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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
Functions, Applications, Skill Development

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© 2017 | 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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School Of Business, Southern Oregon University
March 11, 2016

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