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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

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

Third Edition

January 2023 | 480 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Fundamentals of Human Resource Management: Functions, Applications, and Skill Development, Third Edition helps students of all majors build the skills they need to recruit, select, train, and develop people. Bestselling authors Robert N. Lussier and John R. Hendon explore the important strategic function HR plays in today's organizations. A wide variety of applications, online self-assessments, and experiential exercises keep students engaged and help them see the relevancy of HR as they learn skills they can use in their personal and professional lives.

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About the Author
Part I: The Human Resource Management Environment
Chapter 1: Today’s Human Resource Management
Chapter 2: Strategic and Inclusive Human Resource Management
Chapter 3: The Legal Environment
Part II: Staffing
Chapter 4: Workforce Planning: Job Analysis, Design, and Employment Forecasting
Chapter 5: Recruiting Job Candidates
Chapter 6: Selecting New Employees
Part III: Developing and Managing
Chapter 7: Training, Learning, Talent Management, and Development
Chapter 8 Performance Management and Appraisal
Chapter 9 Employee Rights and Labor Relations
Part IV: Compensating
Chapter 10: Compensation Management
Chapter 11: Employee Incentives and Benefits
Part V: Protecting and Expanding Organizational Outreach
Chapter 12: Workplace Safety, Health, and Security
Chapter 13: Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Sustainability
Chapter 14: Global Issues for Human Resource Managers
Company Index
Subject Index


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"An excellent/comprehensive textbook!"

Issam A. Ghazzawi, Ph.D.
University of La Verne

"This is an excellent example of a student-focused textbook where the ebook is extremely useful with tools that will enable students to learn more, and explore topics within the course material."

Yolonda Williams
Tacoma Community College

"A thorough overview of the various areas of HR and their impact in practice."

Dr. Maura Mills
University of Alabama

"A useable and applicable textbook for teaching the value of Human Resources in an organization and as a career option."

Dr. Shari Carpenter
Eastern Oregon University

"An introductory text providing students with the fundamentals of HR processes, functions, and practices that offers the ability to learn the language of HR and the nuts and bolts of HR."

Jane Murtaugh
SHRM-SCP, College of DuPage

"This textbook has many practical features such as applying the concepts, ethical dilemma, self-assessment, key terms review, and practitioner's perspective. I think this textbook is great even for self-study students because of those features."

Huh-Jung Hahn
Winona State University

"Great book. Great resources. Easy to use!! Lots of material to use and built-in assessment opportunities."

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University of Nevada Las Vegas