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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
Functions, Applications, Skill Development

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February 2016 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

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.

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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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“The three-pronged approaches are very important. I feel I am lacking of proper materials to encourage students in applying the concepts through critical thinking and application. The textbook under review did good job on this aspect.”

Wai Kwan (Elaine) Lau
Marshall University

“Not only does it provide examples from older techniques and policies, it provides the changing perspective that modern HR managers must face.”

Tony Daniel
Shorter University

“I feel that you have covered every major topic in an introduction to HR course.”

Samuel L. Rohr
Purdue University North Central

“The course that I teach was designed and developed in a manner that enhances critical thinking skills and the use of case studies to provide hands on and in class experiences that provide opportunities to learn from peers.  This text works very well with the way my course was designed. I am a firm believer in setting up a student for success. All of these tools available at the instructors’ disposal will allow for an effective and efficient opportunity to enhance the learning experience for the student. I personally incorporate as many tools or modes of instructional delivery as possible to accommodate the different learning styles that students have.”

Marie A. Valentin
Texas A&M University

“It is a very comprehensive overview of HRM and the HR function. I especially like the references to and integration with other management disciplines and areas such as finance and strategic management."

Brian Martinson
Tarleton State University

“It is a great way to introduce students to Human Resource Management fundamentals. The topics are specific and students can easily understand them.”

Tony Bledsoe
Meredith College

“The information is very easy to understand and absorb. It is also interesting to read. I have used the Lussier / Hendon textbook for my doctorates course.  I enjoyed it a great deal and it was very beneficial.”

Joni Koegel
Cazenovia College

“Appropriate level of writing. Style is clear, concise, and logical flow.”

Richard Bahner
Kean University

“The topics are appropriate. I particularly like chapter 9 dealing with rights and employee management. Although these concepts are covered in most of the textbooks, this is the one I have seen that did most justice to it by pooling them together under one chapter for in depth coverage.”

Hudson Nwakanma
Florida A&M University

“I am very impressed with the content of all chapters and consider all chapters to be highly valuable and relevant for HRM courses. The three-pronged approach is my preferred approach to take in a course. The discussion of concepts provides the foundation they need to be able to work with applied exercises, and the development activities can help students overcome pitfalls identified during application exercises.”

Kelly Hall
Stetson University

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