faculty member at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for over 17 years. An active member of the Society for Human Resource Management, he teaches in the areas of Human Resources Management, Strategy, and Organizational Management, and researches in a number of areas in the Management field, specializing in Entrepreneurial research. John is also currently the President of "The VMP Group," an Arkansas-based business consulting firm. John's company consults with a variety of businesses on human resources, family business, strategic planning, organizational design, and leadership. He has provided professional assistance in the startup and operation of dozens of Arkansas and California-based businesses and to non-profits, government agencies, and utilities. John holds an MBA Degree from San Diego State University and a B.S. in Education from the University of Central Arkansas.


PART I. 21st Century Human Resource Management Strategic Planning and Legal Issues Chapter 1. The New Human Resource Management Process Why Study Human Resource Management (HRM)? 21st Century HRM Disciplines Within HRM HRM Responsibilities HRM Skills HRM Careers Practitioner's Model for HRM Trends and Issues in HRM Chapter 2. Strategy Driven Human Resource Management Strategy and Strategic Planning in the 21st Century: The Organization and the Environment The External Environment Strategy Structure Organizational Culture An Introduction to Data Analytics for HRM Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) Measurement Tools for Strategic HRM Trends and Issues in HRM Chapter 3. The Legal Environment and Diversity Management The Legal Environment for HRM: Protecting Your Organization A User's Guide to Managing People: The OUCH Test Major Employment Laws Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) EEO, Affirmative Action, and Diversity: What's the Difference? Sexual Harassment: A Special Type of Discrimination Religious Discrimination Trends and Issues in HRM PART II. Staffing Chapter 4. Matching Employees with Jobs Employee and Job Matching Workflow Analysis Job Analysis Job Design/Redesign The Job Characteristics Model (JCM) Designing Motivational Jobs HR Forecasting Reconciling Internal Labor Supply and Demands Trends and Issues in HRM Chapter 5. Recruiting Job Candidates The Recruiting Process Organizational Recruiting Considerations Internal or External Recruiting? Challenges and Constraints in Recruiting Evaluation of Recruiting Programss Trends and Issues in HRM Chapter 6. Selecting New Employees The Selection Process Looking for "Fit" Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures Applications and Preliminary Screening Testing and Legal Issues Selection Interviews Background Checks Selecting the Candidate and Offering the Jobs Trends and Issues in HRM PART III. Developing and Managing Chapter 7. Training, Learning, Talent Management, and Development The Need for Training and Development The Training Process and Needs Assessment Learning and Shaping Behavior Design and Delivery of Training Assessing Training Talent Management and Development Trends and Issues in HRM Chapter 8. Performance Management and Appraisal Performance Management Systems Why Do We Conduct Performance Appraisals? What Do We Assess? How Do We Use Appraisal Methods and Forms? Who Should Assess Performance? Performance Appraisal Problems Debriefing the Appraisal Trends and Issues in HRM Chapter 9. Employee Rights and Labor Relations Managing and Leading Your Workforce Job Satisfaction Commonly Accepted Employee Rights Management Rights Coaching, Counseling, and Discipline Legal Issues in Labor Relations Unions and Labor Rights Trends and Issues in HRM PART IV. Compensating Chapter 10. Compensation Management Compensation Management Organizational Philosophy Legal and Fairness Issues in Compensation Job Evaluation Developing a Pay System Trends and Issues in HRM Chapter 11. Employee Incentives and Benefits The Value of Incentives and Benefits Individual Incentives Group Incentives Executive Compensation Statutory Benefits Statutory Requirements When Providing Certain Voluntary Benefits Voluntary Benefits Flexible Benefit (Cafeteria) Plans Trends and Issues in HRM PART V. PROTECTING AND EXPANDING ORGANIZATIONAL OUTREACH Chapter 12. Workplace Safety, Health, and Security Workplace Safety and OSHA The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Employee Health Stress Workplace Security Workplace Violence Trends and Issues in HRM Chapter 13. Organizational Ethics, Sustainability, and Social Responsibility Ethical Organizations Codes of Ethics Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Sustainability Trends and Issues in HRM Chapter 14. Global Issues for Human Resource Managers Globalization of Business and HRM Legal, Ethical, and Cultural Issues Global Staffing Developing and Managing Global Human Resources Compensating Your Global Workforce Trends and Issues in HRM

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  • ISBN13: 9781483358505
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 440
  • ID: 9781483358505
  • weight: 793
  • ISBN10: 148335850X

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