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Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management
An Applied Approach

Third Edition
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January 2021 | 540 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Formerly published by Chicago Business Press, now published by Sage

Human Resource Management: An Applied Approach prepares future HRM professionals to effectively utilize strategies and tools to advance their careers and support the growth and development of those they manage. Author Jean Phillips adopts an engage by example method, encouraging students to take action and create a lasting impact in the field of HRM that goes beyond theoretical learning. The Third Edition features new end-of-chapter exercises, company examples throughout the book, and a new section called Using This Knowledge at the end of each chapter, providing additional support for knowledge application. Through case studies, videos, and exercises, students will develop their personal skills and gain practical experience in applying various HR concepts, enabling them to become better managers and more effective leaders.

Chapter 1 Strategic Human Resource Management
Chapter 2 The Role of Human Resource Management in Business
Chapter 3 The Legal Context of HRM
Chapter 4 Analyzing Work and Human Resource Planning
Chapter 5 Sourcing and Recruiting
Chapter 6 Selection and Hiring
Chapter 7 Training and Development
Chapter 8 Performance Management
Chapter 9 Base Compensation
Chapter 10 Incentives
Chapter 11 Benefits
Chapter 12 Creating a Healthy Work Environment
Chapter 13 Creating Positive Employee-Management Relations
Chapter 14 Managing Engagement and Turnover


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Key features
  • The new edition is available in Sage Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support.
  • New section called Using This Knowledge at the end of each chapter further supports the relevance and application of the topics covered and provides practical guidance on applying chapter content to the reader’s own career.
  • Updated chapter-openers, Real World Challenges, feature a current organizational challenge or opportunity, examples include Patagonia, IBM, Microsoft, P&G, and Salesforce.
  • Uses an applied approach, focusing on developing both knowledge and skills for future managers and non-managers alike. By developing competence and confidence in using important HRM skills, students will be better prepared to make effective use of HRM tools and practices.
  • Engaging by Example method focuses on practical examples and activities to punctuate the importance and value of key topics.
  • Each chapter starts and concludes with a Real World Challenge and Response feature, based on an actual company, which demonstrates how the company addressed the challenge.
  • Each chapter is supported by Video Cases about the fictional company, Happy Time Toys. The first video introduces an HR challenge. Three videos demonstrate alternate solutions.
  • Case Studies throughout the book demonstrate how real companies responded to HR events and challenges. The discussion questions are designed to improve analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Exercises, Projects, Activities, and a Running Case support an applied approach to the course. Instructors can choose from Personal Development Exercises, Strategic HRM Exercises, an Integrative Project, and the Forked Oak Running Case.
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Human Resource Management - Vantage Learning Platform