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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management - International Student Edition

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management - International Student Edition
Functions, Applications, Skill Development

Second Edition

September 2019 | 464 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Fundamentals of Human Resource Management: Functions, Applications, and Skill Development,Second 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, 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.  The Second Edition includes 13 new case studies and new coverage of the agile workplace, generational differences, gamification, social media, and diversity and inclusion. 

Key Features: 
  • Five types of application activities in every chapter engage students in active learning while developing their critical thinking skills.
  • Four types of skill development activities in every chapter build and improve a variety of skills students can use both in their personal and professional lives.
  • 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 students to cutting-edge thinking and thought-provoking research followed a presentation of the mainstream topics for students to contrast a variety of viewpoints and develop their critical thinking skills.
  • Case studies at the end of every chapter encourage students to practice using the skills they have learned
  • Covering the vast majority of more than 200 SHRM curriculum guidebook "undergraduate required" items, Fundamentals of Human Resource Management gives the student the ability to successfully manage others in today's work environment. 
About the Authors
PART I: The Human Resource Management Environment
Chapter 1. Today's Human Resource Managment Process
Why Study Human Resource Management

HRM Past and Present

Disciplines Within HRM

HRM Responsibilities

HRM Skills

Resources for HRM Careers

Practitioner’s Model for HRM

Trends and Issues in HRM

Chapter 2. Strategy-Driven Human Resource Management
An Introduction to Strategic Planning and the Environment



Organizational Culture

An Introduction to Data Analytics and HR Technology

Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS)

Measurement Tools for Strategic HRM

Trends and Issues in HRM

Chapter 3. The Legal Environment
The Legal Environment for HRM and A User’s Guide to Managing People

Major Employment Laws

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Sexual Harassment

Religious Discrimination

Trends and Issues in HRM

PART II Staffing
Chapter 4. Workforce Planning: Job Analysis, Design, and Employment Forecasting
Workforce Planning and Workflow Analysis

Job Analysis

Job Design/Redesign

The Job Characteristics Model (JCM)

Designing Motivational Jobs

HR Forecasting

Methods for Reconciling a Labor Surplus

Methods for Reconciling a Labor Shortage

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 Programs

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 Job

Trends and Issues in HRM

PART III Developing and Managing
Chapter 7. Training, Learning, Talent Management, and Development
The Need for Training and Development

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

Motivation and Compensation Planning

Compensation Strategy

Legal and Fairness Issues in Compensation

Job Evaluation

Developing a Pay System

Trends and Issues in HRM

Chapter 11. Employee Incentives and Benefits
The Strategic Value of Incentives and Benefits

Individual Incentives, or Variable Pay

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


Workplace Security

Trends and Issues in HRM

Chapter 13. Ethics, Sustainability, Diversity, and Inclusion
Ethical Organizations

Codes of Ethics

Diversity and Inclusion

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)


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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